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Look What I Got For Christmas!
dogbytes
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Posted: 2008-01-01 1:16 pm   Permalink

i was naughty and did not give this Keigs carving away as i had planned. ~ well technically i did gift it, to myself



in situ. perfect.




 
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ms pleasant
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Posted: 2008-01-01 6:39 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-12-30 20:30, bigbrotiki wrote:
Damn Dawn dats nice! Congrats Ken, to the painting, and to the wife with such good taste!


Thanks Sven, that's sweet.

Dogbytes, that carving by Keigs is great, but the painted portion of the piece is out of this world!!! Happy New Year.


 
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Bora Boris
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Joined: Mar 25, 2005
Posts: 2576
From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2008-01-06 7:54 pm   Permalink

I didn't get too much Tiki stuff but I did get this postcard. A friend of mine said they'd had it for a while and they had gotten it somewhere in El Centro, Ca.

The image has a 1987 Copyright which doesn’t seem that long ago until you think about it and realize that was 21 Years ago!! The website of the company that made it is dead. I don’t think there were very many websites in 1987 so obviously it’s a not that old but it appears to be a reprinted vintage post card.





So where was the Bali Bar? It looks Pre-Tiki until you see the Drink Umbrellas.

The address on the back – Ave. Torondino No 5 doesn’t show up in a Google search.

It seems like it was a nice place or at least it was the day the picture was taken.


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2008-01-06 10:36 pm   Permalink

An enduring mystery, one of the first tropical bar images that re-entered pop culture. The Bartender looks South-American, or maybe, judging by the name of the street, Italian.

Quantity Postcards was a great company, sort of the TASCHEN of postcard companies. Not only did they re-issue vintage 50s postcards unaltered in the front (no "funny" or "cute" one-liners printed across the original images), but they also printed the original captions on the back, which are often funnier than any made-up slogans.

in the early 80s, I used to live one block up the street from their store in North Beach, S.F. which was just across from the Savoy-Tivoli. What a great store, wall to wall postcards. Wayne, the owner, bought up cool old-stock cards and re-sold them, and he even travelled as far as Germany (Italy?) to dig in the archives of old postcard companies for weird images and then get the rights to reprint them. Wish I had kept the coolest ones...some are still in circulation.

The OTHER perennial tropical bar postcard from Quantity is the glass-balancing Stanley The Great. But this one never had the original caption, it was first revealed in Tiki Modern that the photo hailed from Miami's Castaway Hotel Tahitian Bar.


 
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Bora Boris
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From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2008-01-06 11:06 pm   Permalink

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On 2008-01-06 22:36, bigbrotiki wrote:
Not only did they re-issue vintage 50s postcards unaltered in the front (no "funny" or "cute" one-liners printed across the original images), but they also printed the original captions on the back, which are often funnier than any made-up slogans.



That's good to hear. Besides ruining the images "Funny" or "Cute" captions are never as clever as the writer thinks they are and the jokes are often outdated before they're even printed.


 
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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2008-01-07 07:49 am   Permalink

Come to think of it- Here is that other postcard I am talking about above:



Everybody has seen it, it must have been a Quantity Postcard bestseller. I finally got to put it in its historical context on page 257 of TIKI MODERN. What I have yet to see though is an example of the Stanley The Great cocktail glasses:



Note the typical "Big Head" caricature of the master on the left (with balancing glass tray). Apparently it was put on glasses, with his moniker in red underneath. Does anyone here have one and can they please post a picture of it? Does anyone have extras and can they please send me one ? (...or did they all break? )

(Other noteworthy details in that photo are the Tiki Ti-like cards plastered on the wall and ceiling, and on the back wall, where we also can make out his name, "STAN".)

Oh, and here's an added bonus scan: The BACK of the "GO GO 'til 5 a.m./Wreck Bar" postcard on page 258 of Tiki Mod.

Pretty funny...


 
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Bora Boris
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From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2008-01-07 10:15 am   Permalink

That is funny and of course now I also want a Stanley the Great glass. I also want someone to find Stanley and if he's alive bring him to This years Hukilau.

 
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Bogielocks
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Joined: Feb 11, 2007
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From: New Bedford, MA
Posted: 2008-01-07 10:47 am   Permalink

He looks like Alec Baldwin...

 
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Sophista-tiki
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Joined: Sep 13, 2005
Posts: 1714
From: Seattle WA
Posted: 2008-01-07 12:10 pm   Permalink

I'm just getting back on line after a couple of weeks of camping at the beach. this year it was the cook Islands. thanks to everyone who came to hang out with me at the camp site! It wasn't my most delux campsite ever, but still had a great ambiance. here's the prizes I got for Christmas.



total surprise. Ken and I received each others art for Christmas. I got a great keigs from Dogbytes! and Heather purchased one of my paintings for Ken.

I also got the cutest hand bag EVER!!!!!! this tiny Fijian Tapa bag came all the way from Puamana"s recent vacation to Fiji. Dawn








 
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Hiphipahula
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Posted: 2008-01-08 12:50 am   Permalink

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On 2008-01-07 10:47, Bogielocks wrote:
He looks like Alec Baldwin...



I think a mix between Dick Clark & Dick Van dyke... is a Dick a Dick by any other name?
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LOL Tiki
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Joined: Sep 06, 2007
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From: San Diegoish
Posted: 2008-01-13 7:30 pm   Permalink

I got this guy. He's living in the garage right now because he smells, like fish. Santa picked him up on eBay and he came straight from Thailand, so I'm guessing his career as a lamp is only a few weeks old. If anyone knows how to get rid of Fugu Funk I'd really like to hear about it.




I also got these three monkeys. Monkeys are cool, you can't ever have too many monkeys.




Not Tiki, but amusing...




And maybe the best gift ever - Overnighted from Honolulu, 6 pints of Lappert's Ice Cream!

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JanetMermaid
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Joined: Dec 31, 2007
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From: Lockhart, TX
Posted: 2008-01-16 5:10 pm   Permalink

OH. MY. GOD.

I'd KILL for some Lappert's Kauai Pie ice cream.

You're right! That's the BEST gift!







 
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LOL Tiki
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From: San Diegoish
Posted: 2008-01-17 12:11 pm   Permalink

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On 2008-01-16 17:10, JanetMermaid wrote:
OH. MY. GOD.

I'd KILL for some Lappert's Kauai Pie ice cream.

You're right! That's the BEST gift!









Kauai Pie! Got some of that; and Chocolate, Mango Sorbet, White Chocolate and a couple of Coconut/Fruit Sorbet mixes. Mmmmmmmm!
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