I love everything about the summer in general. And every summer about this time when it comes to visiting flea markets, or loppis as we say in Swedish, I feel a flea market crush coming on…. I love a good loppis and would love to spread the Loppis Love by inviting you to visit one with me right now. Let’s look at some pretty things, huh?
I love browsing through boxes of vintage fabrics smelling of the attic, looking at sad collections of odd china, and searching for the perfect thrift find to bring home. Isn’t summer the best time for visiting flea markets?
You get to see the countryside as you find flea markets open only in summer.
I used to document my thrifted finds on this blog, but now, even though I still go, I don’t buy as much. Or I forget to take photos perhaps.
Sometimes it’s enough just to walk around and look at things, especially beautiful vintage items. Like green coffee cups made out of glass and tiny pitchers with cute patterns. Or a very expensive sugar bowl with an awesome lid:
Beautiful thing, designed by finish Hilkka-Lisa Ahola!
The blue pattern makes me want to bring out my watercolours. I am drawn to beautiful patterns, and photograph them to remember forms and colour combinations. Or copy them into my journal of course.
Even my iPhone has a pretty pattern right now: polka dots! This was one of my favorite finds, a vintage fabric:
I let mom have this one, because it’s designed already to hide tea towels on a special hanger. Not sure what they are called, but mom has one. I don’t. But I adore the fabric!
And another awesome find, a 1960 oilcloth (never used) in yellow with brown and orange flowers:
More thrifted find photos saved for another day.
What is your summer crush?