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Tiki Central Forums Collecting Tiki Tiki from Gurnee Mills, Illinois (and shameless kid photo)
Tiki from Gurnee Mills, Illinois (and shameless kid photo)
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Joined: May 11, 2004
Posts: 2061
From: Wisconsin
Posted: 2006-03-07 5:36 pm   Permalink

On Sunday my family and I took a day trip to Gurnee Mills, a huge shopping mall just south of the Wisconsin-Illinois border. Just after eating lunch at the Rainforest Cafe, we passed a store called Black Market Minerals. Something in the store caught my eye as we passed... tons of tikis!! There were rows and rows of hand carved tiki masks, and even some full-sized poles and some very cool signs. The mask I bought was only $12, but they ranged from $8 for the smallest to $20 for the very largest! The poles must have been between 3 and 4 feet tall and ranged from $50 to $100. I'm saving up to go back in a few weeks for more.

Here is the mask being shown by my two youngest sons, Brendan and Quinn.

Brendan couldn't resist trying it on!

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Joined: Sep 14, 2004
Posts: 4284
From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2006-03-07 6:15 pm   Permalink

mate - good value for $12! nice mask

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Joined: Jun 15, 2005
Posts: 7
From: Wisconsin
Posted: 2006-03-11 8:05 pm   Permalink

Good find. I stopped in that store last month and had the same thrill looking at all the masks and whatnots. I plan to pick up another next time I'm around that neck of the woods. I posted a pic of the one I got on the Tiki Finds thread. They are a good bargain. Each one seemed to be original too.

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