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Official Introductions Thread. New Members, Post your introduction here...
CivilSavage
Member

Joined: Jun 17, 2008
Posts: 2
Posted: 2008-06-17 4:57 pm   Permalink

Hello everyone, I'm just writing to introduce myself! I first found out about tiki when I visited Disneyland in California as a little girl and visited the Tiki Room! What a cool place that was! Since then, I've discovered a lot of vintage Tiki stuff from helping clean out my grandfather's house. He had quite a collection of strange vintage bar goodies, even some weird bar stuff that would be considered very inappropriate by today's standards. Back then people really knew how to take a joke!

Thanks for letting me post!

-Helena the Civil Savage


 
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Psycho Tiki D
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Oct 13, 2006
Posts: 1840
From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2008-06-17 5:03 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-06-17 16:57, CivilSavage wrote:
Hello everyone, I'm just writing to introduce myself! I first found out about tiki when I visited Disneyland in California as a little girl and visited the Tiki Room! What a cool place that was! Since then, I've discovered a lot of vintage Tiki stuff from helping clean out my grandfather's house. He had quite a collection of strange vintage bar goodies, even some weird bar stuff that would be considered very inappropriate by today's standards. Back then people really knew how to take a joke!

Thanks for letting me post!

-Helena the Civil Savage



Welcome. And by all means, please post the inappropriate stuff along with rest, because we like to see it here and believe me, as you will soon find out, everyone one here knows how to take a joke!

Psycho Tiki D (I know I am and inappropriate stuff is my middle name)!


 
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Bongo Bungalow
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1295
From: Indiana
Posted: 2008-06-17 6:37 pm   Permalink

Aloha newbees! You all sound so much more interesting than... than those boring people that walk the streets by day and watch American Idol by night!


 
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edsmith
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Joined: Jun 18, 2008
Posts: 2
From: CA
Posted: 2008-06-19 02:19 am   Permalink


Edsean in the house, how’s everybody doing here? I’m a newbie here and it’s nice to be part of this forum. I really love sharing thoughts and having a conversation. I’m a people person, I’m from Florida but I’m now based here in California for good. I hope to hear form you guys soon. More power to you all and see you around.


 
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TikiBink
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Joined: Jun 17, 2008
Posts: 1
From: Orlando, Florida
Posted: 2008-06-19 07:11 am   Permalink

I can't begin to explain how much I enjoyed my first Hukilau and my first visit to the Mai-Kai this past weekend!! Unfortunately, I was only able to make it to the Sunday finale but my girlfriend and her mom were there all three days and explained in great detail what I missed and picked up some great swag for me to make up for my lost time. Even so, I had a great time and was pleased to see how friendly everyone was. It was a great experience to be made to feel so welcome!

 
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South_Sea_Scotty
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Joined: Oct 08, 2006
Posts: 1
From: San Antonio, Texas
Posted: 2008-06-22 7:10 pm   Permalink

Aloha,

Scott from San Antonio, Texas here! I joined this message board about 2yrs ago but just got around to posting my intro. My wife, Stacie (aka Heelgrinder) and I enjoy collecting vintage Hawaiiana and tiki artifacts. I have a day job to take care of those mundane details like paying the mortgage, utilities, etc, but my passion is junkin! Every chance I get to roach around a flea market, estate sale, thrift store, or yard sale, I'm ON IT! I dig 1940's and 1950's vintage clothes including, but not limited to, rayon Hawaiian shirts. I sell vintage clothing at the Viva Las Vegas weekender under the name Top Stitch Vintage. My wife and I attended our 2nd Hukilau this year and brought along a couple friends from San Antonio...we all had a blast. I'm looking forward to participating more frequently on this message board in the future.

Scott


 
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Cousin it
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Joined: Jun 24, 2008
Posts: 1
Posted: 2008-06-24 11:03 am   Permalink

Hi everyone! I've just rediscovered my love of tikis within the last couple of years and have decided that I should start carving of my own. shttp://tikiroom.com/img/9255x4861368f.jpg
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albino tiki
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Jun 24, 2008
Posts: 26
From: Chicago
Posted: 2008-06-24 3:16 pm   Permalink

Hello. My name is Debbie and I live in Chicago. When I was 5 or 6, my parents used to take my brother and me to the Chicago TV for dinner, so I had an early introduction to tiki. I didn't develop the collecting bug for tiki until about 2 years ago when my fiance decided to build a home tiki lounge. I've been lurking here for a while, but have never posted, as I didn't think I had much to contribute. My fiance, Numatiki, and I attended the Aku Tiki auction yesterday. It was a great time and now I finally have something worth posting!

