Beside this pier the shore is dotted with boats and the shoreline with vendors. I asked the driver where I could buy capiz frames, lamps, etc. I didn’t know how to explain what capiz was to him so I just said “shells.” He brought us here.
We parked exactly in front of this sign. Very. Reassuring.
The first store had this signage, but since the ones in front are usually more expensive we checked all the ones in the back first
Most of them sold cheap-looking trinkets like this poor blowfish. I was looking for something very specific: capiz frames, lamps, vases to accent my modern Filipiniana home
I left with only 2 items (see below) but I am very happy with my finds. They are not useless souvenir trinkets, and I actually have use for them. I regret not buying some lovely polished shells that would’ve made elegant and very classy soap dishes for guest bathrooms. Those would have been great as presents to our friends for Christmas. They were selling it by the kilo too, so compared to Jakarta it was dirt cheap. *face slap* Silly me!
Beautiful set of 3 polished shells, that now adorn my dining table. What do you think of them? Also sold by the Kilo. 1 Kilo for 3 large shells, but I can’t recall the price.
I’ve always wanted wind chimes (30 baht), and these were cheap and made of capiz. Perfect! We always have a nice breeze from our veranda. Been enjoying the sound they make in the afternoons. Reminds me of the beach somehow.
As we left we stood by the pier and enjoyed the view and the breeze.
Another reminder of the tsunami in Phuket. This time they are ready.