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My Tiki & Hawaiiana Sources
Humuhumu
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 22, 2002
Posts: 3620
From: San Francisco
Posted: 2002-08-26 10:01 pm   Permalink

Hey - I thought I'd list my sources for tiki & hawaiiana supplies. Most of them you all have heard of, but some might be new. I'd love to hear some of yours, too.

http://www.displaycostume.com/
This is a local store for me -- just a couple of blocks away -- but it looks like they sell online, too. I bought my lauhalla mat here, and the pieces I needed for my palm trees.

http://www.mcphee.com/
The old stand-by -- an oasis in the tiki desert that is Seattle. Archie McPhee's is just a short distance from my work. These are the Accoutrements people.

http://www.orientaltrading.com/
This is where I get all my leis, straws and picks for the Humuhumu Room. Dirt cheap!

http://www.hawaiigeneralstore.net/
This is another local store, where I've been able to a few special items. They don't have a lot on the website yet. It's the only place in Seattle where I can hear pidgin english on a regular basis (not counting 91.3's Saturday radio show).

http://www.myriahs.com/
Myriah has some neat stuff, and is great to work with. I got some unusual items from her, including my hula girl decanter and a classic hula girl tie for my husband.

http://www.michaels.com/
It's cheesy as hell, but good god, we're talking tiki here, and I think cheesy is okay. Michael's is my source for fake orchids and bromeliads. And I'm not going to be ashamed about it!

Of course, the best buys I've gotten have been from eBay. No link needed.

Boy, now that I look at my list, I'm surprised that there's so much here in Seattle. Why no tiki bars?


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woofmutt
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 26, 2002
Posts: 2601
From: Seattilite Telstar
Posted: 2002-08-27 07:43 am   Permalink

As I posted here before ("Shopping Seattle") Hawai'i General Store is a really neat place to visit if you're visiting Seattle (and it's just down the road a mile or 3 from Archie McPhee's). The Tiki selection at Hawai'i General store continues to grow, and last week when I was in there I complimented the manager/owner (?) on that. "Well," she said hesitantly as she was unpacking some plastic palm tree swizzles, "We don't really want our main focus to be Tiki." I didn't tell her that wasn't my point, but instead pointed out that the the Tiki items sell and they probably bring people into the store. She seemed indifferent. I thought her attitude was a little odd. Hawai'i general store has a lot of quality Hawaiian crafts and artwork, but there's plenty of non-Tiki Hawaiian schlock as well, such as plastic palm tree swizzles. Tiki is obvioulsy not their main focus but it blends so well with their other items I can't figure out why they'd be worried about how much Tiki merchandise they sell.



 
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dogbytes
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 2242
From: seattle, wa
Posted: 2002-08-27 10:56 am   Permalink

Humuhumu~ thanks for that list..and woofmutt, i'm going to find your original post ~~ looks like we may relocate to Seattle. good to know its not a tiki wasteland!

 
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woofmutt
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 26, 2002
Posts: 2601
From: Seattilite Telstar
Posted: 2002-08-27 9:53 pm   Permalink

A "wasteland" it's not, but knowing its former glory (I have some post on Seattle's Tiki past in the regular forum) it's a little frustrating. The best thing about Seattle Tiki-wise is that it's just a short (for us western folk) drive to Portland where there's the Jasmine Tree, the amazing Alibi, and of course maxton's Castaway Cove.

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