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hecktow
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Joined: Feb 22, 2006
Posts: 50
Posted: 2009-06-10 12:19 pm   Permalink

Snaged this guy today! I assume it's Solomon Islands, but can a Brother get a 2nd opinion? about 13" Inches high









 
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hottiki
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Joined: Jul 10, 2008
Posts: 354
From: Garden Grove CA
Posted: 2009-06-10 1:06 pm   Permalink

yes

 
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Chub
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Joined: Jan 26, 2005
Posts: 264
From: Detroit, MI but now in sunny Los Angeles
Posted: 2009-06-10 6:52 pm   Permalink

Found three tourist carvings from New Zealand at Goodwill the other day. The small one on the right is called "Teko Teko" according to the label on the back.

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Bongo Bungalow
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Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1295
From: Indiana
Posted: 2009-06-11 05:23 am   Permalink

How many visits to the Goodwill stores does it take to find one mug? For me... about 8. And when there's no mugs I start looking through the albums. Old cardboard can really stink. 40% off yesterday got me this orange Orchids for 60 cents. I'm happy.



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Kikkietiki
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Joined: Nov 09, 2006
Posts: 89
From: Hollister, CA
Posted: 2009-06-11 09:53 am   Permalink

Wow, Bongo, I wish I found something on average every 8 trips around here...that would be great! It has been really dry lately, although I did find my very first Leilanis a few weeks ago at a yard sale, and a six pack at that! Woo hoo!

 
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Bongo Bungalow
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Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1295
From: Indiana
Posted: 2009-06-11 10:56 am   Permalink

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On 2009-06-11 09:53, Kikkietiki wrote:
Wow, Bongo, I wish I found something on average every 8 trips around here...that would be great! It has been really dry lately, although I did find my very first Leilanis a few weeks ago at a yard sale, and a six pack at that! Woo hoo!



WHAT!? You're in Cali-tiki-fornia for gosh sakes! I'd heard that around there they pave the roads with tiki mugs!

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leleliz
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Joined: Sep 02, 2008
Posts: 1981
From: NorCal
Posted: 2009-06-11 12:03 pm   Permalink

Bongo you are NOT allowed to just post 1 find at a time.

UNLESS you post 1 new find everyday.

So ya better get to shopping son!


 
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Kikkietiki
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Joined: Nov 09, 2006
Posts: 89
From: Hollister, CA
Posted: 2009-06-11 12:57 pm   Permalink

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On 2009-06-11 10:56, Bongo Bungalow wrote:
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On 2009-06-11 09:53, Kikkietiki wrote:
Wow, Bongo, I wish I found something on average every 8 trips around here...that would be great! It has been really dry lately, although I did find my very first Leilanis a few weeks ago at a yard sale, and a six pack at that! Woo hoo!



WHAT!? You're in Cali-tiki-fornia for gosh sakes! I'd heard that around there they pave the roads with tiki mugs!





Ha! True, but I guess I have cleaned out everything within a 20 mile radius of my house, or it is just a dry spell. I also collect Fiestaware, which is even fewer and far between (for those who refuse to pay antique store prices).


 
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leleliz
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Joined: Sep 02, 2008
Posts: 1981
From: NorCal
Posted: 2009-06-11 5:09 pm   Permalink

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On 2009-06-11 12:57, Kikkietiki wrote:
Quote:

On 2009-06-11 10:56, Bongo Bungalow wrote:
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On 2009-06-11 09:53, Kikkietiki wrote:
Wow, Bongo, I wish I found something on average every 8 trips around here...that would be great! It has been really dry lately, although I did find my very first Leilanis a few weeks ago at a yard sale, and a six pack at that! Woo hoo!



WHAT!? You're in Cali-tiki-fornia for gosh sakes! I'd heard that around there they pave the roads with tiki mugs!


You are in Hollister right?

Get out to a better area!




Ha! True, but I guess I have cleaned out everything within a 20 mile radius of my house, or it is just a dry spell. I also collect Fiestaware, which is even fewer and far between (for those who refuse to pay antique store prices).



 
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Tiki-Kate
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Joined: Sep 21, 2003
Posts: 1700
From: Yucaipa, CA
Posted: 2009-06-11 6:30 pm   Permalink

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On 2009-04-15 11:36, Tiki-Kate wrote:
And I got this swell sea urchin lamp.




I had a bunch of people ask to see how my flea market Orchids of Hawaii lamp turned out. Here you go.

I rewired it and reattached the bamboo. The rewiring took about twenty minutes. The bamboo took about two weeks, and I still didn't get it quite right. Despite that, I think it looks pretty nice with The Wall of Tiki Farm in the background.


And then I turned off the lights after I learned how to use all of the night shot features on my camera.




 
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Psycho Tiki D
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Joined: Oct 13, 2006
Posts: 1840
From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2009-06-11 6:50 pm   Permalink

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On 2009-06-11 18:30, Tiki-Kate wrote:
Quote:

On 2009-04-15 11:36, Tiki-Kate wrote:
And I got this swell sea urchin lamp.




I had a bunch of people ask to see how my flea market Orchids of Hawaii lamp turned out. Here you go.

I rewired it and reattached the bamboo. The rewiring took about twenty minutes. The bamboo took about two weeks, and I still didn't get it quite right. Despite that, I think it looks pretty nice with The Wall of Tiki Farm in the background.




And then I turned off the lights after I learned how to use all of the night shot features on my camera.






Nice job and great lamp find Kate! Looks excellent. Hope to find one like it someday!

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Bongo Bungalow
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Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1295
From: Indiana
Posted: 2009-06-12 03:57 am   Permalink

It's a killer Kate! Fabulous!

 
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tiki atomica
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Joined: Jan 13, 2008
Posts: 20
From: everywhere,anywhere,nowhere
Posted: 2009-06-12 07:38 am   Permalink

Awesome job on the lamp Tiki-Kate. If an intergalactic sea urchin ever visited our galaxy I bet that's exactly what its spaceship would look like.
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Kikkietiki
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Joined: Nov 09, 2006
Posts: 89
From: Hollister, CA
Posted: 2009-06-12 10:06 am   Permalink

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You are in Hollister right?

Get out to a better area!




I really need to! I am a hermit due to unreliable transportation. There was a time when the Salvation Army here had goodies galore and then they closed up shop (: Our Goodwill has gone down hill, they sell broken Target stuff, they often have dollar store stuff on their shelves marked $3, and they write all over the goods with permanent markers or wrap it all up in packing tape. For a while, they did not sell any second hand stuff at all, only the Target gems. Once in a while they have something good that is not overpriced, that's what keeps me going back!


 
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Kikkietiki
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Joined: Nov 09, 2006
Posts: 89
From: Hollister, CA
Posted: 2009-06-12 10:09 am   Permalink

Great lamp, Kate! Love the green color, I bet it looks even better than the pics in person! I don't see what is not quite right with the bamboo...looks great to me!

 
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