Friday, May 14, 2010

Retro fun !

When we were kids we lived a very Janet and John lifestyle, summer hols in the cottage in the country and home made ginger beer, with jolly memories of fun in the sun and innocent enjoyment with families and friends. There were a group of about 5 families all with kids about the same age and when we all got together we kids would disappear out into the wilds shrieking and building camps and the adults would sit together sharing jokes , cheap wine and putting the world to rights in good company.

Each year one of the families trotted off to France for the summer hols camping which in those days was very chic and daring and on for that they had a state of the art brand new and fresh from the production line, mint green VW camper complete with striped awning and a pop up roof. I remember when they first bought it and we crawled all over it, oohing and awing in awe it was so cool and so trendy and we had never ever seen anything like it before. I was as smitten as Mr Toad was with his gypsy caravan and I have been smitten with VW campers ever since.

Now it seems they are very much back in fashion with their retro design and 1960's style and I am still very much a fan so here is my small homage to that Westphalia wonder van

Two new VW Ceramic Tiles with an original hand painted design Available from my shop on Not on The High Street at £10 for the small tile and £15 for the larger one ( including postage and packing) they make great gift for a VW Fan anywhere! Oh and I am happy to customize the tiles with your own colour and number plate at no extra cost to you!


bayou said...

Those were the days! I love your retro design, Unpeu! Do you know that those are now traded more at higher prices then what they originally were? Nostalgia has its price.

Pondside said...

That took me back! We've had two of these over the years and took each of them up and down between Denmark and Spain many times. Wonderful memories!

Elizabethd said...

That is lovely! The last word in holiday chic.

Sallys Chateau said...

Love the tiles and hope they find the seriously chic outlet they deserve, they should sell like hot cakes. Collectable surely ?

Sandra Henderson said...

I had a VW van w/pop up camper!!! I sold it around 15 years ago :(
Every time I'd come driving up, my dad said he truly expected to see it painted w/flowers all over it. Now that I'm a quilter, and if he were still alive, he'd be expecting quilt blocks all over it any day now... :)
Lovely blog and your work is FABULOUS!!!! INCREDIBLE!!!! WOW!