Friday, December 4, 2009

Christmas Shopping on Kauai

I just love visiting your blogs and seeing all the Christmas decorations where you live! So I thought you might like to see some from my corner of the world. I took these pictures when Clayton and I did a little Christmas shopping last week. Enjoy!

Ukuleles, gourds, and other hula implements decorate the above tree. Can you see them?

Below, Hawaiian quilt motifs are embedded in the garlands.

Below, the Hyatt hotel in Koloa has some elegant, understated decorations.





Not really a Winter Wonderland...but at least it's warm.


Below is the new Kukui'ula Shopping Center.





Do you have bananas in your Christmas garlands?


55 comments:

Pat said...

The decorations are quite different from where I live, but they are very pretty...and I really enjoyed seeing your pictures!

Jackie said...

I love how festive it looks, including the bananas!

SewCalGal said...

Aloha! What fun! Thanks for sharing.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Batiklover said...

I was in Kauai 2 years ago at Christmas time. Very different, but then again Kauai has a style all it's own. Wish I were there to enjoy it again. Thanks for the pics and memories. :-)

Christina said...

I don't think I can read your blog for the rest of winter. ;) I'm already sick of our grey overcast skies and rain, rain, rain. I agree that if it's not a winter wonderland, at least it's warm! Wish that were the case here in the Pacific Northwest. I'm glad you shared! It was fun seeing the decorations and that the sun does still exist!

Lindah said...

That beautiful blue sky and water really don't need any decoration!

anne from finland said...

Wow! I like to see your Christmas decorations! For me it would be hard with the bananas, I would eat them! In this darkness it is lovely to see blue skies and sunny places! Have a nice weekend!

Libby said...

Looks festive for sure. Now that we are transplanted to New England, I don't suppose we'll see many Santas with surfboards and palm trees like we did in soCal *s*

susan said...

you make me cry...i miss mikko so much. he has a new love, samara, and i think this it is. i have heard the word "marriage" and "babies"...not that either is going to happen anytime soon, i am hoping in a year or so. she is so great...a real partner for my mako. tori is doing well at her performing arts school. she is in her first real play at the shell in balboa park this weekend. not very many lines but i am hoping for a video. i want to swim in the ocean so bad. all there is is fresh water around here and there is no comparison! maybe in another year i will be ready to come for a visit...at least a month...diffenately when tori will be there...late spring before it gets to hot or early fall. both lovely times of the year. i am so glad you are bloggin again. i have been super neglectful. i have to take some quilty pictures and update. glad all is well. i miss you lisa xo susan

Quiltersal said...

Love the deco on Kauai...makes me feel warm all over (is that because it's 30 degrees outside here?) Thanks, Lisa, for sharing your part of paradise.

MichelleB said...

How fun! I do love that banana in the garland. lol

ladydi said...

I've been wondering what Kauai looks like for Christmas, and now I know! Thank you so much for sharing. It's beautiful.

artfilstitch said...

Your corner of the world looks heavenly and all of the decorations are so pretty...I love the bananas..
We had a very slight sprinkle of snow yesterday morning, but it only lasted a couple of hours when daylight came. I got my Baby Honu quilt put together and close to finishing it. Looks great! Will e-mail you a picture later this week (thanks for the pattern)
Enjoy your blog..
Liz

Gay said...

••Mele Kalikimaka me ka Hau'oli Makahiki Hou

Your pictures almost make me cry....as the Aloha Spirit lives within me!! I love it when you share your Island by pictures. I love any of the Islands, Christmas or any other time of the year!

yarndork said...

I was straightening bookshelves today and found one of our Kauai books and thought of you. What beautiful pictures! I wouldn't trade it for the sight I saw tonight though: my 3 boys romping in the first snowfall right before slipping on their jammies warm from the dryer. It started snowing right before bed, so I let them go out for a minute without their coats. Now it feels like Christmas-time.

delee said...

This makes me miss being there!

North Shore Kauai said...

Kauai is magical ...

Happy Holidays!

Nettie said...