 
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Chinarose
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Jun 25, 2008
Posts: 34
From: Portland, OR
Posted: 2008-06-25 11:02 pm   Permalink

I have loved Tiki since childhood. Somewhere between visiting the "Enchanted Tiki Room" at Disneyland, occassional special birthday dinners at Trader Vic's and spending summers in Hawaii with my retired grandparents, I fell in love with Tiki. I had no idea until recently that Tiki had been revived or had a following. I thought most people viewed it as a tacky fad from a bygone era.

But what could be better than listening to some Arthur Lyman exotica while sipping a huge fruity rum drink by torchlight? It's just good fun.

Cheers!

[ This Message was edited by: Chinarose 2008-06-25 23:03 ]


 
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Tikiton
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Jun 24, 2008
Posts: 11
From: Lawrence, Kansas
Posted: 2008-06-26 07:39 am   Permalink

Hello everyone, I have been into Tiki and Exotica for about 12 years now. Mostly through music, not much in the way of tiki stuff.(Does booze count?) I am landlocked here in Kansas along with another tiki enthusiast, my wife. We make the best of it with outdoor cooking in the summers and tropical drinks. Some day we will have a more suitable tikified abode in more suitable weather, hopefully.

Cheers


 
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sungod
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Feb 07, 2003
Posts: 219
From: Tampa Bay/New Port Richey
Posted: 2008-06-26 1:01 pm   Permalink

Aloha and welcome Tikiton. You are in the right place.

 
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Bohemiann
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Apr 29, 2004
Posts: 446
From: Sarasota, Fla.
Posted: 2008-06-26 1:37 pm   Permalink

Welcome Albino! Post pics of what ya got! It don't cost nuthin'
I was fortunate enough to visit the TV at the Palmer house b4 it closed. We get to the windy city often on work and it is missed.




Welcome Tikiton..... Booze counts!
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Tiki Shaker
  

Joined: Jun 28, 2008
Posts: 767
From: Menifee, CA
Posted: 2008-06-28 09:32 am   Permalink

Hello! What's shakin'?

After years of off and on lurking, I've finally decided to join Tiki Central. What was it that finally got me to join? Well, I too stood in that 5 hour hell at Disneyland for tiki goodies this past Sunday. I hopped on here to see if others were venting... and after reading the venting, I felt an intense kinship!

I have a small tiki collection, around 40-50 mugs. I don't collect all items tiki. If I find something that is not a mug I like, I give it to my brother. He is the big collector. His entire apartment is tiki. (I need to get him to join one of these days). I also enjoy going to tiki events and tiki bars on the rare occasions I have the time. I've gone to the Tiki Farm sales the past few years... I'm sure I've actually seen quite a few of the members on here! When I lived in LA, I frequented the Tiki-Ti on a monthly basis. When ever I travel, I make sure I look to see if there is anything tiki I should be visiting.

For the most part, I collect mid century modern. Not high end stuff, I can't afford that. I also collect cocktail shakers (hence the name I chose for myself). But I have pared that down considerably. (Down to around 50 or so... i used to have 100's). When I lived in LA, I use to go to estate sales in the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys and I use to sell at the Rose Bowl. But after things got harder to find, and competition became too fierce, I decided to just do a little collecting for myself. It took me forever to get rid of the storage units of stuff!

My goal lately has been to keep things clean and simple (which is almost anti-tiki, I know... haha). But I find that it makes things easier that way (less cleaning!) That is why I now just keep/buy things that I actually like, not just keep/buy because they are tiki or barware or mid-century, etc...

I've included a photo of most of my tiki collection.



Well, I hope to frequent Tiki Central more often. Perhaps I'll even be able to contribute something more than just this simple introduction, sometime in the future.

Take care,

Tiki Shaker

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sandy4569
Member

Joined: Jun 30, 2008
Posts: 9
Posted: 2008-06-30 04:08 am   Permalink

Hi there,
Another newbie on this site - hope to meet lots of interesting people here!


 
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Finkitiki
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Jun 30, 2008
Posts: 23
From: Lake Tahoe
Posted: 2008-06-30 8:29 pm   Permalink

Aloha. It took me long enough but I finally joined up. Yes folks - there are tikis in the mountains!

 
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