Wednesday, May 20

Take A Caravan Trip.

While in London we visited a store I've been dying to get to for ages. Emily Chalmer's Caravan is just as lovely as I had imagined it to be. We went way out of our way just to drop in, and I'm so glad we did! In fact, we had to hunt the shop down because Caravan has recently moved to a charming new location, and are no longer inside Spitalfield's Market, and instead are located in a cute little alley nearby. Emily Chalmers is a freelance stylist, self-confessed flea market addict (oh, why does that sound familiar?) and the author of Flea Market Style, one my favorite home design books, as well as Contemporary Country and Table Inspirations, two other very lovely books. Oh, how I love this girl's style!



The Caravan shop is full of fab British flair, and I did a fair amount of damage here, including buying one of those cute little Caravans. Everyone needs a miniature Caravan, right? If I can't have a life-size one, I might as well have a wee one! If you're not hopping across the pond to London anytime soon, you can always shop online, or just enjoy these pretty pictures and save them in your memory banks for your next trip!













25 comments:

Laurel said...

Oh my Gosh- I would love to see this shop! I featured pics a bit back from her website- the images you are showing are exactly what I imagined. Thanks for sharing. Just delicious.

pombamarela said...

The shop looks gorgeI was in London in December but I only went to Portobello Road, I didn't had time to make any antique shop search.

thecatskillkiwi said...

wow that store is amazing!

AmericanGypsy said...

Oh! I love the colorful lights in the glass display case. What lovely styling.

Mrs.French said...

I'm salivating...if you keep this up, I may decide to postpone Paris and head to London instead...xo t

sfgirlbybay said...

this shop was one of my faves! so lovely!

mrs. french - i do believe you will get into equal amounts of pocketbook trouble in paris! ;)

nicoletter said...

Wish I could be there. Looks so interesting.

An Carol said...

i like this shop things it a little old and vintage :)

SimplyGrove said...

Looks incredible!!!!

Uncle Beefy said...

Thrilled for you, Victoria...all while being ferociously jealous! I've been swooning for ages over the Caravan website! So glad you got to visit the store itself! Delightful!

Kate said...

OMG. that shop is my dream come true.

ninainvorm said...

Those lamps are absolutely to die for!

jana said...

what a huge selection of fun; yes, everyone needs a small caravan if they cannot afford a life sized on; I earnestly wish to find one, refinish it and have for fun summertime evenings and whimsical sleepovers as the babies grow older.

thanks for sharing; truly good.

goodmunki {jennifer r} said...

i spy another bunny rabbit lamp! they must be all the rage in london town. ;)

honeydonthink said...

What a lovely spot- Thank you Victoria! I was able to buy one of those Jielde lamps last year at kar'ikter on sutter st in san francisco - mine's a beautiful kelly green.

RhiannonM said...

Another bunny lamp! Too many more adorable pictures of those and I am going to need one myself! Thanks for sharing another fantastic shop!

sfgirlbybay said...

i know...the bunny popped up here again, after we'd already bought them at liberty. they're multiplying!! ;)

kelly said...

OH!!!

I can't believe I spy gold ceramic pigeon banks in the last photo-- I was looking everywhere for one, a couple years back, and eventually asked my Dutch friend if she could get one for me at the manufacturer's shop in Holland, Pols Potten. Fast-forward to Xmas, when I unwrapped the parcel she dutifully sent me, and found... a gold ceramic woodpecker bank!

I have got to get a job so I can grab one of the pigeons. Do you know if she ships internationally?

Lola Is Beauty said...

hi victoria, it's so nice to see London through your eyes - easy to take it all for granted when you live here.

Emma - EoE diary said...

I agree with the comment above, it's really nice to see London through a visitor's fresh eyes. I definitely need to visit Caravan asap!

Laura. said...

what a gorgeous shop! sometimes i don't know why i don't live in england. sigh.

d.Sharp said...

so wonderful!

Susanna Mendiola said...

thanks for the post, that shop looks cheeky!

sophie said...

Gorgeous shop but i'm not surprised, Emily is very talented, very good tastes, her book Flea Market Style is my bible !

lee said...

I'm in love!!