Saturday, November 3, 2012

Second hand!


Yes it is me...second hand, used and re-used and renewed.

 
Yes, there is hope for everyone.....or everything?

What I mean with that?

Well, me and my friend went to a second hand shop, but it looks like a new shop for us judging the appearance of the place.



                                                     Everything seems new!

But not all. Here is a blurred picture in one corner of the shop. Stuffs that they are selling for a give away price.


And look what I found that I bought!

Pot holder! Maybe I can crochet another pair?




A pair of centerpiece


Another centerpiece


Napking rings...

Candlesticks

 And a treasure. A relic which my friend would love to have, but I saw it first.


   I bought also a set of cups and saucers for a very low prize. Anyway, I was happy to purchase those second hands things which new for me and can re- use again.

Talking about old things or ancient, these pictures were sent by my daughter who is in Mexico right now. She went there  ( Chichen Itza) with other students.

                                                             Chichen Itza

 which means “at the mouth of the well of Itza “, is the 2nd most visited archeological site of Mexico today. The Kukulkan Pyramid in Chichen-Itza which known as “El Castillo” (the castle), is one of the new seven wonders of the world elected in 07.07.2007. It is exactly 24 m. high considering the upper  platform. Apart from the Kukulkan Pyramid, in Chichen Itza there many other archaeological sites to visit, all carrying traces from Mayan Culture in many ways. 

My daughter told me that  Chichen Itza is  a ruinby in Yucatan. The buildings (pyramids) are ruins from the 1800s. But it has been rebuild again and again to this day, to keep them. No one lives in the actual Chichen Itza, but it was a sacred place for the Maya Indians.





I believe this is an old method of twisting wool....

The students and the Mexicans...

And now my daughter second from the right.  A happy student in a place where the sun shines almost all year round. School area!

"Thought for the day"

The goal you set must be challenging. 
At the same time, it should be realistic and attainable, not impossible to reach.
It should be challenging enough to make you stretch,
but not so far that you break.
Ric Hansen

Happy week end friends!

JOY



48 comments:

  1. Aren't 2nd hand shops just AWESOME... Someone else's 'junk' can be our TREASURES!!!!!! Right????

    You have a beautiful daughter... Look at those suntans... Wow!!!! She takes great photos --and it looks like she is having a great time in Mexico.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  2. Yes, i love going to second hand shops betsy:) thanks for the lovely comment:)

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  3. I admit me and my sis loves to go to Løppemarked, she loves house decorations and stuff and I love electronic gadgets! I always have coins in my purse hihi. Btw the things you bought doesn't really looks used, I would have bought some for me if I was there. The red muebles looks elegant!

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  4. Yes gracie. Balik uli ako don one day:)

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  5. What a (Joy) n it was to visit with you today! Thanks for stopping in at Wings of Eagles!!!

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  6. Pansin ko new look ang blog hehehe ganda ng picture nyo po ^___^


    Keep smlling ^______^

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    1. Thanks JonDmur. Nabago na with a help from a co-blogger Sis Lolita from " Compassion works".

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  7. Thanks for visiting too Schotzy:)

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  8. That shop looks really elegant though they're selling second hand items! Well, what you got actually looked brand new!

    I would love to see that Kukulkan Pyramid! Your daughter's looking good, she seem to be having fun at school..

    Have a great Sunday, Mommy Joy! :)

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    1. Oo nga joanne. Mayayaman kasi almost mga tao at palit ng palit ng gamit. So marami talagang treasures sa ganyang shop dito. Kung may lalagyan pa ko sa bahay, may mga appliances pa na ang mura talaga.
      Happy sunday too joanne:)

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  9. sama kita sa ukay-ukay pag-uwi mo. hehe!

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  10. astig ha yung shop tama ka nga ms. joy parang new lahat kung dito yan sobrang mahal niyan ..
    - you have a very beautiful daughter

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    1. Thanks kulapipot for the nice comment for my daughter. Mana daw na one percent sa mother nya. Hi hi

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  11. Hi Ms. Joy, thank you for sharing this post. I like the second hand items. Chichen Itza is in my bucket list. I want to visit the place someday. I really like your thought for the day. Keep posting :)

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    1. Gusto ko din makapunta don archie, kaya lang mahal pamasahe eh. You know tayong nasa abroad, lagi ipon pamasahe pauwi pinas:)

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  12. aww ate very nice pics... ang ganda ng set ha.... so pretty talaga ng daughter mo.. and mexico is the place right?

