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Bora Boris
Mr. Unreasonable

Joined: Mar 25, 2005
Posts: 2617
From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2008-06-04 10:05 pm   Permalink

What is with you people? Tiki David asked a question and Beadtiki got her beads in a bunch and flew off the handle twice! Maybe you should stop by a warehouse store and pick up a family size box of moist towelettes because the spaz family is who be should be doing the wiping.

Sincerely

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beadtiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 24, 2007
Posts: 929
From: Bothell, Washington
Posted: 2008-06-04 10:43 pm   Permalink

If I "misheard" what Tiki David said, then I apologize for flying off the handle. The "tone" sounded incredulous to me, as it seems so many people are only too happy to make us new folks seem like fools. I don't know much about what's hot and what's not, but I liked the look of my pieces and wanted to share. That's all.

 
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TikiTres
Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 28, 2008
Posts: 263
From: Forney, TX
Posted: 2008-06-05 07:23 am   Permalink

This is the problem with online forums, it's so hard to tell what people mean when they post something. In daily life it's easy to read voice inflections and facial expressions to determine the meaning, but in forums you don't have that to go by. Did he say "you love treasure craft?" as in "Wow, finally someone else who appreciates it like I do!" Or did he mean "Why in the world would anyone collect THAT?" Or maybe something in-between. Only he knows for sure, maybe he can clarify what he meant. Certainly if he meant the latter then you are entitled to feel insulted by it. Anyone who collects anything lives in a glass house and shouldn't go down that road. I don't like Witco, but clearly a lot of people do and I can at least respect that and share their joy when they find that certain piece in a thrift store that made their day. And who knows, tastes change. What a person doesn't like today they may suddenly find interest in later. How many people were collecting Witco 10 years ago? I bet people were throwing it in the trash then!

 
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SilverLine
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 02, 2004
Posts: 636
From: Kansas City
Posted: 2008-06-05 07:23 am   Permalink

. . and now we return you to "Tiki Finds" already in progress . .

Yes, I know this ain't tiki, but it's from the Hawaii Hilton, is really nicely done, and was cheap. I was wondering if anyone knew anything about it. I'm thinking Chinese New Year centerpiece/mug? A little taller than the average mug, hollow back.

Anybody?





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beadtiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 24, 2007
Posts: 929
From: Bothell, Washington
Posted: 2008-06-05 2:50 pm   Permalink

I really like that dragon mug/vase. I would definately put that in with my stash o' mugs. Don't know anything about it though. Cool find.

 
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Tiki Royale
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Dec 06, 2002
Posts: 891
From: The Aloha Room in Beautiful Belmont, CA!
Posted: 2008-06-05 9:43 pm   Permalink

Nice find Silverline. The Hilton Hawaiian Village had a series of those mugs... The Dragon, King Kamehameha, a Hula Girl and I believe a Volcano too.
Aloha,

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Pikeys Dog
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 03, 2008
Posts: 305
From: England
Posted: 2008-06-06 08:06 am   Permalink

Here's my most recent purchase...



 
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BrickHorn
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Oct 03, 2005
Posts: 178
From: Texas
Posted: 2008-06-06 09:44 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-06-06 08:06, Pikeys Dog wrote:
Here's my most recent purchase...





Nice bar. Very classic, streamlined design. I dig it.


 
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kahikikiki
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Apr 25, 2007
Posts: 24
From: Michigan
Posted: 2008-06-07 2:09 pm   Permalink

I found this cocktail recipe set at a garage sale today for 50 cents. The copyright says 1977.





 
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TIKI DAVID
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Apr 07, 2004
Posts: 1961
From: North Coast/ DEAD
Posted: 2008-06-08 3:35 pm   Permalink


does anyone know what these are?
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Tiki-Kate
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Sep 21, 2003
Posts: 1700
From: Yucaipa, CA
Posted: 2008-06-08 5:36 pm   Permalink

Here are my latest non-ebay tiki finds.

A few matchbooks. Has anyone ever heard of Hidden Harbor in Phoenix? And a 1960 postcard from the City of Refuge.


Not a ton of shirts this week. Things were kind of pricey, so I had to leave some behind.


I went a little crazy with the menus. Several had some serious condition issues, and I bought them anyway. I have a hard time resisting menus. (The Christian's Hut and Islander are in pretty nice shape though.)




 
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bigbrotiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11586
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2008-06-08 9:35 pm   Permalink

Wow, all those menus NOT on e-bay? Great find, Kate. I have never been able to use that Hidden Harbor matchbook, though it is so cool, and never heard anything about the place, unfortunately. It looks like a 50s joint that was not around for long.

Is that Christian's Hut from Waikiki, or from Balboa? I still am hoping to find out about the original owners of Christian's Hut one day, all I know from Ray Buhen is that they were Hollywood agents in the day.


 
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Koolau
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Sep 23, 2006
Posts: 323
From: Oahu, Hawaii
Posted: 2008-06-08 10:33 pm   Permalink

Pardon a quick thread detour - Christian's Hut in Waikiki? Where was it, and when was it in operation?

 
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Brandomoai
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 05, 2008
Posts: 327
From: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Posted: 2008-06-09 08:35 am   Permalink

Don't know anything about this Christian's hut, but here are my most recent finds from the last month or so:
Two more "Suehiro" mugs, a geisha (Rocky Mountain antique mall) and samurai (Goodwill). I know these are not not really Tiki but I love them. Small PMP Peanut mug(Rocky Mountain antique mall). Two Daga surfer mugs (Value Village). And a Harvey's Lake Tahoe Sneaky Tiki mug (Goodwill) which I was so excited to find! I know these are really common, especially in California, but not here!

Generic, unmarked tiki found at Goodwill and the aforemention Coco Joe tiki from Value Village. See below for close-up of the crack through it which I didn't noticed until I got home. Total rip-off. Sweet Daddy Tiki knows how much I paid for it, but I won't tell anyone else...




 
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Tiki-Kate
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Sep 21, 2003
Posts: 1700
From: Yucaipa, CA
Posted: 2008-06-09 08:43 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-06-08 21:35, bigbrotiki wrote:
Is that Christian's Hut from Waikiki, or from Balboa? I still am hoping to find out about the original owners of Christian's Hut one day, all I know from Ray Buhen is that they were Hollywood agents in the day.



It's from the Corona Del Mar location.


 
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