Recently I was blessed with the opportunity to have the shop photographed for an upcoming issue of Chicago Home and Garden Magazine. The photographer who came, Jacob Hand, was so easy to work with and very friendly. I checked out his online portfolio and was absolutely swooning over photos he took of Camp Wandawega. My initial reaction was that this place is SO awesome, and SO up my alley that there’s no way it could be close to our home. So a quick Google search revealed that, in fact, it’s less than a 2 hour drive from Chicago. DONE!
As it turned out, my friend Angela had known about the place for awhile and had gleaned lots of inspiration from the cabins when decorating her vintage Shasta Airflyte. So she was completely on board with a road trip to scope the place out. Amanda, another friend who’s tons of fun to chat with was up for the ride, so the three of us pointed the Subaru north on the most gorgeous early Fall day full of flea markets and vintage eye candy.
After a few rounds at the Elkhorn flea, we headed over to the camp and were greeted by Tereasa, her husband David, and their family. They had just pulled a 50’s Friendship vintage camper out into the field next to the main house. So that was a whole other conversation!
Tereasa so graciously led us on a tour of the various buildings and grounds. I fell more and more in love with the place with each new room. The boards on the walls reminded me of the kitchen walls of my grandmother’s kitchen. Everything was so perfectly placed, nothing lacking character, edited supremely. Spacious yet filled. I can’t wait to return.
Learn more about Camp Wandawega
Visit their website
Read A Very Modest Cottage (written by Tereasa Surratt)
Read Found, Free, and Flea: Creating Collections from Vintage Treasures (also written by Tereasa)