Thursday, February 24, 2011

Thrifted Thursday- Tiki Time!

Last week my brother and I did a little thrifting for his new pad. He was looking for some kitchen items and a bedroom set. We didn't have much luck there, but I found a couple framed pictures that I couldn't resist.  They were a pair of tiki prints, and I could tell there was something different about them. They just didn't seem like they were originally meant to be framed, if you know what I mean- I could see faint outlines of printing on them.

But I had to buy them and take them home to see what was behind the image!

Not a problem- at $1.99 each I knew one of us would find a place for them!

You can see how this print was cut out of a larger image.

Once I got home, we took them carefully out of the frame, and what did we find inside?

They were both menus from a Hawaiian banquet in 1961! Now, I know it's not the same as finding a priceless oil painting behind a cheap print, but I still think it's a cool find. And I'm a sucker for being able to date something exactly.

My brother now has them hanging in his house- he's going for a tiki theme bathroom, so these will be a good start.


  1. That is sooo cool! I'm starting to love tiki stuff.

    I'll keep my eyes opened for some.

  2. That is soooo cool to find the menu inside- hidden treasure is the best!

  3. Susan, that menu made me think of a book I just finished reading called "Let's Bring Back" you would just love it. They mention menus that include dishes like Lobster Neuburg, lol. You should pick up a copy if you haven't already.

  4. Great find. I am tasting the Mai Tai's as I read it!

  5. I don't know which is cooler...the pictures or finding them on menus from 1961. That's so neat!

  6. Wow, you can date it right down to the year AND time of day! That's a col find. I Tiki Bathroom will be lots of fun to decorate!

  7. Tiki, yeaaah! Reminds me of warm lovely nights on the deck! Right now, it's snowing like crazy!

  8. What great finds those menus will be lovely framed. dee x