Tuesday, July 31, 2012

This Weeks find at the Thrift Store

As you know, for the house I started collecting the Crazy Daisy pattern Pyrex/Corelle dishes.

While antiquing here, I discovered another pattern with flowers and butterflies that's called Butterfly Gold. I hope to get enough together and post it on eBay or the likes.

So far I have  some cups, plates and bowls

Which leads us to this weeks unexpected find at our favorite Savers on Dillingham. Roger was the one that saw them first, sitting on the bottom shelf.

You know what?

I really have to start scrounging those bottom shelves!

Anyway, these 4 little amber colored juice glasses were going for 99¢ each.

and they match the amber color of the pattern.


I grabed'em

As I place them all together on the counter, for the lady to ring up, I notice that although they look the same, they aren't.


The general shape, height and diameter vary a bit and the thickness of the glass isn't the same.

At home I took an even closer look, and saw some inclusions in the glass

and when I lifted the price sticker on the bottom I noticed that there is a "belly button".

Which would be the spot where the glass was snipped off the pipe.

My Spidey senses tell me that these are mouth blown and although they might not be vintage or antique, they are definitely unique pieces of hand (mouth) crafted glass and surely more valuable than 99¢ each.

And here we go again

I really like them.

They feel good in your hand.

Pretty color.

Question is, keep or sell? lol.....

What did you find this week?

Aloha a Hui Hou!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Click Away Monday Collection #2

I did something wrong last week and people were not able to share a pic on this page, so lets give this another try.

Today is Click Away Monday #2 

Click Away Monday

I do hope that I figure out what I did wrong with my link up last week so that everyone can share more easily.

Anyway, here are some of my pics from last week:

This is the Fisherman's shrine near the Halona Blow Hole. Amy, over at Mama On The Move, researched the topic and posted this about the shrine. 

Look what the salty air does to the coins.

This is the Halona Blow Hole in action, as seen from the shrine. You can't really see it in the pic, but the beach at the bottom of this cove is called "Eternity Beach". This is where the famous rolling in the sand kissing scene between Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr

There, your Hawaii/Hollywood tidbit for the day!

I've been busy sewing this past week too. I'll be joining 2 other creative women at a craft fair next month at the Blaisdale called "Made in Hawaii".  Hope to sell enough to at least break even.

Notice my tiny pineapple - from my yard. The stem holding up the fruit bent so I had to harvest it. It smells great, but I have to let it sit a day or two to soften up. 
Found the pattern for this thru pinterest (or was it a blog?) and thought it would be a fun, quick item to sew. I was almost right, at least it's been fun! lol

I've decided to call these Kope Covers, Kope is the Hawaii word for Coffee. 
Your Hawaiian Word for the day. 
Looks like this is turning out to be an educational post too, huh? 

No names for this one yet...

I'm open for suggestions...

Looking forward to seeing what you've been up to!

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Aloha a Hui Hou!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Darwin Awards

Living in Hawaii you often hear how tourist get themselves in bad situations by not following paths, not heeding signs. Some people get lost for days. Search parties are sent out and helicopters have to fly in to get them because of the location and situation they got themselves in.

I remember a few years back, crews working in the jungle below the Pali lookout and found the skeleton of a backpacker that slipped off the trail years ago - still wearing their backpack. So sad...

Knowing this, it never ceases to amaze me that people think they are above the safety rules put in place by people that know the area. Know how crumbly our rock/ mountain sides are. How slippery it is in the jungle and how unexpected nature can be.

They don't have the proper foot ware for this environment and have no idea that waves HAVE swept people off the rocks into the ocean.

Sad to think that if something happened to them they expect someone else to put their lives in jeopardy to save them.

Aloha a Hui Hou and stay safe!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Just what is Shave Ice?

The other day I headed towards Haleiwa and stopped at the world famous M. Matsumoto Grocery Store for a Shave Ice

They have a gazillion flavors to choose from and you can add vanilla ice cream (That gets added first), a red bean (japanese thing that I'm not brave enough to try) and/or have them pour condensed milk over it.

For those that don't know, Shave Ice is something totally different than an Icee (or Slush Puppy - depending where your from).

Where an Icee is a bit soup-ie or slushy, a Shave Ice is more like crystalized water - much more solid.



No, not shaved, it's Shave and it's a Hawaiian thing....

Shave Ice is made by freezing water into a round, triple size hockey puck.  The puck is put in the green machine you see here. By cranking the machine, the ice gets a shave by the blade below.

Glad I could clear that up for you...

After the ices gets a shave the Shave Ice Tech (Yes, that's the title I'll give him) grabs the shavings and fills the cone. Then, right on top, he forms a big snow ball.

Next comes the flavoring and it's my turn to enjoy. Today my choice was Watermelon and Raspberry with a dollop of vanilla ice cream.

Had a little bit of a brain freeze, but it was oh so yummy.

Aloha a Hui Hou!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Click Away Monday #1

So, since there isn't much working being done at the house right now and nothing has changed with our situation, I've decided to structure my blog a bit different - just to keep in the habit of posting for me and maybe generate some fun and interest for you.

For now, and until something major comes up, Mondays will be Click Away Mondays where I'll be sharing some of my recent photos and you can link up below to share your best pics of the week. More details at the end of the entry.

WARNING: This post has A LOT of pictures..

This week Hubby had to work on Saturday. I didn't want to sit at home on my mostly day off so I joined him for the ride up and spent the day treating myself to some much deserved time away from home, doing things that I like to do.

On the way over (left the house at 5AM) we were treated with an amazing sunrise.  I had to stop for this one - the ocean was flat, flat, flat and the sky mirrored off the surface. It was a bit too dark for my little point and shoot to get a good pic, but you get the idea

While Hubby was unlocking the gate, I looked back and saw the sun coming up thru the trees

As we reach the 2nd gate I saw this magnificent cloud.

One of the lagoons - Lovely, just lovely.

While I waited for it to be early enough to head to some stores I walked around the lagoons and took a few pics - farted around with a water spout

I know

it's a bunch

but each one has something different that makes it special.

OK, let's call it a study.

A study of a faucet

A faucet study.....yeah....sounds good...a faucet study...

After making my way around the plant I landed in the maintenance buildings where I found all kinds of cool stuff - that I think look best in sepia or in Black and White.

Love the reflection of the mountain side

Cool stuff, huh?

Then I made my way over to the golf course and took a couple of pics there.

So that's part of my Saturday that I feel is share worthy.

Now it's your turn!

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Under the Table and Dreaming
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Sugar Bee Crafts

Aloha a Hui Hou!