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    1. Thanks Genskie. Yes, she is in mexico.

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  13. in fairness di halatang second hand ang mga nabili mo.. it was nice... i love to buy second hand item also..hehehe

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  14. Oo nga hash purcia. Alaga nila mga things dito eh. Balik uli ko don obe day, baka msy mabibili naman:)

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  15. this is what i miss from being out of the blogosphere for so long. :)

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    1. Welcome back again Perrine Renoir:)

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  16. Wow, Joy. You got lovely finds. I like crochet but do not have the time for them anymore. Perhaps when I retire and my fingers could still twine the needles, I pray! He he he.

    It would be nice to copy those designs.

    And so nice to see your daughter in a Sunshine-all-year long country and a very historical place to visit. She is so tanned now.

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    1. Yes sister Lolita. Gusto nya maitim sya kabaliktad ng mother:)

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  17. it's a real nice place for a second hand shop. pati mga finds mo ang gaganda. dito satin pag ukayan medyo "alam mo na"... lol.

    seems like your daughter is having the time of her life in Mexico. lucky her! the Chichen Itza looks magnificent.

    I love your blog's ne new look - refreshing! Btw, I found your rainbow posts :)

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  18. Thanks balut and so touch naman ako na hinanap mo pa ang rainbow post ko.
    And yes, my daughter is enjoying her life there and love the place. She don't want to go home:(

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  19. I love going to secondhand shops and seeing such treasure. There are a lot of great finds that you can't find in an ordinary store. :) It's great how your daughter is enjoying Mexico. I love the photos. Take care! :)

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    1. Thanks karla for visiting. Yes my daughter is really having fun there. I miss her though.

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  20. Nice buy Ms Joy! The cross is indeed a treasure, good thing you found it first :) Ang ganda sa Chichen Itza, pero mas maganda pa din ang daughter mo, mana sa mommy :)

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  21. Thanks zaizai. One percent daw sa akin at 99 percent from daddy says my daughter:)

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    1. haha that's wrong! 99% from you! :)

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  22. Mam joy, never thought my secondhand store in US. At super love ko yung quote.ipi facebook status ko yan. Hehehe

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    1. Hi pioxee. Meron din siguro sa US, pero dito sa Norway ay meron. Dami ko ngang nabili:)

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  23. You found treasures! I always wonder who can get rid of precious crocheted items. Loved seeing the pictures from your daughter and seeing such tanned, happy faces. I need to learn the truth of the quote.

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  24. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog.
    It looks like you had some fun at that Second Hand shop!

    I was in Chichén Itzá just past June! I liked there... a 1 week vacation was too short!

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    1. Thanks for the visit too Aiketa:)

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  25. You're right, they do look new! And the things you bought are so cute!! =)

    Love from the NaNa girls xoxo

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  26. I love all the things you bought, Joy! I go shopping at the second hand shop sometimes.

    By the way, I work at Sony about 5 minutes drive from where I live. About the your comment, I am not sure what happen but I checked if there was any pending comment/s but there was none. Do you still remember what was the post you commented?

    Thank you for always visiting my blog.

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    1. I found it eden thanks also for always visiting:)

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  27. Di mukhang second hand yung mga nabili mo mukhang bago pa ah!

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  28. Ate Joy like ko yung table and red chairs :) looks elegant! Ang pretty naman ng daughter mo ate , of course mana sayo eh :)

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  29. Thanks travel quest. I was lucky with the father. Hi hi

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  30. Wow, those things look good for second hand. I love the red and green crochet pot holders, they are so cute!

    The Chichen Itza looks amazing! For a moment I thought it was taken from Machu Picchu in Peru. Didn't know there is such a beautiful archeological site in Mexico. Your daughter is lucky that she gets to see it herself.

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  31. Isn't it fun to find some treasure amongst things that other people have already deened unuseful and breathe in new life to these wonderful, wonderful things? :)

    Spanish Pinay

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