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!!! 🙂
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
Joey de Castro, Pottery Artist, 0917 8315904, firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Crocheted Fruits and Veggies and other items from La Pomme
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)
4. Home stuff from Domesticity
5. Embroidered Barong Dresses from Amarie
Shophouse – 2nd Floor – Tommy’s Coffee 8483 Kalayaan Street, Corner Matilde, Barangay Poblacion, Makati City, 8901526
6. Stools from Hacienda Crafts Company
7. Blankets and Throws from Beyond Borders
8. Necklaces from Piesa by Phoebe
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!!! 🙂