Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year Everyone!!!!

Happy New Year to all of you who drop by from time to time to gaze upon the Tikiranch blog-abilia.
See you all next year!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas Everyone

Have a great Holiday from Tikiranch.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Xmas Sprays

3 Holiday cans from my spray can collection.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

new stuff tomorrow

Sorry for the missing posts the last few days, Holiday Work Overtime Overload....

planning 3 posts for Friday to make it up to you.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

BE Xmas

VIntage Builders Emporium 48 page Holiday Gift Catalog.

I like page 9 with the price barrier breaker on Bean Bag Chairs

Monday, December 17, 2007


Where did they get the snow?

Friday, December 14, 2007

Hanger finale

Todays is the last of the Ornament box posts enjoy.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Hanger Day 4

More of the boxes

This shows both sides which is unusual since almost all of the ones I have are the same on both sides.

Thanks for dropping by see ya all for the final set on Friday..

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Hanger Day 2

A few more

Look 125 for only 10 cents!

I wonder what they were trying to convey with the "Doubl-Glo*" wording?

Thanks for dropping by see you all tomorrow

Monday, December 10, 2007

Ornament Hanger Week

That's right a whole week of those little boxes that keep those shiny glass balls where they belong. I wanted to start collecting something from the holiday and for some reason (maybe low cost and nobody I knew was also searching for them) the collection began and grew to this weeks posts.

Monday's Box

A Shiny Brite version.

Lots more to come so drop by tomorrow for a few more.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Super Santa

Who needs to head to the mall for the annual visit with Santa? Just drop by the local Supermarket for youe weekly shopping. No waiting in line for the xmas train either just drop a few coins in the horsey ride and every kids Santa visit is complete.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Esquire Gifts

A Holiday masonite sign promoting Esquire Gifts and featuring the Esquire Man himself. When I found this it had a small box on the back and a slot cut into on of the gift boxes. There was other writing on the tag section (The stars are not from the original sign) so I would guess some one saved from a store and used it for some other display. Us advertising collectors are always thankful to those folks back then that salvaged the displays and saved them from the trash.

Have a great day see you all tomorrow

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Sprinkled with Pixie Dust

What better to send the few gifts you bought at the village than a full size package holding Santa Sac. I was floored when I found this a few years back it is probably the most unusual Santa's Village piece I have seen. The great part (other than the red burlap sac) is the attached postcard for shipping. Check out the little note from Santa and of course return postage is guaranteed.

Thanks for dropping by see you all tomorrow for another Holiday post.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Visit to Santas Village

We start off the Tikiranch Holiday month with a trip to Santas Village. Looks like 2 trips one in 1955 black and white and the other in 1956 full color

Friendly Reindeer and Storybook buildings
Looks like Santas Workshop from that big gear on the side of the shop
Water walkways and giant mushrooms to sit on
What would a village be without a giant firetruck and delivery wagon
I wonder where this delivery wagon is today, wouldn't that be a cool ride at the cruise night.

Thanks for dropping by see you all tommorow for more Holiday Cheer

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Tikiranch Holiday is on the way

Tweaking the blog for the Holiday Season stay tuned......

Friday, November 30, 2007

1956 BBQ

Great little ad for a local Long Beach BBQ Joint.

Found in a little city guide book, circa 1956.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

2d vs 3d

Somethings always look better in 3D

1978 flyer

Vinyl Advertising doll

Monday, November 26, 2007

Pard on me

My dog is moving.

about 6 months ago I dropped by a local antique shop and there on the wall was this incredible Pard Dog Food advertising clock. What makes it great is the dogs head poking out of the doghouse moves up and down while the clock is on. I asked the owner "How much ?". Not for sale he was keeping it, so all I could do was put it in my mental want list of rare stuff that you never see more than one of. Fast forward 3 months and it's the 3rd Sunday of the month which means Long Beach Antique and Collectible meet. I start shopping and walk up to one table and there sitting on the table is a Pard Dog Food clock just like the one at the shop. It's funny how things happen out there (at the swap meets) you take a left here or a right there and sometimes it puts you in the right place at the right time ( and sometimes just behind the person in the right place at the right time).There was one problem with the one I bought which was the part that makes the head move was missing. So yesterday I dropped by the shop that had the first one to pick up mine. Andrew the owner of the first one was able to fix mine using his as reference to recreate the parts mine needed to make it work. So a big Thanks go out to Andrew for getting my clock back together working like it should.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


vintage matchbook cover

I like the clean and simple design

Saturday, November 17, 2007


Looking up from my desk at home I know where I am

This was part of an original US Post Office sign from Bell Gardens.
Thanks Steve

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Working Display

I finally found a spot for our Sambos Coat Hanger . I like this piece not only for the great graphics but it also makes a handy key holder.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Comet Checkers

Nice little checkers box I picked up at the Rose Bowl Swap on Sunday. At just $1 dollar I had to have it, I mean it was only a dollar right? I have quite a few things that I bought for a dollar or less and think to myself how lucky those buys were. When you really look at it the fact that someone decided that instead of tossing the piece in the trash they brought it out for someone like me to buy. So todays post goes out to all those dealers.

"Thanks for all the neat little things that I really don't need but am very happy to have for a dollar or less."

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Putt Putt

Vintage pics of a day at the mini putt putt. Looks like the photographer shot a male and female version for a few of the holes.

Oh don't forget the Star of the mini golf Smokey the Bear!