It's the most wonderful time of the year!

If you have been around for a while then you know how much I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the flower market at the Express Bus Terminal.  I just love filling my house with beautiful (and super cheap) fresh flowers. The flower market was one of the things I was most excited about when moving back to Korea!  I mean where else can you get 10 roses for 2-3,000 won - or lilies for 3-5,000 won - or gladiolas for 3 - 5,000 won....I could go on and on, but you have heard it all from me before.  

But what you may not have heard as much about is the 'other side' of the flower market. I refer to the 'other side' as 'Michaels on Steroids'. Seriously.  You can get almost anything there from candles, amazing fake fruit, arts and craft stuff, fake flowers, baskets, wrapping paper, ribbon, boxes, bags and SO MUCH more (imagine me saying that super fast without taking a breath....)  Just typing about it makes me smile from ear to ear.   I am in love with the flower market on a normal day, but then when fall is over and winter is on the way the flower markets turns into a magical place of Christmas, Christmas and MORE CHRISTMAS!  There is a different feeling in the air - an almost magical feeling....

So if you are new to Seoul (or not) and you didn't (or did) bring all your Christmas treasures with you, hop on a bus, or take the subway to the Express Bus Terminal, head up to the 3rd floor and enter a winter wonderland......

(Just a reminder - the flower market sides opens about 1AM and closes about 1PM - I know the 'Michaels on Steroids' side opens later, around 9AM and I'm not sure what time it closes.)
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They have ornaments GALORE!
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And snowmen in all shapes and sizes!
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All sorts of glittery sparkly things!
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Candy canes, snowflakes & more ornaments!
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Ribbon, ribbon and more ribbon!
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Fun crafty things...
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Trees in all shapes and sizes. You can buy them plain or decorated!
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Who doesn't want a HUGE polar bear in their house for Christmas?
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And MORE snowmen...
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That's right, you can even find Smurfs!
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And great decorating ideas!
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Do you need Nutcrackers? No worries, they have them!
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Ceramic figurines in all shapes and sizes.
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And this is what the Flower Market at the Express Bus Terminal is bound to bring you. :o)
Happy shopping & Merry Christmas!!
Tracy H
12/11/2012 04:14:24 pm

OMGoodness...I would be in trouble!!

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Amber
12/11/2012 04:20:07 pm

I was looking for a smurf Santa hat! Ha. Not really.

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6/11/2016 12:02:53 am

Great post on the flower market in Korea. I can't believe you found roses for so cheap. They are more expensive now and the price of flowers differs depending on the season. I think you went at a really good time to get that deal.

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