Suzie and I left from her cottage home to the tune of raindrops, to enjoy the annual Christmas Home Tour which I look forward to each year. It never disappoints! For a few hours, I dream of living in a gorgeous Hawaii beachfront home! I soak up memories (and photos) of the elegant decorations, some elaborate and some delightfully simple. We end the tour with a nice lunch at Buzz's - a very well-known island restaurant across from our Kailua beach.
We're wearing easily kicked-off "slippahs" (flip-flops) since standard protocol in Hawaii is to leave shoes outside. I'm so used to it after all these years, it's automatic.
About that plaid (Doug wondered where I got that tablecloth made into a mu'u mu'u!):
It's called Palaka. Shirts made of palaka were worn by the 19th Century plantation workers and is a well-recognized fabric here. Suzie had her mu'u mu'u made some years ago, and I had mine made about a year ago. I love it! We received many compliments!
Many beautiful place settings were displayed.
Simple pomegranate decoration