“She’s an old soul with young eyes, a vintage heart, and a beautiful mind.”
I am trying to figure out as to when my fascination to these sacred hoops started.
Sacred hoops which are best known as Dream catchers.
I just saw this curtain made of dream catchers in my most loved colors and had this assumption that it is somewhere far and someplace I can not easily access. Doing my research, said curtain is just a few towns away from my hometown.
So I asked my foodie buddy (who have been supporting all my wishes all these years) and head to Batangas one weekend. So there, I saw it right in front of me. =)
The place is called Purple beetle. It’s a coffee shop and they also sell Dream catchers and other Bohemian stuff.
Since then, it has been one of my favorite stuff. I started collecting it at every chance. I even wished that Pandora would come up with dream catcher charms, and like they heard my prayers, and I was so ecstatic to discover they came up with one, so instantly it’s already in my bracelet.
You will see dream catchers in my bedroom, in our living room, in some of my bags as key chains, in my notebooks. =)
After my mama passed, and I’m trying to make use of her stuff (she used to create dresses as a profession) and I’ve got lots of fabrics , laces and beads. I made key chains out of it and eventually, I thought of using beads (fabrics) as charms, and collect them and soon enough, I was already selling them.
Handmade with love. ❤
Trying to find the right market, we decided to visit this only place that’s endorsing Bohemian culture and the most number of Dream catchers that you’ll see in the Philippines.
Dreamland Arts & Crafts cafe in Tagaytay is so huge and displays all kinds of Dream catchers and it gave me too many ideas in my mind, I even brought some beads from them. =)
It’s like a museum of all things boho and crafty. It’s so me. True enough, there’s too much for me to learn.
I am so amazed with the varieties. It comes in all sizes and colors and used different materials too.
I learned that they also have one in Batangas though the one in Tagaytay is bigger.
They have accessories too.
It is really beautiful here. Like I found my tribe. =)
There is a cafe, we just had drinks and that awesomely prepared nachos.
They also have a bed and breakfast, and getting a peak to its’ interiors, the boho vibes is literally extended to each room.
They say I’m a dreamer (but I’m not the only one), I wish to have a similar place right in my home (where my mama used to create lovely dresses), not as big as this, as long it’ll showcase all of my creations.
I think it is timely that our visit happened to be almost New Year. I left the place with just one feeling in my heart, I am so inspired. I wish them more success and I think it’s not gonna be my last visit. Dreamland felt like home to me. =)
They are so transparent in supporting local artists. =) It is evident in all corners.
Should you wish to visit, their address is: Calamba Road, Tagaytay, 4120 Cavite, Philippines
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