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laney
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Joined: May 20, 2002
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From: orange county CA
Posted: 2004-06-03 4:14 pm   Permalink

Sorry, that finds thread is just way too long. Although I hunt and find cool stuff often, they rarely warrent the time to load pics, but this is different...

I have several 10"-11" clam shells but I've been wanting one of these for a long time!The giant ones are endangered and illegal to fish and import.

I found it this morning, it is REAL. It is 30" long 17 1/2" wide and (after unloading out of my trunk, I had to weigh it) 70 lbs!
A steal at $40.00.

There's a can of soda for size ref. It's ZAZZ!


a little bleach should clean it up nice.
on the back there are bits of coral, shells, and some worm casings


I've always like the old barrel lamps at Bahooka but the smaller barrels I've seen have always been $65.00 and up. Why, I don't know. The one in the picture was $3.00. It'll look sweet with a red bulb.

The two wierd "we like the moon..." creamic tiki guys were at an Estate Sale in a Victorian House about to be demolished. There was a shed in the back yard and on the back of it hung an old fish net with cork floats, shells and two high shelves where they sat. I asked the guy how much and he said they weren't for sale because they wouldn't come off the shelves, he'd tried. So I pulled up some furniture and tried...screwed on and rusted to the shelves. I wasn't going to give up and went into the garage, found some pliers and went to work unscrewing long rusted bolts. My arms fell asleep but I got them, $5.00. Floats $1.00 each.


I always pick up the old, real (not foam) cork floats because even OA says they can't find them anymore!

Now if I find another (yea, right), I'll make sinks for the bathroom!


 
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Raffertiki
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Joined: Oct 31, 2003
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From: L.I.
Posted: 2004-06-03 4:17 pm   Permalink

Damn, now I have to have one. Nice score.

 
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MachTiki
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Joined: Feb 16, 2004
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2004-06-03 4:25 pm   Permalink

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On 2004-06-03 16:17, Raffertiki wrote:
Damn, now I have to have one. Nice score.



Yeah, thanks a ton. I was doing just fine not needing to buy a giant shell.

Laney, your backyard looks pretty cool. Do you have any pics of the whole backyard? Maybe snap one once you place your new find in the perfect location?
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lanikai
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Joined: May 15, 2004
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From: Hawaii
Posted: 2004-06-03 4:30 pm   Permalink

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On 2004-06-03 16:14, laney wrote:


I found it this morning, it is REAL. It is 30" long 17 1/2" wide and (after unloading out of my trunk, I had to weigh it) 70 lbs!
A steal at $40.00.


excellent! These guys are worth 3 to4 hunnert!


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The two wierd "we like the moon..." creamic tiki guys were at an Estate Sale



oh no! Even in TC, Marquesas/Tahiti tikis are equated with contemporary commercial icons! (quiznos mutant ratsquirrels in this instance)
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laney
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From: orange county CA
Posted: 2004-06-03 4:42 pm   Permalink

[quote]
On 2004-06-03 16:30, lanikai wrote:
Quote:

On 2004-06-03 16:14, laney wrote:
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The two wierd "we like the moon..." creamic tiki guys were at an Estate Sale



oh no! Even in TC, Marquesas/Tahiti tikis are equated with contemporary commercial icons! (quiznos mutant ratsquirrels in this instance)




Ummm, look close, it sure looks like they have tails between their legs, so I don't know what they are!!!????!!! I saved them from certain demolition still! Educate me please


 
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dogbytes
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From: seattle, wa
Posted: 2004-06-03 4:47 pm   Permalink

great..now i have 'shell envy' too.

great score.. (so good it DOES deserve a new thread!!)



 
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lanikai
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From: Hawaii
Posted: 2004-06-03 4:48 pm   Permalink

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it sure looks like they have tails between their legs, so I don't know what they are!!!????!!! I saved them from certain demolition still! Educate me please



hmmm haveta see da backside o da buggahs. could they be a new hybrid; ratiki...
still, hope they don't start singin' like these guys:
http://www.rathergood.com/

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laney
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From: orange county CA
Posted: 2004-06-03 5:35 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-06-03 16:25, MachTiki wrote:
Quote:

On 2004-06-03 16:17, Raffertiki wrote:
Damn, now I have to have one. Nice score.



Laney, your backyard looks pretty cool. Do you have any pics of the whole backyard? Maybe snap one once you place your new find in the perfect location?




Why, thanks. I have several projects going on right now but would like to have another get together towards the end of summer. I'd like to do a day-time swim, drink, sun thing.

Here are some pics I've posted here before.

view from outdoor bar/patio

Kentias near pool


The treasure chest poolside

another estate find $50 mermaid, I repainted

The area behind the shell, was just dirt next to the outdoor bar. I recently put railroad ties and planted Ti plants and a palm.
I'm trying to re-do the front yard after a fatal palm fungus and working on the back too. It sure is a TON of work but, bit by bit, it's comming along.

This one's for Poly Pop, Bob says "Hi!"


 
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Tiki_Bong
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Posted: 2004-06-03 6:00 pm   Permalink

Laney,

that is one cool score alright! where (in general terms) did you find it?

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TNTiki
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From: Knoxville, TN
Posted: 2004-06-03 7:16 pm   Permalink



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MachTiki
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2004-06-04 11:51 am   Permalink

Laney,

Thanks for posting the pics. Very cool backyard! From the looks of it, Disney should be calling you real soon about your eye for creating attractions.
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Jungle Trader
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From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2007-07-22 10:15 am   Permalink

Cool, found this old Steamer Trunk. They wanted 50, I asked if they'd take 40 clams....they did. Thanks to eel for the inspiration. I'll put a false bottom on it and fill it with real pearls, pieces of eight and silk from East India and the Orient. Any pirate that gets near it will face a cannon ball arrrrr perhaps a tight noose. Scurvy dawg.


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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2007-07-22 5:45 pm   Permalink

NIIIIIICE. I lost a great wooden chest in my divorce many years ago....similar to that one...only mine had a flat top. I refinshed it and lined it with neat fabric. I have my eye on a really beautiful chest at a local antique store but they want too much for it, and they are not negotiable on the price.

If you are an on-line shopper like me
here is a good site. Of course finding an antique chest in the wild is better.
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Johnny Dollar
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Joined: Oct 01, 2003
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From: Columbus, Ohiya
Posted: 2007-07-22 6:23 pm   Permalink

it's always a score to get ahold of a good chest.

good on ya jungle!


 
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tikicleen
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Joined: Nov 11, 2003
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From: ripon: almond capital yet no orgeat
Posted: 2007-07-22 8:46 pm   Permalink

but is it good to get a hold of an old chest?

 
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