Joined: Dec 31, 2003
From: Calgary, Canada
|Posted: 2016-02-20 8:33 pm  Permalink|
On 2016-02-20 15:33, VanIsleVibes wrote:
Oh perfect! Thanks so much! They seem to be at least 20-30% cheaper and I could probably pick them up. Know of any good places in Canada to pick up cheap tiki decor like masks, mugs, bar items and things?
Unfortunately, with Tiki stuff, cheap is cheap.
I think it's fair to say that good number of people who are new to it are willing to buy cheap to start with, and as they learn more their standards improve and their interests refine. I was inaugurated by Disney, and afterwards started picking up some the cheapo, readily available mugs by companies like Accouterments. There is also a Chinese company named Dynasty Wholesale that inherited the Tiki mug designs of an older company called Orchids of Hawaii. I've noticed that Dynasty is sort of looked down on, but I do genuinely like the designs of their mugs that I've bought. A nice website to order those (and a few other mug designs) off of is The Crafty Bartender. They're a Canadian company, so the shipping and handling isn't totally outrageous, and they have fantastic customer service.
Since I'm at that stage of refining my own collection, I might even be into selling you my "Tiki starter set" for a reasonable price, if you're interested.