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Tipsy McStagger
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
Posts: 3673
From: HELL
Posted: 2010-09-19 7:21 pm   Permalink

not exactly tiki but i couldn't resist posting this pair of lamps i scored at an estate sale.......i guess one could put them in a tiki room or lounge at that would qualify......anyway, a good cleaning and some starburst bulbs to replace the three single bulbs branching off the base of each lamp and they should be ready to roll......








 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2482
From: SoMass
Posted: 2010-09-19 8:07 pm   Permalink

The king of lamps strikes again. Those are amazing, Tipsy.
All I managed to find this week was this crap:




 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11584
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2010-09-20 01:10 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-09-19 00:57, Club Nouméa wrote:
I spent the weekend in Darkest Taranaki (New Plymouth), looking for Pacific Islands stuff in second-hand stores.
And I found this North American cushion:





Dang, I wish I would have that pillow for my upcoming 10 Y BOT exhibit, the Tikis on it are 99% percent from the book. Glad to hear it popped up in faraway Maori-land. Being a fairly new item, it was probably banished to the thrifts because of its in-authenticity.


 
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Club Nouméa
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Joined: May 03, 2010
Posts: 450
From: Wanganui
Posted: 2010-09-20 02:48 am   Permalink

Actually, I got the cushion new from Kina, a fairly tiki-oriented art and design store in New Plymouth:

http://www.kina.co.nz/

They would doubtless be able to tell you their supplier.

CN


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Tipsy McStagger
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
Posts: 3673
From: HELL
Posted: 2010-09-20 04:22 am   Permalink

i.ve seen a shirt recently with that fabric pattern...it's a fairly new design and it does exist out there somewhere....

 
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Tiki Teach
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Joined: Mar 10, 2008
Posts: 233
From: Southern Califorina
Posted: 2010-09-20 05:01 am   Permalink

By the yard of fabric http://cgi.ebay.com/Alexander-Henry-Tiki-Island-Blue-Hawaiian-Cotton-Fabric-/390194182040?cmd=ViewItem&pt=US_Fabric

or by the bolt: http://www.ahfabrics.com/products.php?cat_id=1029


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TikiPug
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Joined: May 14, 2003
Posts: 815
From: Den of Sin / Pug's Pair-A-Dice
Posted: 2010-09-20 11:56 am   Permalink

Very large Frank Schirman bust. Weighs 4 lbs.



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Naneki
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Joined: Dec 06, 2006
Posts: 125
From: Behind the 8 Ball in Ventikitura County
Posted: 2010-09-20 12:39 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-09-20 11:56, TikiPug wrote:
Very large Frank Schirman bust. Weighs 4 lbs.







Why don't you be a gentleman and offer the lady a straw?


 
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leleliz
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Joined: Sep 02, 2008
Posts: 1981
From: NorCal
Posted: 2010-09-20 12:39 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-09-20 11:56, TikiPug wrote:
Very large Frank Schirman bust. Weighs 4 lbs.







I missed your text with this pic because i lost my phone (until today) but great score! Looks better in this pic too!


 
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TikiPug
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Joined: May 14, 2003
Posts: 815
From: Den of Sin / Pug's Pair-A-Dice
Posted: 2010-09-20 12:51 pm   Permalink

The bonus was I had a 20% off coupon for the store too.

 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2482
From: SoMass
Posted: 2010-09-20 3:43 pm   Permalink

WOW! Is that nice!

 
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TIKI DAVID
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Joined: Apr 07, 2004
Posts: 1961
From: North Coast/ DEAD
Posted: 2010-09-21 1:57 pm   Permalink

future light sconce's


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1961surf
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Joined: May 03, 2007
Posts: 2009
From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2010-09-22 6:20 pm   Permalink

Poor turtles ...but great idea Tiki David !

 
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1961surf
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Joined: May 03, 2007
Posts: 2009
From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2010-09-23 10:14 pm   Permalink

I have not posted here in a while so I thought I would share a couple of recent acquisitions .






An original 1963 Trader Vic's bisque glaze Rum barrel as depicted in the Trader Vic's Bartenders guide circa mid 60's




A Kelbo's drink menu .Anything from Kelbo's is hard to find.







Cheers- Trader Bill


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11584
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2010-09-23 11:19 pm   Permalink

Very cool, have never seen this version with the cocktail islands before! That concept is one of my favorites from the "Art forms of the Pacific" map tradition in Polynesian pop. Skipper Kent had a mural with on its wall, and the Mauna Loa did it on their menu.

 
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