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.