Cleaned decors, rearranged furniture11:35 PM Monday September 30, 2019 |

September 29, 2019, Sunday

I rearranged our furniture on the ground floor in preparation for Oyen’s official Chinese engagement called Ting Hun. I started at 12 noon and finished at midnight. I was exhausted but my adrenaline remained high. I didn’t want to stop ’till I had placed everything in its proper place.

Imagine I moved big pieces of furniture with the help of the maids that were around on that day. We moved the formal dining set to its original location. I moved the formal living set across the dining. I moved the living room sofas to the family room, and distributed the love seat and 6 chairs around the house. The heaviest piece was the buffet table, followed by the dining table.

I was amazed I didn’t have a migraine attack after carrying heavy furniture.
Antonia said para daw kaming lipat-bahay business.

I recently bought two water color paintings on silk paper supposedly for the farm but Edmund suggested we hang them here too. Hayan, bumagay rin naman. Instead of French-Italian motif, naging French-Chinoiserie.
Two new paintings

I also brought out items that have remained inside boxes and shopping bags for years including this set of Herend dinnerware from Budapest. My husband said “paghindi nakikita, nawawala”. Kaya hayan I removed the plates from their boxes and placed them on the buffet table. I also found that cute pewter bowl with matching spoon wrapped in newspaper. If I had not opened those plastic bags, I would have forgotten that I even have that. To keep my memory intact, I am going to mention here that I bought that from Capetown.
And look at this Tiffany box. I think the ugly dots were caused by the humidity.
Tiffany crystal box

I opened this na rin. Nalimutan ko na rin that I have something like this. This is a gift from ……. hayan…. nalimutan ko na…. nay ko… sino na nga ba nagbigay nito? If I am not mistaken—- this could be from Max, Edmund’s friend. I think he gave this to us on our 25th wedding anniversary.

Tiffany crystal plate

I didn’t put it back in the box anymore. I placed it on the table in the living room together with the Royal Copenhagen plate, Oyen’s pasalubong last week from Denmark. Hayan fully documented na so I don’t forget about these special items. (Anak, huwag i-ga-garage sale.)
Tiffany crystal tray and Royal Copenhagen plate
O, another one. I opened the box and voila, there’s a crystal bowl made in Italy. I no longer recall if this is a gift or if I bought this. Most likely this is a gift. But from whom?
Crystal bowl
So I don’t forget that I have this, hayan I displayed it na din.
Crystal bowl made in Italy

I could tell that the items inside the curio cabinets were dusty. Hindi ko natiis I washed the dusty cups and saucers one by one. My sister asked me why I was the one cleaning them. Eh kasi if the maids break something, I would get mad, ma-stress pa ako— “baketttt, hindi ka nag-iingatttt, hayan, nabasag, etc. etc. ” But If I am the one who breaks it, all I would say is “Ay nabasag, sayang.”

Dusty cups and saucers
I actually enjoy doing this. Naaaliw ako when I look at my finds. “Ay ang cute”. “Oh nice”. Nakakalibiang din.
washed cups and saucers

I am the only one who notice when our chandeliers are already dusty. Inakyat ko rin yan, nilinis ko.
Dusty chandelier

crystals, ceramics, display

One of my favorites— miniature Murano vases. Nagspeed boat pa kami ni Edmund para makarating dun sa kabilang barrio ng Venice.
murano glasses
Our first wedding souvenir— older than most of you.
First Wedding souvenir


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