Museum images for your home
Here's a quick and affordable way to take art that has graced the walls of museums and put them into your home. Mutual Publishing has released "Hawaiian Yesterdays Frameable Photo Collection," a book of 12 nostalgic scenes printed in sepia tones with notations about each picture.
Treasured images of hula girls, surfers and Diamond Head of yesteryear from the Baker Van-Dyke collection, Bishop Museum, Hawaii State Archives and more are included.
At $17.95, or less than $2 a print, all one needs are frames for the 11-by-14 inch glossy pages. Hang two rows of six in gallery fashion. Or pick two or three and interchange them with the rest for variety.
Available at local bookstores.
HOME & GARDEN
Isle home prices part of HGTV show
See how Hawaii homes compare with other markets on HGTV's "National Open House," as the show features island homes and compares the market here with those in Savannah, Ga., and Moorestown, N.J.
The show will air Sunday at 9 p.m. and Monday at 1 a.m., showing what homes you'd find in those markets at price points of $250,000, $500,000, $1 million and $3 million. Detailed listings are available on the HGTV web site: www.hgtv.com/hgtv/shows_hnoh.
Orchid group hosts Kaimuki exhibition
Kaimuki Orchid Society Inc. presents "Orchids for Everyone," a plant show and sale next weekend at the Kilauea Recreation Center, 4109 Kilauea Ave.
Show hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 22 and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 23.
Highlights of the free event include orchid exhibits, plant valet service, repotting "makeovers" and more.
» July 22, 10 a.m.: Build your own orchid shade house.
» July 22, 2 p.m.: "Everyone Can Grow Orchids."
» July 23, 10 a.m.: Orchid flower arranging for the beginner.
Expo offers tips on remodeling homes
Get set for the second annual "Remodel It Right Expo," July 28 through 30 at the Hawai'i Convention Center. Hawaii's major contractors, suppliers and building industry experts will be on hand with more than 100 exhibits to help you "Fall in Love Again ... With Your Home."
Ongoing roundtable interactive discussions will be held July 29 and 30.
Hours are 5 to 9 p.m. July 28, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. July 29 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 30.
Admission is $3; children under 12 can enter free with accompanying adult. Cost for a three-day pass is $4. Seniors pay $1 on July 30, senior-citizen Sunday. Discount coupons are available online and in print ads. Visit www.bia-rir.com.