On our way to pick up Thai food from Mema's last night (it's in Kapaa, dine in or take out, best Thai food ever, and the only Thai food I eat!), I noticed a new store next door, called Pagoda.
There have been other random shops in this spot, but this zipper pouch display, which I could see from my parking stall, caught my eye. I love these bags from Blue Q! I have a fox one, remember? (see it here). Little did I know I was going to find a treasure trove of other items in Pagoda!
There were so many things to ooh and aah over!
|Vintage Hawaii License Plates|
This refurbished vintage pie safe. (I have one of these, too, awaiting it's makeover!)
I love the screens on the side, which are part of the original design on this one. It brings in so much light!
This might be my favorite discovery - a vintage flower frog! I've never heard of them before, but I took a poll on Facebook and Instagram, and I was surprised how many people knew what it was. How did I miss that lesson in my American Folklore class in college?! Anyways, for the uninformed, a flower frog is something you put in the bottom of a vase, and you stick your flower stems in each hole to create an evenly-dispersed arrangement. According to Liane, Pagoda's lovely owner, people are now buying them to use as paperweights, or to put their pens in them on their desks.
Here's another version. I kind of like this one better.
|Vintage Flower Frog|
Here's another cool item that apparently was popular in the 1980s: Fairy Balls.
They have a subtle little jingle, and are shaped like globes! I'm all about these.
|Vintage Fairy Balls - circa 1980|
The lighting was all wrong, but I had to take a picture of this card catalog! You know me and card catalogs. Have you seen my latest metal one? Click here.
In the shabby chic corner were these little round cushions, sweet coin purses and vintage door handles. (I'm gonna remember those door handles…)
There was also a whole lot of vintage "pacifica" goodness in Pagoda.
|Kapa Cloth Wall Hanging|
Glass fishing floats and pressed butterfly art.
A ceiling full of parasols. Gorgeous!
Don't be shy, go check out Pagoda!
Antiques - Gifts - Accessories
4-369 A Kuhio Hwy
Kapaa, HI 96746
Tue, Thu, Fri - 11am-6pm
Wed - 11am-5pm
Sat - 11am-4pm
So excited I found this gem of a shop.