Jan 24 2011

Her Name Was Lola…

I have fallen completely head over heels for Lola the vintage caravan! I came across this fabulous treasure from My Vintage Party a few months back and now I have my little blog I simply had to share my love for her with you!



Laura even found the original 60′s ads for the Thompson Mini Glen, courtesy of Thomson Caravans! Check these out…


“Above and below: rear and front end views of the Mini-Glen. The bold Tartan upholstery and curtains are gay and certainly not overpowering in the small interior. Bottom row, left to right: the wardrobe has four coat hooks in addition to the hanging rail which would be better running parallel to the side wall. Ladies dresses could hang right to the floor over part of the wardrobe. The front end kitchen is not short of storage space especially if crockery is stored in the amidships roof lockers. The self-contained toilet room in the front offside corner has its own rooflight and takes the table on tow.” Quote from ad.


Laura also shared with me some photos pre-makeover.

“We thought she needed making a little prettier! So we spent many hours transforming her into the little beauty that she now is. Lots of green and white paint were used… I did far too much painting and sanding for my liking! As soon as we got her home, we stripped her. We weren’t too keen on the upholstery! It had to go! As did the laminate flooring.”




And here she is, made-over, looking absolutely amazing!

“At only 8ft long she is tiny but oh so cute! She has been professionally re-sprayed in a gorgeous sage green and off white to complement the vintage style interior, an abundance of polka dots and Cath Kidston. She can seat up to four at her table, which can be removed.”



“Lola has a wealth of character and is available for media and publicity events, photo shoots, TV productions and filming. She offers an excellent opportunity to promote your business in an unusual way! With extremely competitive rates to film, photography and TV companies (prices start from just £49), She can be towed to a location to suit your requirements. Please contact us for more information and to get a quote.” Laura, My Vintage Party


Thanks so much Laura for sharing this fabulous project with us! Much love! xXx


(Images Copyright to My Vintage Party)

11 Responses to “Her Name Was Lola…”

  1. sarah says:

    Aw shes so pretty and cute and tiny and what a gorgeous feature on her :o )

  2. Janey says:

    I love Lola ….how gorgeous ….xxxx

  3. Charlie says:

    awww gorgeous – I want one!! xx

  4. Laura says:

    Only just seen this, thanks so much for posting about Lola!

  5. I’m in love and I want one!! This would be great for a local honeymoon trip.

  6. WOW! what an amazing idea. Your website is fantastic when i was looking i thought i want all of this if I get married.

    The Vintage caravan is beautiful I can imagine having afternoon tea there with friends


  7. old-new-borrowed-blue says:

    I absolutely LOVE your Blog…. Really do hope i can start my own someday and it look as beautiful as yours! xxx also LOVE this caravan i have a 1974 vw camper which is done up beautifully and i hire out for weddings…. so this little gem is my cup of tea xxx

  8. joanne says:

    I think you have done a fab job on her,i also have an original Thomsom miniglen,with all original fittings, mabey oneday i will bling her up…….

  9. Nathan says:

    Hi i love the look of Lola. we have just got one exactly the same and plan on restoring it. I came across yours by an image search as ours has no interior at all. If you still have any restoration photos of the progress and would like to share any help or advice i would really appreciate anything. what sort of budget would be a ball park figure to aim for ?
    Thanks in advance Nathan

    • Lucky Penny says:

      Hi Nathan, Lola isn’t our van (as much as I’d like her to be)! Perhaps you could get in touch with ‘My Vintage Party’ to find out more?

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