Morning Bloom

May 19: Good morning bloom. The first dinner plate size lotus bloom of the season. Yesterday's bud was like a big white bubble ready to burst. Grown from seed two years ago. I forgot to go out early to watch the process. Happy Tuesday!
ilene.

Show Update

May 18: Good booths are still available for the upcoming Hawaii All-Collectors Show on July 12. Booth prices start at $150 for a 10ft by 10ft standard booth. Contact show@ukulele.com or call (808)941-9754 for booth placement information.

Standard and Standard Corner Booths.
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Captain Cook Coin Co. of Honolulu in Booths #421 & #422.

Weekend Picks

May 11: This weekends favourite picks! A charming folk painting of workers picking cotton and a lively terra cotta bust of a curly topped male with a Mona Lisa smile. I cannot find a signature on either piece but will take the painting out of the frame to check for documentation.

It always fun hunting. What are your cool weekend finds?

Picking cotton.

Seen at a Garage Sale

May 10: Spotted this lively painting of the famous 1959 Kilauea Iki eruption at a garage sale this Saturday. It reminded me of what's currently happening at Kilauea on the Big Island today. Below are excerpts from Wikipedia about the amazing Kilauea volcano eruption in 1959:

"In August 1959, a swarm of deep earthquakes was detected by the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. In October it was indicated by seismographs that Kilauea summit was filling with magma. This formed a new lava shield, named Pu'u Pua'i (gushing hill). Some of the most impressive parts of the eruption were the lava fountains that flowed from Puʻu Puaʻi. By November 17, the fountain was reaching 60 to 80 meters tall with occasional bursts as high as 180 meters. The fountain grew to over 320 meters on November 18. On November 21, the lava lake was over a meter deep over the vent causing ripples across the surface of the lava lake causing lava on the shores to break like waves on a beach. At 7:25 p.m. local time on November 21, the fountain went from 210 meters tall to a few gas bubbles in less than 40 seconds. Some of the fountains were extraordinarily high, reaching nearly 580 m (1,900 ft), among the highest ever recorded."

A 1973 painting of the 1959 Kilauea eruption.
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Pacific Aviation Museum

May 8: I used to go fishing with my dad on a pretty deserted Ford Island when the only access was by ferry. With the new bridge it easy to visit the Mighty Mo and the Pacific Aviation Museum.

"Visit Ford Island at Pearl Harbor and tour two WWII battle-scarred hangars, 48 vintage and classic warbirds, jets and helicopters. Save on tickets when you book online at bit.ly/1IasBci."

WW2 fighter plane and submarine diving tower on Ford Island.

Phone Problems Resolved!

May 6: Our phone line has finally been fixed. What a relief after going a whole week without phone service.

Phone Problems

May 4: Our phone has been down since last week's storms. Please email us at show@ukulele.com instead.

Happy May Day

May 1: From 1938 to 1942, Don Blanding writer, poet and artist designed Hawaiian themed tableware for Vernon Kilns, near Los Angeles, California. This lovely pattern courtesy of Tin Can Mailman is Lei Lani.

In 1927, Don suggested and founded the annual May 1st holiday aka Lei Day. May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii. Happy Lei Day!


Don Blanding's Lei Lani pattern tableware.

Spring Breeze

April 27: Aloha from Hawaii! Its a blustery spring day and the latest report from Volcano National Park on the Big Island says the lava lake inside Halemaumau crater looks like it is about to spill over!

The Beeg One Day Hawaii All-Collectors Show is all set for Sunday July 12 and vendor packets are ready. Basic 10' x 10' spots start at only $150. For those who like the works, we have premium front row full service booths including drop and go privileges on Saturday. Please email Ilene at show@ukulele.com or call 808-941-9754 for any show questions.

Meanwhile back to lava tracking! mahalo, ilene & wayne

Spring Break

April 20: We spent part Spring in Japan and visited the 49th Tokyo Super Junk Show, Toho Movie Studios home of Seven Samurai and Godzilla, and enjoyed the cherry blossoms, which were in full bloom and in many variations of pink.

Now back to working on the Beeg One Day Hawaii All-Collectors Show on July 12. We expect the 2nd one day summer blast to be bigger with even more spectacular treasures from aloha shirts to ukuleles and everything in between for a cool vintage lifestyle.

Kenneth Ho will be sharing his super cool Hawaiian Primo Beer collection with us. Volkswagon enthusiasts are choosing their favorite campers for a Sunday outing at the show.


Rare Primo six pack carrier.

Surf the Nations will once again host a Donation Drop and man a super garage sale on the Diamond Head side of the hall.

Be sure to save Beeg Sunday July 12 for the newly formatted Hawaiii All-Collectors Show! Mahalo, ilene & wayne

Cherry Blossoms around Shinobazu Pond in Tokyo's Ueno Park.
Giant mural of a scene from the classic Japanese film Seven Samurai at the entrance to the Toho Movie Studios.
Browsing around in the Super Junk Show in Tokyo.

All-Collectors Show in Veranda Magazine.

January 28: The Hawaii All-Collectors Show is honored to have been included in Country Living Magazine's list of "America's 24 Best Antique Shows" and in Veranda Magazine's "24 Antique Shows You Have To See Before You Die". Thank you very much! This year's show will be held on Sunday July 12.


Scenes from the 2014 Show

Last July's Hawaii All-Collectors Show was an ocean of collectibles and antiques. With the new open format space you could look over an endless sea of treasures. Thousands shopped and drooled over a fabulous selection at the biggest one day vintage, collectibles and antiques pop-up in Hawaii. Our deepest thanks to both the vendors and collectors who made it all possible. Mahalo, Ilene & Wayne.

Video courtesy of Kyle Metcalf.
Looking down Old Pali Road.

The next Hawaii All-Collectors Show will be held on July 12, 2015

The 25th Annual Hawaii All-Collectors Show will be held on Sunday, July 12 at the Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall.

Held every July, the Hawaii All-Collectors Show is a general collectibles and antiques show and sale with over 100 dealers coming from Oahu, Outer Islands, the Mainland U.S., and Japan. This one day show is held on a Sunday and is Hawaii's oldest collectibles show.

Shop for great buys in antiques, Hawaiiana, art, estate jewelry, vintage fashion, dolls, tribal art, beads, tiki, gold & silver, koa, furniture, kimono, kitchenware, ukuleles, toys, kokeshi, Mid-Century décor, ivory, Chinese & Japanese antiques, Mings jewelry, Niihau shell leis, lauhala hats, stamps, coins, shabby chic, Victorian, sportscards, Hawaiian Monarchy items, prints, textiles, postcards, aloha shirts, lighters, and more!

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