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Sweet Daddy Tiki
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From: Edmonton
Posted: 2004-02-15 2:10 pm   Permalink

I know this topic has been discussed before, but I can't find the thread. Anyway, I thought it might be fun to have a thread where we can post pictures of items that well meaning friends have given us thinking they are tiki -- but aren't.

For instance, a friend brought this back from Eastern Europe (Latvia, I think):

It's carved wood. It seems to be an ashtray, but the indents are too big for cigarettes, so I think it may be meant for cigars (???)


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Slacks Ferret
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
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From: Calgary
Posted: 2004-02-15 8:44 pm   Permalink

SDT:

I love the concept behind this post. Very funny. And I'll surmise once it's gets going, it will be a very informative and entertaining post as well.

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Johnny Dollar
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Joined: Oct 01, 2003
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From: Baltimore, Maryland, PNG
Posted: 2004-02-16 07:45 am   Permalink

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On 2004-02-15 14:10, Sweet Daddy Tiki wrote:
I know this topic has been discussed before, but I can't find the thread. Anyway, I thought it might be fun to have a thread where we can post pictures of items that well meaning friends have given us thinking they are tiki -- but aren't.

For instance, a friend brought this back from Eastern Europe (Latvia, I think):
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b4dc34b3127cceb8c5a7363fa60000001610[/img]



SDT: Just yesterday I saw almost exactly the same head figure, but three in a circle supporing a small bowl for cigarettes! my wahine pointed it out to me and i thought it was either eastern european or appalachian... thanks for the input

we have almost a lil running gag going when junk shopping now... she shows/hands me something and i go: "african/native american/american primitive/etc." ~ j$
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Sweet Daddy Tiki
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From: Edmonton
Posted: 2004-02-16 11:26 am   Permalink

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On 2004-02-16 07:45, Johnny Dollar wrote:
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we have almost a lil running gag going when junk shopping now... she shows/hands me something and i go: "african/native american/american primitive/etc."



I have a running gag going too. When I go thrift shopping with a friend I point to anything -- like a plastic Wyle E. Coyote mug -- and say "Tiki!"
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Trader Woody
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Manor, Forest of Bowland,UK
Posted: 2004-02-17 08:31 am   Permalink

The UK's antique shops always seem to have stuff by Sylvac. Kind of looks like Tiki from the corner of your eye and has driven me nuts over the years:









This last one even seems to have a Tiki influence around the eyes.

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Johnny Dollar
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Posted: 2004-02-17 08:36 am   Permalink

Maybe the tiki influence was brought to the UK from Polynesia via "Mr & Mrs Brian Norris' Ford Popular".

*stop it! this thread is getting too silly!!!*
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vwtikigirl
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Joined: Jan 01, 2004
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From: austin
Posted: 2004-02-17 6:23 pm   Permalink

I don't have it anymore because it "accidently" broke, but my friends bought me this lamp with a monkey and a palm tree on it and thought it would fit in perfectly with my decor. In order to avoid hurting their feelings it had to be destroyed.

 
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Trader Woody
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From: Tiki Manor, Forest of Bowland,UK
Posted: 2004-02-18 02:46 am   Permalink

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On 2004-02-17 18:23, vwtikigirl wrote:
I don't have it anymore because it "accidently" broke, but my friends bought me this lamp with a monkey and a palm tree on it and thought it would fit in perfectly with my decor. In order to avoid hurting their feelings it had to be destroyed.



Vwtikigirl - it wasn't white porcelain, was it? If so there's one that fits the bill in my local antique shop! I actually was quite tempted, despite it not really being Tiki. As it's all white, it has at least a vague tastefulness to it. Well, as much as a porcelain monkey lamp can be tasteful!

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vwtikigirl
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From: austin
Posted: 2004-02-18 09:22 am   Permalink

nope wasn't white porcelain. It was from bed bath and beyond, and really cheesy. Anything antique I would at least try to throw on ebay, but this ugly lamp wasn't even worth the shipping

 
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freddiefreelance
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Joined: Feb 15, 2003
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From: San Diego, Ca.
Posted: 2004-02-18 10:10 am   Permalink

One of our daughters gave us 1 of those fiber optic palm trees with 2 plastic monkeys in it. Definately not Tiki, but still in the Tropical Kitsch mode.
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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: 2004-02-19 9:36 pm   Permalink

Actually with me when a friend gets me something that is close to tiki, I still display it. I mean, hey they thought of me when they saw the item and that's good enough for me.

But I too have come across things that where not tiki, i'll look around for photos to post in the future.
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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2004-02-19 10:03 pm   Permalink

Hmmmmmmm. Things that aren't tiki?

How Bout MotorHead!?

Can you imagine the "Ace of Spades" done via Exotica?

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freddiefreelance
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From: San Diego, Ca.
Posted: 2004-02-20 2:24 pm   Permalink

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On 2004-02-19 22:03, RevBambooBen wrote:
Hmmmmmmm. Things that aren't tiki?

How Bout MotorHead!?

Can you imagine the "Ace of Spades" done via Exotica?

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[ This Message was edited by: revbambooben on 2004-02-19 22:05 ]



Yep, I can. I was thinking the same about Rush's "Spirit of Radio" just his morning. I would also love to hear a Space Rock/Exotica/Irish Folk hybrid (Mellotron, bird calls, & tin whistles! Oh My!)...
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vintagegirl
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From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2004-02-20 4:38 pm   Permalink

I was once privileged to hear King Kukulele's version of "White Room".

 
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cynfulcynner
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
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From: Ocean Beach, San Francisco
Posted: 2004-02-20 4:46 pm   Permalink

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On 2004-02-20 16:38, vintagegirl wrote:
I was once privileged to hear King Kukulele's version of "White Room".



I once heard him sing that Gilbert & Sullivan / Tom Lehrer song about the Periodic Table.

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