June 18th, 2015 / posted by paularath
Some of the ikebana vases that will be for sale this weekend.

Some of the ikebana vases that will be for sale this weekend.

Carol Moore is one of those people with a whole slew of abilities and she’s not afraid to use them, even if it requires changing jobs, businesses or professions.

I remember her from my days at the newspaper when she was the head of Moore Ideas, an ad agency. She is also an appraiser of antiques and estate items.

Now Carol has put all of her skills together to form Estate Liquidators Hawaii, providing a venue for sales of antiques, as well as appraisals and large auctions. It’s a little retail space tucked into the building just mauka of 12th Avenue Grill. The address is 1126 12th Avenue, Suite 105.

More of the available ikebana vases.

More of the available ikebana vases.

Carol plans to hold monthly themed treasure showcases. The first one will be this Friday, June 19, from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday, June 20, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Featured items in the Aloha Pua Ikebana affaire will be ikebana vases from the collection of a deceased ikebana artist. As an added bonus, ikebana arrangers will be on hand to put together a free floral arrangement for those purchasing a vase.

I visited the space today and saw lots of treasures, particularly Asian antiques. There was some beautiful Steuben glass, a lovely gold Tiffany lamp, Depression glassware (which Carol says is highly prized by the Japanese these days), koa chests and even a Turkish bar.

Indeed, a fun place to shop around in!

This week’s Affaire will also feature some Ming’s jewelry.

Two Ming's vintage brooches.

Two Ming’s vintage brooches. Oops! Just noticed my little blue shoes sticking out there. Not very professional of me.

For more information about Aloha Pua Ikebana, visit www.elhawaii.com or call 258-5431.

– Paula Rath

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Norm
June 19th, 2015 at 12:09 am

Nice shoes, a nice touch!

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