Have you ever been to a Swedish flea market (loppis)? If you have, you know how fun they can be, and how much people they attract. If you haven’t, you can join me now. I took my camera and documented the flea market fun this Saturday.
These horses are from a area in Sweden called Dalarna (dala h?st or Dalecarlian horse), and are bought as souvenirs when you visit there. But I guess there are a lot of collectors who are looking for them at flea markets now, because they are getting pricier.
A table like this I usually tend to just pass and not stop by. But if you look close some of these are really cute and fun – and of course kitschy like hell. They remind me of grandparents, times lost – and dusty shelfs.
I was very close to buying one of these, they are wooden vintage sugar and butter boxes. I think they look great and would make beautiful flower pots – but I have no room for them right now. I don’t have a garden, just a very tiny balcony. So, maybe another year…
Some tables are more like exhibitions of old times than real flea market stands. I adore this writing machine, and if I had an extra desk to spare, I would get it and just admire it’s elegance. It is just so much more beautiful than my smart laptop at home.
What I bought? A lot of stuff, it will have to be a later post. The best thing though, was small bag of war ephemera (food coupons) for collages and vintage paper ribbon rolls, that looks like white lace. I adore it, and I’m so inspired by it! I hope I’ll have some time soon to sit down and use it.
I hope you enjoyed this tour, and that you’ll call me if you are going to a flea market and want company!