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Jetson
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From: PALM SPRINGSVILLE
Posted: 2010-09-07 04:21 am   Permalink

OMG, I love those shelves. I have to get some. Your place looks rockin though. I love how its coming together bit by bit.

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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2010-11-28 7:27 pm   Permalink

It's time for more photos. You have a wall of great art to show off, Wendy

 
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BIG TIKI'S
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Joined: Nov 30, 2010
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2010-12-05 8:18 pm   Permalink

Love the space! Look forward to seeing it come together so don't stop posting those pic's please.

 
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VampiressRN
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2010-12-06 10:14 am   Permalink

I'll snap some pictures next weekend.
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Robb Hamel
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From: Ohio
Posted: 2010-12-17 4:03 pm   Permalink

The shelves seriously do rock.

Could you do us a pic with the ambient lights and no flash so's we can see the mood the way you see it???
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VampiressRN
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2011-07-23 10:46 pm   Permalink

I have been out of town on family matters but thinking about all the work I need to do in the lounge and pictures I need to take. I think a list of to-do's is in store and please anyone chime in if you have suggestions. The first item I am listing really needs some ingenuity by those of you who work in small spaces.

1. ORGANIZE THE BAR WORK AREA. My space is limited, but I would like to make the area work well for friends that bartend. First, I need to clear off the top of the bar area, think I could leave the Margaritamaker on the corner next to the wall and it would not be in the way. The booze is stored in a cabinet behind the bar so no changes there except maybe some lighting options. When you are bartending behind the bar and looking forward, there is also a small space to the left by the wall where I have a small butcher block table...maybe this should be a more functional shelf unit or with the Margaritamaker off of there, I could keep the blender there and the ice-bucket. Maybe I could put some pull out shelves inside the back of my bar. I will try to get pictures but my goal is to make this a user-friendly area.

2. IMPROVE MUG DISPLAY. I have those wonderful wavy shelves, but my mugs are kind of thrown on there willy nilly and need to be set up better. I was thinking about doing about 3 deep so would need some type of risers on each shelf to have graduated heights from front to back. Need to remove books from the shelves.

3. NEED A BOOK SHELF. I would like one to match the wood on my shelves and run the length of them. I would like to include some type of a label system on the shelves so you could look through the books in a reasonable order "cocktail" "decor" etc. Not sure what the best way to display books is.

4. CEILING. What can I say...it is white...well really "off-white" so not stark but not good. So far, planning on getting some tapa up there and since it is at 14 feet, I would like a bamboo grid hanging down about a foot. I have the controversial Tiki Bike hanging over the fridge...I love it there so it stays. I am collecting other things to hang off the ceiling (including my big swizzle stick-on order). I have a feeeling the ceiling might not get done for another year or two, but I can live with that....sigh.

5. FRIDGE. It is what it is...a big white box, but I need to paint it. Could go with the gold color that is on my walls and that would help it blend in. Then maybe it would need to be covered with matting...just not sure. I know there are great ideas I have seen on TC but wonder how hard they are to do and how well they hold up. Wish I had the money for an Elmira fridge...that would be my dream...LOL.

6. LIGHTING. As time moves forward, I will continue to fill my wall with various art so don't have any concerns about reaching ultimate clutter...it will happen. I know (somewhere in my house) I have several boxes of new mini Xmas lights in blue. I was thinking about doing a line of those around the edge of the ceiling and then covering with a half bamboo wide style with opening face up so you couldn't see the lights, just the blue glow. Then place a row of the same lights under the bar. I have an aqua glass float light on the way so think I might put that over the top of my liquor cabinet. I have a light hanging over my card table that has about 5 arms on it with moderate lights that I need for playing cards so don't want to change that out, however I did replace the glass lampshades with wicker so for now it sort of blends into the background. I have a celing fan with light colored wooden banana leaf blades and a muted globe so very happy with that, it stays. What do you think of the blue light ideas?

7. TIKIS. I do not have a lot of room for big Tikis so the main stars are the beautiful Vamptiki that Bill carved for me and she is against one pillar in my entry way on the lounge side. I am purchasing a Trader Vic's Marquesean from my friend Mike and it will be against the other pillar in the entry way on the dining room side. Those will be my babies. I tend to keep one theme to each room so Tiki is just in the lounge area (which is essentially the living room of my home).

