Seeshell mentioned that oil based Lanolin, it left marks on Driftwoods oil based enamel that didn't come of with a liquid polish or kerosene.... I used a cream polish, "Septone Cream Polish extra cut" that did the job and gave the old girl a polish, which would have come as a bit of a shock, doesn't happen often.
Anyway...... now that we've gone down this sissy path with the woollen jumper maybe I should give her a new image along the lines of this new greeting card.....aye?
Found a nice fabric for your vintage caravan tablecloth, 42'' wide.. 4 different background colours, ships from the US of A but designed by Peppermintpatty in the UK....that's why most of the doors are on the correct side Maybe you can see your caravan in the design
That I think is the first poem composed featuring My Driftwood..... take a bow
Now to conclude the ongoing saga of the yarn bombed Driftwood.... the May edition of "Country Style Magazine" has photos and story about the yarn bombing at Nundle, even has a photo of the van before it was bombed
I did ask that vintagecaravans.com be given a credit...... But that hasn't happened
But we all know... without vintagecaravans.com driving the interest in vintage caravans in Australia since 2002 the hobby would be nothing like it is now (You have all noticed that the forum, as of last night, now has 2000 members ? )
Thanks for the photo Al........ and here's me thinking you might be sorry you ever started this thread
Went to Coolamon on the way home from the WA VC.com 10th anniversary tour and spotted that cafe.... parked the van in front for a photo shoot, have since lost that photo along with about 800 others but to prove I was there I did save this one before pushing the "delete" button
Did you notice the antique/old wares shop on the other side of the street ? a bit more expensive than your local shed..... aye?
Post by Don Ricardo on May 22, 2013 22:34:07 GMT 10
Got my copy of Country Style a couple of days ago. It was really interesting to read some of the details about the knitting of the 'caravan cosy'. Quite mind boggling really to think about what was involved - 48 ply wool, no less.
Does the Nundle group have any plans for their knitted panels now that the project was over (and you quite unreasonably wouldn't sell Driftwood to them!)? Pity to see all that work go to waste. Maybe the panels could be turned into blankets or bedspreads. That'd keep you warm at Coledale!
Good to see that Driftwood's personal staff were included in the pictures.
At least this mob asked if they could use the photo... I said " sure .... what's it worth" ? They said...." a thousand " I said....." a thousand, wow ! . . They said..... " yep, a picture's worth a thousand words"
Anyway... it might make the younger generation more aware of vintage caravans ........ and might bring a few more VC out of sheds ....... and might help bump the price of VC up another notch . aye ?
You've done this to me before, encouraged me to buy something I don't really need. You are a bad woman....... and I am a weak man
I've ordered a "Driftwood" caravan from Craig, he is going to make me one with two windows front and rear, a roof hatch, a chimney, shades over the front and rear windows, the spare wheel standing vertical on the 'A' frame and..... slot head screws holding the wheels on
Thank you for the encouragement ........ Are you happy now