I’m on panic mode. My two-week holiday will be over tomorrow. And yet, it seems that I haven’t accomplished even a third of my To-Do List! Good thing I’m almost done fixing up my lanai. And it turned out to be such a relaxing place I can truly claim as my own!
For years, the lanai has become the tambakan/bodega/sampayan of sorts. But I’ve cleared the trash out and installed a few things to make it feel more homey. I’ve also ‘borrowed’ furniture from the house. Above: the Mother of Pearl-ingrained occasional table is from Davao, the French Bistro chair, from Ikea and the Batibot chair, from Kamuning. The chairs actually come in pairs but I like them mismatched this way.
I bought these adorable birdhouses from Dapitan for 30 bucks apiece. They were left on the sidewalk, discarded like trash. But here, they don’t look too shabby at all.
Meanwhile, I had almost forgotten about this Moroccan pendant lamp which I bought years ago, also from Dapitan. I stashed it away somewhere and just remembered that I had it when I was about to buy a pendant lamp in Dimensione! Buti na lang!
My Nanay designed and had her karpintero make this rustic vine chair. It came all the way from Aklan. Sitting here on sunny mornings makes me feel as if I’m at home with my parents… cocooned in their love.
I was walking down a street in Makati some years ago when I spotted this cable spool coffee table on a sidewalk garage sale. It was selling for 500 bucks but I managed to bring the price down to a hundred! I’m not the Queen of Cheap for nothing. The assorted Christmas decors are resting on an Ugu Bigyan bowl. (Well, that one was not so cheap 😉 )
I love drinking my morning brew here. I did a lot of gardening on this side of the lanai as it used to be a bit overgrown and dreary. My daily challenge today is to keep the cats away from my pocket gardens and plant boxes. Not an easy task, I must say. Can you guess where I got the ‘Noel’ twig from? 🙂
As expected, I’m not the only one who’s enjoying the newly improved lanai! Mayo and Midnight hang out here as well, especially on lazy, windy days like today.
All I need now is a daybed! Or a Kenneth Cobonpue lounge chair. And of course, more weekends. Lots of weekends…
PS. Credit goes to The Hubby who has helped me with this little project with such good humor. Also to my father in law for installing the pendant lamp.:) I’m a lucky girl that way.
Food for Thought:No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself.― Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own