Casa de Memoria breathes memory into the holidays
Walking into a room decked in luxe décor and rich antiques set for an intimate holiday dinner can feel like entering a Charles Dickens novel. There’s a resonance of the classical, as if an elegant holiday carol were playing as one takes in the sight. Nothing feels as festive quite like the musky scent of wood and spices or a tablescape of brilliantly colored platters and sterling cutlery. Such is the feeling evoked by Casa de Memoria’s upcoming holiday auction.
There’s something romantic, too, about giving a gift that has seen its fair share of history. Take, for example, a hardbound tome of illustrations and painting techniques, a wonderful keepsake to bestow upon a friend with an extensive library of art books. Or a brooch inlaid with precious gems, for a sweetheart to cherish you by. The presents we give, after all, are our reflections of those who receive them. Gift-giving lets our loved ones know that we see them as equally enduring treasures.
The Casa de Memoria selection is a recollection of the traditions of holidays past: bounteous feasts laid upon fine painted china; a family sitting by the Christmas tree, a gold-rimmed teacup full of thick hot chocolate in hand; the velvety petals of poinsettia in a vase on the mantel. As always, treasures and trinkets abound within the house of memories, lying in wait for a curious eye to reveal their tender stories to. Casa de Memoria’s Auction .0009 will be available for viewing at the Casa de Memoria showroom from Nov. 8 to 15. The cocktail preview will be held on Nov. 9, Thursday, at 6 p.m. The Holiday Auction will be held on Nov. 18, Saturday, at 2 p.m.
Casa de Memoria, 156 Jupiter St. cor. Comet St., Barangay Bel-Air, Makati City. casadememoria.com
A table setting with sterling silverware from Great Britain dated 1913, porcelain teapots and jars from 19th century France, and porcelain plates with bird motifs from 20th century Portugal, all from Casa de Memoria’s Auction .0009 collection.
Fine china with landscape motifs from the Qing dynasty, dated early to mid-19th century and Portuguese decorative plates with religious-themed illustrations from the 20th century