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Tiki Farm's Parking Lot Sale this Saturday - HUGE!!!
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Sep 21, 2003
Posts: 1700
From: Yucaipa, CA
Posted: 2007-04-15 2:07 pm   Permalink


On 2007-04-15 11:20, Cammo wrote:
Gotta hand it to Kate, too, she was the first one on the ground and running. I think she was there at 5:45 am.

You know what they say, Cammo. The early bird catches the worm. Then she spends twice as much money as she should have, gets incredibly drunk and insanely sunburned.

This was one of the best Tiki Farm parking lot sales I've ever attended. (And I'm pretty sure I've been to all of them.)

Here's a sampling of the items that were for sale that I ended up taking home with me.

I finally own a piece of Clysdalle's art.

Mieko's pendants and a Stacey Morris necklace

The newest addition to my collection of Laura Harper originals

The Doug Horne mask

I got this amazing salad set from Buzzy.

A few Ken Ruzik pieces

Some of Monkeyman's fabulous framed albums

Cammo's gorgeous mug shelf holding some of the mugs I bought

A Buzzy original

Pdrake's beautiful little moai

I think the best part was being able to acquire so much art from people I know personally and with whom I have the pleasure of carving every month.

Cammo wins the prize for the single vendor who got the largest amount of money from me. (He beat Derek by $1.)

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 18, 2006
Posts: 2010
From: San Diego
Posted: 2007-04-15 2:22 pm   Permalink

Check out that haul! Is the Clysdalle piece painted on stone?

The funny thing is, I swear I didn't see Kate carrying a single thing the entire time. She just seems to acquire the item, it vanishes, then reappears neatly packed in the back of her car miliseconds later, so fast it doesn't trip the car alarm!

What did everybody else get???

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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7750
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2007-04-15 3:05 pm   Permalink

What did everybody else get???

I got Sunburned!

i got a King Okole "watering can" (my life is complete...)
A Squid pendant
a "Ruzic Mug" drawing by GROG,complete with all the of motifs I've been working with(including the infamous squirrels!)
a pdrake pendant
some fun conversation and a giant joke with the impeccable Mr. Horne
some THOR coffee(thanks THOR! Glad i finally got to meet you!)
5 items from Ben's $5 Bin! (thanks Ben!)
the new Tiki Magazine
2 Hotdogs (plain)
hawaiian shave ice
a sucker from Chongolio(cause the pseudophed gave me total drymouth!)
the chills (from my sunburn)
a headache (either from only having 1 coffee or else not drinking enough water)
insightful and wonderful dialogues with so many cool folks
a tiki Bumper Sticker from WOOHOO!
lotsa smiles,hugs,and giggles
but the bestest thing I "got" was how much of a family this TC Ohana is!
Just the friendliness and warmth everyone generated was really special!
Setup was great,everyone was hustling and bustling,helping each other out,and bro-ing down,and seeing such an amazing collection of talent and passion was really really outstanding! It's weird that Don Ho died that day...I would hope that on the way to Heaven, that he was able to fly thru our humble parking lot Sale and see the love and Aloha that he himself helped to spread.I think that would have gave him a final smile before the start of his final vacation...
Thanks everyone! Especially Squid for playing Tag Team smoker's lung with me! He wore a hat! he was the smart one!And thank you to all the people who took a painting,book,or print home! It was a blast signing the backs of the Mug prints with stuff like "See you next Summer!" "TLA" "UR 2 Good 2B Forgotten" "Go Vikings" (as in Danville Vikings-my High School team!) and "Seniors Rock!" Total Yearbook Action!
Dave also started a "trend" by signing mugs backwards....that way you can look at yourself in the mirror with your prized mug and still be able to read the signature!
Genius! Pure Genius!
Speaking of Genius......
Thank you a million times Holden! You really know how to strengthen the bonds of this crazy Tiki family! It's fun to watch you in "Action-Mode"! You would've made a Great World War 2 General! Awe-inspiring!
Can we do this twice a year?

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Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Mar 04, 2005
Posts: 3441
From: Mission (Impossible) Viejo, Ca
Posted: 2007-04-15 3:45 pm   Permalink

WOOOOHOOOOO! What a Tiki-rrific Day!! Mahalo to Holden, All the Vendors, the Entertainers and "EVERYONE" who made the Tiki Trek to Tiki Farm Yesterday. We arrived at 6:30am and didn't head home until 9:00pm. What a day it was. For all of you who couldn't make, next year this event needs to be a MUST on your 2008 Calendars. We were so busy at our booth that I didn't have time to take alot of pics. But here are a few that I took:

Here's our Booth:

A Future TCer:

Our Favorite Keiki's: SurferTiki and Monkeygirl

Cheekyhalf, Soccer Tiki, & Mr.Cheekyhalf of Velvet Glass

Little Lost Tiki & Dr. Vital Tiki

SmokinTiki & Dr.Vital Tiki

The Party Animals: SoccerTiki & Cammo

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Bora Boris
Mr. Unreasonable

Joined: Mar 25, 2005
Posts: 2617
From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2007-04-15 6:03 pm   Permalink

Thanks Holden! The parking lot sale was a great time; I thought I took a lot of pictures but um.. It turns out I was making tiny 3 second B/W movies. (I had borrowed a friend’s camera that I wasn’t too familiar with.) Oops! So I’ve made some tiny screen shots. I managed to get a few real pictures too.

Clockwise from upper left Squid and Little Lost Tiki • Jeff "Big Tiki Dude", Mai Tai, Me and Chongolio The Gun Show comes to The O.C. • Chongolio and Polynesiac • Dummy who can’t work a camera and Polly • Jeff Big Tiki Dude, Chongolio and Squid • Polly, Kirby and Squid • Thor and Bamboo Ben • Kirby, Jonpaul and Doctor Z.

