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Tiki Finds
Sweet Daddy Tiki
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Joined: Jul 20, 2003
Posts: 1099
From: Edmonton
Posted: 2004-08-02 11:56 pm   Permalink

It's been a while since I've posted thrift store finds because I don't own a digital camera & have to borrow Tiki A. Moaikingbird's each time. Here's what I've found in the last month and a bit:

The stuff in this picture is all from one visit to Value Village at the end of June. I had a coupon for $3 off a $10 purchase, so I just kept looking and finding stuff.



2 wahine mugs from the Hawaiian Village in New Westminster B.C.



I got all excited because I found a website that seemed to indicate that this restaurant still exists but then I checked Tiki Road Trip and found out it closed in the 90's. 49 each

Coco Joe monstera leaf letter/napkin holder ("hapa wood"). $1.99

Pacifica House Hawaiian Cook Book from 1968. Lots of beautiful color photos (I've since seen later editions with the same photos in b&w), mint condition. $1.99

A large piece of Hawaiian fabric $5.99

Total, including tax:$8.51



Not an exciting find for most, but it's the first glass tiki mug I've found. And I like the way this picture turned out using only natural light.



Homemade Moai with strange paintjob

and from this weekend:



Trader Vic's (Hawaii) Tiki Liki mug and this Treasure Craft couple with a 1958 copyright date:



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tikijackalope
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Joined: Oct 23, 2003
Posts: 825
From: KS/MO
Posted: 2004-08-07 12:18 am   Permalink

Sweet Daddy Tiki reported:
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Not an exciting find for most, but it's the first glass tiki mug I've found. And I like the way this picture turned out using only natural light.


If that mug is smiling on the other side, its just like one I found yesterday. Btw, all of your pics look great, publication quality, I'd say.

I found this last month in a small Oklahoma town. I was working and couldn't pick it up, but am going back after it in a few days:

Its made of different colors of gravel and cowry shells. I don't know if its Polynesian or African but I have a thing about shells lately. Is there a name for this art form? Anybody know where such a thing would come from?


 
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johntiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2002
Posts: 1528
From: MD
Posted: 2004-08-07 9:51 pm   Permalink

A major find for this area - 8" tall - $6.00 at the local Goodwill!


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naugatiki
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Joined: Jan 02, 2004
Posts: 870
From: Port Angeles, Wa
Posted: 2004-08-08 5:04 pm   Permalink

I stumbled on a match book collector and dug through an 20 gallon aquarium full of books to find these babies, also I've been meaning to post these swizzle sticks so here they are.


 
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spy-tiki
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Joined: May 11, 2003
Posts: 741
From: glendale, ca
Posted: 2004-08-08 5:22 pm   Permalink

I never find anything, but I finally did. I'd like to see if any of the experts know anythng about these. Both came from an estate sale where the people had obviously traveled extensively so hopefully these aren't just trinkets from Cost Plus.

First is this mask. Does it look like a style specific to a certain island?



Then this watercolor. Looks like a resort somewhere, but no info anywhere on the art. Anyone been here? The artists name is Linton.
Thanks!



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Octane
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Joined: Jun 23, 2003
Posts: 316
From: SLO California
Posted: 2004-08-08 9:17 pm   Permalink

great looking stuff everybody.

i would guess that the mask is in a Marquesan/tahitian design.


 
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Johnny Dollar
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Joined: Oct 01, 2003
Posts: 3068
From: Columbus, Ohiya
Posted: 2004-08-09 06:13 am   Permalink

very cool stuff folks!

i scored a hawaiian room, hotel lexington nyc matchbook this weekend.


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Stainless Steel Tiki
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Joined: Jul 30, 2004
Posts: 17
Posted: 2004-08-11 8:47 pm   Permalink

Sacred guardians of the Tiki drink mixings. Or whatever...

Found at Big Lots! for $6.00 (bananas not included).





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Slacks Ferret
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
Posts: 1319
From: Calgary
Posted: 2004-08-12 6:09 pm   Permalink

Found this at the antique mall just 2 days ago. It had a label that said it was "Kon Tici" It's about a foot high maybe 14"...


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kingslod
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Joined: Mar 26, 2002
Posts: 173
From: Portland, OR
Posted: 2004-08-13 12:12 pm   Permalink

I picked-up this giant carved mask at a local vintage store (Home Ec) about an hour after someone came in and sold it to the store. It was a great price considering the size--over 4 ft tall! A little voice in my head was whispering to me all day to "go to Home Ec." I walked in and this was the first thing I saw...



It's now going to be the centerpiece of my basement bar!

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stuff-o-rama
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Joined: Nov 20, 2003
Posts: 752
From: Central Coast of California
Posted: 2004-08-14 6:06 pm   Permalink

I was cleaning out the garage and found a box of my Grandfather's things. Inside of it was this gem! An original brochure from the opening of the Tiki Room at Disneyland! He was a plasterer by trade and worked on the original Matterhorn and Sleeping Beauty's Castle.The scan is kind of large but I wanted to share the text as well. Love the French Puppet Show guy!





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Stainless Steel Tiki
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Joined: Jul 30, 2004
Posts: 17
Posted: 2004-08-14 9:30 pm   Permalink

A thrift store find for 50 cents. An "HIP Original". The sticker on the back reads, "THE BIG HIBISCUS PUPU DISH. Made by Hawaiians with Lava."

I hope Pele's infamous curse will overlook the lava bit...




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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Joined: Aug 20, 2002
Posts: 2802
From: Carson, California
Posted: 2004-08-15 6:47 pm   Permalink

Stuff-O-Rama,

Nice find! Those brochures go for a bundle on E-bay when they come up for auction. Congrats!

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stuff-o-rama
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Joined: Nov 20, 2003
Posts: 752
From: Central Coast of California
Posted: 2004-08-15 9:13 pm   Permalink

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On 2004-08-15 18:47, Sabu The Coconut Boy wrote:
Stuff-O-Rama,

Nice find! Those brochures go for a bundle on E-bay when they come up for auction. Congrats!

Sabu



I also found a bunch of Original Mickey Mouse Club albums from the '50s, complete with the books and extras. I'm keeping them all though. Hopefully I won't get so strapped for cash that I'd have to eBay them. I'll just put 'em on the hi-fi and "Sing-Along with Jimmy Dodd"!!


 
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Satan's Sin
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Joined: Jun 13, 2004
Posts: 729
From: Imperial Beach, CA
Posted: 2004-08-16 09:41 am   Permalink

Stuff-o-rama --

Really nice brochure, just excellent -- thanks for posting -- !


 
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