In the Tiki Tiki Tiki Room

I hope you had a great time thrifting this weekend! Did you find anything spectacular for 50% off?  Thank you to my friend Catrina for doing the shopping for me!
Goodwill is full of amazing treasures, and it is your job is to find them.  The good news is that you can take your treasures home,  love them and when you are tired of them just re-donate them back to Goodwill.  It is a full-circle-treasure!  Take a look at these Tikis I found in the housewares section.

Tikis are back in style due to our nostalgia for all things mid century and the cocktail culture of that time. (Think Mad Men) The tiki motif was very popular in the 1950′s and 1960′s.  The artist Shag brought them back into fashion in the 2005 with his 60′s throwback art installations.

For anyone who was alive in the 1970′s or watches TV Land re-runs of the Brady Bunch knows that the TIKI can only bring bad luck!  Greg is reeling from his surfing crash, a wall hanging almost hits Bobby, and a tarantula nearly bites Peter. Bobby tries to get rid of the tiki, but it is returned to him by an unknowing Jan. The boys learn that the idol must be discarded at an ancient burial ground for the curse to be removed.  (Wikipedia because I couldn’t remember the list of curses)  Oh Man.  Buy the tiki only if you dare!!

Listen HERE for a little more NPR Tiki Talk!  Oh Goodwill… are soooo fun!

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