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maanantai 29. elokuuta 2016

As if

We have spent a lot of time at flea markets in the last two weeks. And of course we have found a lot of wonderful stuff to buy. As if we don't have enough stuff already, we found a chair in our waste room here in the city. A prefect example of industrial chic, a bit of wear and tear and the chair even folds, a great addition to our home in a factory.

maanantai 22. elokuuta 2016

The bigger the better

I just love having a big dinner table! When we are four or more people for dinner there is still lots of room for decorations even though our dinner plates are rather big.

sunnuntai 21. elokuuta 2016

Keeping your cool

There were about 60 yard sales in Porvoo yesterday and we visited most of them. One of our finds was this cool ice bucket from the 50's. It is made by Plas-Tex USA. After surfing the net a bit we found an ad of the bucket in 1957 Life magazine and our guess about the age of the thing was confirmed.

perjantai 12. elokuuta 2016

A regular working day

The photo could have been from the 50's (as the shop and the tractor are). But it is from today, taken after my husband slaved away with the tractor, tackling the enormous gravel pile in the front of our shop. No more mowing the lawn here, thank you!

sunnuntai 7. elokuuta 2016

I love shopping (in flea markets)

This was a great summer vacation day! We visited Hämeenlinna and bought a lot of stuff for the shop museum. Here are some of the items: hair water, leather paints, coffee tins etc. I love the 50's chair as I need one when I keep the shop and museum open - I don't want to stand the whole day and it is nicer to sit in a chair from the right era :)

In addition to the finds above, we are especially glad that we found an old shop coffee grinder from the 50's/early 60's (photo follows on a later day). I found it when I browsed in the car when driving to Hämeenlinna.

In addition to visiting several flea markets, we also visited an adorable shop museum in Janakkala; the Hyvikkälän kauppamuseo. We strongly recommend for you to visit there too! Here is the link to their Facebook page, link.

perjantai 5. elokuuta 2016

Flowers for sale

We went to the cottage today and I picked a lot of flowers. I'll put them for sale in tomorrow's flea market. And if they aren't sold I'll just put them in vases around my own garden.

tiistai 2. elokuuta 2016

Win some, lose some

Even though we collect (a lot of) things, we also sell some. We are having a flea market and a shop museum open day on come Saturday. My husband made some new signs for the event, looking good, don't they!