Most of our Tiki mugs are on sagging paperback bookcases that we bought used a decade ago. Here are some of them:
|Easter Island Salt and Pepper|
Other Tiki items are perched atop a wall of crates housing our record collection. You can also see our vintage swizzle stick collection here.
These are a plastic set, from K-Mart of all places.
It's not just about mugs. Among the Tikis are bowls, a lighter, salt and pepper, and of course this poster.
Now let's see what other Robins have collected!
as of Saturday, April 9th at 4:07 PM MST
Karen - Posted!
Who Can Discover It?
Linda - Posted!
The ScrabbleQueen Knits, Too
Jama - Posted!
Manang Kim - Posted!
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Erin - Posted!
Worth A Thousand Words (new blog!)
Gattina - Posted!
Kat - Posted!
In My Dreams I Can Fly
Oops! I forgot about our outdoor Tikis!
For anyone who doesn't know, Tikis are representations of Polynesian gods and other mythic figures. Around the time Hawaii was becoming a state, the U.S. mainland developed a fascination with all things Hawaiian, including Tikis. (WWII veterans returning home from the Pacific had something to do with it as well.) Tiki bars and restaurants sprang up around the country, featuring tropical drinks and Polynesian decor, including Tikis. Sometimes these places played Hawaiian music and Hawaiian-inspired exotica, including the music of Les Baxter and Martin Denny. All this "Tiki culture" was a major strand of the "lounge" scene, circa 1960. And when people went home after drinking their Mai Tais, Scorpions and other lethal concoctions, they often brought home a Tiki mug! -- KFB