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Tiki shoes for the tiki challenge!

July 16th, 2008 at 07:38 am

Since my contributions to the tiki fund have been so pathetic, I put up my second eBay auction for the month, a pair of tiki shoes.

How appropriate-- tiki shoes going to the tiki bar fund. Good use of shoes, I suppose. They were a gift and they don't fit, so it's better than letting them sit in the basement!

(http://myworld.ebay.com/klompenwinkel)

5 Responses to “Tiki shoes for the tiki challenge!”

  1. momcents Says:


    I have a tiki room in my basement - rather a vintage rattan/bamboo couch/chairs/tables/shelf from my grandmother's house (purchased in the late 50s early 60s) Might I have a find?

  2. koppur Says:

    I have to thank you for the motivation. I was impressed with your ebaying for the tiki fund so I said, hey, I can do that too. I listed a few things today. Thanks! PS I am totally stealing your idea and adding a link to my ebay page in my ebay post here. Smile

  3. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Come to think of it, what does "Tiki" mean anyway? What language is it from? I really only recognize the phrase "Tiki hut." Growing up, there was a pair of shoes very similar to those in our household. I think my Marine uncle bought them in the Phillipines. We three girls just loved those shoes! They were a size 5, but my younger sister and I ended up with size 8 feet. So by virtue of her petiteness, our older sister inherited them.

  4. Thriftoramatoo Says:

    Here's the quick and easy explanation of Tiki:

    In Central Eastern Polynesian cultures of the Pacific Ocean, tiki is a name given to large carvings of humanoid form. These carvings often serve to mark the boundaries of sacred or significant sites. The word appears as tiki in New Zealand Māori, Cook Islands Māori, Tuamotuan, and Marquesan; as ti'i in Tahitian, and as ki'i in Hawaiian.

    BY the way, these shoes are an 8.5 but I wear 9.5, so I know how cruel fate can be!

  5. luxlivingfrugalis Says:

    Those were some adorable shoes!

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