November 25, 2009

Proudly Pinoy

Way back in June of 2008, I posted a photo of one of my favorite mall stores which specializes in Philippine handicrafts. Happily, I discovered a similar shop, albeit smaller and therefore with fewer choices, very near our house. The Turista Shop sells small handcrafted wooden furniture and home accessories, woven baskets and mats, handmade paper, jewelry, soap and candles, and bottled delicacies and non-grape wines from all over the country. I love going there every now and then just to see what's new.

The Turista Shop

25 comments:

Misalyn said...

The clock looks cute.I think those beautiful candles are scented ones. Those will be nice pasalubongs. Thanks for the link.

Carlos Lorenzo said...

I like the colors and the warm light.

marley said...

Great collection. Ideal place for gifts :)

Leif Hagen said...

We wife and I like stores like that, too. It's dangerous for our wallet to go together!

ρομπερτ said...

Assume one could spend hours there.

A wonderful Wednesday for you all.

BeachILike said...

Your shot is beautiful as always :)

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bfarr said...

Looks like an interesting shop and in your own neighborhood too!

George said...

This looks like a neat shop. Sometimes smaller stores are much more interesting than larger ones. I like your collage.

arabesque said...

hi hilda! had to zoom in to take a better look... are those sardines on the left side? if they are, always a great pasalubong. ^-^

Don and Krise said...

These shops are so much fun. Our downtown area has some interesting shops. It's fun to park the car and just walk from shop to shop.

Priyanka Khot said...

Looks beautiful. It is similar to FabIndia, which is one of my favourites in Delhi.

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Dina said...

Looks like fun. Funny name for the shop.

Vogon Poet said...

I like this kind of shop and this more than many other I have seen. I would be curious to check every single item there. The raw wood furniture is great!

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Cool! I liked the rolled colors on the top-right corner!!

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the donG said...

another place that youve featured that ive never been to. whoa! turista shop! the name itself is already appealing to me.

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» likes to find shops like this that help local producers and artisans showcase their goods.

Cezar and Léia said...

I liked a lot that clock!
Cool that you have this opportunity!
Léia

Lois said...

I could spend all day in a store like that!

Gunn White said...

This is the type of shop I could have spent time and money! ;-)

Halcyon said...

Looks like a wonderful place to shop - even for non-tourists!

Chantel Nate said...

Thanks for the comments! I would love to see a picture of the Manila temple! This store looks like so much fun. I hope to take a trip to the Philippines someday!

JM said...

I like this kind of shop!

cieldequimper said...

I'm like JM! Don't let me loose in there!

Ken Mac said...

great angle!

Hilda said...

George:
Look again. It's not a collage—those are the shelves! :D