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Vintage Jade Tiles
Formikahini
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From: Houston, Texotica
Posted: 2010-01-16 7:21 pm   Permalink

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Woo-HOO!
Scored a pair of this kind today, together for $25, in Huntsville, TX (home of the state prison).
Good things come to those who wait. . . for 10 years. . . <eyeroll>

Now, since there are no defunct tiki bars within 70 miles of that city, I'm gonna guess that these came from a Chinese restaurant.

I'm planning on hanging one over each window in my tiki lounge. (2 don't make no room divider.)
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Bora Boris
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From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2010-01-16 7:23 pm   Permalink

Fantastic score Formikahini!



 
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Zeta
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From: Atlantis/Basque Country/Spain/Mexico
Posted: 2010-01-24 12:20 pm   Permalink

From the "Luau Mexico" thread


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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2010-01-24 12:37 pm   Permalink

Looks like a nice place! Let's go there some day, Zeta!

I photographed these tiles when I was at the Riverside Mission Inn two weeks ago:



The Mission Inn is one of the great examples of early California theme architecture, and they always had a Chinese themed room:





This is a little off topic, but I remember that in the 50s, when every hotel had to have one, they supposedly had a Polynesian restaurant, in there or some other room, called the Luau Room (or something like that). Does anyone know anything about that? Any paper ephemera out there?



 
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Tiki Shaker
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Joined: Jun 28, 2008
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From: Menifee, CA
Posted: 2010-01-24 3:20 pm   Permalink

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=33640&forum=2&hilite=riverside%20mission

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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2010-01-24 3:52 pm   Permalink

Wow, thank you, that thread totally went by me, it was posted while I was in my last week of shooting in Paris last year.
Tiki Central delivers again!!!


 
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GatorRob
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From: 3 hrs 33 mins to paradise
Posted: 2010-01-25 2:45 pm   Permalink

Just a note for those of you who happen to score some of these vintage tiles. Swanky is right, use galvanized wire to secure them in place and then rope or jute to decoratively "tie" them. On my installation...



... I also used a hot glue gun to keep the rope all nice and tidy because my boy scout days were a long time ago and I don't remember my knots so well.

I've still got 4 more to tie up with bamboo on the other two windows of my bar, when I ever get around to it.


 
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Trad'r Bill
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Joined: Oct 14, 2008
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From: Hercules, CA
Posted: 2010-11-17 11:11 pm   Permalink

I recently purchased some of these green jade tiles, and I've been kinda obsessed... here's some cool pics I came across:

A-Ma Temple - Macao


Shanghai


Don's Beachcomber - McCadden St.



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Trader Tom
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From: Hillsboro, OR
Posted: 2010-11-17 11:47 pm   Permalink




 
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mrsmiley
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
Posts: 3172
From: Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 2010-11-18 09:47 am   Permalink

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On 2009-07-12 15:19, blue.octopus wrote:
I was in Trader Vic's London last night and sadly only had my iPhone rather than a proper camera, but I took a photo of the Cast Iron "tile" that they have in alternate pattern with the green tiles above.






When I took a tour of the old Trader Vic's warehouse in Emeryville, I was shown some cast iron tiles that were made by one of Vic's brothers. That brother owned an iron foundry. I believe the tile was marked (something like) Bergeron Iron Works Richmond Cal. I'm going off a memory from about 15 years ago!
That said, any iron tile in a Trader Vics may have been made by the brother! Look on the edges or back side next time someone sees one..I am curious!
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VanTiki
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Joined: Nov 25, 2005
Posts: 1022
From: Hawaii
Posted: 2010-11-18 2:42 pm   Permalink

Great thread! Those tiles are all over Oahu. Seemed to be a popular architectural accent for homes built in the 30's. You can spot them on homes along the old pali road, in Nuuanu, and a few in Manoa. A bunch are set in a wall in Lanikai, and I always ponder where I could get my hands on some every time I run by it.

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Slacks Ferret
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From: Calgary
Posted: 2010-11-19 10:32 am   Permalink

Google Street View of a whole-lotta these on the side of a restuarant in Calgary's Chinatown:
http://maps.google.ca/maps?q=calgary&oe=UTF-8&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Calgary,+Division+No.+6,+Alberta&gl=ca&ei=nMHmTNXQM46qsAOrm8mxCw&oi=geocode_result&ved=0CCUQ8gEwAA&ll=51.050065,-114.059758&spn=0,0.005026&z=18&layer=c&cbll=51.050209,-114.060993&panoid=qG0Vkmm7wtfoq5hcXtvkdw&cbp=12,6.88,,0,-6.81

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abstractiki
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From: Lodi, CA
Posted: 2010-11-19 6:19 pm   Permalink

I photographed these at Minnie's in Modesto, CA last year.






 
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Trad'r Bill
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Joined: Oct 14, 2008
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From: Hercules, CA
Posted: 2010-11-19 9:59 pm   Permalink

Here's a shot from aquarj's thread of the Lanai in San Mateo:



Every epic tiki temple needs these...

-Trad'r Bill


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Trad'r Bill
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From: Hercules, CA
Posted: 2011-05-30 5:15 pm   Permalink

La Mariana - Honolulu HI:




 
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