Fab Finds MaARTe Edition

Oh my, it’s already September!!!

And if you’re Filipino, you certainly know what that means–Christmas is right around the corner!  Can you believe I actually heard my first Christmas carol exactly on September 1st???  I kid you not!!!

And precisely because we Filipinos start preparing for Christmas this early, there have been a number of bazaars popping up lately, the most recent being the MaARTe Artisanal Fair at the Rockwell Tent.  The shopping frenzy has begun!!! 🙂

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I personally love going to the MaARTe bazaar because of the many wonderful, locally handcrafted items one can find there.  I was actually quite pleased that from a handful of booths last year, they had about 50 different participants, each selling distinct artisanal products.  Translation: this year’s offerings definitely did not disappoint!

Here were some of my favorite items:

1. Pottery from Joey de Castro

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Joey de Castro, Pottery Artist, 0917 8315904, joeyldc@yahoo.com

2. Crocheted Fruits and Veggies and other items from La Pomme

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La Pomme for Kids, look for Apol or Fiona, 0917 7151821/0919 9934795, http://www.lapommeph.com/www.lapommehome.com

3. Bambow Ties (also the makers of Bamboo Bikes)

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A on a Bamboo Bike

facebook.com/Bambowtie

4. Home stuff from Domesticity

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mydomesticity.com, facebook.com/MyDomesticityPH

5. Embroidered Barong Dresses from Amarie

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Shophouse – 2nd Floor – Tommy’s Coffee 8483 Kalayaan Street, Corner Matilde, Barangay Poblacion, Makati City, 8901526

6. Stools from Hacienda Crafts Company

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haciendacrafts.com, facebook.com/HaciendaCrafts

7. Blankets and Throws from Beyond Borders

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facebook.com/beyondbordersphilippines

8. Necklaces from Piesa by Phoebe

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facebook.com/PiesaOfficial

There were actually many other vendors with fabulous items on sale, but unfortunately I was not able to get their names nor their pictures :(.  By the time I dropped by the bazaar, it was already almost closing time so I was in a bit of a rush :(.

But anyway, I hope this blogpost gives you some new ideas for gifts this holiday season.  Happy shopping!!! 🙂

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