Member since Jan 26, 2006
From: West Hills, CA
Interests: Tiki, Cocktail Mixology, Books & Film
Website - Tiki Central Profile
I've been getting deeper and deeper into the exotic world of Tiki since December of 2005, when for a number of reasons, I had a sudden epiphany...
It all came together: my childhood visit to Disneyworld's Enchanted Tiki Room...the glass float balls I admired at a restaurant when I was a kid...the exotic drinks... I realized I had to explore further...
This collection is part of that exploration.
It's even more fun now that my son is old enough to appreciate Tiki mugs as well. Little Trader Joe divides his Tiki mugs into two categories (GOOD or BAD). He's informed me that Tiki Bob is GOOD but that the Fu Manchu mug is BAD. I'm pretty sure he thinks that they all have adventures at night. Kind of an Indian in the Cupboard/Night at the Museum kind of thing.
This is a great hobby. It brings out the imaginative kid in all of us.
I urge all of you to share what you have with words and pictures. Some collectors think that showing what they have creates more competition and they are reluctant to post pictures. However, we should all remember this site chronicles TIKI HISTORY and your collections help shape it!
Thanks for stopping by and good luck in your own Tiki Quests!
~ Trader Tom