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Tiki newbie introduction

Joined: Jan 09, 2014
Posts: 3
Posted: 2014-01-09 3:29 pm   Permalink

Hi all. Just joined the community and wanted to introduce myself. Hubby and I recently purchased a 1960 home in Florida and are in the process of converting the porch/utility room into a tiki area and bar. Actually, more of a combo tiki-"aviation" bar, as hubby is a retired navy fighter pilot and I NEED someplace to stash all of his "I love me" stuff! ) This project will be a slow work in progress. We found some vintage tiki bamboo/rattan furniture at an estate sale a few months ago, which will be recovered this spring some kind of a fun, tiki style print. We're trying to do this on a pretty limited budget, so are going slowly and taking our time with it, searching thrift stores and consignment shops for the right accessories, and also repurposing things we already have. I have also begun collecting vintage exotica LPs when I find them at thrift stores, etc. Having a great time with it all and are looking forward to learning from the "experts" here!

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Sep 06, 2013
Posts: 117
From: South Mississippi
Posted: 2014-01-09 4:29 pm   Permalink

Welcome, cool looking home and I think you had the perfect idea especially looking at the rest of the house it should fit in perfectly.

Great start, it's slow around here sometimes but tons of great ideas to be borrowed.

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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
Posts: 7918
From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2014-01-11 8:19 pm   Permalink


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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 6161
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2014-01-11 10:27 pm   Permalink

Welcome to TC...head on over to the Home Bar forum and post before, during and after pics of your project. Lot's of good ideas in there too...and especially for budget minded folks.
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Joined: May 12, 2004
Posts: 4090
Posted: 2014-01-12 07:26 am   Permalink


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Joined: May 14, 2014
Posts: 2
From: Australia
Posted: 2014-05-15 12:08 am   Permalink

Aloha! It's Outrigger Island here and I am more than an individual on the path to tiki heaven. I am also chief of THE Outrigger Island in Australia's new chapter of Blazing Swan. What's Blazing Swan..? It's Western Australia's adoption of the Burning Man theory and festival. We just had our first year and it was amazing! Can't wait for round two. I've always been a fan of Polynesian culture and while we don't have much of it here, except for Hula Bula and another new bar opening soon, we are slowly getting there. I'm also sketching out plans for an outside bar at my house as well. Looking forward to meeting and chatting to all you cool cats and kittens.


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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
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From: Redondo Beach, CA
Posted: 2014-05-15 07:24 am   Permalink

Copied Outrigger Island's intro to the Official Introductions thread:

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