I would like to introduce you to Gracie Wheels. She is a 1979 Safari Caravan and my partner and I have been doing her up since February. As attendees will know; hotels and B&B’s are a huge expense when visiting such shows as War and Peace for the best part of a week, so Gracie will be our home away from home!
She had been lovingly cared for by her previous owner, who was sorry to let her go. I had big plans for this vintage caravan from the beginning and had a patriotic, summery vintage theme in my head. Once my ideas board was complete we bought the paint colours and set to work! With a little help from some vintage reproduction accessories from Dotcomgiftshop and a selection of yummy fabrics we were off to a flying start! I even designed my very own fabric which you can buy here . We still have a way to go, but she has passed her service with only a few things to sort out (“Don’t turn on the gas heater or you may die of Carbon Monoxide poisoning, but other that that she is in good nick!”) and a slight damp problem which is usual for old caravans and some have already been sorted out.
Gracie Wheels will make her debut at Wartime in the Vale in Evesham this June. We want a little test run that isn’t too far from home, just in case of any problems. I hope you enjoy her photos below!