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Large Tiki Fork and Spoon Collecting
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Joined: Jul 16, 2006
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2009-10-21 08:43 am   Permalink

We love our giant fork and spoon that we have up on display in the house. They make a perfect kitschy transition from the lounge area of the house into the kitchen. Yeah, they're not the most intricately carved or designed, but I think that's kinda the point - they're supposed to be tacky.

They're certainly weird, but they do have their place as part of the tiki past.

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Joined: Oct 04, 2009
Posts: 584
From: fallbrook,ca
Posted: 2009-11-22 2:28 pm   Permalink


On 2008-12-02 10:42, ErichTroudt wrote:
I had a broken Spoon with a nice handle.... I need door handles for the hut.....

Erich, your door handle idea inspired me.The fork is mounted on the other side of the door.

The door needs to be tikifiied, but this is agood start I think.

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Joined: Oct 25, 2005
Posts: 119
From: Ann Arbor Michigan
Posted: 2010-11-03 2:38 pm   Permalink

I FINALLY broke down and got my fork & spoon. Spent about $12 in gas to pick it up at a thrift an hour away from me for $3. So call it $15 for the set. A gal I know has a craft store with a few collectibles in the back that I have gotten a Coco Joe's and a Leilani from and her daughter saw the f&s at a thrift that she works at and messaged me about them on fb. So now I have my TikiTaki.

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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
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From: Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 2010-11-12 09:15 am   Permalink

As for the origin of Big fork and spoons, A friend told me this many years ago; "I dated a Filipino guy and they have a set in his parents house. He told me that folk lore has it that Ancient Filipinos were GIANTS and the big fork and spoon is an homage to their ancestory."

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Joined: Aug 03, 2010
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Posted: 2010-11-17 08:03 am   Permalink


Well I took a pick of a tub of spoons and forks I have in storage. I pick them up whenever I see them for under $5 for a pair. Most I've paid around a $1 and I plan to make a lamp of something interesting with them at some point.

I like the ones we've found that have little ducks and heart decals applied.


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Joined: Nov 13, 2009
Posts: 213
From: redding ca.
Posted: 2010-12-03 7:34 pm   Permalink

I too have a spoon in my set. It was given to me by my brother when he was staioned out of P.I. looks like the standard style, but I did happen to come across this set at a salvation army today for a buck. Haven't seen one like this before.

Wasn't realy looking for them, and like many of the others I pass em' by, but these I liked

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Matt Reese
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Joined: May 09, 2005
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2010-12-06 04:55 am   Permalink

Funny how much those things are going for these days. I've got them everywhere in my 'galley' area. Here's a quick shot... they are on nearly every post. Couldn't do that at todays prices, but back when you could find them for $3 to $4 a pair...

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Joined: Jul 18, 2004
Posts: 673
From: Tiki in a Crowsnest, AB., Canada
Posted: 2011-06-10 4:11 pm   Permalink

It's funny, I really don't like these things at all but when you see some of them set up in your spaces, they look pretty good! I still think the majority of these should be cut down so only the Tikis survive but that's just my opinion! That being said, the pair (two posts back) added by ka'lenatiki are probably the coolest I've seen. Their original and are good Tikis.

There's an old house in Fort Langley that's been there forever. It's quite an old Arts and Crafts type house. They have this unique fence that goes around their property and it's really pretty cool. It's made with lots of old antiques, tools and other bits and bobs.

There's even a few floats thrown in, that's right close to the Sewing Machine!:

And sure enough, at the end of the fence:

A little weathered now but still holding up!
There's just no escaping these giant Forks and Spoons!!!

Mahalo, TabooDan

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Sweet Daddy Tiki
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Joined: Jul 20, 2003
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From: Edmonton
Posted: 2011-06-10 5:36 pm   Permalink

That fence is awesome, dan. I like the way the fork & spoon weathered. is the rest of the property "excentric"?
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2012-05-21 9:34 pm   Permalink

I thought these Witcos were big

Until I saw these from the Seattle's World Fair!


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Tiki Centralite

Joined: Jul 14, 2011
Posts: 88
Posted: 2012-07-05 4:02 pm   Permalink

Just found these at my local goodwill for $4 for the set. What's cool is that it still has the original tag from "The Monkeypod Wood Shop" in Honolulu, HI. Got 'em hung up already!


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Joined: Mar 11, 2011
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Posted: 2013-01-09 10:12 am   Permalink

I love this image

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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2013-06-30 6:32 pm   Permalink

The Bali Hai here in SD has a set that includes the matching knife. Anyone ever seen another one of those out there?

I have a few sets from various pacific tourist hubs:

Papua New Guinea's version:

Rapa Nui Kava Kava man set:

Tahiti's full tableware version:

New Zealand Maori decorative:

Maori salad servers:

Maori Hei Tiki resin salad servers:

Buzzy Out!


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Hale Tiki
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Joined: Oct 19, 2004
Posts: 1799
From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2013-07-01 05:41 am   Permalink


On 2013-01-09 10:12, SandraDee wrote:
I love this image

HAH! Wonderful photo

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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
Posts: 7918
From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2013-07-06 05:43 am   Permalink

I kneed a tiki knife for a project. Anyone ?

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