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TikiGoddess
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Joined: Nov 06, 2002
Posts: 462
From: Penna
Posted: 2010-06-06 7:41 pm   Permalink

Hit those wicker shelves with Lysol. TONS. Multiple times. Thats what I do when I find a smoke infested item. Tons of Lysol and a few days outside. I hope you can freshen them up.
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leleliz
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Joined: Sep 02, 2008
Posts: 1981
From: NorCal
Posted: 2010-06-07 3:14 pm   Permalink

well today was a shit day (and its only 3pm) but I guess the thrift gods felt my pain....

Tiki Farm mug for $0.79 (didn't have it)
and Zombie Village salt & pepper shakers--woot! woot!!




 
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naugatiki
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Joined: Jan 02, 2004
Posts: 870
From: Port Angeles, Wa
Posted: 2010-06-07 4:10 pm   Permalink

Found this 4 foot high tiki going to seed in the ground at an estate sale and as I was staining it a colony of beetles sprinted out of a large crack on the back. I was hoping to find out a little history of it but all I got from the woman running it was it came with the house 25 years ago.





 
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TabooDan
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Joined: Jul 18, 2004
Posts: 662
From: Tiki in a Crowsnest, AB., Canada
Posted: 2010-06-07 4:58 pm   Permalink

It has really been dry up here lately. And I don't mean the weather!! Barely anything to be found. I did however come across a velvet painting that kind of made up for some slow months:



For a split second I thought it was a Leeteg but I didn't think I would be so lucky and I wasn't. It caught my eye laying on the floor against the wall of the thrift store and both me and my fiancea hauled ass right for it!
This velvet is very well done and was painted by the artist Joy Caros who is known for her velvet paintings. Some of her paintings have been on here before and I have another one of hers which is a Hawaiian girl.



A little closer shot of her signature:



That's it for now.
Mahalo, TabooDan




 
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TikiVato
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Joined: Mar 03, 2009
Posts: 517
From: Whittier, CA
Posted: 2010-06-07 5:59 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-06-07 15:14, leleliz wrote:
well today was a shit day (and its only 3pm) but I guess the thrift gods felt my pain....

Tiki Farm mug for $0.79 (didn't have it)
and Zombie Village salt & pepper shakers--woot! woot!!





Nice finds Liz. I love stopping by No Cal thrift stores when passing by. Great find Nauga.

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leleliz
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Joined: Sep 02, 2008
Posts: 1981
From: NorCal
Posted: 2010-06-07 10:20 pm   Permalink

No Tiki Vato don't you know the NorCal rule??

If you ain't from around here you aren't allowed in our thrifts ..lol

Thanks...it was a shit day and the finds totally cheered me up.



 
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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: 2010-06-07 11:00 pm   Permalink

Only two things this week:

Resin Guam tiki:

It has the #17 marked on the bottom.

Hapawood Guam version of this CocoJoe's/Pacific handcrafts ashtray:

The tag:


Buzzy Out!
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HOUSE OF KU
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Joined: Apr 15, 2005
Posts: 540
From: TIKILAND, USA
Posted: 2010-06-08 04:25 am   Permalink

Nice finds! Sunday's swapmeet finds.....


Milo tiki, 5 1/2" dia x 25"h



Tiki Loa pcs, circa 60's,aprox. 4"w x 10 1/2 -12"t

A little lighting...



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Bongo Bungalow
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Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1295
From: Indiana
Posted: 2010-06-08 06:08 am   Permalink

I fear I'm gonna get tossed out of the Collector's Club... this is all I've got to show for the last few weeks of searching:



I paid $5 for it and it's plastic and it's not even tiki!



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LOL Tiki
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Joined: Sep 06, 2007
Posts: 932
From: San Diegoish
Posted: 2010-06-08 1:37 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-06-08 06:08, Bongo Bungalow wrote:
I fear I'm gonna get tossed out of the Collector's Club... this is all I've got to show for the last few weeks of searching:



I paid $5 for it and it's plastic and it's not even tiki!




I'll lobby to have you reinstated. That thing's cool - I love it!
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Bongo Bungalow
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Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1295
From: Indiana
Posted: 2010-06-08 1:51 pm   Permalink

Thanks LOL Tiki, I accept your pity. Today I stopped in to two Goodwills and two antique malls and I got nothin'! There was a pair of melted coco-joe dancers for $27 (no way) and one of those smiling-on-one-side-sad-on-the-other-side mugs that look more Mexican than tiki and this one had no location markings(no way). So here I sit broken hearted, shopped all day and only darted.




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TikiVato
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Joined: Mar 03, 2009
Posts: 517
From: Whittier, CA
Posted: 2010-06-08 3:42 pm   Permalink

I went to Huntington Beach to look at a Palapa/bar table that was for sale. That didn't work out but they had two early works from Tiki Tony. They are weather beaten but for $15.00 each I thought I would try to bring em back to life. They stand 45.5" and 43" tall.



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MondoMcGonzo
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Joined: Oct 22, 2009
Posts: 31
From: The Glass City
Posted: 2010-06-11 07:47 am   Permalink

Excuse the poor quality of the photo, but this is the bounty from a recent roadtrip. One Kahiki mug, and one very good sized wooden moai!! I had never seen anything like him, and he cost more than any other tiki I've ever found in a flea market (over 20 bucks), but I had to have him.




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SilverLine
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Joined: Mar 02, 2004
Posts: 637
From: Kansas City
Posted: 2010-06-11 08:44 am   Permalink

Mondo, your Moai carving looks like a much more accurate rendition than a similar one I found last year.




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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: 2010-06-13 12:34 pm   Permalink

Today's finds...


A huge plastic tote filled with matchbooks. I will post the tiki ones later!


Sealed package of tiki napkins. Label in back says "Monogram California San Francisco Fashions In Paper 20 Napkins 35 cents".



Salt and pepper shakers from the Hawaii Kai New York.


Six Mark Thomas Outrigger Moai mugs.


Four Fred Roberts San Francisco Made In Japan tiki mugs.

Later,

PTD



 
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