OK>>>I think that is it for the to-do's. I am very slow with all of this...so sorry. I am jealous of all of you who have building skills and mula...LOL. Thanks for listening, feedback and ideas welcome.
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KAHAKA
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From: San Jose, CA
Posted: 2011-07-24 7:10 pm   Permalink

I know this guy in San Jose that might be able to provide you with some lighting that you might be looking for. Cough, cough. Ha.
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VampiressRN
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2011-07-24 10:47 pm   Permalink

LOL...fabulous...will hook up with you in the future...your lamps are beautiful and I do need a proper Tiki lamp. Thanks for posting.

 
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hang10tiki
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2011-11-22 04:33 am   Permalink

pics? pics? pics?

 
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VampiressRN
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2011-11-27 1:11 pm   Permalink

My "to-do" list is still in limbo. Haven't got much done this year. One big accomplishment though was getting some beautiful shelves from Bamboo Ben. They are hung and now are home to a school of glass fish. I have also had some artwork framed and hung, which is a challenge as the ceiling is 14 feet, so lots of climbing for my handyman. I just got an aqua glass float lamp that will go over the liquor cabinet in the future. Only 4 pictures and please excuse the quality, did it on a cell phone and I am not a good photographer.













edit...added the bar sign

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Chuck Tatum is Tiki
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Joined: May 12, 2011
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From: Southern Cailifornia
Posted: 2011-11-27 3:16 pm   Permalink

Back on your feet again, Vamp!

 
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VampiressRN
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2011-11-27 4:35 pm   Permalink

Yes indeed...so trying to conquer some of those insane decorating plans I had for the humble abode. Not Tiki, but this weekend I tacked the Butler's Pantry...got the Starbucks Coffee Maker and the Espresso machines set up. Got the wine glasses hanging on their holders, trays set up with stirrers, creamer, sugar, grinder in place. Electric wine opener and wine fridge (thanks Sean) set up. Just need to do the initial run-through on the Tassimo, get the handyman to put a support under the fridge (so it isn't sitting on carpet), stock the wines, place planters on top of my cabinet and secure my wires for me and that room is good to go. Yeah...it feels good to finally accomplish something after 3 months of no activity in the house.

I said I would only keep my Tiki in the lounge, however with my recent purchase of Mr Marquesan, it has traveled over into the "Bali Hai Dining Room" area. That Tiki is going in the corner. I have plenty of space to place framed Tiki Menus on the walls...so have a question...I may be able to pull some menus apart to layer them. I want the cover to be the star and then the insides to be layered underneath offset to the right. I hope that makes sense. How do you have your menus laid out in the frames?


 
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Chuck Tatum is Tiki
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From: Southern Cailifornia
Posted: 2011-11-27 5:00 pm   Permalink

Vamp I just have them in floating glass frames, trying to keep a balance of Mid Century Modern and Tiki
I would not want to damage mine so I just display the covers.



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Tipsy McStagger
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From: HELL
Posted: 2011-11-27 5:29 pm   Permalink

save some room for your giant swizzle stick sign !! ....it's getting close to being done !! hope to update some pics by the end of this week.

 
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VampiressRN
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2011-11-27 5:59 pm   Permalink

You got it Tips...that baby is going to hang off the ceiling in the lounge.

Thanks for posting those pix Chuck. I also thought of having the insides copied in high quality on an appropriate color/texture paper to use so I don't pull the menu apart...might be the best thing.

Here is Mr. Marquesan...not great pictures but when I get better ones I will replace these. He is huge and too ominous to be in my entry way so that is why he is going in the corner of my dining room. He used to live in the SF Trader Vics (defunct) on the backbar and is now temporarily tied to the pillar in my entry way. He leans forward quite a bit so my handyman is working on the hardware to secure him in the corner.

EDIT HERE-this is a picture of my guy when he was on the backbar at the SF Trader Vics...yeah...I would love to have that backbar.



Here he is temporarily tied to a pillar in my entry way.









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