Vintage Caravan Update

I thought it was about time that I showed you what our lovely vintage Holivan looks like today!  because, back when we purchased this van in July 2009 we refurbished it and the interior looked very new and shiny…

so I thought in this little update, It would be nice to show you, especially how a small space can be used to its advantages.

As you can see Fred has decorated his van with bright tins, quirky dolls, unique scrapbooking pieces and plenty of bright paraphenalia.

He has also collected many a blanket and sits on top of them all in the summer and snuggles into them in winter!…Infact if anyone asks ‘where is Fred’? during the day…and we havn’t seen him for a few hours…we know he is in here creating or sleeping 😉

I have never regretted investing in this Holivan…she is a beauty and is like an extension of our home…a little retreat for a bit of peace and quiet.

See what I mean about this obsession with quirky things…they are sooo cute don’t you think 🙂

He is sooo creative and tries out many ideas in his many books…

This is about as tidy as it gets in here…but that is the way Fred likes to work, personally I like to tidy up before I start a job! thats probably why I never get things finished…coz I then end up multi-tasking and then what with my womens doo dah…I end up forgetting what I was doing in the first place lol!

Well my lovelies…I hope you like this little update about our Holivan, I have noticed around the ‘Net’ that buying and ‘doing up’ a caravan has really caught on here in ‘Blighty’ its been caravan fever!’

So if you have invested in one recently, (like I may have done 😉 ) I hope you get plenty of inspiration from this little update…whether you have bought it for an art studio, for yourself or for a guest room….WATCH THIS SPACE!….Nudge Nudge wink wink!! Yes my lovelies…I just may have clicked a ‘buy it now’ button on the internet…and I, could now, be the proud owner of caravan no.2 but you will have to wait and see 😉



  1. Bohemian
    10th August 2011 / 9:12 am

    Absolutely fabulous… I'm adoring the bright colors & comfy inviting alure of this cozy Caravan! I could create in a space like this all day long!Dawn… The Bohemian

  2. Sue H @ Astrachic Studio
    8th August 2011 / 3:13 am

    I love your sweet stories about your two caravans. I come from a family of caravan lovers so I enjoy it. We used our van in the summer for trips and mostly it was used as a teenager hide away/study/sleepover spot. Thanks for the retro fun! xo Sue

  3. Juliab
    6th August 2011 / 10:26 am

    Love the caravan – if only I had one in my back garden. Would love to shut the door and craft in peace and quiet, and not have to tidy away at the end! Great blog. x

  4. DearHelenHartman
    3rd August 2011 / 6:40 pm

    Oh great, ANOTHER thing to put on my list of stuff I will pine for and start buying vintage junk for that day when I have it and… thanks for the day dream and the chance to peek in the caravan. It and your blog have brightened my day.

  5. poorrobin
    3rd August 2011 / 2:22 pm

    What a stunning space to relax and get inspired! 🙂

  6. Jumbleberries
    3rd August 2011 / 11:53 am

    Two cute caravans – not fair, I'm still saving for my first one, tee hee! Can't wait to hear all about your new project. xx

  7. oldflowers4me
    3rd August 2011 / 3:46 am

    darling i love your world xxxx

  8. funky junk jennifer
    3rd August 2011 / 12:36 am

    Thank you for the inspiration!I Love it!

  9. pam
    2nd August 2011 / 11:12 pm

    They have become pretty popular over here too (US). Whole groups of ladies who travel to have get togethers with them. They are calling it Glamping instead of Camping! Tell Fred to keep us posted, he's so funny and I love to see other peoples work! You guys are such a great match! I find it impressive he lives with all the floral, my husband had to have a flower free zone in one room for himself! Thanks for the tour!

  10. vivian
    2nd August 2011 / 11:01 pm

    so much fun! love it. I would like one to fix up too! I have noticed a few in blogland lately. all of them cuter then cute! what kinds of things does Fred create?have a great weekxovivian

  11. Ivy Black
    2nd August 2011 / 10:19 pm

    A gorgeous space indeed! I love it. Glad to see I'm not the only one who has a headless, armless doll on a shelf!xx

  12. Annika
    2nd August 2011 / 9:58 am

    What a beautiful space! It looks like such a happy and snuggly little spot to rest and think!

  13. Bee
    2nd August 2011 / 9:10 am

    I am so envious, the caravan is so superb and a great hideaway, good luck with your next project caravan bee x

  14. MissGinger
    2nd August 2011 / 7:35 am

    by this time next year i hope to be following in your footsteps and getting one. i am so in love with yours and the way you all have done it up. x

  15. Rosa Lily (Pen)
    2nd August 2011 / 7:34 am

    Its the sort of space where I could just escape, unwind and happily just "sit" and do bugger all. Now how can I persuade my hubby to buy a caravan instead of a shed?? Its gonna be hard xx

  16. The syders
    2nd August 2011 / 7:24 am

    I think you must of definately started the craze with your adorable van. You have inspired me for my cute 70's van (Bertha) who was originally supposed to be my sewing room but the kids have now taken her over. Thanks for sharing your beauty with us x

  17. Pretty at Heart
    2nd August 2011 / 6:49 am

    Sorry, Tweet Chik is actually me!! Didnt notice my daughter had logged on to her blog! -x-

  18. Tweet Chik
    2nd August 2011 / 6:47 am

    Heaven! Although, I think I would find some of those dolls a bit creepy!?! lol!I would love to get one of those vans, although not sure where I would keep it and wouldnt know if what I was buying was any good! So prob best not to!Will just enjoy looking at piccies of everybody elses!-x-PS cant wait to see the next one!

  19. Linda Lilly Cottage
    2nd August 2011 / 6:22 am

    OOohhh another lovely caravan? I adore your little van, everything about it inside and out.Vintage vanning is becoming very popular but I must say whenever I am talking to anyone about gorgeous vans I have to tell them about is wonderful and you were loving your little van for quite awhile before everyone else caught on! Thanks for showing us more and can't wait to see number 2.Kiss Noises Linda

  20. simmone
    2nd August 2011 / 5:09 am

    You've done a wonderful job,too cute.Maybe you started the fever?

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