Australia Day is coming up on January 26th and I thought I could take the opportunity to share with you something that happened on this national day of celebration back in 2007.
It was the day an obsession was born.
My husband and I were wandering through the city with our 2 little men, D was yet to be born, on our way to the harbour celebrations. Along Macquarie street every Australia Day, is an exhibition of classic vehicles, cars, motorcycles, buses and caravans. I was oohing and aahing over classic Jaguars, Ferraris and such when I spotted this...
I should explain I have an obsession with miniature versions of anything (seriously I nearly sobbed once at the sight of a tiny tube of Colgate in a hotel) and the sight of this tiny caravan nearly sent me over the edge!!!
I mean seriously, look at the little curtains over the window and the teeny kitchen.
I got chatting with the owner and she explained that these little caravans/campers are called Teardrops and were originally made in the 1930s. They are tiny and literally just have a kitchen space in the trunk and enough interior space for a mattress. They have had a resurgence in popularity and clever people out there are making brand new versions!
Check out these cuties...
Why not bring the boat?
It really doesn't help that these are available on the market now at not-ridiculous prices! Check this one out...
Turquoise - check!
Wining and dining function - check!
Even the hubcaps are blue, seriously did somebody crawl inside my head and build this for me? Sob!
And look at the sleeping area, complete with porthole window, bookshelf and bunch of flowers!
If YOUR husband will let you get one of these here is the listing on eBay.
The only possible change I would make to this tiny thing of beauty is the kitchen, I think I would kit it out more like this...
I know!!! Duck egg blue accents and appliances, sigh... This one is for sale here.
I know these probably aren't the most practical caravans for a family of five but I want one soooo badly!!!