||Official Introductions Thread. New Members, Post your introduction here...
|tikis from belgium|
Joined: Feb 07, 2011
|Posted: 2011-02-13 07:36 am  Permalink|
Joined: Feb 13, 2011
|Posted: 2011-02-13 08:59 am  Permalink|
I just found this forum while while researching Shag.
Let's see, I live in Denver, CO and used to run a framing store for about 10 years. I came across the Tiki scene about 3 years ago and have actively buying pieces from Shag, Mark Ryden and others. Feel free to ask me anything. Thanks!
|Tiki Man Hawaii|
Joined: Feb 15, 2011
From: Bend OR
|Posted: 2011-02-15 12:28 pm  Permalink|
Very cool room. I just came across you all today and didn't know such a place existed!
I've been going to Hawaii since 1978 and have lived there off and on up until 2000. I lived the Maui Life for several years and told the story of Hawaii through original hand painted collectible trading cards from local Maui artist Richard Fields.
Back in 1999, Pokemon' was all the rage and my children couldn't get enough of them. That was when I thought I needed to bring a positive message to the youth of America and introduce them to Tiki Man. We printed 50,000 packs of these beautiful cards and sold quite a few for a couple years, but they never caught on.
All that to say, I have several thousand packs and haven't done anything with them for over 10 years and I thought maybe Tiki Man Hawaii was ahead of his time.
So, I am unashamedly giving away these cards (5 pack max.) to whomever wants them, and I would love to hear from the Tiki community to see if they are worth entering back into the marketplace.
I'm not asking anyone to buy from me, if you want a free pack of 10 cards just let me know.
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Joined: Feb 15, 2011
From: Spencer, IN
|Posted: 2011-02-15 5:31 pm  Permalink|
For as long as I can remember, I've always wanted a tiki room (Pool, hot tub, tiki bar, the works). Well, in June, I'm getting married and moving in to my first place, and thus my journey begins...
|nui 'umi 'umi|
Joined: Feb 21, 2011
From: La Mirada Atoll
|Posted: 2011-02-21 10:15 pm  Permalink|
My name is David. I've been lurking for some time and enjoying my tiki fix several times a a day here at Tiki Central. My habit started way back in the mid sixties when I built a small water feature with a large lava rock, some tiki torches and a couple of rolls of bamboo fencing I bought at a place called "Palley's" in east
los Angeles .nMy lovely wife of nearly forty years has not only enabled me but actively encourages me in this vice. I suspect she's been bitten. We went to Don the Beachcomber (on McCadden Pl.) following my wifes prom in '68. I use to frequent "The Tikis" in M.P. till it went Disco. My tiki urges lay dorment for many years.A couple of years ago my grown son happened to show me some tiki mugs he'd found at a thrift store-we went to his house and he showed me quite a collection. I jumped back in with both feet. I have a free standing tiki bar (seats six) in the backyard, lotsa tiki, 150 plus mugs and have not met a Mai Tai I didn't like.( my fav is my own using the traditional T V recipe) I also have a spare bedroom( now the tiki room) filled with tiki stuff and can't control my urges to accumulate more. I introduced my brother- he really got bit and he is an active and frequent contributor (Tikivato) to t c .I have learned so much from Tiki Central- I am so glad that I finally Joined.
Joined: Mar 03, 2009
From: Whittier, CA
|Posted: 2011-02-21 11:21 pm  Permalink|
Welcome my Brother. Glad to see you posting and no longer a lurker. You forgot to mention that you taught me how to carve Tiki's from Palm fronds when I was a mere lad of 11, 49 years ago.
Joined: Feb 24, 2011
|Posted: 2011-02-24 11:48 am  Permalink|
Hi all Things tiki lovers,
I saw a post about "Ports of call" Chicago and was thrilled! I went with my Dad on a business trip and ate there. It was incredible!!!!! I had the "virgin" pineapple drink in a real pineapple! I remember walking over bridges over water to get to our table. I was blown away by this incredible immersive environment , a fantasy of wonder and delight for any 11 yr. old. I went on to move to So, Cal and went to Kelbo's,Tiki-Tai,Tips , Moon gate and a large outdoor Polynesian restaurant in east.riverside?
