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Whaddaya call those Big Round Wicker Chairs?
Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2006-08-24 09:27 am   Permalink

We got 2 recently for $40 I think in an antique type store. Looked for cushions forever. Large round ones are hard to find, and cheap and the right look, even harder. Finally found some on sale for $8. It's always a quest!

What I want to know is why do I see them all the time that are 6 inches to a foot tall? When was the mini papa san chair rage? What did people do with them?

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Tikiwahine
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Posted: 2006-08-24 09:48 am   Permalink

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On 2006-08-24 09:27, Swanky wrote:
What I want to know is why do I see them all the time that are 6 inches to a foot tall? When was the mini papa san chair rage? What did people do with them?



Those are to attract the Menehune, of course.


 
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Swanky
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Posted: 2006-08-24 11:40 am   Permalink

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On 2006-08-24 09:48, Tikiwahine wrote:
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On 2006-08-24 09:27, Swanky wrote:
What I want to know is why do I see them all the time that are 6 inches to a foot tall? When was the mini papa san chair rage? What did people do with them?



Those are to attract the Menehune, of course.



That makes sense. I'll have to get a few to put out in the gardens then!
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IsleConch
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From: Satellite Beach, FL
Posted: 2006-09-17 8:20 pm   Permalink

There are pics of people sittin' in those chairs at bars in "The Book Of Tiki"
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FreddieBallsomic
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Posted: 2006-09-17 9:16 pm   Permalink

I have about 4 of these.. if anyone is interested, I can always get more. They range from 15-45 at goodwill to antique stores... its good if you can hook'em up with the matchin' shelving units... Holla.

 
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HOUSE OF KU
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Posted: 2006-09-18 02:32 am   Permalink

[quote]
On 2006-08-24 09:27, Swanky wrote:


What I want to know is why do I see them all the time that are 6 inches to a foot tall? When was the mini papa san chair rage? What did people do with them?

The ones I've seen at the swapmeet have little hangers at the top and are used to hold potted plants ____Aloha____


 
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Posted: 2006-09-18 10:32 am   Permalink

I used to think the peacock or queen chair was ugly, but looking at old images of tiki restaurants from postcards and images like the one below, I now find them quite sexy and sophisticated.

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Hiphipahula
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Posted: 2006-09-18 2:35 pm   Permalink

!OH My LaNDS! still on about the most uncomfy tackiest chair in the world! Wait!, this would look great in my bedroom where that UGLY Lazy Boy was..Uummm just a thought.
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Hiphipahula
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Posted: 2006-09-18 4:12 pm   Permalink

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On 2006-09-18 10:32, Sabu The Coconut Boy wrote:
I used to think the peacock or queen chair was ugly, but looking at old images of tiki restaurants from postcards and images like the one below, I now find them quite sexy and sophisticated.

Sabu




heehee ...no Sabu, I think you just find her sexy & sophisticated.



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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Posted: 2006-09-18 5:51 pm   Permalink

Hah. This is true. She would probably make a folding metal chair look sophisticated and sexy.

Sabu


 
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Murph
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Posted: 2008-02-27 11:30 am   Permalink

Anyone have a line on a peacock chair?
Are they still being made?


 
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Bora Boris
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Posted: 2008-02-27 2:47 pm   Permalink

You can call it a Peacock chair, a Queen chair or a Princess chair if you like but I will always call it a 7-Up Guy chair.



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kahalakruzer
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From: Dana Point! California
Posted: 2008-02-27 6:29 pm   Permalink

I just bought a peacock chair today! I've been looking for a cheap one forever...Got two dining size ones at a thrift store, and found a full size chair at another store 5 minutes later! I't not even in my bar, but it is awesome.


 
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Mr. NoNaMe
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Posted: 2008-02-28 3:18 pm   Permalink

I call them Morticia Addams chairs.



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Mr. NoNaMe
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Posted: 2008-02-28 3:26 pm   Permalink

Forgot to mention....


"Crisp and cleeeen, AH AH AHAHAHAHAHAhhhhhh!"


The chairs do pop up now and then at the thrift stores. I have probably seen 10 or so in the last two years.



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