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ukutiki
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Joined: Feb 25, 2009
Posts: 272
From: Michigan
Posted: 2014-12-22 4:32 pm   Permalink

Good point.

 
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Dr. Zarkov
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Joined: Mar 07, 2008
Posts: 543
Posted: 2014-12-26 12:09 pm   Permalink

I have had that problem. I just stick them in the closet in my Tiki Lounge rec room. The only one I haven't done that with is a giant ceramic drink dispenser shaped like a Tiki hut (see one here: http://www.bonanza.com/listings/Tiki-Hut-Beverage-Dispenser-Tapper-Jar-Monkey-Surfboard-2-Gallon/209771844?gpid=68416460701&gpkwd=&goog_pla=1&gclid=CICoxcXA5MICFWxp7AodG3cAZg). It's too big for the closet!

It's hard to pull someone aside and tell them that, in the face of all the kitsch surrounding them in your home, that the kitsch they chose for you is in bad taste.

Sometimes I have the opposite problem: One friend insisted on giving me a genuinely beautiful framed photo of a beach scene and a gorgeous ceramic sculpture of a whale from Oahu. I felt so badly that I finally did pull him aside and explain that his gifts actually were in too good taste for my Tiki Lounge!

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naugatiki
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Joined: Jan 02, 2004
Posts: 871
From: Port Angeles, Wa
Posted: 2014-12-26 2:12 pm   Permalink

Whenever you get a gift or invited to a bar or lounge that has a sign on it that says "Tiki Bar" or "Tiki Hut" on it prepare to be disappointed.

 
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King Bushwich the 33rd
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Joined: Jan 10, 2005
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From: Ling Cod Beach, CA 90803
Posted: 20 days ago; 1:38 pm   Permalink

Did not receive as gift but I bet some did get this from "outsiders" who just don't "get it".

Image courtesy of Sven Kirsten from some other social media webpage.






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AceExplorer
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Joined: Apr 03, 2008
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From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 20 days ago; 6:11 pm   Permalink

That is truly bad...

 
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Bam Bam
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Joined: May 13, 2016
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From: NEPA
Posted: 19 days ago; 3:33 pm   Permalink

The first year after I discovered tiki and had started carving my parents thought the ideal birthday present would of course be a Party City plastic shot glass on a chain and a set of plastic tiki goblets. Out of respect, the shot glass hangs from my mug shelf, but the goblets are hidden away in a corner of the kitchen, hopefully never to be used again.

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LoriLovesTiki
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Joined: Jul 03, 2011
Posts: 1298
From: NJ
Posted: 13 days ago; 6:44 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2018-01-01 13:38, King Bushwich the 33rd wrote:
Did not receive as gift but I bet some did get this from "outsiders" who just don't "get it".

Image courtesy of Sven Kirsten from some other social media webpage.






[ This Message was edited by: king bushwich the 33rd 2018-01-01 13:54 ]



I got the Giants version of this which is even more depressing due to the Giants horrible record this year! But in all seriousness it was a gift from my son's girlfriend who tried so hard and is such a sweetheart that it makes me love it. And my husband, who's not that into tiki is a big sports fan so it will get displayed. Her other gift was a homerun. It's a tin tub for drinks or whatever and she got "Life is Good" in both english and the Hawaiian translation engraved on it which is on our tiki hut (in Hawaiian - ola maika'i). LOVE!
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DriftwoodDrew
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Joined: Mar 11, 2017
Posts: 3
From: Petaluma, CA
Posted: 11 days ago; 04:20 am   Permalink

I just received a really cool generic ďTiki Bar OpenĒ sign from my mom for Christmas. The quality is really nice, but Iím not totally sure how to fit it into my home set up. My bar is heavily influenced by Disneyís Tiki Room/Trader Samís as well as all of the modern Poly Pop revival bars.. so I think this could work. Iím cool with doing my own style.. but I donít want it to be egregious if I get other tiki nerds over. Any thoughts or ideas?

The actual design:


How I was thinking of framing it:



 
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DriftwoodDrew
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Joined: Mar 11, 2017
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From: Petaluma, CA
Posted: 11 days ago; 04:21 am   Permalink



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AceExplorer
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Joined: Apr 03, 2008
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From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 11 days ago; 05:55 am   Permalink

I read these posts with great interest. I myself received a "tiki fountain" a few years ago from my Mom, and will find it and post a pic soon. Nope, I can't display it, and she's long forgotten about it.

DriftwoodDrew, I like your idea, I think you can "rescue" that sign by adding some real tiki things to it. You may need to add some up- or down-lighting.



 
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DriftwoodDrew
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Joined: Mar 11, 2017
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From: Petaluma, CA
Posted: 11 days ago; 5:10 pm   Permalink

Thanks! Iím dimming it a little too so itís not overly distracting. This thread is pretty entertaining to read.. definitely some funny stuff.

 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 2502
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 11 days ago; 11:15 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2018-01-10 04:21, DriftwoodDrew wrote:


[ This Message was edited by: DriftwoodDrew 2018-01-10 07:52 ]


DD, thatís a cool sign. I have a neon Open sign that I placed at the far end of my tiki space. I turn it on when I am expecting guests or using the bar. I like the glow it gives the room, the sign serves a function and because itís not the focal point it does not divert attention from the rest of my stuff cuz the sign is just for background and lighting. Again. you got yourself a very nice sign.
Cheers


 
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