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A Mobile Brocante in Australia

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jun 06, 2014 01:11 AM
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by Justine Hand last modified Jun 05, 2014

A vagabond shopper takes her wares on the road in her native Australia. When she lived in London, Kara Rosenlund (see  House Call ) made frequent sojourns to France in pursuit of vintage treasures and flea market finds. Upon returning to her Australia, she noticed a gap in the market and decided to fill the void with Travelling Wares . Hitting the highway 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 a seaside motif. Above: The caravan's striped cushions and other nautical accents are all for sale. Above: A bit of Australia, both vintage and natural, adorns a shelf. Above: When renovating the caravan, Kara and Timothy opted for VJ (vertical joint) boards, which give 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. For two DIY projects that make use of pre-made wood paneling, see the Kitchen Overhaul for Under $500  and DIY: Beadboard Ceilings . 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, and Australian glass preserving jars, canisters, cutlery, and more. Above: Each item at Travelling Wares is beautifully styled, supplying ideas as to how you might use it in your own home. Above: For Kara's next location, visit her website . Not in your neighborhood? Kara also offers an online Travelling Wares collection, an ever-evolving selection of her finds. For more great browsing, go to Shopper's Diary (and on Gardenista , too). Attracted to vintage trailers? See Wanderlust: 10 Airstream Trailers for Living Small .  N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on August 30, 2012 as part of our issue called The Last Gasp of Summer . More Stories from Remodelista Wild Beauty: Fowlers Flowers in Melbourne, Australia The World Is His Oyster: Saltwater in Inverness, CA Summer in the City: The Musket Room in Nolita






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