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Tiki Central Forums » » Creating Tiki » » Other Crafts » » Wendy Cevola 11/16/18 Behind the scenes of the tiki garage sales consequenses. New Ceramic Studio.
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Wendy Cevola 11/16/18 Behind the scenes of the tiki garage sales consequenses. New Ceramic Studio.
danlovestikis
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Posted: 11 days ago; 6:06 pm   Permalink


Hamo, being at Frankie's would really be fun, especially if hang10tiki and you could meet up. Wendy


 
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Posted: 11 days ago; 7:24 pm   Permalink

Hamo- sweet

 
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More photos for the Tiki Garage Sale this Saturday November 10th, 2018. It is our fifth so we are now selling some really good items that were hard for Dan to part with. The downsizing of the collection continues. We also sell by appointment. Then Dan has to fill in the space made with more tikis to sell. This will be the last garage sale this year, maybe the last one forever. Dan's deciding if he's able to part with more next year.

Here are some items that may be in the garage sale.

Dan just put out these items.


Restaurant ware from the South Pacific.


Restaurant ware from Kon Tiki Ports.


23 years of collecting shell necklaces. $75 for all of them plus the pole.


Vintage. Concrete.


Vintage. Concrete.


About 10+ years old. Concrete.


8 full tables and a huge box of wall art.
7am until 10 am or when the garage is empty of people. I hope you can come. Wendy







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Every time I turn around Dan has brought out another tray of mugs for the garage sale. We have 8 tables full and are shooting for nine. I hope you can make it. Wendy



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The garage sale came and went.

Polynesian Paddy was with us and our neighbors cat clear from Santa Rosa.



This couple was sent by their son to buy tiki treasures for him. I hope they chose well.



The garage is once again empty. No more garage sales this year.



We may have one in April of 2019. Meanwhile we will have fun fine tuning our tiki decorated home and working on Wish List #8.

Today I poured the base for Hamos wish. Time to get to work. Cheers, Wendy
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Posted: 5 days ago; 7:42 pm   Permalink

That’s a clean lookin garage

 
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hang10tiki not only the garage is shaping up so is the interior of our home.

We have been asked if we are doing the garage sales because we are moving or getting out of tiki. The answer to both questions is no. We just decided it was time to own less things. Also Dan wanted his music collection of albums, CDs and stereo equipment to all be in one room. His dream is coming true thanks to all the shoppers at our sales.

Here is one room that changed a lot from all the sales.


Many years ago I decided that I would do 3D wallpaper seahorses all over the walls of our hallway bathroom. It took a couple of years of eBay auctions to do it but this is one wall. Now it's time for a change.


I took them down by size or matching sets.


Then I removed all the nails.


I filled the holes with a patch that starts out pink and


dries white.


Then using a small sponge I painted the wall with enamel.


After the paint dried and the washed seahorse dried I picked a few and put them back up.


Over the mirror I took down all of these seahorses.


Then I patched it and painted.


Oops the dreaded rotated photo. The wall started like this


until all were removed. The holes patched and the wall painted.


The I selected these three to put up.


I like to look at the colors of the abalone while I get ready for the day.


I had these over the shower.


I changed them to all black which is my favorite.


The whole way through I was washing each one to remove dust I'd not reached in the past.


They all sold at our garage sale or on-line. I will miss them but we are fine with all our sales. Cheers, Wendy

PS I am back to casting for continuing Wish List #8
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Posted: 2 days ago; 10:19 am   Permalink

Wow
What a transformation

Hmmm

I think you need to make yourself a mug






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hang10tiki I bet you are right. That would be beautiful.

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The transformation continues. Dan has sold enough tikis that he was able to move out of his garage man cave and to allow me to take it over for my ceramics hobby.

One end of the man cave held tikis on a bookcase and my molds were underneath hidden by grass skirts.


Now it's all mine and the molds are so much easier to access.


I only found this old photo of the other end of his man cave from years ago. It actually got much better.


We emptied all the stereo equipment from the cabinets and together untangles all the wires.


We cleaned up the space and then in the main garage we


dismantled the tables we had built in 2010.


He carried the parts to my new ceramic studio.


We added shelves and fortified them with supports. Clay is heavy.


All done. The garage door still worked after being closed for so many years.


Time to set up for more of the Wish List #8 projects.


It's been a while since I poured anything. Really fast I found the leaks and started to plug them with clay on the sides of the molds.


Off and running on new projects. Cheers, Wendy
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Love the new studio! I mourn the loss of your beloved seahorses but sometimes less is more
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Clean

 
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