Wednesday Wish: Vintage camper van

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collage image of various vintage camper vans

So I wonder what we’re wishing for this week! 🙂

Those of you who have seen some of our earlier blog posts will know that a vintage camper van has been on our wish list for some time. Another summer has passed, but we’ve not managed it yet… here are some fine examples to keep the dream alive!

We are after something that is small enough to be used as our everyday vehicle but large enough to sleep two people and a large dog. One day soon hopefully!

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Campervan Collecting

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vintage yellow and orange Primus stove

We picked up this fabulous vintage camping stove last week.

vintage yellow and orange Primus stove

It was produced by Primus of Sweden in the 1960s/70s.

vintage yellow and orange Primus stove

It’s a great colour and design, folding up to form a handy carry case.

We mentioned in our recent Bookmarks review of My Cool Campervan that we’re hoping to get our own campervan sometime in the not too distant future.

vintage orange enamel kettle and green patterned melamine plates

We’ve actually started doing some campervan collecting… starting a campervan ‘bottom drawer’ – or ‘hope chest’ – to our American, Canadian and New Zealand readers.

The stove’s now been added to it.

vintage orange enamel kettle

It contains all kinds of stuff – well designed, cheerfully decorated and unbreakable (or at least exceedingly robust).

vintage white enamel kettle

We’ve got kettles and teapots…

vintage enamel kettle, coffee pot and teapot

…and lots of melamine plates & bowls.

vintage green patterned Tefal melamine plates

detail from vintage green patterned melamine plate

There are drinking vessels in all sizes & shapes.

collection of vintage melamine cups

We reckon there’ll be lots of tea drinking…

collection of vintage pottery mugs

…and with all that tea we’ll obviously be eating lots of cake.

vintage three tier cake tin

…and when we run out of cake we’ll have to resort to mere bread!

vintage orange painted metal bread bin

We’ve got lots of cosy blankets for when it’s a bit chilly…

collection of vintage blankets and throws

…and deck chairs for when its sunny.

collection of colourful vintage garden and camping chairs

Will there be any space left in the campervan for us?