Friday, November 18, 2011

Make Room for the holidays!

If there is one thing we do well at Room With a Past, it is the holidays!  The shop is packed to the chandelier laden ceiling with the most amazing holiday décor, gifts and furnishings.  Around every corner there is something special to see…


There is room…






After room…



After ROOM





Of beautiful holiday color, everywhere you look!  There really is something for everyone on your shopping list, and fabulous home décor too!

See you at the ROOM!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

A little holiday break…

(I wish!)  While my head and hands are busy creating for holiday shows and Room With a Past openings, my heart is here:

Royal Hawaiian

I took this picture in May of 1987, just a few days before I moved back to the mainland from Hawaii.  I’m lucky to say I lived there, in paradise, for four wonderful years.  I studied Hawaiian History (ok, accounting too!) at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, and worked at KITV, the ABC ‘affiliate’ in Honolulu.  Fab.U.Las!  Most amazing experience ever!!! 

Hawaii is one of those places that, once you have been there, you’ll never forget it.  It stays with you.  It’s in my heart and on my mind all the time.  Living there gave me such joy, and I took so much away with me…in memories, and knowledge, and a love for the people and the culture there.  I still listen to Hawaiian music frequently, and think of the islands often.  It’s my ‘go to’ happy place when I need to escape from life for a little while!  Just a few notes of a favorite Hawaiian tune and I’m laying on the beach…in the warm sun…listening to the waves.