Thursday, April 15, 2010

I Miss My Pals!

We are slowly adjusting to our new lives here. All of my appliances are the sizes of toys and the controls are obviously in Chinese. It has been a challenge accessing my blog and I hope to sort this out soon. I have ventured to the flea market twice, once all by myself.  The haggling over prices is a beautiful piece of theater. I discovered I can't take Deke with me to the flea market, he starts negotiating on behalf of the vendors.  I have bought a rickety chair, beautiful blue ceramic bowls and vases, an old suitcase, a Mao statue, an old green musical instrument, and the most beautiful vintage cookie tins. I love junk shopping in China!!!!

13 comments:

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

It is wonderful to know that you are happily buying junk in China. But, I miss you too. You know what is starting here in a couple of weeks. Trash Season! Where are you???????? xo Joan@anythinggoeshere

Karen from A`Musements said...

Nice to know that you can take Linda out of her country of origin, but you can't take the origins of a bonefide ....may I say.... Junk-er (pardon the bad reference to Chinese water craft) out of our Linda. Geez Pal, way to get out there and meet some new friends! Glad you are having your way with the flea markets.
xoxo
Karen

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I was JUST thinking about you yesterday and wondering how it was going. Thank you for the update!

Lynne said...

Aahhh! Once again I am able to live vicariously through my pal. Keep up your posts . . . miss you so much! Annual garbage pick day won't be the same in 2010!

Anonymous said...

So glad to see you're holding your own with the junk markets in China! I knew you could do it. Have fun.

Anita said...

We are missing you too. Hope the kids are adjusting ok...you have your junking therapy so they'll have to find theirs...Such an adventure!

Saucy said...

Perhaps we should send you some EZ-Bake Oven cake mixes and pans??

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Linda~I've missed my visits, but after a couple rough patches it's good to be back.
I would imagine there would be a wonderful collection of treasures to be found at market. Looks like your off to a good start in your new surroundings. I can't wait to see photos. I love miniatures, just not sure I'd want to prepare my menu from them, lol.

I haven't had luck finding Flea Market Style. I'll check Target.
I had "really" wanted to see your article.

Sweet wishes,
Sara

Coco said...

Glad you are getting settled in and are already junkin. I can't imagine the adjustment you have to make with those appliances.

Hope you can post pics soon. Would love to see their flea markets.

Kristen said...

What an adventure! I visited China 20 years ago and LOVED it!! I think it's so cool that you're getting an opportunity to live there. Happy adjusting♥

The Cottage Girl said...

Wow, junk shopping in China would be really interesting indeed!

Gabriela said...

Hello Linda,

I haven't visited you for a while...I had no idea that you moved to China!

I can't wait for more photos...
How exciting!

Best to you,


~ Gabriela ~

Jess said...

miss you, linda. glad you are fitting right in! xoxoxo