Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Pragurkreece - The Raging Materialist Edition

This post is mostly for my mom, who loves a good shop.

Ok so part of me doesn't want to be all LOOKIT MY THEEEEENGS! because that smacks of...something.  But then most of me loves seeing what people bring back from their vacations, PLUS we just got a new camera (moooooore materialism!) to replace the one that died in Ephesus, and I want to play with it because it. is. bitchin.

Anyways, my things.

I bought this dress in Istanbul so I could walk around Istanbul without feeling uncomfortable.

And then I also bought this dress in Instanbul.

And then also this one.  Istanbul was good for dresses.

We knew Istanbul was going to be cheapest, so we did the bulk of our shopping there.  But it was also earliest, so anything we bought we'd have to lug around for two weeks.  Dresses were a good and useful call, because they doubled as Things I Would Have Packed Anyways If I'd Already Owned them.  Also a good call?  Rings.

And more rings.

And an orange purse, because I've been looking for one for years.

And this lovely, mouldy-looking scarf.  My mirror is clearly very dirty.

And then also, because we like to buy practical things that we will use often and think of our travels, these wikked kebab skewers.

Sooooer Turkish, no?

And then in Cappadoccia I bought a whirling dervish.

He whirls.

And then in Samos I bought this pretty little number.

And then in Athens everything was too expensive so we went to a flea market, and I bought this happy little guy for 2.50 euro

And put him on a chain.

The chain is very long, so he hangs by my navel and when I walk, he flops like a live thing.  He has a secret compartment, where I could keep a secret...or drugs a drug (it is very small).  When it is open he looks like he is yawping delightedly.

And then in Prague I bought these incredibly Communist-looking moccs

And a mug from which to drink Communist beer.

And that is all.  I will be exercising great thrift from here on in.


Rebekah Joy Plett said...


leahandmichael said...

i forgot about the fish!! he was such a good purch. you got some good stuff. and the mouldy scarf!! c'est bon.

ps. good idea to post the purchases..

leahandmichael said...

and you got new camera?? whoo hoo! costco?

Sarah G said...

Ooh, stuff! And I didn't even have to make up an excuse to come into your house and go through it secretly while you were in the bathroom.

alice c said...

Gnash! I want me one of those whirling dervishes.

(how did you manage to get the skewers through airport security?)