Most of the stuff I bought were from Quiapo Ilalim (remember this beautiful picture?)...
|Shopping Haven for natural-based or "Native" decor|
Here are some of the stuff I bought there...
|.. and runner|
Actually, these were from my mom. But there were a lot of these over there too.
|CAPIZ Tea light candle holder|
These cost from around $1 for the small pair, to about $1/piece for the bigger one. I bought several of these because they are just gorgeous and of course, these little beauts would probably cost way more over here.
This one was around $10. It is beautiful as well and goes with the other stuff I bought below...
|CAPIZ Plates - not for eating|
|Mor Capiz plates|
The other CAPIZ items I bought will come out come Christmas time since they are, Christmas decorations.
I set most of this stuff in our dining room. And here is the whole set-up now...
|White on white|
I placed the capiz plates underneath the jars and as well as the tray. All 3 jars are from TJ Maxx. The beautiful lamps were from there as well. The mirror, which I luckily found on sale, is from Pier 1 Imports.
Last but not the least, we bought this amazing painting while we were site-seeing in FORT SANTIAGO...
It is a very colorful oil painting that we both absolutely fell for and knew we wanted to take home with us.
I had it framed at "Hobby Lobby", and needless to say, despite the 50% off coupon, the custom framing ended up costing more than the actual painting itself!
But we are happy on how it all worked out and now this art hangs atop our mantle...
Perhaps it was coincidence that the place I bought most of my decor from is the same place depicted in our painting. But then again, one thing for sure, this piece, will always be a good remembrance of home.
HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!!!