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Vintage Caravan & Camper Van Decorations Review

Truly for You recently got in touch about the vintage caravan and camper van decorations that they make and sell. I was intrigued and asked them to send some over for me to take a peek and review. I have to say that I was delighted when they arrived and so was more than happy to write a review of their lovely handmade decorations.  I am going to be chatting and finding out more about the Vintage Caravan ornament (which looks just like a Sprite 400) and the VW Splitty Camper Van ornaments here as these two 1960/70s designs are both ideal for followers of the yay retro! online vintage shop.

Truly for You was set up in 2010 by Kim and Richard who live in The Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales.  Along with Julie, they make and send lots of different styled plaster cast decorations, which can be used to celebrate special events, anniversaries, wedding days, birthdays and Christmas. As you can see, the ornaments arrive safely wrapped in a lovely flat box which fits through your letter box (so no waiting in for your postman!) 

They design the original ornament in plasticine or other modelling materials, then Richard makes a mould. Richard or helper Julie cast the items in an ornament grade plaster, then Julie and Kim paint them. This means that each vintage styled van ornament is totally handmade, hand painted and decorated and utterly original.

As you can see each ornament can be personalised to the customer’s requirements.  I asked if I could have a camper van with yay retro! written on it, and since I sell online I came up with a number plate to reflect this. I was particularly impressed by Kim's choice of font which is a close match to the one that the yay retro! brand uses. I also thought the sparkly, glitter headlights were a cute touch.

As you can see, the vans are hand painted and so this means you can make a special request to match your particular caravan or campervan's colour way if you wish. I adore this sky blue caravan decoration as pastel blues are 'in' at the moment. Twinned with the flower power curtains this super-cute vintage ornament has found a home in my office, I just wish I actually had a vintage caravan in reality!

I asked Kim if they have a van and she told me:  "Many years ago when our son was small we bought a 1960s fabulous 9 foot caravan. We gutted it and lined it with oak veneered ply wood, painted the ceiling as a sky and fitted it out beautifully … but it wasn’t to be, Richard didn’t enjoy towing and we didn’t have the funds for a camper. I still dream of having a camper as we love visiting France and especially Italy."

Since you can have anything written on Truly for You's ornaments they are a great gift idea and way of marking special occasions. Vintage Van Christmas decorations are a huge seller for them, as well as Baby’s First Christmas and Wedding Days where people often buy them as wedding favours (as they can be personalised they can double up as name place card). 

Apparently Truly for You have also produced large runs of items for various businesses including Haven Holidays - they ordered Caravans and Beach Huts for their annual conferences. They also supply camper van decorations to White Dub Weddings VW who hire their van "Gracie" for weddings and events in Dorset & the New Forest. These are given to Brides and Grooms as a thank you for hiring "Gracie" for their wedding. Truly for You have supplied lots of other businesses too and are happy to offer generous discounts for large orders. 

It's worth noting that you can make a special request for special order designs too.

above and below...Vintage Camper Van Christmas and Wedding decorations, complete with the date. Don't forget you can have pretty much any message on your van decoration.

If you would like to buy a Truly for You vintage camper van or vintage caravan decoration you can find out more and buy at Truly for You, Amazon and Etsy. Currently Kim and Richard are developing more vintage and retro styled items to add to their range as well as launching mermaid and unicorn keepsakes. 

Whilst you're here, why not go shopping for genuine vintage homewares at yay retro! ? 
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