Wednesday, November 12, 2008

My Little House

I was at the flea market yesterday morning with my friend, Junko. I walked around the place looking for something interesting, something that would catch my fancy. There were a lot of used and some unused items. Then I found something I liked, but the vendor was asking a very steep price - $1.00. I turned to walk away. Then I said, "How about fifty cents?"

"You got it. I don't want to take it back home with me," he said. I gave him my fifty cents and picked up my little house. Then as I walked away, he said to me, "You know me. Right?"

"Yup," I said, as I stashed my purchase in my sack.






I find this little thing cute and I couldn't resist it. I have quite a collection already, and this one is unique as its top flips open.


22 comments:

Photo Cache said...

Oh what a cutie. Looks something from the Philippines, or at least from the tropics.

Great deal.

Nance said...

it's a keeper, alright! I've never seen one like it. You sure know how to bargain! lol

Nona said...

Truly a cutie! Puwedeng jewelry box :) Galing mo tumawad Mari hehe.

Gina said...

it is a dainty little house!
Oh, you haggler =))

Sexy Mom said...

quaint, i may say
happy weekend!

Hi! I'm Grace said...

oh yes, indeed, it is very unique. i would buy it, too... even for a dollar... :) it worth it.

niar said...

hi, nice blog here...
I like to read every posting you write...
and about Kangkong flower, In Indonesia it grow everywhere, and we say it not kangkong but kangkung...
it can be cooked to be a delicious food, my mother often cook it ^-^
nice to meet you

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

hi mari,

wow that´s very nice and priceworth pa....imagine 50cents only....

including the ballpen?...is the ballpen watermann or parker?
like the color of the ballpen,too

is your little house a pencil-ballpen case?

good shopping-timing, hindi ba?

next town from us, every 1st sunday of the month, there is also we called her Flohmarkt....

but not able to see or go there to observe, kim´s says nice maraming mabili daw, yn may bago o used na....tapos palugit daw sa presyo, ....kagaya mo....50%, basta marunong lang......alam din ni kim.


thnks for sharing........

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

Mari, that´s my friend,......

thank you, Mari.
I treasure your friendship to me.

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

by the way, before i went to church this afternoon, nakita ko sa TV news, sa Santa Barbara, may malaking fire, mga 100 houses daw ang nasunog, and some family, brought in the safe places.

kawawa, pinakita kasi sa tv news ang place.......

have a nice sunday there..........

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

moment............."I stashed my purchase in my sack."

sack, dala mo?...dami mong pinagbili or bibilihin?.....heheeh

kasi, sako dala mo?

jokes only....lol

niar said...

Hi again Mary,
I really glad to read every posting you write. so I wanna add you in my link..
lets exchange link...

Mari said...

photo cache,
It's more like a Japanese house.


nance,
Yeah, a keeper. Tawad di bibili. LOL

Mari said...

nona,
Jewelry box! That's an idea. Alam mo naman sanay tayo sa tawaran sa Pinas. LOL


gina,
It works!!! Just like in Divisoria. LOL

Mari said...

sexy mom,
Have a good weekend to you, too.


grace,
Cute isn't it? I can sell it to you for $2.00. Just kidding.

Mari said...

niar,
Kangkong is called other names in other countries. Your kangkung is almost the same as ours, except for the letter u. We also cook it and in different ways: mixed with meat, with fish, or with other vegetables. I love it. It's yummy.

Okay, I'll link you.

Mari said...

vicki,
Yung ballpen nilagay ko lang para makita kung gano kalaki ang bahay. Di kasama yun. Merong isang flea market sa isang town na malaking malaki, at minsan lang sa isang buwan sila bukas.

Ang tawag nila kung minsan sa grocery bag dito ay sack. He he he Di ko rin alam yun nuon.

Meron ngang sunog na malapit dito sa amin, kitang kita ko sa itaas ng bundok. Kaya di siguro kami matutulog ng mabuti. Maraming sunog dito sa kasalukuyan. Malakas kasi ang hangin. Nakakatakot nga...kawawa naman yung mga nasunog ang bahay. Nasa evacuation center sila ngayon. Hay, naku.

Sige, salamat sa bisita mo at comment.

lady cess said...

wow, super cute! tapos P 25 lang!

Mari said...

lady cess,
Oo, kaya di ko pinalagpas.

ev said...

i thought it's a music box..hehe..so cute!:)

palma tayona said...

okay... seeing that little box house felt like i was watching an old twilight zone episode. hehehe, that's the same project (minues the little birds on the roof) i did back in practical arts in 2nd (or was it 3rd) year high school. we had a wood/carpenrty shop in school and i made a little box in the shape of a house just like that. i copied it from my dad's old carpentry projects book dated way back in the early 70's, the kind with old newsprint as paper.

seeing the box in your picture sent shivers up my spine.

Mari said...

palma tayona,
Why shivers??? It must look spooky to you. LOL