Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Last Week Was Such A Whirlwind Of Gettings Ready For The Parking Lot Sale That I Forgot All About This Stash Of Wentzville Flea Market Loot! Status: Tiki Haul!
Not last Sunday, but the Sunday before that Nick (Armadillo), the Girlfriend and I met up with Mom-tomic and Aunty-tomic at the Wentzville Flea Market. I would have liked to get there a little earlier but we had gone to the Skyview Drive In the night before and stayed for both flicks. AND I still had to get a post done here! So getting up early was hard. Still, we got there at about 8am!
Even so...EVEN SO! I still managed to get there AFTER this giant Witco "Outrigger" art piece
was already sold! That's Two for Two at the Wentzville Flea though, even if I didn't score this
one. It's unbelievable how many Witco pieces I'm seeing around town these days! I'm really
getting into the Witco now. I didn't know what the "extra" wood piece laying next to the framed
bit was until I looked this particular piece up on the web. Oh, "Outrigger"...now I get it!
But....I did manage to wrangle up lots of Coco Joe's Tiki stuff! Three, possibly Four pieces! All
from different vendors? Weird! The sad thing is that most of this cool stuff was pointed out to me
by either Nick or the Girlfriend. I'm losing my keen edge! Neah, I'm just not a morning person.
My second ashtray! Dustin, a local buddy of mine (who I haven't seen in too long a while!),
gifted me my first which is actually a Pipe stand ashtray. This one doesn't seem to have a cigarette
rest. Maybe they were thinking ahead and realized that smoking wouldn't be so prevalent in the
future and that maybe these would someday make great change trays!
I'm gonna have to make myself a little data base of which Coco Joe's I already have so I don't
end up with all duplicates! Looks like there were hundreds of designs made. I love that people
left the labels on the backs and bottoms so that they'd know which Tiki god they had!
I really do need to take a moment and get all these guys together and get a shot of the whole
collection. Not that it would mean much, I'd probably have two or three more before I could
get the pics uploaded! I probably could have found one or two at the Green Shag lot sale over
the weekend if I'd have let myself shop around.
Then there is this goofy looking guy who doesn't have either a label or a stamp on the bottom.
Still, it really looks like a Coco Joe's, doesn't it? I messed with the lighter mechanism a little but
it doesn't currently work right. That just won't do. I'll have it all taken apart and fixed soon!
On top of all the great Tiki items to be had at the flea mkt. there were a few bits of earthenware
as well. This dish reminds me of Eva Zeisel designs for some reason. It's so not but it's picked
up some influence from her designs somewhere along the way! I picked up this and the ashtray
below specifically for the the lot sale but forgot to bring them! They'll end up in Booth 44 inside
the Green Shag Market soon. I've still got to get some shelves up and do some proper arranging
soon. But it's open for business!
Boy, that "dreamsicle" orange really got washed out by the color of that Brazilia end table! It
really is a pretty ashtray though, I assure you! I picked this up from the same seller as the blue
dish above and the Coco Joe's ashtray. It's amazing what you can find if you are willing to dig
through a mountain of random unremarkable kitchenware!
Yeah, look...I found another piece of Royal Haeger in Gold Tweed! Nice right!? Can't have
too much of a good thing. This is quite delicate and I was surprised to find it uncracked or
chipped. I've got quite a collection of this finish built up too, if I do say so myself!