I wish Moon gate was still there in Van Nuys Excellent Chinese food (old school east cost gourmet) Fantastic Tiki drinks with real Gardenias floating in them,Orchid wall with trickling water Huge bamboo 1960's peak of tiki interior a little dusty And a wonderful Hostess Susan Ahn Cuddy who was hilarious! Looking for some places to go to now!
Joined: Jun 17, 2008
From: Riverside, California
|Posted: 2011-02-24 12:05 pm  Permalink|
Hi Marilyn - Welcome to Tiki Central!
Just wanted to let you know the Moon Gate building on Van Nuys Blvd. in Panorama City remains, you can still see the original round window next to the blvd entrance is still intact. Its been a latino business for some time within a larger latino shopping center. If I can find my modern photo I'll post it.
I've met a few people from the SF Valley that went to Moon Gate back in the day. The reason for my interest is I used to live across the street and wondered what the building must have been years ago...I found my answer here on T.C. one day reading thru the forums. Thanks for the memories. G
tiki since '67!
Joined: Feb 26, 2011
From: Mount Vernon, WA USA
|Posted: 2011-02-26 11:12 pm  Permalink|
Hello! I am Diane and I live north of Seattle, WA, about 70 miles. I like to browse thrift stores for vintage 'stuff' and I came across these a couple of weeks ago. I don't know anything about them except after hours of searching with Google and then through a ton of posts here I came across a pic of the same mug. I sent a message to the gal, Zeta, and I hope she gets it.
In real life, they are 6" (15cm) tall.
Thanks for any replies!!
3-1-11 After more searching on Google, I found the image is, as Zeta said, the plumed serpent god, Quetzalcoatl of the Aztec/Mayan civilization. the same image is found carved in the rock on the Temple of Quetzalcoatl.
So, I don't think you all would call it Tiki at all! It must be a knockoff souvenir from Mexico. It is nicely designed and I think worth having.
Anyone wishing to delete this message is fine with me. I had a nice time visiting and learned a lot! Also remembered a mid 70s visit to the LosGatos CA Tiki Bar which was buried deep in my memory. thanks Folks!
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Joined: Feb 27, 2011
|Posted: 2011-02-27 2:03 pm  Permalink|
i just registered here and am looking forward to finding inspiration for my soon to be tiki garden....a big fan of tiki art as well...here's one of my latest posters
Joined: Mar 01, 2011
From: san diego
|Posted: 2011-03-01 08:52 am  Permalink|
Hi, I am new to tiki central. Been a seller at tiki oasis for many years.
I made some new tiki earrings and matching bobby pins
I have many hair flowers in my shop so check it out:)
Grand Member (first year)
Joined: Nov 23, 2006
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
|Posted: 2011-03-01 10:42 am  Permalink|
Giving a big shout out to all the newbies...welcome to TC. Looks like a lot of great artwork. Have fun!!!
"Oh waiter, another cocktail please!!!"
Joined: Mar 01, 2011
|Posted: 2011-03-02 5:21 pm  Permalink|
just joined yesterday. discovered this site through my good friend Buzzy.
Joined: Mar 02, 2011
|Posted: 2011-03-02 5:49 pm  Permalink|
Mahalo! My name is Chris Clark. Brand New to the forum. My Friend Rose turned me on to this site and I'm so glad she did This place rocks!
|Vegasbilly & Lil Hula|
Joined: Mar 03, 2011
From: Las Vegas since 73'
|Posted: 2011-03-03 07:07 am  Permalink|
Although new to T. C. Lil Hula and I have been enjoying the Tiki lifestyle for quite a while now. Just thought it was time to join up and say Hi!