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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 5047
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2011-07-31 7:06 pm   Permalink

Found this basket/bird cage looking thing at the thrift and decided to turn it into a lamp.



Consulted with BongoFury the lamp genius and he gave me lots of good advise. Stopped by the thrift store on the way to OSH for the lamp parts and founds these.





A nice little Maori tourist statue from New Zealand and a Treasure Craft Hawaii 50th ashtray.

Here's how the lamp turned out.





Looks good in my Tiki corner of the kids room.

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BambooLodge
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Joined: Feb 09, 2003
Posts: 640
From: Just up the road from Chef Shangri-La
Posted: 2011-08-01 06:32 am   Permalink

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On 2011-07-31 15:11, Tipsy McStagger wrote:

This witco wahine was different - There was some question as to it's authenticity because of the painted background on black vinyl so I contacted ken pleasant and he said that it was an original piece- There is a picture of that style of witco with hand-painted background in the witco catalog.






Dave, thanx for posting! What a wonderful sale, and glad you wound up with such great gets!

We actually picked the Wahine Babe up for our collection, but realized when we got her home, that she was just too Gia-normous for our little basement space, so we turned her over to Betty and Duane at the Chef, and we can visit her any time we want!

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Tipsy McStagger
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
Posts: 3673
From: HELL
Posted: 2011-08-02 04:43 am   Permalink

Thanks- you should post pics of those 6 crazy bamboo stools you dragged out of that basement.....

 
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bigbadtikidaddy
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 442
Posted: 2011-08-03 09:27 am   Permalink

seriously cool finds from everyone. unreal! havent been hunting much, but did stumble onto this postcard. the image looks familiar, but cant find it anywhere. on the back its says: "New Tropical Pool- The Curtis Hotel and Motor Lodge Minneapolis" (crappy photo, but i dont have a scanner)



 
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HB TIKI
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Joined: Dec 12, 2008
Posts: 684
Posted: 2011-08-03 11:30 pm   Permalink

Found some old Sams Seafood items at estate sale in Newport Beach.











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tikipaka
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Joined: May 31, 2006
Posts: 641
From: New York
Posted: 2011-08-04 01:51 am   Permalink

Nice finds there HB!

 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 2443
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2011-08-04 8:46 pm   Permalink

Wat a killa find hb tiki. looks to be bout 3'tall Roger. tell me mo!
i've always had a soft spot for anything from "Sams" I have several mugs including the one spawned from your carved tiki and a "sams" ashtray. pales in comparison to your newguy. Congrats


 
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TabooDan
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Joined: Jul 18, 2004
Posts: 662
From: Tiki in a Crowsnest, AB., Canada
Posted: 2011-08-04 10:55 pm   Permalink

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On 2011-08-04 20:46, nui 'umi 'umi wrote:
Wat a killa find hb tiki. looks to be bout 3'tall Roger. tell me mo!
i've always had a soft spot for anything from "Sams" I have several mugs including the one spawned from your carved tiki and a "sams" ashtray. pales in comparison to your newguy. Congrats



Hey, hold on a second there nui 'umi 'umi, HB's find is awesome but you sound like you got a couple goodies from Sam's as well! Are you able to post a couple pic's of your items here or even better, over in the locating Tiki thread under Sam's?? Would love to see the Tiki mug and the ashtray.
Thanks in advance!!
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 2443
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2011-08-05 12:12 am   Permalink

hey T D gonna post those pix asap. i have a decent camera but i haven't figured out how to use the MacPro my wife recently bought me. in conjunction with my brother tikivato i figured out a roundabout way to do it although it's a small p in the a. glad to do it and thanks for the interest.

 
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The Sperm Whale
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Joined: Aug 23, 2004
Posts: 1553
From: Lakewood California
Posted: 2011-08-05 07:12 am   Permalink



I really miss Sam's !! I really do !!

Awesome Find HB Tiki









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1961surf
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Joined: May 03, 2007
Posts: 2009
From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2011-08-05 08:53 am   Permalink

OMFG !

 
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tikipaka
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Joined: May 31, 2006
Posts: 641
From: New York
Posted: 2011-08-06 11:29 am   Permalink

Found this 32 oz Sang Kung volcano bowl today. Unusual because I've seen them with TAIWAN at the bottom, but this one has a large G underneath Sang Kung with Chinese characters and the vent hole in the bottom?





Better close up of the bottom.



And here is a Hawaii Kai mug/cup I picked up last weekend.






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danlovestikis
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Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 7010
Posted: 2011-08-06 4:07 pm   Permalink

Wow, we feel like we have a great collection and then we see the things you find and say how do we miss all this great stuff. Wendy
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tikipaka
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Joined: May 31, 2006
Posts: 641
From: New York
Posted: 2011-08-06 5:27 pm   Permalink

@ Wendy, if you're referring to me, this is all we do on Saturday's.. Our entire house is nothing BUT yard sale finds. That's what we do. Dave collects vinyl and I collect all things to decorate with etc.. And I can only wish I had all your talents! I can't make a thing! I love all your work! Thanks
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Tipsy McStagger
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
Posts: 3673
From: HELL
Posted: 2011-08-07 09:32 am   Permalink


back at it again this weekend......


- Timing is everything and I nearly shit my pants when i rolled into one of my favorite secret resale shops and saw these sitting there. Why would anyone get rid of these?? I guess their ignorance ....is my bliss !!




 
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