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Tiki Central Forums Collecting Tiki Treasure Found In Grandma's Attic...
Treasure Found In Grandma's Attic...
vegastikidude
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Joined: Jul 07, 2003
Posts: 105
From: Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 2003-08-03 9:26 pm   Permalink

Well, here's my latest, "find." My wonderful fiancee went on her yearly trip to Michigan to spend some quality time with the relatives. Before she left I ask her to look for some "tiki" while she was there. I guess the Tiki Gods were smiling upon me. It just so happens that my fiancee went on a trip to Florida with her grandparents back in 1976 and went to, of all places, Tiki Gardens! Believe it or not, her grandmother still had the wonderful, Green OMC (handled) Tiki Mug that she picked up as a momento of their trip. Little did she know, this "ugly" mug would, someday, become such a sought-after item. Anyway, I've attached, not only, a pic of the Mug, but also a photo of my fiancee and her grandmother taken at the Wonderful Tiki Gardens. Note the bamboo hut and the Tiki Masks!

 
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Basement Kahuna
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Joined: Oct 14, 2002
Posts: 3591
From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-08-04 09:44 am   Permalink

Nice mug. Free is always a nice price! Check out how worn that palmwood tiki is in the photo...must have been one of the first at Tiki Gardens.

 
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Joined: Aug 20, 2002
Posts: 2793
From: Carson, California
Posted: 2003-08-04 2:29 pm   Permalink

I bet that's actually an old Tree-fern tiki in the photo. And I've got one of those mugs! I wonder if mine came from Tiki Gardens originally too, or if other locations sold them.

As a paper collector though, the photo is really the priceless item. Almost impossible to find personal snapshots of old tiki joints. Much better than postcards.

Congratulations on the nice haul from the attic, Vegastikidude!

Sabu


 
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vegastikidude
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Joined: Jul 07, 2003
Posts: 105
From: Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 2003-08-04 10:05 pm   Permalink

Thanks, BK and Sabu!!! Always a pleasure sharing!!!

 
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twowheelin'tiki
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Joined: Nov 28, 2002
Posts: 712
From: santa monica
Posted: 2003-08-06 11:42 pm   Permalink

you lucky little s--t!

 
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tiki_kiliki
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Joined: Apr 01, 2002
Posts: 1001
From: Hamtown USA
Posted: 2003-08-07 6:40 pm   Permalink

I have that mug in my collection as well and it was actually the first mug I ever bought. I got it when I was 13 years old and I guess that started it all.
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suburbanpagan
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Joined: Jan 02, 2004
Posts: 797
From: southern cal
Posted: 2005-06-13 4:31 pm   Permalink

What a great pic! I need to go through my parents photo albums from our trips to Hawaii in '77 and '79.....I bet there are some goodies hidden in 'em! That tiki does look like fern...this guy was one of my first attempts and turns out is fern as well! Like carving a shredded wheat!

 
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TikiGardener
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 1365
From: 1st website dedicated to Tiki Gardens
Posted: 2005-06-13 7:48 pm   Permalink

Hey! Nice shot!

Anychance there are more where that came from? I'm in the middle of redoing the Tiki Gardens Memorial Website. I'd be very interested in seeing any other shots that they might have.

TG


 
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Tikilicious
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Joined: Jun 11, 2004
Posts: 179
From: NYC
Posted: 2005-06-14 3:30 pm   Permalink

I can't see the photo of the mug! What a shame.. it sounds amazing! I hope the photo works again soon!

The photo of them at Tiki Gardens is PRICELESS, however. Beautiful! Congrats on your find!
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