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Some Cool Odds & Ends

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These are some really cool Erich pieces. These are such cool tropical images. The kicker is that they are in Carlo style frames.

After we finished stocking our booth at Midway we decided to do a little shopping and found a few items. The first items are a couple of Erich art pieces. We have one Asian Erich piece hanging in our bedroom. I have not seen many pieces by Erich and there isn’t any info on the artist either. These look like a day in the life of Polynesians.

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The next thing we came across was this really cool Syroco Clock. We have 2 or 3 of these already. The things that caught our eye were the two starburst accessories to this clock. We never see a complete set for these clocks.

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These are soo COOL! This clock didn’t come with a key but you can get these easily.

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The next thing we found was this really cool vintage floor lamp. I love how simple it is but it still screams cool. We needed more light in the Tiki room & this should do it.

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This is a really simple Tiki floor lamp and that is cool with me. I am going to replace the shade with something cooler.

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This lamp has a huge diffuser and it takes a bulb the size of a lighthouse bulb.

These are just some simple things we came across. It has been a while since we went antique shopping and it was nice to get out and do what we really love. Mel and I are fortunate because we both have a passion for antiques. I count myself fortunate to be able to share this passion with my best friend.

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1963 Tropical Sun Company Tiki Bar

IMG_4786This set was made by the Tropical Sun Company in 1963. Tropical Sun Co. is the premiere in mid-century bamboo.

Additional Info on Tropical Sun Co.:

Tropical Sun Rattan started with a shop called Harveys Antiques which was one of the first shops to open on the Famous Melrose Boulevard located in Hollywood California. In 1972 it expanded to Tropical Sun Rattan with the purchase of the Tropical Sun Company in Pasadena. For over 40 years we have been selling and dealing great Vintage Rattan furniture along will wonderful original Tropical fabrics, Artwork and rugs.

Over those last thirty years we have also assumable the world’s largest collection of vintage Rattan and Tropical décor as well with well over 25,000 square feet of vintage Rattan and Tropical items. With some of Hollywood’s Biggest Stars and productions buying and renting from us. Ranging from celebrities like Nicolas Cage, Barbra Streisand, and Madonna. To renting to the Sets of Films like the God Father and TV shows like the Golden Girls. In 1999 Tropical Sun Rattan Founder Harvey Schwartz wrote a book on Rattan and Tropical décor titled “Rattan, Tropical Comfort Throughout the House” by Schiffer Publishing. When looking for vintage Rattan and Tropical décor to decorate and advance a collection for your home look no further than us for the biggest selection with some of the foremost experts!

Source: http://www.tropicalsunrattan.com/servlet/the-template/about/Page

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The stools and the bar still have their original tags.

I love that these stools have backrests. I plan to reupholster the stools in the same fabric as our 6 band rattan set. I will drop them off at B&T upholstery tomorrow.

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The top of the bar has a simple black Formica that I am not too keen on. I plan to buy some vintage postcards from Hawaii and cover the top in a collage of them under glass. I think this will give the bar a really cool effect.

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Once everything is refinished I will move it into our Tiki room and post pictures. We Also found a set of really cool diamond shaped tropical Carlos that will be coming in the mail soon, a 3 piece set! The room is really coming together.

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