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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 05:43 AM
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Anybody else love Vermont Country Store?
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 05:47 AM by SoCalDem
I ordered most of my Christmas presents last night.. got stumped on an oredering protocol..clicked on help, and immediately got help.. a real live person (probably NOT in India)..she stayed with me until I told her the order was completed..

http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/jump.jsp?itemID=0&it...

They have the coolest stuff..

I always order Lanz nightgowns from them (no one in my town carries them ).. Guys..If your wife likes flannel nightgowns.. These are the ferraris of flannel nightgowns...and they last forEVER :)

Here's the one I ordered for my best friend (of course I got one for me too :)..)


Classic Lanz of Salzburg Nightgown in New Print

Nothing beats the quality and warmth of a Lanz of Salzburg
flannel nightgown. Our festive cardinal and holly berry
print on white has the same thick, soft, and cozy texture
of our classic Tyrolean print gowns. Tailored from
100% cotton with heart-shaped red buttons.
Trimmed with eyelet lace at the V-neck,
shoulder yoke, and sleeves.
Approx. 50" in length. Machine wash and dry.
Imported.
SIZES: S(6-8), M(10-12), L(14-16),
XL(18-20), 1X(22-24),
2X(26-28), 3X(30-32)

44172 Lanz Cardinal Print Nightgown
S:Fits 6 - 8 M:Fits 10 - 12
L:Fits 14 - 16 XL:Fits 18 - 20
$49.95
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jdots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 05:55 AM
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1. thanks i wasn't aware of the place....
it does get cold in so-cal ,not bitter but cold if you have to leave the door open for the dopey dogs
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 06:04 AM
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2. ferraris of flannel nightgowns....LOL
that IS an apt description. Lanz are known to last a good ten years. And they are good form of birth control. ;)
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FuzzySlippers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:28 PM
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21. That wasn't my experience with Lanz nightgowns.
Mine used to rip out under the armpits in short order. And rip overall within a couple of years. I've gotten some nightgowns on sale at Kmart for under $10 that have held up much better.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:16 PM
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27. The thing I love about them is that you can sit cross-legged
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 10:16 PM by SoCalDem
and not had to pull them up to do it..

You should have written them and gotten a replacement.. I have one old one that I wore in COLLEGE.. It's a bit thin these days, but the colors are still bright... I was in college in 1968... (and yes.. I do have issues with tossing old things away :)..)
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FuzzySlippers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 11:01 PM
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29. But I had SEVERAL that did that.
Maybe I just thrash around in my sleep and rip things. :shrug:
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 11:12 PM
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30. You MUST be a dangerous sleeper
Does your bedmate wear armor to bed? :)
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FuzzySlippers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 11:26 PM
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31. Um. Singleton here.
No bedmate.
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joanski01 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 06:08 AM
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3. I order from them.
I love the Mallow Cups and the Moon Pies. Yum!
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 06:13 AM
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4. I ended up ordering over $300 last night..
got clove & black jack gum------->me
nightgown & slippers for my friend
night gown -------------->me
hard candy straws(with choc in the middle)
hotel robes (thick terry)------son and his wif
Reeds cinnamon candies
raspberry hard candies..

and some other stuff..

no sales tax..and inexpensive shipping.. and I don't have to park and go to a dumb mall where everything is alike :)
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GingerSnaps Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:04 AM
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9. You have to stock up on pj's & candy around this time of the year
My Motto: "Why put off til tomorrow what you can put off til next week? Or maybe even next month?"
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 06:21 AM
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5. I think $50 for a flannel nightgown is pretty expensive.
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 06:23 AM by RebelOne
And $49 for Evening in Paris perfume. That used to be the cheapest perfume available when I was a kid. You could buy it for $2 in the five and dime stores.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 06:49 AM
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6. Nooooooo.. Lanz gowns last FOREVER..they never shrink or twist
and they are sooooo soft and comfy...

and yes..evening in paris "was" cheap, but this place specializes in stuff you "used to be able to get"..but no one carries anymore :)


and they have lots of really cool toys from years back..not plastic replicas of them..the real deal..

What folks don't realize, is that lots of these things did not cease to be..stores just started carrying the plastic junk and pushed the quality stuff off the inventory..
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 11:37 AM
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18. Your sig line is so amazing...
and so appalling at the same time! I love it! :D

I love the Lanz nightgowns, too. I've found that Hechts (Mays) has them (and other high-quality flannel nightgowns & pjs) on sale at the end of the season for around $20-$25... So I tend to wait for the chep-o price. :hi:
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:18 PM
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28. Occasionally I find them on sale too, but usually only the teensy weensie
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 10:19 PM by SoCalDem
sizes.. I always buy them big, so they are extra comfy.. Most places here do not carry them, because they cost more..

