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Old 07-12-2011, 19:58
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Talking Tacky Ornament Etc You Have For Your Van.

Righto, I want to know what is the most tacky/beloved item you have for your vans garden or surrounding area, gnomes, ornaments or other stuff. Things you would probably not have at home but have to have at your van, mine (at the moment) is a round metal fish and chip sign painted black with the letters in red, this is fastened to the side of my front steps.

Also why did you buy it/get it/scrounged it etc.

Reason for me is it was being thrown away and I thought it would be a nice 'seaside' thing for the van...plus my wife hates it

So, don't be shy, what have you got?

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I think the tackiest thing we have is a lava lamp that the MIL won at the local prize bingo.It lookslike something out of the sixties and matches nothing in the van.I would gladly give it a burial at sea.
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LOL, the MIL or the lamp?

My missus really hates the F&C sign, but I put my foot down and insisted it stays put...that means next year when I re-do the front steps, sort out the wobble and use decking oil on them to match the veranda I doubt they will going back on...but for now I shall saviour that they drive her up the wall

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LOL, the MIL or the lamp?

My missus really hates the F&C sign, but I put my foot down and insisted it stays put...that means next year when I re-do the front steps, sort out the wobble and use decking oil on them to match the veranda I doubt they will going back on...but for now I shall saviour that they drive her up the wall

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I love anything retro like old signs and stuff eddie.We're not allowed to put anything like that around our van.A couple of planters are fine but even for those we need authorisation.
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I have one of those large coloured brandy glasses with a mouse in the bottom and a cat clinging on to the side. It was left in a van we bought off a couple who live in our village and I can't bare to part with it because I remember someone in the family having one when I was little..................and no, I don't think I'd have it at home
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I love anything retro like old signs and stuff eddie.We're not allowed to put anything like that around our van.A couple of planters are fine but even for those we need authorisation.
Some of the vans at our site have all sorts of stuff, half buried dogs (not real of course , plaques, gnomes, old fishing buoys, planters of all shapes, plastic, wood etc. Adds to the flavour of the site, makes each van unique. I pity some sites that are regimental and you have to have things a certain way.

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I have one of those large coloured brandy glasses with a mouse in the bottom and a cat clinging on to the side. It was left in a van we bought off a couple who live in our village and I can't bare to part with it because I remember someone in the family having one when I was little..................and no, I don't think I'd have it at home
I also remember my Uncle having one, really 70's looking. I too wouldn't have it at home, but at your van stuff like this makes sense, makes your van yours but not your bricks and morter home...different and 'hoiliday'...if that makes any sense.

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Some of the vans at our site have all sorts of stuff, half buried dogs (not real of course , plaques, gnomes, old fishing buoys, planters of all shapes, plastic, wood etc. Adds to the flavour of the site, makes each van unique. I pity some sites that are regimental and you have to have things a certain way.

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elf n safety is all we get when anyone asks to put anything around their van.
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What a load of tosh, we have a small garden at the front, normally where the A-frame sticks out ( if not removed) this is yours, we have done a small garden ringed by sea weathered bricks and filled in with pebbles. We have to maintain one meter around our van, grass, weeds etc, we are allowed our decking, paving and seating. Pebbles around the edges of the van base, solar lights etc. Aslong as emergency vehicles can get through and cars and it doesn't look unsightly then you are fine.

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I decided not to buy a static on one site, because of all the tat in the windows-Grandma's plaice signs and nasty little silk flowers in brass pots, etc. Hideous. However, I do have some buddhist singing bells (brass of course) and a meditation stool, so one mans tat is anothers pleasure so to speak LOL! Oh and we have two large inflatable Hello Kitty's that go in the childrens bedroom window, when they are expected. So if that doesn't put potential buyers off the park what will
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