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Unkle John
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Posted: 2006-01-08 10:57 pm   Permalink

Fink Daddy, that purple mug came in a set of four (different designs and colors, one of each). I believe Tiki Farm & Archie McPhee sell the set, but it's a common set to find in many retail stores when spring mechandise comes out.

Great finds man!

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TikiJosh
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Joined: Feb 01, 2005
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Posted: 2006-01-11 12:01 am   Permalink

Found a decent shirt today, aloha crossed with billiards. I also found an Arthur Lyman record for $2.


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Chub
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Posted: 2006-01-11 4:43 pm   Permalink

That is one of the few Arthur Lyman records I still need for my collection. Great find!

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finkdaddy
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Joined: May 11, 2004
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From: Wisconsin
Posted: 2006-01-15 07:27 am   Permalink

Went thrifting again on Saturday.

A super heavy-duty Hoover brand blender. Came with a recipe book that was printed in 1971.


3 cute shot-sized tiki mugs. The one on the right is slightly chipped.


I didn't find any tiki in Milwaukee for over a year, then BAM, I find it all over.
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2006-01-15 08:42 am   Permalink

Just a note on that blender. Traditionally, Polynesian cocktails are not blended, but made with a top MIXER (before that, they were hand shaken of course). Best known are the Hamilton Beach ones. Blenders came into style with the Margarita cocktail.

The old time mixologists insist on mixers, stating that the resulting texture is different.


 
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Kono
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Joined: Oct 08, 2003
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From: Orlando
Posted: 2006-01-15 1:28 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-01-15 08:42, bigbrotiki wrote:
The old time mixologists insist on mixers, stating that the resulting texture is different.



Plus, they're easier to keep clean.
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OceaOtica
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Joined: Sep 29, 2003
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From: near Atlanta, Georgia
Posted: 2006-01-15 3:16 pm   Permalink

i use the Hello Kitty model for mixing/frothing drinks

 
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makutiki
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Posts: 89
Posted: 2006-01-16 02:20 am   Permalink

Found this LP.



 
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TikiJosh
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Joined: Feb 01, 2005
Posts: 735
Posted: 2006-01-16 11:03 am   Permalink

nice record makutiki! Les Baxter doing songs from South Pacific? Too cool.
I found a really sweet aloha shirt this weekend from Toes on the Nose. Picked it up at the goodwill for $5.99. It's got some drinks on it (inlcuding what appears to be an Orchids of Hawaii, R-5. It also has the menu cover (I think) from the traders, complete with the maori style tiki.
I also found this mug, which was somewhat confusing. If I don't uncover any information from this thread, maybe I'll post in general tiki. The mug is from the Warehouse Restaurant, and below it says Newport Beach and Marina Del Rey. There's no stamp or maker design on the bottom. Here's a photo:

Sorry for the crappy picture, I didn't realize it was so blurry. Does anyone know anything about the Warehouse Restaurant?
Thanks!

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Tiki-Kate
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Joined: Sep 21, 2003
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Posted: 2006-01-16 11:21 am   Permalink

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Does anyone know anything about the Warehouse Restaurant?
Thanks!




Try here.
www.usmenuguide.com/thewarehouse.html I've never been, but I think this is it.

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trader jess
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Posted: 2006-01-16 12:00 pm   Permalink

hello peeps, i've got tiki pmc peanut mugs for trade.any one intersted reply back thanx, trader jess

 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2006-01-16 12:29 pm   Permalink

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Does anyone know anything about the Warehouse Restaurant?
Thanks!



Nestled in the Yacht harbor in Marina Del Rey, it still has it's original exterior landscaping, with Koy fish in the lagoon and old growth bamboo in the parking lot, and still serves a mean rum barrel cocktail (in the above container). Built by Burt Hixson in the early 60s, in the Trader/Beachcomber style. Burt used to be the skipper on John Wayne's private yacht (infamous for it's stag parties), and travelled all over the world as documentary camera man. In the restaurant there are great photos of him with various natives holding the Warehouse menu, very funny. In the 70s, he opened Beachbum Burt's (Book of Tiki p. 79), but this endeavor did not last very long.


 
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Humuhumu
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From: San Francisco
Posted: 2006-01-16 1:30 pm   Permalink

Here's pictures from a night at the Warehouse last year with Tiki Bird, Utopian Dreem, Dr. Z, Dolphin Tiki and myself:

http://photo.humuhumu.com/v/thewarehouse/

As bigbro says, they're more nautical than tiki, but they do serve drinks in an array of different tiki mugs, including a rum barrel like the one you have above. AFAIK, the Marina del Rey location is the only one left, so your mug is at least a few years old. I remember the gang talking about the different locations there once were when we were there that night, maybe they can chime in. If you post it separately from Tiki Finds, you may be more likely to get a response (plus, others will be able to find it easier in the future if they search for "Warehouse").

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TikiJosh
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Posted: 2006-01-16 6:41 pm   Permalink

wow! super! Thanks for the responses! I'm pretty amazed at the great responses here. Thanks to everyone for sharing their knowledge. Humu, I'll try posting elsewhere, do you think general or locating would be best?

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tikipedia
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Posted: 2006-01-16 6:52 pm   Permalink

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On 2006-01-16 11:03, TikiJosh wrote:
Does anyone know anything about the Warehouse Restaurant?



http://www.thewarehousemdr.com/

Do you want another one for a set? I have several I would love to trade.
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