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how do you tell Dad ~ thats not tiki?
dogbytes
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
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From: seattle, wa
Posted: 2004-06-10 8:11 pm   Permalink

my dear old dad loves looking for tiki items for me at garage sales and flea markets. i dont want to do anything to discourage him, as sometimes the non tiki things are actually pretty cool. for example these two i have displayed.



but alas, today, dad sends me these pics via email. he's bringing them next month when he visits. i cant figure what these might be.



i suppose i'll add them to the tiki room while he's in seattle, take a few pics and email them to him with a thank you note..

hey, is there an UglyCarvingCentral somewhere i can trade these things?



 
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Feelin' Zombified
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From: The Exotic Shores of Lake St. Clair
Posted: 2004-06-10 8:32 pm   Permalink

My sister (a shopaholic- a real one, not just a big shopper) spends most days at Marshall's. I made the mistake of telling her about some of the things I was looking for (Suffering Corn Flake Oil, etc) and I described them in excruciating detail. Well, I am now the proud owner of an Aztec wall plaque and Hindu book ends.

When I showed her the bottles after I bought them myself, she said, "oh, that??? that's not ANYTHING I would have thought you'd want"

Humph.

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Tonga King
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Joined: Jun 04, 2004
Posts: 19
From: Orange County, Ca
Posted: 2004-06-10 10:03 pm   Permalink

I know exactly what your talking about.. I often head out to obscure places looking for TIKI, what I find is most places have "things" that would almost pass for TIKI but in reality there kind of African and not TIKI.. there is a fine line there and a very noticable difference... I have told my family about this TIKI hunt that we are all so proud to be apart of, so I am sure that at some point I too will be the proud owner of some stuff to offer on the "Ugly Carving Central"..

Best of luck to you and go easy on the family.. I don't think they understand

Cheers



 
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AnDru
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Joined: Jun 09, 2004
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From: California
Posted: 2004-06-10 10:11 pm   Permalink

well... whateve they are they look pretty incredible.

 
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dogbytes
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From: seattle, wa
Posted: 2004-06-10 10:28 pm   Permalink

i do plan on leaving copies of BoT, Tiki Quest, and Taboo on the coffee table. couldnt hurt to have some Oceania books (from the library)..

it is sometimes hard to tell the difference

hmmm.. maybe if the wood is nice enough, maybe the carving can be reworked!


 
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DawnTiki
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From: next stop Hulaville!
Posted: 2004-06-10 10:43 pm   Permalink

My Uncle was over last weekend, when he sat down in my living room and asked why I have a viking ship carving hanging on my wall (Witco 's Kon Tiki)...Doh! I guess you can't edumacate everyone...I give up!

 
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ErichTroudt
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2004-06-11 12:50 am   Permalink

I have one of those wood guys beating on the drum like in that picture. While not tiki, I always thought he was cool enough to sit on a shelf. He kind of reminds me of the people on the Tamboo album cover.

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Shipwreckjoey
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2004-06-11 01:33 am   Permalink

I'm kinda lucky, my brother-in-law spends most of his time shopping on ebay, swap meets & estate sales to buy & sell to supplement his income (usually making almost asm much as I do working a 40 hr week!). He's been in the "vintage biz" for 20+ years and has a good eye for "the deals" (he recently bought a 1930's aloha shirt for $1.00 at an estate sale & said "I can sell this for $1000.00 on ebay). He throws me on to some good stuff sometimes, but if it's something he can turn around for big bucks, I have to get in line with everybody else.

 
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Unga Bunga
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From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2004-06-11 01:45 am   Permalink


Great thread before Father's Day!
I love that guy that brought me into the world, but for security measures, I simply tell him and the rest of my family, that my tiki bar has no more room (which is true by the way).
I have no more room for any more “Target Tiki Attempts”.
Gotta love my family for the thought though!


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cheekytiki
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From: The Haole Hut, London, UK
Posted: 2004-06-11 02:11 am   Permalink

My dad keeps telling me how when he was a kid HE used to carve totem poles aswell, I've given up trying to explain the difference.
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dogbytes
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
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From: seattle, wa
Posted: 2004-06-11 02:34 am   Permalink

i dont want to discourage him ~ we dont have an incredibly close relationship ~ so thriftshop stuff gives us a common ground.

besides, he had to put up with ties and clay handprints for so many fathers' days. (and cripes, he had a blue collar job and rarely wore ties!)

besides..what if he does see something valuable.. and passes it, because he doenst want to be rejected..my tiki room is still pretty bare, so i'll probably have some shelf space. the saving grace, is that he wont spend more than 3-4 bucks for an item.

hmm. i should tell him to be on the lookout for that severed head mug...


 
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docwoods
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From: outside the windy city
Posted: 2004-06-11 06:09 am   Permalink

I think it's great that family members want to help you stock your tiki room-be glad your dad is still alive-mine isn't.

 
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Tiki-Toa
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From: Somewhere on Planet Tiki
Posted: 2004-06-11 07:52 am   Permalink

Maybe someone needs to have a Ugly contest at one of the events and the winner with the most Ugly piece gets to be the guy to throw the match on the pile made from everyone's entries. Might be nice on a cold night at the beach.

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Atomic Cocktail
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Joined: Jun 25, 2002
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From: Land O' The Next Big One-L.A.
Posted: 2004-06-11 11:21 am   Permalink

Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.

 
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Unkle John
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From: Middle-of-the-Ocean, TX
Posted: 2004-06-11 9:01 pm   Permalink

very true about the gift horse. I personally think fondly (not saying your not) of friends and family who saw an item and thought of me.
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