Proteas of Hawaii…The Gift Shop

by Tania Ginoza on November 29, 2012 · 6 comments

I took a road trip to Kula Lodge a few weeks ago to run an errand. I was about to leave when I spotted a cute little cottage with pretty landscaping and protea arrangements on the porch.  I took a peek inside expecting a flower shop and and instead found a charming space filled with beach cottage chic home accessories, textiles and gifts.

Proteas of Hawaii’s gift shop carries a wide variety of handmade pottery pieces from Maui artisans, ocean inspired accessories and island themed ornaments.  Their offerings also include beautiful Hawaiian quilts, art and bold graphic beach blankets.

The bottom right shot contains pottery by one of my favorite Maui potters, Valerie Mizner of Peahi Pottery. Her pieces are the large bowls and small rectangular dishes. 

I bought a few pottery pieces as gifts and a whale ornament for my tree.  I vowed to return before Christmas to pick up a protea arrangement for my mom. I’m thinking breakfast at the lodge, a quick photo session of the gorgeous upcountry Maui view and holiday shopping at this gem of a gift shop would be a lovely way to spend a Saturday.

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