May 31st, 2012
My tiki bar has gone for months with only one stool– my solo, treasured Witco. Ive been hunting for 4-6 more for almost a year now, to no avail. Just last week i started watching new bamboo stool- which are expensive, made by slave labor surely, and have no soul. Then…… i found exactly what ive been looking for– a set of 4 old Witco’s. On top of that, the guy (a great dude from PA) wanted to barter for Apple stuff. My kinda guy….. I’m stoked.
By the way, Witco was founded by Ron Hovde and Bill Westenhaver, and became popular in the 1960′s. Initially, the company started out as Western International Trading Company, importing South Pacific style home furnishing items, like Capishell Lamps (ive got one of those in this deal as well, shown below.) Over time, the founders artistic bugs flourished and they began chainsaw carving rough cedar into furniture and artwork. His is what Witco became famous for, and there tiki setups were seen in the homes of people like Hugh Hefner and Elvis….
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