On a recent trip to Mildura I visited one of my favourite second hand shops S & L Trading looking for something interesting preferably related to vintage or old caravans. This recent enthusiasm has been sparked by the beautiful book My Cool Caravan which is full of cute retro vans that have been lovingly restored by their owners.
My own caravan is a long way off so in the meantime I am searching for the toy variety…preferably old with a little character. I quickly found this Ford Thames Airborne Caravan made in
by Corgi Toys. A little searching took me to the very interesting website of Andrew Wood where I discovered that these vans were made between 1962 and
1966. Great Britain
My little van is clearly pre-loved but in good condition complete with internal shutters on the windows, swinging back doors and a slightly perished cushioned seat in the back. I love it!
On the same trip we acquired this three wheel children’s bike which came with a cute home made tin trailer. This is a Christmas present for our kids but I am not sure who is more excited about it, us or them? It is difficult to resist the timeless quality of these toys. Do you have any old toys from your childhood that hold special Christmas memories? Merry Christmas.
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