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PockyTiki
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From: central MA
Posted: 2006-03-06 11:47 am   Permalink

*craves almond joy now*

 
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McTiki
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Posted: 2006-03-07 09:35 am   Permalink

Uhhh Ohhh. Beware Pocky Beware. I have dumped alot of sheckles into these mugs now after catching the bug 2 years ago. I even remember flaming a certain cheeseburger in paradise mug (blushing) that is born of one of this Ohana's own. Now I can't find that mug. I have every Trader Vic, almost every Don, just started on the Munks, it just goes on forever. I even have my kids scouting for them. We have no room left, but, I always find a place for one more. Most of all....have fun. It's an adventure.

 
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PockyTiki
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Posted: 2006-03-07 11:54 am   Permalink

yes indeed it is. Even my mom was helping me out. She was listing off all these stores for me to try. Good times. Oh fyi on your space problems. Just make more shelves, they're not hard to make.
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PockyTiki
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Posted: 2006-03-07 2:27 pm   Permalink

Here's the Tapa Cloth i was telling you about. There's 2 pieces. Very big too.


Anyways the story behind these: My grandparents both were stationed at the American Somoa during WW2 and they managed to purchase these beautiful tapa cloths from the natives. Mind you back in WW2 American Somoa was still very very indigenous. But my family had these laying in an old trunk down here in the basement and i just found em. Awesome stuff i say!
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Posted: 2006-03-07 2:30 pm   Permalink

nice find!! keep digging around down there and see if you can find anything else.

 
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PockyTiki
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Posted: 2006-03-07 2:32 pm   Permalink

well my grandparents have (supposedly) a TON of this stuff laying about in their home, so i wanna go over and investigate sometime, and possibly aprehend these babies. It's really neat material. Idk if you guys know this, but tapa cloth is made from wood and cloth. They literally POUND the wood down so much, that it forms Into the cloth material. Very cool.
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Tikiwahine
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Posted: 2006-03-07 2:37 pm   Permalink

Great find Pocky! It looks like you have grown up with tiki in your midst, but you didn't know it until now!

 
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PockyTiki
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Posted: 2006-03-07 2:39 pm   Permalink

my grandparents are AVID travellers and have visited MANY places, including the Pacific, India, Africa, Europe, and China and Japan. All sorts of places. 3 years ago (?) they went to Australia as well.
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Sweet Daddy Tiki
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Posted: 2006-03-07 3:00 pm   Permalink

Dude, stop changing the title of this post -- you're just inviting confusion. Start a new thread when you have something new. The tapa should have its own thread separate from the mug stuff.

Hope to see more cool finds from your grandparents. Cheers.
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Formikahini
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Posted: 2006-03-07 3:05 pm   Permalink

Lucky b*astard.

My grandparents and greatgrandparents (who did have some money back then) bought reproduction French froo-froo furniture in the 1920's (e.g., painted marbletop "commodes"(chests) when they COULD have bought:

A.) REAL antiques from the 1800's
B.) Cool-ass Art Nouveau items/furniture, cast-off and passe by the '20's
C.) Cooler-ass Art Deco anything, all the rage then
D.) Art from then not-very-known artists around the freakin' world (Picasso, French anybody, ah-hell-you-name-it)
E.) Anything cool and ethnic

But no.
Reproduction French Louis Whichever sh*t. I HATE froo-froo French furniture, even more when it's repro!! Porcelain lamps with shepherdesses and lotsa....uh...froo-froo sticky-out details on it (what else do you CALL that stuff??). HIDeous. I mean, it's worth something to people who love that kind of stuff, and you can believe my siblings and I will be selling it to them come the day!!

And sadly, all the family money is now gone (baaaaad business decisions through the decades, e.g, the great-uncle who told my newly-widowed grandmother in the late '40's, "Sell the lumberyard [one of the TOPS in Texas at that time]; you're a woman - you don't want to deal with business matters! Just sell it and get cash.")

The coolest thing I have from them is a photo of my maternal grandparents wearing mariachi/maja outfits for "Charro Days" in Brownsville.

I'd LOVE to find a trunk of tapa!! Congrats, PockyT! May the treasures continue to fall into your lap (and my your family make better businessmen than mine did)
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Tikiwahine
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Posted: 2006-03-07 3:18 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-03-07 15:00, Sweet Daddy Tiki wrote:
Dude, stop changing the title of this post -- you're just inviting confusion. Start a new thread when you have something new. The tapa should have its own thread separate from the mug stuff.



OR you could add your find to the end of the 'Tiki Finds' thread, it's one of my favorites, and I check it regularly.


 
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PockyTiki
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Posted: 2006-03-07 3:40 pm   Permalink

well...someone said that i should just add stuff to one of my already existing threads...so it's partially not my fault. Sorry I'll take that into account.
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hewey
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Posted: 2006-03-07 6:29 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-03-07 15:40, PockyTiki wrote:
well...someone said that i should just add stuff to one of my already existing threads...so it's partially not my fault. Sorry I'll take that into account.




That was me. I was talking in regards to putting all your art in the one thread, but I wasnt clear enough. Sorry Pocky!

Cool tapa though! My nan apparently has a WWII era grass skirt hidden away somewhere.
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PockyTiki
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Posted: 2006-03-07 6:31 pm   Permalink

Eh, it's alright! Hey ya learn somethin new everyday, right? WW2 era grass skirt eh? Wouldnt it be falling apart by now?

 
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PockyTiki
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Posted: 2006-03-08 08:58 am   Permalink

thanks for your positive response about this find., guys!

 
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