There was a time when I thought of seriously styling our wedding. However, real life got in the way and I was pretty satisfied with how Josiah's did our wedding tables. Besides we did not want the tables to get too busy that they can't their food on the table! :D
If ever I DO decide to style an event, this would be the FIRST place that I would go to. It's on my way home to Cavite and even though the place is kinda dirty, you can get items dirt cheap. haha :PMy brother once asked my youngest sister how come Uniwide still existed, it does not look like a place where people would go and buy stuff. This week my brother had his answer, Coastal Mall is open because of people like me, who revel in this secret bargain haunt. haha :D
Coastal Mall is basically the bagsakan of pottery/ceramics/figurines/vases over runs from the Philippines. If Greenhills: fake bags, Coastal Mall: plates, cups, mugs, wine glasses, vases and other home decor items. You can buy plates, vases by the kilo here.
Here are some of the great finds here, I had to keep some for myself because I am giving them away as Christmas Presents! :)
|about 10 inches high worth PhP199!|
|piggy bank anyone?|
|left and middle vase worth Php79 and the one on the left? Php39!|
|twin vases (two vases joined together) Php 79, bowl shaped vase Php99|
|silver big piggy is a little more expensive, smaller one is on Php99|
|bigger vases (about 12 inches high)|
|small glass containers (to put more panache into candies and nuts on the table!)|
|I love this horse! There are also dogs, penguins, owls, cats, elephants. :)|
best buy!!! teapots!!! :)
There are also wine glasses at Php29 each. Some items go as low as PhP10. If you want start a Christmas Village, this is the BEST place to get your first few pieces!
I posted the glass items with stainless/silver finish but there are also items that are done in gold. There is also stoneware (white plates or platters) and chinese ceramic type stuff (done in blue and white) I can't take that many pics because one of the manongs told me it is prohibited. :(
A few things to remember when you go:
- it is more of a warehouse than a mall so wear comfy clothes and pack wet wipes, you will handle dusty merchandise
- not all items come in boxes, but they will wrap it in newspaper and pack in boxes (especially if you buy in bulk)
- check check check - like all over runs, some are bound to have defects so always check. Best to use wipes also to see if it is just dirty or actually has a lot of scratches.
- parking is not that secure so don't leave valubles at the car
- take your time to go through the whole place
- pick a smaller and newer cart it's easier to maneuver. You don't want to hit anything, they have a "you break it, you buy it" policy. That being said, keep the kids at home. :)
Where is coastal mall???
Do you know Mall of Asia? (of course everyone knows MOA! :D) To get to MOA you are usually coming from EDSA southbound, to get to C.Mall from EDSA turn left at Macapagal Blvd. Then go straight ahead, you will pass DFA (which is on the left across Mcdo) and then you will see Caltex on the right and you will see C.Mall straight ahead. Cross the next intersection and then stay on the LEFT most lane and turn left towards Coastal Mall and left again when you clear the gate (this is the back entrance/parking). If you get to Sentosia you already missed it.
Via Public Transport:
Ride sucat FXs from Roxas Blvd. or ride the buses going to Tambo, Paranaque. Just tell them to bring you to Coastal Mall. You may opt to go down when you see KFC. You will have to cross the foot bridge to C. Mall.
Diosdado Macapagal Ave. Cor. Naia Rd. Tambo, Paranaque, Philippines