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Tiki Finds
Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2482
From: SoMass
Posted: 2010-02-14 8:58 pm   Permalink

The last coupla weeks, I've found nothing but paper.
A coupla Florida brochures from the Aloha Motel & the Hawaiian Village.


A few lovely ladies:


And a neat menu from Kau Kau Korner in Honolulu, Honolulu's "Finest Drive-In Restaurant":





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TikiG
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Joined: Jun 17, 2008
Posts: 1560
From: Riverside, California
Posted: 2010-02-15 08:51 am   Permalink

Aloha!

Had a nice Saturday this weekend up in the Antelope Valley in Southern California...
turned out to be a better-than-average hunt for tiki.

The items (shown in-situ) found Saturday morning were:

Set of four glass candle-holder tikis - $2.50 each - found at local antique mall


Hand-carved wooden tiki hidden on a shelf - $5.00 - found at same antique mall


Photo of all eight tiki items found at the antique mall, sitting on the checkout counter. Note the two Tiki Farm "Lucky Tiki" mugs - each Lucky Tiki mug w/Rancho Vista Woman's Club "Rally for the Cure" wording on the back - $7.00 each.
Wooden Mask on wooden wedge shaped backing - $7.00
Overall it was worth checking out the antique mall to see what they had.


Here's Melekalikimaka at the local thrift shop checking out two mid-century "Tiger Torch" that she pulled from the crutches rack! SCORE @ $3.99 each!
Note: One of these beauties still had the original hang-tag attached, whoa!


Overall a nice Saturday hunt w/spectacular weather too! Thanks Mel for driving



 
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TikiMookie
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Joined: Feb 12, 2007
Posts: 177
From: No Cal
Posted: 2010-02-15 1:50 pm   Permalink

Ok, it's not really a find, but it's our newest tiki and I had to properly display him for all to see. Our close personal friend, Gigantalope, made the form and poured him with concrete, 18 50lb bags of concrete in December (our Christmas gift).

I just had to share. He's part of our garden now and in it's rightful place in the Keno Kai.



The tiki gods smile upon us and reward us with such great friends! Aloha and Mahalo!!


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11588
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2010-02-15 2:16 pm   Permalink

Looks great there with the big rocks and the stone walkway!

 
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tikipaka
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Joined: May 31, 2006
Posts: 641
From: New York
Posted: 2010-02-15 3:40 pm   Permalink

That is so nice, can we get the how to on the form he made? I love this...

 
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kahalakruzer
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Joined: Jan 29, 2008
Posts: 309
From: Dana Point! California
Posted: 2010-02-15 3:59 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-02-15 13:50, TikiMookie wrote:
Our close personal friend, Gigantalope, made the form and poured him with concrete, 18 50lb bags of concrete in December (our Christmas gift).



I would delete that caption if you ever have to get help moving!
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kahalakruzer
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Joined: Jan 29, 2008
Posts: 309
From: Dana Point! California
Posted: 2010-02-15 4:32 pm   Permalink

Haven't found much in the last month or so. Been spending all my time looking for rattan and non-tiki glassware.

Framed Tapa cloth. 3' x 2' ish.

Warehouse barrel mug.
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Bongo Bungalow
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Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1295
From: Indiana
Posted: 2010-02-17 10:39 am   Permalink

I don't usually show off albums I buy... in fact, I try not to buy them. But this one by The Outriggers has a nice interior shot of Don The Beachcomber, Hollywood, 1958, for those not already aquainted with it.




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leleliz
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Joined: Sep 02, 2008
Posts: 1981
From: NorCal
Posted: 2010-02-17 9:02 pm   Permalink

Cufflinks



 
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TikiKolin
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Joined: Feb 14, 2010
Posts: 5
From: Austin, TX
Posted: 2010-02-17 9:49 pm   Permalink

Lamps I've made:
old whiskey decanter with shade made from a shirt

ceramic tiki with plastic fish-tank background shade




 
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Bongo Bungalow
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Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1295
From: Indiana
Posted: 2010-02-18 11:15 am   Permalink

Nice cuff links, Liz. Are they old?





 
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leleliz
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Joined: Sep 02, 2008
Posts: 1981
From: NorCal
Posted: 2010-02-18 11:22 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-02-18 11:15, Bongo Bungalow wrote:
Nice cuff links, Liz. Are they old?







Yes they appear old and the packaging although generic seems pretty dated.

I want to guess and say at least from the 70s/80s.


 
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Joined: Aug 20, 2002
Posts: 2802
From: Carson, California
Posted: 2010-02-18 12:47 pm   Permalink

I'm diggin' the cufflinks.

Nice lamp conversions too.


 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 3030
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2010-02-18 6:37 pm   Permalink

Recent finds:

A 20" tall Maori carving:


Resin totem tiki thing:


One Hawaii tiki postcard:


One Hawaii tiki matchbook:



Thanks for the picture cover info Sabu! Sounds like my kind of place! I figured either you or DC would chime in on it. I guess you got up earlier than him that day...

Buzzy Out!

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tedtiki
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Joined: Nov 06, 2004
Posts: 333
From: Sunny Springfield Illinois
Posted: 2010-02-19 12:18 pm   Permalink

I thought it was a Stockton Islander mug at first


I was wrong


A little research
http://kctiki.blogspot.com/2009/12/brettons-bali-hai-room-1215-baltimore.html

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