Yey! Thirty days to go before Christmas! And what better way to get into the holiday spirit than going to Divisoria for some green and red shopping. Oh what fun!!!!
I was there as early as 6:30AM. Most stalls were still setting up. I realized that when you arrive that early, the topless male kargadors and tinderos abound. It can get overwhelming. Lucky me, I am used to topless tambay-looking boys because that is exactly how Aki and Franco look like when we are home. Anyhoo, I also found out that tinderos can be superstitious. I did not get a discount nor was I allowed to buy just one yard from some stalls because I was their buena mano.
Some of my favorite finds from Ilaya and Tabora Streets
These were the first things I bought — really really tiny denim short for only 20 pesos a pair
Green, red and white tulle. These cost 35 pesos per yard or 3 yards for PhP 100.
Red and white sando (PhP20)
Fringe-y curtains (PhP75). I saw the exact same curtain in Cash and Carry. It costs twice. Yesssssss! I love it when I see items that I bought being sold somewhere else at a more expensive price.
Polkadot cloths for 30-45 yards per cloth.
Pants and long sleeves top for Aki’s bible bearer stint next month. If I remember correctly, total cost was PHP 280.
Paper Straw (PhP60) and Banners (PhP50)
I left my EQ at the doorsteps as I entered the first sewing supplies store that opened
Ribbons, ribbons and more ribbons. I should have looked around first before placing orders.
This roll was only PhP20!
I went a little overboard with the buttons. Now I have so many extras. Anyone wants to buys? Send me a private message.
A pirate patch for Aki.
My new favorite store is Filipinas Lace across Wellmanson.
I got more ribbons and buttons
Rick rack ribbons for 3-5 pesos per yard. I am so regretting getting the 12-13 pesos per yard ribbons from the other store.
Not in the picture are the 20 sheet of pattern/craft paper for 5 pesos per sheet. I am so ready for my holiday giftwrapping! If only I can say the same for my Christmas gift shopping. Hihihi
Also from Tabora was this reindeer headband for PhP35.
And these clear ornaments for 20-30 pesos.
Kitchen towel for 20 pesosesoses
We went to Anding’s too. I bought plastic fruits for my niece’s toy kitchen.
Lastly, I bought this bag because I had too many bitbit.
I arrived at 6:30AM. We (Faye, Rachel, Erlaine and me) finished at around 11AM. We were tired and oh-so-hungry so we spent the second half of the day eating in Binondo. More about that in one of my future posts.