29 May 2015

Vintage Tiki inspired Home Decor from....Walt Disney World!


I haven't mentioned this on my blog yet somehow which is surprising but I AM GOING TO DISNEY WORLD! 

Yes, in October 2016 I will be heading state side with Amy, little Liv and Hayley to experience some Disney magic, hopefully with a bit of Harry Potter thrown in too.  It hasn't really sunk in properly just yet, but I am still really excited and I am pretty much going to be insufferable next year.

Now I have a holiday to pay for I have been trying to cut down on my spending as I have a lot of saving to do but god damn it's hard!  Especially when you follow bloggers that show you amazing clothes and great deals at every opportunity, so much temptation!  I know I shouldn't look, but I just can't help it.... While I was doing a bit of online window shopping I thought I'd start to look at the US Disney Store web site, which unlike the UK store that only sells Disneyland Paris merchandise, sells items directly from Disney World!  Admittedly the stock is very limited and nowhere near the amount of stuff you can pick up from visiting, but I did notice some stuff that caught my eye in an instant.

Now if you know anything about Disneyland/World at all you will know they have a famous attraction called The Enchanted Tiki Room.  Word of warning, I say the words 'Enchanted Tiki Room' a lot on this post!  I can't say it is one of my personal favourites, but I still enjoy going to watch the show nonetheless.  Because of this there is currently some really amazing Tiki inspired home decor for sale on their website and some of it doesn't look Disney-fied at all if that's not your thing.  Tiki was big in the 50's and I do love the style, especially in the Summer months. Here are my favorite items.

Now, you've got to love some Tiki style signage, and WDW has a couple of options here.  One thing I love about Disney merch is you can be as obvious or as subtle as you like.  Sure it's great to have stuff with Mickey Mouse splashed on it but sometimes it's good to have stuff that only those in the know will understand.  Call me a Walt Disney World hipster if you like.  So if you want to be subtle about things you can play it safe with this Aloha Isle Refreshments Wall Sign. To most people it's just a cool looking Tiki sign, but to those Disnerds in the group it will leave you dying for a Dole Whip (or three).  Of course if you want to blow all question out of the water you can just go straight for The Enchanted Tiki Room Wall Sign and really tell people what's up - I think both of these would look fab in a kitchen.

The Enchanted Tiki Room Cushion is another little piece that can spice up a room without being too Disney-fied.  The Enchanted Tiki Room Ceramic Bowl, Ceramic Tumbler and Mini Glass Set aren't presented as a set but they definitely all go together, you could have your meals in style playing a little nod to Disney with people none the wiser.  There is also a salt and pepper pot set I didn't include in these images that look pretty identical to the Mini Glass Set.

While we are on glassware these Adventureland Glass Tumbler's come in Olive and Amber (I think amber has to be my favourite), I love the almost tribal design and the twisted glass!  The Enchanted Tiki Room Tall Glass Tumbler's are a bit more of a traditional tourist item, still keeping the Tiki elements and showing off the famous birds.

We all need some decorative plates in our lives right?  No?  Well, I have to admit I hadn't thought about it before but just take a look at these!  The Adventureland Bamboo Plate is so pretty and I love the colours and design.  The Jungle Cruise and Splash Mountain plates are both based on Disney's attractions - the 'Everything is Satisfactual' one being a bit more subtle.  To me, it's instantly obvious what it refers to but I like that not everyone would know.  Lastly, this Enchanted Tiki Room Appetiser Tray and Bowl Set is great for having nibbles out of while you show your friends around your amazing Tiki inspired home!

I know this mixture of Tiki and Disney isn't for everyone, but I love it.  It's also not the cheapest (especially if you count in shipping and import tax), so I am just going to have to hope they are still around when I visit in 18 months time!  What do you think?  Nice or too Disney-fied?

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