Posts Tagged ‘dried flowers’
A week ago, I heard that my “suki” shop selling cheap household items and decorative pieces were closing down. The pretty owner which I had befriended already told me that they couldn’t afford the shop (a near-dilapidated old house near the public market) they were renting. It was decided that they moved back to their town.
Hence, there was an on-going sale til the end of this month. For my first haul, I got me this 4 “gold pots” for 25 pesos each. Honestly, I bought these pieces not knowing how am I gonna put them to use. I was just lured by the price
Dirty and dusty, I took them home. Even if the first one (on the left) looks too altar-esque…must be the “holy grail” ha ha.
Then, came with my free “abubots” in the house. Some dried DIY dried flowers (didn’t anybody noticed, I sooo loved them ) and ribbons…
Working out…not really knowing where my hands would lead me to…
…flowers there, ribbon here…Actually, this flimsy brown ribbon used to accessorize daughter’s debut cake last December. Sorry about the visible dirt…it came from a thrift shop
…more flowers and unused trinkets from daughter’s “kikay” box…
Wonder where to placed them…ah! The top of the pantry, perhaps…for now…
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Remember the electric wire insulators hubs brought home from work that I posted here?
Since they are made of ceramics which were very heat resistant, I always tried to place candles in them. Perfect when brow-outs do strike specially during stormy days.
That’s not all, it can also prep up a blank table and create a zero dollar decorative accent in homes.
I placed a pink colored candle in one insulator…(another thrifty treasure)
…then added pinky flowers around the candle for a more dainty look
This brown piece is another ceramic-design insulator which I happen to place a bunch of “Chinese incense” (?). Around 40 pesos per bunch.
And, here, in the front porch coffee table, I placed painted DIY dried wild flowers in another insulator. Those two odd similar brown pieces were also another design.
To break the monotony of dark colors, I added a petite orange-y candle and assorted marbles on an unused ash tray. Finished off the thrifty decoration which sits in a “bilao” that used to be a take-out plate when ordering “pancit malabon”.
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I missed posting my favorite Baguio City flower. Sellers call these small blooms “satialis”. They are of different colors. There’s white, blue, pinks, purple. But, yellow’s my favorite among the bunch. I often blogged about this variety of Baguio flower. Every time I would travel up north, I never missed buying even a single bunch. This one I am holding cost thirty pesos only (less than a dollar). And, would you know, this bunch will last for months maybe years. You heard me correctly. The branches would eventually turned brown which kinda looks great. Did I say I love me some died flowers?
Those yellows blooms, believe me or not, will stay yellow FOREVER. I am not exaggerating. Tis the beauty of this variety.
*If the green stalks turned brown, you no longer need to put water on the vase. Just let the stalks dried completely. Take a peek of the same old satialis HERE and how to make out of it when dried HERE