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tikifish
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From: Toronto,Canada
Posted: 2004-01-05 06:24 am   Permalink

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=29280&item=3577909520

This vintage book has a lot of pretty cool ideas for backyard decoration and party decor... much of it applicable to tiki backyards. Too bad I just have a balcony! (not allowed to build bamboo structures, erect giant parasols, or light bonfires on balcony).



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SES
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Posted: 2004-01-05 5:32 pm   Permalink

More owls! What is about books in that time frame? They all feature some sort of owl project.

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Slacks Ferret
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
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Posted: 2004-01-05 7:35 pm   Permalink

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More owls! What is about books in that time frame? They all feature some sort of owl project.



What is it about owls in general? Every time I check out antique and collectible shops, there's always tons of owl crap! Well, not literally the feces of owls...but there's so many little owl knick knacks. If only I were into owls and not tiki stuff, then my flea market hunting would be so easy.


 
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Doctor Z
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Posted: 2004-01-05 8:16 pm   Permalink

Sabu and I have made the same observation about owls - they're everywhere! Many's the time we've been out sale-ing and I've said "If I started collecting owls RIGHT NOW, I'd have a decent collection by the end of the day" and would have been right. Just the other day, TikiHula and I were checking out a few of the local antique malls, and I swear, there were owls in just about every single booth! There was even one booth with NOTHING BUT OWLS!!
What's the deal? Was there a big nationwide "Owl Craze" at some point, and now everyone is dumping their collections (presumably to buy out more tiki stuff from under me)?
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McDougall
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From: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Posted: 2004-01-05 8:54 pm   Permalink

Owls are very interesting beings. To see one in person is a unique experience. Left a major impression on me, those eyes. The statues/carvings ect.. haven't done the same for me, except for one in "Carving" magazine, very nice.

 
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RevBambooBen
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Posted: 2004-01-05 8:55 pm   Permalink

I think the "Big O Owl Craze" was to scare off the Seagulls back in the 70's. Like many political ploys, this one failed too. (this is not a political thang, just an assumption)

(hey! try this. Mix up a mai tai and put it into a metal container and bbq it with a steak! Makes the steak taste like mai tai and makes the mai tai taste like steak! Let the mai tai cool a bit and transfer into a propper drinking vessel before consuming!)


 
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Unkle John
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Joined: Oct 22, 2003
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From: Middle-of-the-Ocean, TX
Posted: 2004-01-05 10:31 pm   Permalink

Along with unicorns, dragons and stuffed animals (plush) my wife started collecting owls, but only the cool looking ones. Hell down here in the thrift / junk stores they ARE a dime a dozen.

eh at least i have my model trains, toy robots and tikis
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tikifish
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From: Toronto,Canada
Posted: 2004-01-06 06:40 am   Permalink

Don't forget mushrooms, people! Owls and mushrooms hit their poularity apex at the same time in the 70's... if you are really lucky you will find the rare owl/mushrom combo piece... like a ceramic owl sitting on a mushroom, or a mushroom tea towel with an owl on it...

I'm sure there must be one out there, and it must carry great mana.





 
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vwtikigirl
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From: austin
Posted: 2004-01-08 11:21 am   Permalink

Should I be embarrassed? I have two owls in my kitchen. A cookie jar and a napkin holder. They are from the 50s, one has daisies for eyes and the other one citrus slices. They were just too cute to pass up.

 
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TikiHula
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From: SacTown
Posted: 2004-01-08 12:36 pm   Permalink

Don't be embarassed- owls are very cool birds! I think it's just that so much owl stuff was produced in the 60's and 70's that it's everywhere- and a some of it is junky looking. In the 70's I remember my next door neighbors having a lot of owl stuff- went with the oak furniture and driftwood coffee table

After Dr.Z and I found so many owls I was also seriously thinking about starting to collect them....
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Unga Bunga
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Posted: 2004-01-08 12:45 pm   Permalink



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cynfulcynner
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Posted: 2004-01-08 12:49 pm   Permalink


I made several macrame owls when I was a kid -- my mom probably still has them!


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tikifish
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Posted: 2004-01-09 05:39 am   Permalink

Were you a Girl Guide? Because I am sure that's where I was forced to make my macrame owls as a child, as I recall... wooden beads for eyes and all!

 
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cynfulcynner
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Posted: 2004-01-09 10:28 am   Permalink

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On 2004-01-09 05:39, tikifish wrote:
Were you a Girl Guide?



Nope, but I was president of my 4-H club!

I think I made one in 4-H and another one at school. Both of them had ceramic eyes and beaks. Hoot!
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tikifish
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Posted: 2004-01-09 4:43 pm   Permalink

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3265991459&category=29805

Behold, the owl and mushroom salt and pepper set.


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