The van is PINK...the bottle is GLAMPAYNE ( for crying out loud) the front of the van is STRAIGHT ....Driftwood is a HE....... He does not identify with the glamping fraternity ( not since that yarn bombing episode anyway )
hehe...you guys have given me a good laugh! Well I'm sorry to disappoint you Cobber ....but the Glampagne caravan is not Driftwood...and how do I know?....well I made the sign (I'm tinranch on ebay). Its actually my blue Baravan turned pink...but as I mentioned on this forum some time ago, my Baravan paint job was inspired by the delightful Driftwood...... so I guess that nearly makes it Driftwood! ...and I thought all blokes loved pink?! Leesa.
I knew if you made a 'Driftwood' sign it would be more lifelike than that one
Now.... just in case you're sick of only being able to find 'Kombi' stuff when you go looking for a gift......here's some great 'Driftwood inspired' items for you to buy, ( if you don't buy them.... people will stop making them )
I said to Frank "what's the idea with the 'B' in the curved stripe ? " he didn't know, it was just what the painter came up with.
I had to show Frank a post card and programme booklet I had from 2006 when Driftwood was used to help the theatre group 'Company B' launch their 2006 season ( her very first five minuets of fame ) They did a couple of unauthorised photoshop modifications including the 'B' so......I reckon the painter might be a theatre goer
As you say Driftwood is nearly always willing to share the limelight. Where did you find the shirt Don R ?
You remember Driftwood and the Dalek greeting card ?.... of course you do
Well now here she is in colour decorating a T-shirt in company with a Dalek,
This image is also available as a sticker, and a poster
You can see the whole range of Driftwood and the ' Dalek on holiday ' HERE
BUT WAIT ! ....THERE'S MORE . . 'Robot Holiday'
I said g'day to Matt Mawson who lives at Tallebudgera in Qld. and is one heck of a nice bloke and talented into the bargain and, as a result he has released a new Aussie inspired range of products (with Driftwood facing the correct way) including cushion covers ...Prints either framed or un-framed, prints on canvas or tin, tote bags etc. etc. all with an Aussie background.
The cushion cover.
You can see the entire range available if you CLICK HERE and navigate your way around the page.
Remember... If you don't buy this stuff, they'll stop making it (you wish )
If by chance you are not a Doctor Who fan you can see Matt Mawson's entire portfolio by CLICKING HERE
It really is about time somebody made a 'Driftwood Tea Pot' to complete the table setting but anyway, here are the cushions in their natural setting
Now don't complain ..... I'm only showing you the good stuff now ....I'll keep the rubbish till later
Bob Hickman, who you will remember had This painting hanging in the Gippsland Art Gallery, has now expanded into iPad (ignore that hyperlink, I didn't put it there ) and iPhone covers ( and more ) featuring the Driftwood image.... You can see ( and purchase ) these, and other items if you Click here
Not sure I like the colour.... the pink bias strikes again and I'm not sure it is available in other colours, you could let us know after you order yours .
Last Edit: Sept 29, 2014 11:26:46 GMT 10 by cobber
I feel duty bound to let you know that 'Henderson's Greeting Cards' have again released the Driftwood 'Charity box of Christmas cards' for 2014 in support of the McGrath Foundation Ten cards for. $10 ... A nice quality card with glitter stuff on the Christmas tree .... and thongs
Or you can also buy a slightly larger single card for $4.95.... no glitter, no donation.
Check them out at the newsagent near you who stocks Hendersons Cards
Post by Don Ricardo on Dec 30, 2014 22:05:59 GMT 10
As we have come to know, Cobber's 'Driftwood' caravan is never far from the limelight!
Some of our friends decided that they'd like to give Dona Ricardo and I a vintage caravan themed present for Christmas this year, and presented us with the following which they had made specially for us:
The friends concerned searched the internet to find a caravan that they thought looked somewhat like the Don, and liked a photo of Driftwood which they then had printed on a cushion for our caravan somewhere in Melbourne. So it's a one-off.
We were really excited when we received it, given that we have developed a good friendship with Cobber and Mrs Cobber through the forum, and that as a result we are privileged to "know Driftwood personally", so to speak.
There's no doubt about it - Driftwood definitely has a talent for getting noticed!
That is nice aye ?, having friends who recognise your obsession interest in vintage caravans and go to the trouble of finding a photo of a 'Don' lookalike (Driftwood is flattered ) to have a one-off cushion made for you.
I know it doesn't look like Driftwood, but it is made from Driftwood. Hey Cobber, you could cut Driftwood up & make lots of little reproductions & sell them on ebuy!
NOT one of your best ever suggestions SGTL . Although it could be one way of putting an end to this beaut thread aye? ........... hang on that wouldn't work, I could make thousands of reproductions from the real thing, the thread would go on and on forever...... is that what you REALLY want ?
Post by Don Ricardo on Mar 29, 2015 23:20:27 GMT 10
Hi Cobber and other Driftwood groupies,
Good to see that Driftwood is still maintaining her celebrity status!
I recently enjoyed another little 'anniversary' and received a couple of V V themed gifts from my family. They've somehow picked up that I've got a passing interest in old caravans. Not sure how...
One of the items I received was a tea towel for the caravan:
And what did I spy with my little eye amongst the vans on the towel? Yep, Driftwood...
...Southern Cross motif and all, as seen in this pic of Driftwood and her minders:
And if you're not sure that the van on the tea towel is really Driftwood, check out the spare tyre, handbrake, coupling, mudflap and the pennants in the window.
Another item I received was a laundry bag (hmmm...tea towel...laundry bag...is there a message there?):
This time Driftwood is sharing a clothes line with a modern teardrop (sharing a clothes line - seems appropriate for a laundry bag!)
The tea towel and the laundry bag are from a collection of caravan themed housewares from Van Go Collections. Quite a clever name!
The two designers behind Van Go are Kylie McCleery and Victoria Mitchell - possibly sisters based on their blurb:
"We remember the days back in the 70's. As kids, our folks would load up the van and we'd head off in our blue EH Holden for a fun-packed holiday. The idea of spending our holidays in a little house on wheels was always exciting! The memories of our holidays in a caravan are some of the fondest memories of our childhood."
I reckon Kylie and Victoria are definitely part of the vintage caravan family, even if they themselves are only 70's girls!