A Mobile Brocante in Australia
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A vagabond shopper takes her wares on the road in her native Australia. When she lived in London, Kara Rosenlund (see our recent House Call ) made frequent sojourns to France in pursuit of vintage treasures and flea market finds. Upon returning to her native Australia, she noticed a gap in the market and decided to fill the void with Travelling Wares . Hitting the road in style, Rosenlund offers up practical, well-curated, vintage items from a restored 1956 Franklin Caravan. Above: Kara and her husband, Timothy, completely restored their vintage Franklin Caravan, affectionately nicknamed "Frankie." Above: Kara outside her caravan, ready to hit the road. Above: As in her home , Kara's caravan reflects her signature style: crisp white with textured naturals and warm vintage accents. Above: To keep things fresh, Kara styles the inside of the caravan according to different themes. Here, a vintage painting fits in perfectly with this week's seaside motif. Above: Inside the caravan, striped cushions and other nautical accents are all for sale. Above: A bit of Australia, both vintage and natural, adorns the shelf. Above: When renovating the caravan, Kara and Timothy opted for "less retro" VJ boards, which given it a more beachy vibe. The original mint green was painted over in a crisp white with navy accents. Rope door pulls complete the coastal feel. Above: Outside the caravan, Kara sets up more wares on trestle tables. Above: Sourcing both locally and abroad, Kara looks for "original utilitarian pieces that were built to last." Above: Among the many items you'll find at Kara's Travelling Wares: English pudding bowls and mixing bowls, enamelware, French wooden spoons, French dinner plates, Australian glass preserving jars, canisters and cutlery and more. . Above: Each item at Travelling Wares is beautifully styled, so there's never any doubt as to how you might use it in your own home. Above: For Kara's next location, visit her website . Not in your neighborhood? Don't despair. Kara just opened an online Travelling Wares collection, which features an ever-evolving selection of fabulous finds.