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5 Pinoy Decorations That Will Make You Feel Nostalgic

Do you still have the giant spoon and fork combo in the dining room?

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Photography: Dairy Darilag and This Old Chair (Main Photos)

We have to admit, there are a lot of similarities among Filipino homes. Whether you’re visiting a new apartment or an old family house—you can feel right at home given the inviting vibe. Aside from the cozy appeal each space has, it’s also easy to spot decorations and accessories that you’ve seen quite a number of times.

Think about it—how many times have you seen framed graduation photos on the walls? Are you familiar with crochet table runners and accessories often seen on top of TV sets? Chances are, you have these in your own home, too! Feeling a bit sentimental? Here are five more pieces that we’re sure you can relate to. Now, don’t feel old, savor the feels, and enjoy reminiscing:

1. A gallery of milestones and achievements


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How can you best showcase your achievements and that of your kids? By having a gallery wall of photos and diplomas, of course! We're sure that a wall at home is dedicated to graduation photographs, framed certificates, and even medals, too. Aside from school milestones, a few homeowners also display snapshots from baptisms and weddings. What's on your wall?

2. Sto. Niño and an altar filled with Catholic statues

 

From the entryway to the living area, many homeowners choose to display Catholic figurines and a crucifix, too. There are also homes with a dedicated nook for the altar where a table is set up—with votive candles, an open Bible, and a Sto. Niño statue. This is the special place where families gather to pray and where one can say a short prayer before heading out. 

3. The Last Supper in the dining area


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There are different ways to spruce up a dining area. Some homeowners invest in a fancy lighting fixture and there are many who opt for a lovely centerpiece. Given these other decorations, there's one piece that will never be forgotten—The Last Supper. Whether it's a framed painting or a ceramic sculpture—it holds a special place on the wall above the table.

4. The huge spoon and fork on the walls

 

We're sure that at one point in your life, you've held these two pieces for a quick photo op. Your parents might also have photos of you playing with the giant spoon and fork, too. These wooden pieces are often seen on the walls of the dining area—on both sides of a table, a cabinet, or a framed work of art. Nowadays, many homeowners have worked on different ideas to update this staple decor—some chose to paint it a catchy hue, others opt for a distress finish, and there are a few who place it in the kitchen instead.

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5. The versatile bilao


What's a birthday celebration without a bilao of palabok, pansit, or spaghetti? Given all the special occasions at home, this round woven piece has become a common sight in the kitchen and dining area, too. Fortunately, the bilao can serve many functions—some use it to clean rice grains, others turn it into catchalls, and there are a few who give it a color upgrade to create decor pieces. Take your cue from the photo above—the homeowner painted a bilao black then used gold paint to scribble "Hello."

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Additional Photo: This Old Chair (Spoon and Fork, Main)

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