This year I decided to make orange my Christmas tree theme. So yesterday, when my sis, niece and I went on a Divisoria expedition, I got some orange poinsettias and orange tree balls. I love the prettifying effect they had on my tree.
I got the dozen eleven poinsettias for only Php250 (about USD5.00), and 16 12 orange Christmas balls for only Php180 (about USD3.65). Good bargains? Well, yeah. But not without a “price” to pay.
I thought I bought a dozen of the orange flowers, but when I was putting them on my tree last night, I found one of the stems was just a stem, with no flower on it! And some of the orange balls were broken as well. Grrrr.
But my husband – my ever level-headed technohub – told me it was a cheap price to pay for a valuable lesson learned. Isn’t he a sage? 🙂
(Lesson # 585 on my Divisoria Shopping Manual: Never, never, never trust the vendors. Check quality and quantities yourself.)
The golden and silver pear-shaped balls with intricate silver lines, the tin blue angel and white snowman are my shopping finds from Dapitan flea market two years ago. Dapitan Street in Quezon City is a treasure trove for bargain hunters, especially during Christmas. Christmas decor overruns find their way there as early as September every year.
So there, my fab holiday finds for the week – my orange tree and a very valuable lesson that will last me a lifetime. 😉
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Next week’s Fab holiday Find theme is white.
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