Oh how I love thee.
From the moment I saw McGarrett and Danno policing the streets of O’ahu, I knew it was a place I would visit one day. And yes. I AM talking about the original series of Hawaii Five-0!
Having said that, I cannot deny being eternally grateful to CBS for bringing us hot new versions of Waikiki’s most famous crime fighting duo, in the form of Alex O’Louglin and Scott Caan.
Now, it’s not just the scenery I’m lusting after!
I may have mentioned once or twice that Beloved and I were married in Hawaii. In the shadow of Waikiki’s famous Diamond Head, to be precise, coming on 23 years ago.
You get less for murder!
So, you can understand why Hawaii holds a special place in both our hearts and why little nods to the islands pop up here and there. “A hui hou”, for instance, which is Hawaiian for “until we meet again”. Then there’s the hibiscus that I incorporated into our personalised house sign and into my logo.
Given the chance, Beloved would move to Waikiki in a flash. Me, I can’t say it’s somewhere I’d want to live. I much prefer to keep Hawaii as our special getaway.
Those Five-0 boys…
During my Valentine’s spree at The Range, I found this deep box frame.
The vintage white wooden frame, with its opening glass door and a natural, almost hessian-like padded interior, is perfect for displaying your most treasured memories. And because it comes with pearl-tipped pins, you can change your display as often as you like.
I bought it thinking it would look amazing against the grey walls in OneandSeventy’s Hallway, but that’s as far as I got.
At first, I thought I might use it to display seasonal items to compliment my ever-changing interior décor. But then, as I was looking for bits and pieces for this year’s Valentine’s display, I happened across some of our wedding memories, such as the cards we gave each other and a matchbook from our hotel. Rather than hide them away, I thought how lovely it would be to display them.
So that’s what I did!
I have to say, I was never entirely happy with the red circle accents, so once Valentine’s Day was over, I switched them out in favour of plain initials, which I’m much happier with.
What do you think?
It hasn’t quite made it on the wall, but it does look lovely on the hallway console.
And I can’t help but come over all warm and fuzzy every time I look at those memories of our special day.
I’m so glad I did something with our treasures; they’re far too precious to be shoved away in the back of a cupboard. How many of your precious memories are hiding away, gathering dust?
I can imagine all sorts of uses for this great box – kitchen noticeboard, new baby keepsake box and, of course, seasonal displays. What would you use it for? Have you got trinkets lurking somewhere unloved and in need of a little attention?
As always, I’d love to hear from you, so drop a comment below and let me know!
A hui hou,