Recently, I was making my normal internet rounds, checking out upcoming estate sales and somehow, I came across this estate in Lincolnwood, IL. The bamboo basement bar immediately caught my attention and the images that followed were amazing!
It's so rare to see a fully themed vintage home tiki bar, complete with a full mug collection... Chicago, at one time, had 7 incredible tiki bars in the city, so it's no wonder that a home tiki bar was built in this area. The owners were grabbed by the same hypnotic allure of tiki that has grabbed most of us tikiphiles.
Judging by the colors and prints, it looks like it was last decorated in the late 1960s...
But howabout the faux jungle?? I could use some of those plants for The Breezeway...!
And some homemade carved tikis...
And the mug collection! All vintage Westwood, PMP and OMC stuff.
But THE ones below are the ones that I'm lusting over... The Andres Bumatay designed mugs.
While the Stockton Islander also used these mugs, these could most likely be from the Black Pearl tiki bar in Chicago, which had some incredible Bumatay carvings in it.
And cocktail accessories for your perfect vintage tiki cocktail party...
More furnishings in the lounge...
And some incredible resin swag lamps.
If only this sale wasn't all of the way across the country!