All travels have been put on hold lately because of the rains. We are staying at home most of the time. One day we decided to display objects we’ve collected from our travels and ended up with a look and feel that reflects our fancy.
We find pleasure in old Filipino bric-a-brac. We love paintings, sculptures and furniture made from old hardwood. In collecting art, we simply relied on instinct and we prefer to collect paintings and sculptures from local artists we’ve personally met.
Artworks of local contemporary artists like Dominic Rubio, Glenn Cagandahan, Odette Cagandahan, Jovan Benito, Luis Ac-ac, and Otep Bañes as well as Traveler on Foot pictures we took shots at Casa San Pablo and in one of the Houses of History in Taal printed on Wooden Canvas find their space in walls and corners of our living room.
Old Manila nostalgia extends to our dining room, where, under an old-fashioned oil lamp dinner unfolds around a table made of old Tanguile and Yakal wood. Our dining table was the first furniture we had as a couple.
Viaje del Sol Inspiration
Our garden is where we spend most of the time with our pet dog Crystal, a pair of cockatiel, some African lovebirds and the redtail catfish “Hito.” We achieved this kind of rustic and rural backyard feel from our Viaje del Sol.
Most of the plants we got from Manila Seedlings Bank in Quezon City and some trips to Tagaytay. The “ang Nuno” of Angono guards our display of Burnay jars we got from our trip to Vigan . Souvenirs which we got from Ugu Bigyan, Kusina Salud, and during fiestas in Lucban and Pakil are also displayed in different parts of the mini-garden.
We miss traveling. Soon we’ll be traveling again!