Surreal but fun to see how Christmas looks there. I spent one Xmas on Hawaii, so this brings back fond memories.

bev in Ca said...

Thankyou for sharing. It's so nice to see "My Home Town" glitz out for the holidays!...Mele Kalikimaka Hauoli Makihiki Hou!!!

Michelle said...

Merry Christmas!

Tine said...

WOW! Christmas in Hawaii looks beautiful! I love the bananas - not very traditional, but fun!

Tammy said...

It is super gloomy her in Northern CA...so I am sending your blog to my friends to get a "Sunshine Fix"! Love you blog by the way! :)

ladydi said...

Liiissa! Christmas is over for another year. Blogger is missing you. Poor, poor, lonely blogger, with no new posts from Lisa.

Anonymous said...

Hope you are well -- miss your blogs.

Pat said...

Okay, Lisa...time to come out of hiding and post on the blog. There are some of us with too much cold and snow and we need some happy, WARM photos from Hawaii!!!

Abigail said...

I hope you are having a good year so far and feeling much better. I am re-reading your books for the 5th (I think)time. I love 'em. Also, am in the process of converting my garage into a sewing room and planning lots of quilts, have even bought batiks for the first time, looking forward to using them. I hope you have had lots of quilt time and that is what is keeping you busy.

Ellen in MD said...

Lisa - Come back! We miss you! :-)

ladydi said...

We are so very thankful to hear that Hawaii dodged the bullet. That must have been terrifying. (in reference to the earthquake and tsunami.)

Anonymous said...

Really miss your posts! After this length of time -- realllllly worried about you.

Anonymous said...

Where are you Lisa?

ladydi said...

Aren't your tired of Christmas shopping yet? We're missing spring on Kauai - just so you know. :>}

Bonnie said...

Come back to us, oh Lisa, the one and only Obi-Wan of "have fun quiltmaking". You are sssssoooooo missed!!!!
(((((Bonnie)))))

Anonymous said...

missing your blog so much!
what are you up too!

floribunda... aka Julie said...

I was thinking about you because I'm heading to Kauai in a couple of weeks -- and notice you haven't posted for ages! Hope everything is okay. I look out for more of your patterns when I get to Kapaia Stitchery!

Karen Wong said...

Miss your blogging!

Kellie said...

OK it's June, but that was a treat nonetheless! I miss your quilty posts and your field trips! Come back soon, Lisa!

Anonymous said...

H E L L O ? !
at least let us know you are
among the living.

SandyQuilts said...

Just wanted to drop by and say I MISS YOU. Hope you and your family are well.

Anonymous said...

WOW I thought it was August and here it is December and time to Christmas shop on Kauai?!? >:(

Anonymous said...

come out come out
where ever you are

Julie in the Barn said...

Sure do miss your posts, Lisa. Hope all is well with you in paradise.

Mo2 said...

Really miss your blog posts! Hope you are well.

Ellen in Maryland said...

Sigh.. almost a year now, since we've heard from you. Hope everything is ok.

Cara said...

I'd happily giving up my Chicago winter white Christmas for a trip to paradise...

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

I missed your blog this past year. Hope all is well with you & you will return to blogland soon.

Carol B.

Laura in IA said...

Wishing you and yours the very best in 2011.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Lisa, how are you and your family after the tsunami? Please post an update on your blog

Anonymous said...

still keeping checking this blog
would love to see a new post.
we miss you!

spnquilt2@gmail.com said...

You've been AWOL a long time.

Karen said...

Oh how fun - we are heading to Maui later this upcoming week - looking forward to sun and warm :)
Karen

Andie Evans said...

I miss you, Lisa. I'm re-reading your first book and laughing just as hard as the first time. Seriously, people are staring at me in Starbucks.

Alyssa said...

I love all of these photos, Christmas is not that far. Hope you'll add a new blog entry soon.Hope all is well with you and your family. :)

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Anonymous said...

I keep checking back back too. MISS YOU!

Anonymous said...

























eerrrrrrr still no new post!

Anonymous said...

It's Christmas time again so I'm checking to see if you're back. Miss your blog. Hope you return.

Carol B.