September 12, 2014

The Mexican Rug




Out of all the souvenirs I've bought, this blanket was the most useful of all. I bought a giant wooden Buddha head in Cambodia: "What are you going to do with that?" My dad asked during the time I was purchasing the head, "I don't know, hang it in my bathroom?" I replied. It was $5 and I felt bad because the lady looked way too old to be working in 35C heat! The buddha head was in my bathroom for a good year until I decided that it was a bit creepy having this thing stare at me when I am taking a bath. Now it is paper weight in my living room.
 
Then there was the communism hat I wore so proudly in Cuba while chugging shots of rum and taking to whom we thought were our local friends but turned out to be prostitutes. Now the hat would probably only be good for Halloween, or if someone decides to throw a communism party...

So this blanket from Mexico wins of it being useful by a long shot. I still remember the day Danielle and I were on a mission of haggling and pestering guys selling these carpets to death, going from booth to booth until I got the color and the price I wanted. It was so worth it when I saw how much Urban Outfitters were selling it for.

19 comments:

  1. It's great when you purchase an item and it becomes one of your go to items.. I love finding items like that... I too have bought some useless things that I'm not aware of until the money is gone ;-)

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  2. such a beautiful pop of color. Glad you love your purchase!

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  3. I was afraid you have ditched the Buddha head :P
    Good to hear it has a much better function for you!
    The blanket is lovely! What a color! Xx

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  4. It was nice of you to give the old lady some business--and prostutues can be friends, but probably not in that situation. :)
    That is a nice blanket. I would have loved to have witnessed the haggling! If I had the blanket, I would be torn. I have almost nothing just for the sake of having it. Very few keepsakes. So, to use the blanket or not? I would probably use it.

    Have a great weekend!

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  5. Beautiful photos!! That rug is pretty amazing :)

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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  6. looooveee this blanket. colors are perfect! I would def. get a blanket in Mexico too. Anyway lovely shots!

    <3
    heather
    fashionistanygirl.com

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  7. This is too funny - I just bought a similar blanket, only in black and white. Haha, we use these in our yoga classes and I fell in love with them! Great buy :D

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  8. pretty colors, it really made your bikini look great.
    :)


    Ms. Kei

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  9. I am obsessed with Mexican blankets right now and really want an authentic one! Looks like I'm going to have to make a trip to Mexico. Love the colour of yours and glad to hear you haggled it down to a great price.

    Marisa
    http://style-rhapsody.blogspot.com

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  10. I am impressed a: with the fantastic blanket and b: with the fact that you haggled so expertly. I would probably get ripped off a ridiculous amount because I would be too shy to haggle and just pay the asking price.

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  11. Wow Amazing colours
    and the way it is knitted is perfect!

    http://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr

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  12. I have a similar blanket... love the bright colours of yours.

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  14. I've been looking for one of these! I used to have a similar one in Poland but haven't been able to find one here! In that color too! great find!

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  15. your pictures are always so amazing!! and you are so photogenic :)

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