New Online Shop From a Western Nomad

November 1, 2012 | By | Comments (7)

Carrie Caillouette, the traveler behind Half Hitch Goods (Photographs courtesy of Britton Calliouette, brittoncallioute.com)

World, meet Half Hitch Goods, the new online marketplace selling vintage and modern home décor and accessories. The best part? San Francisco-based owner Carrie Caillouette travels around the country in her Vanagon Doka Transporter (think Volkswagen van in the front, pickup in the back) to meet vendors and source their goods.

Phase two: A popup shop in the Vanagon, which will rove the streets of San Francisco (and possibly even more of California), complete with a Sunbrella canopy and custom shelving. We. Cannot. Wait.

Carrie, Mason, and the Vanagon Doka Transporter (one of only a few hundred left in the USA)

Carrie recently bid adieu to corporate life as a buyer to pursue her lifelong dream of opening her own shop. Now she travels around, searching for handmade items with a story, like the gorgeous Saami bracelets, the traditional adornment of a semi-nomadic tribe in the Arctic. Erica Honig, their maker, was taught the art by a neighbor in her native Sweden and brought the craft to California when she married. She now does all her hand embroidery in Marin.

Carrie says the inspiration for the items she sells comes from “the western lifestyle, the prairie, the range, and the open desert wilderness. The West is a place where hand crafted things are still valued.”

We completely agree. These are a few of our favorite things.

Jess Brown Rag Dolls, made in Petaluma with sustainable stuffing and antique buttons, trims, and textiles.

There are heaps more gifts, such iPad holders made in San Francisco and honey harvested from a family farm on the Central Coast. Enjoy!

COMMENTS

  1. shawn

    Nice blog !!!
    For modern furniture I think westernhomedesigncenter.com is the best online shop where anyone can buy with various collection with low cost prices.

    July 4, 2014 at 11:26 am
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    Silver ornaments is as standard as every, these days and buying it has never been easier, thanks to the internet. Silver bracelets come in a mammoth range of styles and huge type of prices, so there truly is something there for everybody.

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  5. Sarah

    What a beautiful array of lovingly-made goods! Can’t wait to see more.

    November 9, 2012 at 11:51 am
  6. Patricia Cerullo

    Love the Vehicle and the objects that were shown can’t wait to see more.

    November 8, 2012 at 7:45 am
  7. Kim

    Can’t wait to see the vanagon around town!
    Great collection.

    November 6, 2012 at 7:15 am

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