Saturday, April 21, 2012

Thrifting In Worcester

My buddy, in Connecticut, has had great luck finding Tiki in the Thrift Stores, down there. I however, get skunked everytime I go thrifting in Worcester. Well, the past month, I decided to look for more than just Tiki on my thrifting expeditions. I don't know why it took me so long to figure this out. First, I scored 2 great vintage shirts. This dead-stock, late 50's/early 60's Arrow & an amazing Italian Gabardine for $2.99 & $5.99.
I decided to check out the CDs, too & scored these two great additions to my music library, for two bucks each. "Peggy The Pin-Up Girl" is a great tune, I'd never heard before.
On the same day I scored the CDs, I also found these 6 Hawaiian albums for $.99 each.
And....this killer hat, that's going to be made into a lamp, for The Mauna Kai Lounge. For now, it'll keep Mr. Tiki's head warm!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Recent Tiki Finds

Here's a few of my recent Tiki scores. sorry, I haven't posted this stuff in awhile. first up is the latest Bahooka mug, featuring Rufus the carrot-eating fish. I wasn't able to attend the event as I was wallowing 3000 miles away, but my buddy, Luke, went & scored a mug for me. Designed by The Pizz & produced by Tiki Farm, this mug is a nice departure from the usual Tiki mug.

Did a swap with my buddy, Pete, at the Idol Mixtures Christmas Party for these two killer hurricane glasses. One is from Black Tahiti in Washington, D.C. & the other is from the Hukilau Lounge in Key West, Florida. I have seen very little from either of these places & I have never seen any tiki mugs, so these hurricane glasse are welcome additions to my collection.

Coconut mug from Ming Garden's Polynesian Room in Providence, Rhode Island. This is another place I have seen very little from & this mug is in perfect condition.

Hurricane glass from Kowloon in Saugus, Mass & a HIP Originals Hula Girl

A gaggle of the "Usual Suspects"!