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Looking for nautical theme room decor suggestions/suppliers
UtopianDreem
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From: LA County, CA
Posted: 2005-06-18 9:35 pm   Permalink

Not sure if this is your style, but there's a place in San Diego that does some nice sandcastings: Faust Sandcastings



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Shipwreckjoey
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2005-06-18 11:27 pm   Permalink

I love pelicans (white or brown). Pelicans are fishermen, whereas seagulls are scavengers. I've sat on the shore and watched a pelican catch a fish only to see a gull try to steal it away from him (or her). That jus' ain't right, but I reckon it's nature's way, kinda like "the frog & the scorpion" (but that's a whole other story).

 
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ZebraTiki
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From: Enchanted Bay Area, CA
Posted: 2005-06-19 5:41 pm   Permalink

I'm so glad there are lots of pelican fans!

I confess that one of the reasons I like the Cliff House restaurant is to watch the pelicans fly by at window level. The brown pelicans always remind me of pteranodons.

I've had a white pelican trying to mooch tidbits off my plate at an outdoor cafe in Tiburon. They are deadly accurate with the tip of that beak.


 
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Tiki-bot
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Posted: 2005-06-19 10:41 pm   Permalink

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On 2005-06-17 05:36, aquaorama wrote:
Tiki-Bot & Mrs. P-

I've got a clear glass buoy lens I can donate. It makes a really good lamp. It's from one of the local buoys taken out of service in 1967. I'd like to see it go to the room of a future Tiki Lover. Just shoot me a PM.



Cool! What does it look like? We actually have a sconce lamp on the wall we need to replace/alter with something more aligned wit the theme. Can you send me a pic of it and it's size?

Thanks!
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mrs. pineapple
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Posted: 2005-06-20 08:37 am   Permalink

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On 2005-06-19 17:41, ZebraTiki wrote:
I'm so glad there are lots of pelican fans!

I confess that one of the reasons I like the Cliff House restaurant is to watch the pelicans fly by at window level. The brown pelicans always remind me of pteranodons.

I've had a white pelican trying to mooch tidbits off my plate at an outdoor cafe in Tiburon. They are deadly accurate with the tip of that beak.



I used to take the Oakland Ferry into the city for work a few years ago, and we'd see squadrons of pelicans out on the bay, and they are really one of the most beautiful birds ever (I like the Great Blue Heron, hummingbirds and any hawks too!) I agreee with SWJ, seagulls are one step up from pigeons, while pelicans are working for a living!

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joefla70
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Joined: Jan 17, 2005
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From: Fort Lauderdale
Posted: 2005-06-20 2:06 pm   Permalink

Hi Tik-Bot

My wife did an "Enchanted Tiki Room" nursery for our baby girl. Here is the link to the thread with pictures.
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=14212&forum=1 . It is still not finished yet. We want to do a faux thatched roof for the window seat area. Later, when she does not need a crib anymore and moves into a bed, we plan to do a mural on the wall behind the bed. I was thinking of doing a tangaroa tree (from the enchanted tiki room at disneyland).

Anyway... regarding your quest for nautical items and pelicans, I may have something you would like. When I bought my house, I inherited a cast of pelican perched on a wooden pole. It is made of concrete and is painted brown (I think.) It is a bit heavy,and might cost a bunch to ship, but you can certainly have it if you want it for whatever the shipping cost would be. I'll take a picture of it later and post it here.

As far as suppliers of nautical items, I have seen lots of decorative items at Marshalls that look nautical.

Oh, I just remembered seeing an episode of

Finally... I know this wouldn't necessarily be appropriate for a kids room (although I have tiki mugs in my kids room), here are a couple nautical themed cocktail shakers that I thought were pretty cool. One is a lighthouse and the other is a Ship's port lantern and starboard lantern .

OTHER IDEAS:

1. Make a lifesaver shaped pillow with "S.S. Tiki-Bot" -- or whatever your last name is -- embroidered on it. Or, as a wall decoration, you could probably get a regular lifesaver with the same embroidery.(I actually found this site http://www.popsicletoes.com/main/Youth%20Bedding.All.6/display.group/Nautical after I thought of it).

2. Get an old trunk to store toys in. My parents had one that they got pretty cheap at an antique store. It looked like a pirate's treasure chest... kinda like thishttp://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=63591&item=7331640941&rd=1

They also had...

3. A mirror that looked like a ship's steering wheel. (Or you can mount a clock on to the wheel)

4. Porthole mirror or picture frame. http://www.nautical-products.com/nautical-mirrors.html

5. Nautical bric-a-brac. I've seen decorative items at Marshalls that looks like sextants, barometers mounted on wood, etc.

6. Glass globes mounted in netting. (I found some of these at a place called "Old time Pottery." I've also seen them at stores (locally) that sell sea shells.

7. Shells. How about a nice, big conch!

8. Bed shaped like a dinghy. (I actually saw an episode of Trading Spaces Boys vs. Girls where they made a room that looked like a pirate's ship. It was very cool.

9. Nautical flags that spell out the child's name.

10. Telegraph. http://www.nautical-instrument.com/telegraphs.html

11. Wallpaper that looks like old nautical charts or antique maps.


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cynfulcynner
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From: Ocean Beach, San Francisco
Posted: 2005-06-20 2:44 pm   Permalink

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On 2005-06-20 14:06, joefla70 wrote:

1. Make a lifesaver shaped pillow with "S.S. Tiki-Bot" -- or whatever your last name is -- embroidered on it. Or, as a wall decoration, you could probably get a regular lifesaver with the same embroidery.



I could make that for cheap!



 
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mrs. pineapple
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Posted: 2005-06-20 3:39 pm   Permalink

WOW! JoeFla - that is really great information, thank you so much for the ideas. It's really nice to see that we're not the only people who think tiki's are appropriate for babies! (We know how Otto and Baby Doe feel about it, and we know Vander impressed everyone at the Oasis with his knowledge of tikis, so we pretty sure it won't warp ours to have tikis in his room!)
Sydney is adorable! Just so there's no mistake though, this room is, of course, more for us, than the baby Pineapple, but hopefully he'll like it too
We'll post some pictures down the road as we get things accomplished!

Cindy - we'll talk about the flotation device!

thanks again for all the feedback!

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aquaorama
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Posted: 2005-06-21 6:31 pm   Permalink

Hey Tiki-Bot

I'm stuck up in Lake Tahoe until Friday. I'll send ya a picture this weekend. It looks like a very small version of a lighthouse lens. It's about 7 to 8 inches tall and 10 inches wide. It's pretty much a glass sleeve with no top or bottom. It has the grooves in the glass so that a ".77 amp" buoy lightbuld will show for 4 miles. It looks really cool with a candle of lightbulb in it.


 
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