gypsy dreaming {planning my escape}…

caravan

every now & then i clean forget i’m not actually, really a nomad…

there’s no gypsy blood running through my veins & i don’t keep ponies in my back yard…

but none of that stops me from readying my imaginary gypsy caravan in preparation for my summer-time escape…

a nomadic abode

by day i’ll collect wildflowers in the surrounding fields & house them in simple glass vases both inside & out…

i’ll sip gallon loads of kusmi tea made in my porto teapot whilst musing at the irony of the vintage sign hung proudly over my door which states “no access for fairgrounds and travellers”…

rules were meant to be broken, no?

in the background the fragrant aroma of a fig-scented diptyque candle & the hum of some edith piaf playing on loop on a nearby vintage gramophone will fill the room {it appears i’m a french gypsy}…

when i’m in need of more intellectual pursuits, i’ll pull up a tam tam stool, pluck a tome from the juxtaposed religions bookshelf & read by the light of my shaggy palm light {when the horses are generating enough power to use it, that is!}

later, as part of my bedtime ritual, this raffia lampshade will softly illuminate the caravan walls whilst i recreate spellbinding tales with my beloved moulin roty shadow puppets

there’ll be talk of far off kingdoms, fairy godmothers & love-torn kings: hearts will be won & lost, spells cast & the world put to right…

& once the day is done & my head is heavy with dreams to come, i’ll mix a heady brew of sleeping tonic in some vintage apothecary jars, slip off my slinky kiku gown, climb into some washed linen bedding & wrap myself tight in my vintage kantha: ready for another day’s adventures…

what would you pack?

{ever wanted to stay in a real gypsy caravan? me too! canopy & stars offers some sweet-looking options in the uk that i’d love to check out one day!}

image via: urban optimist

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6 thoughts on “gypsy dreaming {planning my escape}…

  1. If a gramophone, Diptyque candles, and linen bedding make me a gypsy, then so be it! That seems like the best way to be, in my book! I’m always reminded of the early scenes in The Wizard of Oz when Dorothy visits the gypsy on that traveling wagon (Professor Marvel? My Oz is a little rusty!) when I hear “gypsy.” Or a scene from Babes in Toyland! Both very stylish 😉

  2. I’m there. That shaggy palm light is pretty cool… personally I’m not the gypsy type, I need to have a home with things to fill it up with preferably with a porch and a couple of wicker chairs on a sandy beach. xD

    • i’ve probably posted about that poor shaggy palm light 50 times already… i’m a bit mesmerised! i want one for my office… (oh, & one for the caravan too, of course)… personally i think i could happily live the nomadic lifestyle, but maybe only if i knew there was always somewhere to come home to if i wanted?!? which kind of isn’t the point… but…

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