Tyger Jimmy and Maggie Cheeky Half.

Kirby and Polly

The Reverend Bamboo Ben, Sabu the Coconut Boy and Charles Nelson Tiki

Pdrake, Squid and Ruzik.


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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 12, 2002
Posts: 7918
From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2007-04-15 6:15 pm   Permalink

Hey Tiki Freaks!

We're having a pre-Oasis Parking Lot Party on Sunday, August 12th at the Bamboo Ben Shanty Town Huts.

Interested in participating?

pm or email.

( looking for a few free bands too!)


Bamboo Ben
Tiki Bars I've designed/built. TikiCat, Royal Hawaiian, Kona Club, Frankie's Tiki Room, Pacific Seas, Don the Beachcomber,Forbidden Island, Kon Tiki Tucson, Tiki No,etc....

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Tiki Centralite

Joined: May 29, 2006
Posts: 48
Posted: 2007-04-15 8:05 pm   Permalink

Thanks to Holden, Tiki Farm and all our tiki friends. We had a great time playing and shopping at one sweet event. Thanks again everyone!

For anyone in the OC area - we're playing at The Doll Hut/Anaheim on Saturday, April 28 at 7:30(?) pm (call for details 714-533-1286) with 3 other awesome surf bands and on Sunday, April 29 at the Huntington Beach Pier band shell/Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum at noon with 5 other surf bands including the Surfaris!

TCers rock!!!

Glasgow Tiki Shakers

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 02, 2002
Posts: 544
From: WA
Posted: 2007-04-15 8:07 pm   Permalink

wish I could have been there sounds like a blast!!!

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Bora Boris
Mr. Unreasonable

Joined: Mar 25, 2005
Posts: 2617
From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2007-04-15 9:03 pm   Permalink

Two more!

Roxanne and Grog!

Chongolio's Land of the Locals and Coco Loco's foot.


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Tiki Centralite

Joined: Apr 10, 2007
Posts: 37
From: So. Cal
Posted: 2007-04-15 9:43 pm   Permalink

What a great time! Tons of cool stuff. And the people? Even cooler! You guys really know how to spread the spirit of Aloha!

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Sep 30, 2002
Posts: 1462
Posted: 2007-04-15 9:59 pm   Permalink

Holy crap am I beat! That was a killer fun sale!

I got:
-Glasgow Tiki Shakers CD
-vintage vinyl from Monkey Man
-all the way from Germany: vintage vinyl KrautRock, Gummi Bears and chocolate from Wolli!!
-a cool woodcarving book from Ruzic
-the new Tiki Magazine
-a tasty batch of lil' psychedelic pdrake moais
-really good Italian food at Sonny's after the sale
-a hangover

Thanks to MakeDatMug for putting on an A+ event all the way around and for hiring the Tiki Shakers.
These guys are awesome! Even with the sun beating down mercilessly, they pumped it out long and strong. Thanks to Joyce, Bill and Bruce for keeping everyone hoppin' and shoppin'. (I covet thy orange Ludwigs...)

Dibroc is Mr. Multi-task and kept all of us vendors iced down and wanting for naught. Thanks John!

Paula was so great to keep the ankle biters busy. I'm pretty sure Grog, Boris and Kirby were in there coloring. I just kept hearing the whack of a ruler on Holden's desk and screams of, "No dammit! INSIDE the lines!!!"

George and his brood were awesome in the Farm booth and Lupe even made a cameo appearance!!

It was great to meet so many new faces and to have my feeble memory refreshed on the names I couldn't remember....hey! I thought whats-his-name was bringing name tags!!

Most of all, thanks to those who left their money in my care. I will use it for my son's college education so that he may support me in my old age when I can't remember anyone's name. Enjoy your finds and see y'all at Tiki Treasures & Poynesian Pinups.



Ltd Edition Mugs & MORE!

Ltd Editions by Squid & Gecko

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Joined: Jan 13, 2006
Posts: 1769
From: las vegas
Posted: 2007-04-15 10:17 pm   Permalink

i had a great time and got pretty red myself. i'll post a more extensive recap with photos tomorrow as i'm beat after the drive home. i just wanted to post probably the best photo i took.

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jan 27, 2006
Posts: 1010
From: Carlsbad, CA
Posted: 2007-04-16 07:39 am   Permalink

What a day!!!!

Thanks to everyone who stopped in and said hello and of course to those that walked away a new member of the Clysdalle art family! Thanks to Holden for making it happen, I'll be there again for sure!!!

thanks to Meiko for luring people into out booth with her kick ass pendants!

was great to finally meet little lost tiki and others! See you all soon!!

...and little lost...when are we having an art jam?
My art and goodies...
See what's going on in the studio...http://www.twitter.com/davidlozeau

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Apr 30, 2004
Posts: 610
Posted: 2007-04-16 07:43 am   Permalink


I am still in San Clemente and will head out today!! I wanted to say that I was TRULY amazed at what a great group I had the privlage to meet this past weekend at the Parkinglot sale!!! We will be exhibiting will at both Hukilau ad Tiki Oasis this summer and I can't wait to see everyone again!! Just really warm and FUN Ohana!!!

I can't say enough good things. I am on my paint spattered laptop in my hotel here and since the wireless seems a bit shakey, I will keep my words to a minimum for now. Have a great week all!!!

~ Thor

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Joined: Feb 09, 2006
Posts: 891
From: Largo, Floriduh
Posted: 2007-04-16 07:58 am   Permalink

Good sign ... Not one picture of Bamboo Ben puffing away !!!!!

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