I found Kibbit at www.b3ta.com and fell in love with him :)
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huellewig Donating Member (700 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 06:57 AM
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7. $50..
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 06:58 AM by huellewig
Is cheaper then ten years of birth control pills. I call it a investment.




Just Kidding.
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GingerSnaps Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:00 AM
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8. Warm and practical
"Why put off til tomorrow what you can put off til next week? Or maybe even next month?"
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:34 AM
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10. Gee Your Hair Smells Terriffic!
Haven't seen that stuff for ages!

FSC
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:47 AM
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11. That's what's cool ....those brands still exist..
Sometimes these were small family-owned brands who resisted corporate takeovers.. Once on shelves, without the backing of the big companies, they could no longer get shelf space..

Lots of people do not know that corporations PAY stores to display their merchandise.. They atually "buy" shelf space by the foot.. If smaller brands cannot pony up more cash, they get "discontinued"...not because they did not sell..but because Procter & Gamble "outbid" them...or made the store an offer they could not refuse..
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 11:42 AM
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19. AND the corporations' products
get the prime spots at eye levels where they sell the best. Those with smaller pocketbooks are relegated to the very bottom or very top where they're harder to find.

I saw a feature on Dateline or something a few years back and was shocked. I'd had no idea!

FSC
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:13 PM
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25. I haven't either!
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 10:15 PM by flamingyouth
Man, I love this website. Thanks, SoCalDem! :D

On edit - I love this description!
"Gee, Your Hair Smells Terrific" Shampoo Is Back

One whiff of "Gee, Your Hair Smells Terrific" shampoo conjures up memories of when discos and mood rings were still in vogue. With its flowery and spicy scent it is so gentle you can use it every time you shampoo. 12.75 oz. bottle.
Features:

The Original formula
Same memorable scent
Won't dull or dry out your hair
"Gee, Your Hair Smells Terrific" still leaves your hair soft, clean, and fragrant.

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Branjor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:06 AM
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12. I've bought scads of stuff from them.....
2 telephones, soap, candy, toys, games, clothes, sheets, a bedspread. Great stuff.
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BensMom Donating Member (670 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:18 AM
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13. The Food!
I would like to find whip and chill locally. That was always such a big treat to make. Why did that fun stuff leave?


Some stores around here will carry blackjack and clove gum during the holiday season.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:24 AM
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14. see # 11...why that stuff left
:(

It's more important now to have 9,500 varieties of cereal, and 14,000 different soda pops..
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DrZeeLit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:26 AM
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15. It's a fun drive to Vermont Country Store. Once a year...
...we take that drive. It's out in the middle o' nowhere (as is much of Vermont). Shoppers can wander through so much STUFF. It boggles the mind!

I love all the "old" (geez, since my childhood does NOT seem so long ago I have real trouble with that word) candies. Blackjack gum reminds me of my departed dad. I stock up. Also get my husband a tin of Necco wafers, even though they've since cropped up on the checkout line of most major markets.

The games and toys are fun. Many simple, yet creative ideas for kids of all ages.

We will probably be taking that drive in the next couple weeks.
Thanks for reminding me.

If you love the Vermont Country Store... you will LOVE Vermont!
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scarlet_owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:36 AM
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16. I get their catalog. They have some great food items in there.
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WarNoMore Donating Member (530 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:46 AM
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17. I've received their catalogue for years.
I love their kitchen items. They had a fire a few years back. it was a while before they got going again.
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Moonbeam_Starlight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 11:52 AM
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20. It's bad enough that I wear TOTALLY unsexy
ripped up t-shirts and boxers with Santa on them to bed. I start wearing full length flannel nightgowns and Mr. Moonbeam's just gonna lose all hope.

LOL! :hi:
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:09 PM
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24. Hey...they don't have feet... everything's still "accessible"
:evilgrin:
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Sabriel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:36 PM
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22. Dean donor last year, too ($1000)
On the other hand, Repub donor before that... in case you're interested.
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Missy Vixen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 03:19 PM
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23. AAAAAaaaaaaaaaaAAAAARRRRRGH!
Oh, that's fine.

I was minding my own business on a Sunday morning, when I should happen to click on that LINK! Lanz nightgowns? I love Lanz!

I also did a nice portion of my shopping this morning.

Julie

p.s. Thank you, I think ;-) :scared:

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Ellen Forradalom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:15 PM
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26. I LOVE Vermont Country Store!
They have all this great old-people stuff that I just love! "Let's all get up and dance to a song that was a hit before your mother was born!"
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Kat45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 11:36 PM
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32. I do! I do!
They have such cool old stuff--and some cool newer stuff too. I remember, a number of years ago, ordering an "air freshener" that's all natural, made from oranges. That was the only place I saw it. Now I see it in places like Whole Foods. I love that stuff--because I have birds, and the chemical air fresheners can be harmful to them. The smell of garlic sickens me, and I used to live downstairs from folks who cooked with it often. That orange scent did the trick.
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