Friday, March 1, 2013

Now Showing: The Show Cabinet!

One thing that I've noticed with Filipino households is that we only get to change the decor in the house when it's Christmas. So basically a house would have two "looks". Once I started reading foreign blogs they mentioned having a "fall mantle" or a "Christmas mantle" or "Valentine Entryway". And it got me to thinking, yeah why don't we rotate the decor around the house? Put away those that you won't use for now so that you can showcase a few interesting pieces at a time. :)

So now I show you what I've been doing to our show cabinet!

It looked like this when we moved in and during the house blessing. :)

photo from my sister's cam

Top left: bunny bride and groom was a gift for our wedding, M and T letters came from an invitation place at Alabang Town Center
Top right: silver vases and black vase from Uniwide, tall clear crystal jar from SM and small crystal candy jar from Metro Alabang. Fresh flowers from palengke (market)
Lower right: brooch bouquet by yours truly, silver candle sticks from Uniwide, frame and pictures were from waaay back. All shots take by good friends Iking and Alvin (represent!), clear candy jar from Metro Market Market, silver plate from Uniwide with assorted knick knacks
Bottom letft: black and whote frame gift from the wedding, silver candle sticks from Uniwide, vintage bag was also a gift but it can also be bought at Simple joys and clear candy jar also from Metro

Now it looks like this! A little bit more color and a touch of Valentines. :)

Top left: Same bunny groom, letter M and vintage bag, set of aqua vases gift from mother in law from the US
Top right: same bunny bride and letter T, green jar, pink flower, beige basket, white tumbler with aqua zebra lining from Uniwide, white candle holder house warming gift, green flowers from Landmark
Bottom left: same silver candle sticks and bouquet, rustic jar from Uniwide, heart candy can from Gourdos and ornate mirror from.... Wait for it.... NOVO!!!!! Just Php 79.00!!!!
Bottom right: same silver vases, aqua books from my collection, white diffuser was part of a set which was a Christmas gift for us, striped can from Hubby (I think it was used to package tea sets), tiffany blue bowl and khaki flower from Uniwide, purple flowers from Landmark and clear cup cake stands iwth dome covers from Gourdos

This is the first thing I see when I enter the house so yes, it makes me happy in soooo many different ways. :)