My Dapitan Arcade Afternoon

As I had been recently obsessed with finding additional unusual planters for my window sill (that are reasonably priced, of course), I had decided it was time to visit Dapitan Arcade.

For those who are not familiar with this place, Dapitan Arcade is a small market place in Quezon City where decorative pieces of all kinds can be found.  I wasn’t sure I’d find what I was looking for (since I didn’t know myself, LOL) but a few years back, my sister had found affordable unpainted pottery pieces which we used for a DIY painting activity for our, then, small children one Easter Sunday.  She got this horrible looking pot pig that I now use as a succulent pot, so horrible-looking it was cute.  I was hoping I’d find the same now, as well as some wooden wall plaques with those inspirational quotes that I am also obsessing over at present (I know, I know, I have an obsessive, though not compulsive, personality). So with sis and mom in tow, I drove out of our little Rizal town and made my way to Dapitan Arcade.

It was my first time there, and here are some shots I took outside.  Had not been able to take pictures inside the complex itself, because I was busy browsing, hehe.

I didn’t really get what I envisioned to get, because they were all-out Christmas decor-sy already, but I did enjoy myself quite a bit.  Maybe I’ll go again another day.

Btw, for those concerned about parking, there is none, just street parking, so be ready to wait it out, or walk a bit.

Ok, so, wanna see what I got?

Pumkin basket, small. There are unpainted ones that go for PhP10 ($0.20), but this we got for PhP15. A candle in this thing on Halloween and we’re good to go.
There are planters which you can put up to 3 small pots in. I got the plastic ones so I don’t have to worry about them getting wet, but there are wooden ones, in varying sizes. I got these for PhP60 each.
This is cute. PhP100.
Obviously, I had to grab this photo from my daughter’s Instagram Stories because she, the Undertale fan, developed an instant liking to it because it was a skull. I should have known, and gotten 2. As she said, I didn’t think it through. Came in a variety of colors, PhP120.
This is a metal plate which I’ve decided I’d put up on my gate, instead of a “Beware of Dog” sign, because our dogs are useless at scaring people away, anyway. PhP70.

By supernormalgirl

Single, 40-ish mom, travelling this world as any normal, girl-next-door would. Is both positive and negative, yin and yang, good and bad. A forever 'tween. Has a love-hate relationship with food, and food wins most of the time. From Manila, Philippines.

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