Join me to a Swedish loppis

Lots of peopleHave 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.

Join me!

Lisa Larsson tiger
The tiger is made by Lisa Larsson, a swedish ceramic artist, and it is probably veeery expensive. All her stuff is nowadays.

Gunnar Str?ng
Typically swedish mix of ceramics and glass. I was eyeing the owl, but didn’t buy this one! I’m allways seeing owls, everywhere.

Expensive stuff
My friend Maria wanted me to take photos of these vases. Aren’t they pretty?

Dalah?star p? loppis
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.

Porclain people
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.

Sm?r- & sockerl?dor
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…

Vintage at loppis
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.

Marias hall furniture
Maria bid 50 SEK for this 1950th hallway bench, with a little drawer and a cushion to sit on – and she got it! Guess if she was one happy girl!?

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!

Take care!

18 Responses

  1. I believe the Dalecarnian horse is mostly bought by German and Japaneese tourists here in Stockholm :) But I’m growing more and more fond of them, they’re so bright and colourful.

    Now I want to go to a flea market too. But I don’t have any space or money, and I know that if I find something nice I’ll buy it, so I try to stay away :(

  2. Your photos are amazing! I would have just been bouncin’ off the walls trying to see everything at once! And the war ephemera/food coupons?! Man…you scored big time! What a cool cool find!!!

  3. I like flea markets a lot, by the look of your foto’s they are a lot tidier in Sweden than they are here in Belgium.

  4. Oh, the ephemera you bought sounds very interesting. I imagine there were lots of cool items in the bag. Great post. It dovetails somewhat with what I’m doing on my site. Keep up the great work.

  5. Wow. I wish I could go too. I LOVE flea markets but haven’t found any around here yet. That was such a great idea taking your camera along. I really enjoyed it. Det var kjempe godt.

  6. WOW! That flea market is so clean, and tablecloths! I am impressed. Here in the U.S. stuff is generally thrown on tables or just left in boxes for buyers to rummage through (while standing in the dirt) although being in doors helps. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a lot of fun + there are tons of great finds at great prices, I am a frequent visitor to several in our area.
    I am not from Utah, but have been several times on ski trips. Many wonderful climbing areas, your fianc??s trip should be amazing.
    Cheers from Tennessee!

  7. I agree with the above commenters. In my area antique stores or flea markets are more like a hunt. Most of the areas are so jam-packed with years worth of stuff and dust that it’s hard to shop sometimes. I have been to places where there was so much stuff that you had to stand back 5-6 feet from it just to not knock over things.

  8. I loved the tour! Thank you so much for that. I’ll be dreaming of the wonderful ceramics tonight!
    I loved the owl.

  9. Im really desperate to visit a swedish flea market like the one you visited above!! after having moved here from england in september ive noidea where to go. I would be most delighted and greatful if anyone could give me details. Please contact me on Thank you!!!

  10. Nice loppis!
    Could you please tell me where is the loppis that you have been?
    mostly loppis I’ve been I could’t find many nice stuffs like I saw in your blog.

    Please let me know where is the loppis. Thank you. :-)

  11. Loppis is a Swedish flea market with a mix of junk and great finds, and I do love them. I like different ones around the country but can’t give tips as Sweden is huge. Try or to find a flea market near you in Sweden. Good luck, and have fun! Don’t forget to bring small change and water. :-)

  12. I, a really enjoyed this website, can you help me and tell me if you know
    where and when we ll have more loppis here in sweden!
    Im interested in big loppis, organized by the kommun ! Can you send me if you know
    an email with the dates and locals?

    Thanks and best regards

    Sofia Caetano

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