World Wings International presents its 10th annual “Not Your Ordinary Garage Sale” Sunday, Feb. 22, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at McKinley High School cafeteria, featuring unique, one-of-a-kind items at bargain prices.
Merle Miyamoto: Formal "Montsuki" black silk kimono with flowers of the season in red, orange and gold threads $100; and off-white obi with silver, orange and mint green silk embroidery $100
There will be an assortment of antiques, Pan Am memorabilia, clothing and accessories, jewelry, electronics, household items and kitchenware, toys, books and more. Betty Santoki, president of the Hawaii chapter of World Wings International, also has imported new kimono, obi and fabrics from a donor in Japan, Yoko Yoshiki, who specifically indicated that proceeds go to a worthy cause.
Featured here are some of the one-of-a-kind items to be sold at the event. All proceeds will benefit St. Francis Hospice’s volunteer program.
World Wings International is the philanthropic organization of former Pan Am flight attendants. It officially was chartered in 1959 and now has 2,400 members in 30 chapters in the United States, Europe and Bangkok. The Hawaii chapter received its charter in 1965 and has 82 members. For more information, call 220-5373.
photos by Nathalie Walker // page design by Nicole Thommes // location: St. Francis Hospice
Merle Miyamoto: Formal “Montsuki” black silk kimono with flowers of the season in red, orange and gold threads $100; and off-white obi with silver, orange and mint green silk embroidery $100
Navy blue cotton yukata with white lilies $10; white obi with gray blue scene $20; designed shopping bags $4
Susyn Miller-Fritz: Anne Namba floral embroidered black jacket $50; Ushindo long black rayon dress with black lace at bottom and bodice $20; Pan Am bags $45-$75
Susyn Miller-Fritz: Anne Namba long gray dress with ties at bottom $35; multi-colored Celine Paris scarf $25
Betty Santoki: Navy blue Haori jacket $25, indigo-dyed fabrics in a patchwork skirt with matching tank top $50; multi-colored silk embroidered obi $100
Off-white Furisode formal kimono with black and red fans $150; orange-hued silk obi with tinge of silver & gold $50; Wisteria flower red fan $5; pearl necklace $5
Lillian Nishikawa: Formal “Montsuki” black silk kimono with gold embroidery $100; off-white obi with shades of gold waves $75; red silk fabric $50-$100; vintage Japanese screen (Byobu) depicting Golden Pavillion scene $10
Lillian Nishikawa: Gray kimono with little white flower $20; off-white silk embroidered obi with Japanese scene $100; geisha doll $10
Moss green “Haori” jacket with tie cord
$20; long black rayon skirt with fan design $15; silk embroidered “Crane” obi $75-$100
Cinnamon Girl red/orange long dress with long off-white slip $25; white lace shawl $10; small Japanese doll $20