Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Rumble In The Country

Saturday, July 2:
Set up to sell at the Rumblers "Rumble In The Country" in Terryville, CT, today. Had a great day selling. The place was packed with cool rides & great vendors. Not only did I have a good day selling, but I made a deal with my friend, Sue, for a killer, vintage, barkcloth, Royal Hawaiian aloha shirt, a large CoCo Joe's Hula Girl Ashtray & 8 vintage pin-up mags. On the way home, we stopped at the Salvation Army & scored 3 great Hawaiian LPs.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Mike Mulligan's Steam Shovel

Sorry, this is a kinda off-beat post, but every time I pass by this old shovel, I can't help but smile, thinking of Mike Mulligan. This was one of my favorite books as a young pup & it's nice to revert back to those days once in awhile. :)

Honolulu Buddha Mug

Thursday, June 30:
Another Thursday night with nothing to do. I hadn't been to Wayside Antiques in awhile, so I decided that was gonna be my destination. Good choice, as it turns out. I scored a Cake Decorator Set, in the original box, made by Lorraine Novelty of Bridgeport, CT fro 3 bucks & a killer Buddha mug from the Honolulu in Westboro, Mass. Followed that up with a quick trip to Newbury Comics in Leominster & scored "West Coast Vocal Group Treasures-Vol. 3" on CD for $1.99. Not a bad evening at all.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Vintage Cookbook

Set up at the flea market in Amherst, NH today. Had a decent day of sales & scored this nice cookbook on the way home. Sure beats the 9 to 5 gig.

Shopping At Newbury Comics

Thursday, June 23:
Found myself with a Lone Wolf night, so I decided to finally check out Newbury Comics' flagship store in Norwood. This is supposed to be their biggest store with the best stuff & I had a pocket full of cash. I hit the road with visions of killer vintage music dancing in my head! When I pulled into the parking lot, it was ovious this was their biggest store. Oh, boy! Upon entering, I found about the same amount of music as the much smaller Natick store & a crapload of trinkets & doodads. Oh, well! There's still got to be some good vintage tunes in here. Two hours of shopping yielded 2 CDs, one of which, I don't consider vintage. It was still better than staying on the couch, but if you're looking for vintage tunes, the Natick location is definitely the place to go. Here's the 2 CDs I bought, showing my ecclectic taste in music:
Songs That Got Us Through WWII
The Runaways-The Runaways/Queens Of Noise
Now, I'll have you know, I've been a Runaways fan since I was a young buck in the 80s & I still have a crush on Cherie Currie! haha

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Crack Of Dawn Flea Marketing

Sunday, June 19:
I have a love/hate relationship with flea markets. I love going to them, but I really hate the time I've got to get up to get there! Today, I dragged my sorry behind outta bed & hit the road for the Rietta Ranch Flea Market. It was definitely worth the trip. Here's what I scored:
"Building & Racing the Hot Rod" paperback: Paid $1.00 Sold $10.00
50's Ford All Purpose Traveling Light-NIB: Paid $1.00 Sold $20.00
1959 Massachusetts/DAV license plate key tag: $3.00
3 LPs: Aloha Apaka-Alfred Apaka
Hawaii-The Surfmen
Hawaiian dreams-Joe Maize & His Cordsmen
Soundtrack Of The Day:
Buck Stevens & the Buckshots
Kim Lenz & her Jaguars
Hawaiian Eye
Connie Stevens
Doo Wop Box

Rhode Island Tiki Finds

Thursday, June 16:
Hadn't been to Rhode Island in a while, so today seemed like a good day. I arrived at Stillwater Antiques in Greenville, only to discover that they are no longer open past 5:00! Crap! Plan B was to head to Pawtucket, I know they're open til 7:00. On the way from Greenville to Pawtucket, I stopped at Riccotti's of North Providence for a sandwich. great Italian sub on nice fresh bread. I could have done without the half pound of pickles, though! haha Plan B worked ou well, as I scored some cool stuff in Pawtucket. I brought home 2 Peking Garden, nude lady, clear zombie glasses, 4 Kowloon, surfing wahine mugs, a large Tepco wahine mug & a Bali Hai palm tree mug.
Soundtrack Of The Day:
Ruth Brown
Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim
Martin Denny-Quiet Village/The Enchanted Sea
Jackie Gleason-For Lovers Only
Madeleine Peyroux-Careless Love

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Pago Pago Mai Tai

Saturday, June 11:
My Tiki-hunting sidekick & fellow Kustom fan, Pete came up to hang out, trade mugs & sample my newly acquired Pago Pago Mai Tai recipe. The drinks were great.
Here's the recipe:
1 oz Pago Pago Mai Tai Mix*
1 oz Sour Mix
1 oz Myers' Rum
1 oz Silver Rum

Shake with crushed ice & serve in Double Old-fashioned glass or your favorite Tiki mug.
*Pago Pago Mai Tai Mix:
1/3 Honey
1/3 Orgeat
1/3 Orange Curacao

If you try it & like it, please leave a comment. If you don't like it, just keep quiet! haha

Papua New Guinea Mask

Thursday, June 9:
During our Memorial Day drive, I spotted this amazing Papua New Guinea mask at Old Glory Antiques in Fitzwilliam, NH. Today, I made it back up there with cash in my pocket & brought it home for my lounge. Upon returning home, I stopped at North Main Street antiques & scored a vintage Westwood Tiki Mug, a vintage Trader Vic's mug, Trader Vic' Pacific Island Cookbook & 3 contemporary, hula girl Zombie glasses. It was a good day for Tiki!
Soundtrack Of The Day:
Gene Vincent
Buddy Holly
Roots Of Rock 'n Roll
Go Getters
Buck Stevens & The Buckshots

Atomic Ranch Magazine

Thursday, June 2
Picked up the Summer 2011 issue of Atomic Ranch magazine. Another great issue, this time with a feature on vintage travel trailers, a subject that has become increasingly intriguing to me. If you're interested in vintage travel trailers, I recommend grabbing copies of these 2 books; Ready To Roll by Arrol Gellner & Douglas Keister & Silver Palaces by Douglas Keister. The Matchbox trailer I've had since I was a little kid & was always one of my favorites. I know some of you have vintage trailers, I'd love to see some current pics of them on your blogs. Please comment here if you do.