This is Mabel, a 1960’s Viscount. Are you wondering how Mabel got her name? It’s after Christina’s fondly remembered Nana, who was born in Liverpool. Midway through 2012, Christina saw an ad for a gorgeous vintage caravan…only problem was- it was in England, and she lived in Melbourne, Australia. It was only 2000 pounds and was completely decorated with a Cath Kidston touch! Even included a tin of biscuits with the sale! Sigh. So serious was she about the cuteness factor of this van that she looked into shipping it over. Another 3800 pounds. Bigger sigh. That’s when she showed her sister who instantly replied. “Oh you could SO do that yourself!” So, began the search for Mabel…in Australia. Our Mabel is a compact little girl. She is only complete with two single beds and a table that can set up in between, a kitchenette with fridge, and a wardrobe.
Mabel still retains all of her original charm. Her wood-look cupboard doors and original laminate table and reversible blue seat cushions/mattresses are all still in great condition. Her lino tiles have been polished up to make her
This is Christina… she’s a qualified primary school teacher and mother to 3 young boys as well as the owner of “my little caravan…” What started as a “girl cave” in the back yard, has become a studio to enjoy afternoons of craft with likeminded children! For Christina there’s nothing she loves more than making things pretty, organising stuff, being creative with arts and craft… and planning parties. That’s when she’s not spending time with her school students and little family.
Christina holds a current registration as a primary school teacher with the Victorian Institute of Teaching, as well as a Working With Children’s Check.
She also has an up to date first aid certificate.
Crafternoons in Mabel, the vintage caravan, are currently held where she is “parked” in
39 Westerfield Dve, Notting Hill, Melbourne.