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Vintage Tiki Mugs and Polynesian Art

My wife and I have been collecting vintage tiki mugs since the early 1990′s.  These were ceramic glasses that you would get a tropical drink in if you visited a Polynesian themed restaurant in the 1960′s and 1970′s.  Most establishments let you bring the mug home as a souvenir.  These mugs eventually found their way to thrift stores and garage / estate sales.  For years my wife and I scoured these places picking up whatever discarded polynesian and tiki stuff we could find.

I decided to decorate the nursery with some examples of our tiki mug collection so others could enjoy them as well.  The photos below show a few on a floating shelf in the front lobby- I’ve got alot more shelves to put up and fill with more tikis!

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A few tiki mugs on display in the lobby

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Another view of tiki mugs with Philodendron Speciousum to the right and Monstera Deliciosa / Heliconia Latispatha 'Distans' in the vase

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Side view with 1970's Witco Polynesian Girl artwork on the wall


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Door to the nursery with vintage carved tiki and Witco tiki mask


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Detail of the carved tiki


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Detail of the Witco mask with spears

One Response to Vintage Tiki Mugs and Polynesian Art
  1. Marlene Cross
    October 25, 2012 | 11:15 pm

    I love tropicals, wish I had a green thumb. Wonderful Witco with spears, never seen that before.