Star-Bulletin Features

Tuesday, November 20, 2001

The Hawaii Theatre Center's Christmas trees decorated
by Claire Engel, Hawaii Theatre gift shop chairwoman,
will be among "The First Noela" displays.

‘The First Noela’
features a historic home
in dressed in holiday spirit

Star-Bulletin staff

OK, we tried to back off on Christmas until everyone has enjoyed a restful Thanksgiving. But we had to run these pictures because tickets are on sale for "The First Noela," a holiday "look-in" taking place Saturday and Sunday at the historic 3929 Noela Place home of Dr. Garrett Saikley and Robert Carpenter.

The home, a 1950s masterpiece by architect Bert Ives that was the subject of a 1958 story in House Beautiful magazine, will be decorated for the holidays with Christmas trees, wreaths and ornaments, many of which will be for sale.

Trees will be decorated by Neiman Marcus, Picket Fence, C.S. Wo, WallyWhite, Beach Glass Bingo, Hawaii Theatre and others, complete with unique ornaments and design. They will range in height from 2 to 7 feet. White's tree, for example, will feature his historic collection of ornaments and electric trains.

There will also be boutiques, including the extensive holiday one created by the Hawaii Theatre Gift Shop, plus unique offerings by basket artist Diane Moore, paintings by Ed Kayton, koa wood carvings by Verna Keoho and silver jewelry gift items by Beach Glass Bingo.

The home will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 each, with discount information available at the Hawaii Theatre box office, at 1130 Bethel St. Call 528-0506.

A pre-opening gala will also take place at the house. Tickets are $125 each, available by calling 791-1302.

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