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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Vintage? Rustic? I Like It!


It's not only lush greenery and bright flowers that make Kauai a magic place.
I like its small towns with their rustic charm.








The last two pictures were taken in Hanapepe. It is called Kauai's Biggest Little Town. It used to be the hot spot in the 1800s with its popularity being supported by local agriculture. The town was formed by Chinese rice growers. Even though the town's decline began in the 70s and 80s it was 1992's Hurricane Iniki that landed the final blow to Hanapepe. It still manages to stay alive with a handful of artisan shops and galleries. http://www.hawaii-guide.com/

I love this bench in front of one of the stores!



Colorado Lady (
http://coloradolady.blogspot.com/) is hosting Vintage Thingies Thursdays. Why don't we go there for more rustic charm!


29 comments:

  1. No Phillip, I want the bench!!

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  2. Me too, Phillip and Darla, me too! As they say, it doesn't hurt to want! Those people should chain the bench to the store... Don't you think so?

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  3. LOL...Theft on an island would be pretty easy to solve, doncha think?

    Seriously, though. That's my bench. Look closely. It's got my name all over it! Really it does.

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  4. I love the vintage stuff. Love the photos on the Islands.

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  5. That bench is spectacular! No wonder everyone wants it. :) (No fighting!) I love most things vintage. These little towns truly are quaint.

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  6. I like the truck bed being used as a garden bed!! Just lovely photos, you have a great eye.

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  7. Gorgeous photos - I love the old gas pump!
    Cheers!

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  8. Thank you for the wonderful tour!
    Living it up at Lakewood,
    Cindy

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  9. My husband so wants one of those gas pumps in front of his garage. You couldn't sneak it home in your bag:)

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  10. I love all of it! How charming!

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  11. Beautiful photos! Looks like a wonderful spot.

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  12. Thank you!!! I am glad you like these images.
    Tina, that bench which many of us like so much, can float with someone's help all the way to the mainland, but the gas pump.... I'm afraid is too heavy. Sorry. He needs to look around, there should be the one standing somewhere near the lonely road, waiting for him.

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  13. What great things, Love the bench..but I see I am not the only one who does!! Have a great VTT!

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  14. There's a big tree in the second picture. One of its branches is curved like a coil. I'd like to eat ice-cream under its shade. It will be great if there is a sea in front and the sun is setting.

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  15. Hi Tatyana~~ Hana...whatever LOL looks very clean compared to some of the rustic I've seen. :] That pickup with the cargo of flowers is beyond cool! Looks like a banyan tree in the first photo.

    I don't usually partake in memes but I totally go gaga over rust!

    More photos, please!!

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  16. Thank you, vintage & rustic things lovers!
    Autumn Belle, I like your ice cream thoughts, but the most popular thing on the island among tourists was shave ice. I remember one place which had 60 flavors of it!
    Grace, you are so right - it was obvious that the the island was VERY clean. We told about that to the locals, and they said that it was even cleaner several years ago.

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  17. Fabulous tour, love that bench too!

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  18. what FABULOUS pics!..i love those poppies and that wooden bench is to die for!!

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  19. Oh my, what a gorgeous blog..I love the header. Thank you for a wonderful tour and how I would love to have that beautiful bench. Happy VTT..have a lovely weekend.

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  20. Neat little shops, LOVE the bench!

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  21. Gorgeous! I love vintage, and you captured some great displays of it.
    Is that a truck bed full of plants? Beautiful, though I'm not sure about the flames... ;)

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  22. I love the way the vegetation seems about to burst through everywhere - it seems an amazingly fecund place, I'm not surprised agriculture boomed there. Fun pictures, than you :D

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  23. I love the vintage things and also that huge vintage tree

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  24. Beautiful flowers... and bench, of course! I love handmade stuff like that, I just wish I had a relative to carve one, rather than pay true artisan prices which I can rarely afford :)

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  25. That bench would fit perfectly in my garden / gittan

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  26. I've never been to Hawaii, but this post is making me want to visit!

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  27. You sure are getting around this summer. Are you going up to Kokee? It's amazing. The plants are very special. I hope you can go.

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  28. I adore old rustic charm! I got a kick out of the truck with an amazing garden in the back! Very cool!

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