Good thing I did though. Like the Turku Arts, Crafts and Antiques fair, that is. Only thing I didn't like was the price of the tickets (12 bloody euros!), so it was good that we in the Turku Ravelry group had managed to somewhat (heh! :P ) coordinate us and get in as a group. That way, it was only 8,40 euros.
It was fun to walk around with Ulrika and Fredrik - I learnt a lot about 'antique' Finnish handicrafts (mostly glass and silver) that way. They collect (well, I think it's mainly Ulrika's passion, but they're both into it) hand-blown glass bowls and wases, and even though I don't always understand the design I could still appreciate it.
I'll leave you with a few pictures.
|Sitting on the bus, Elli is holding our group sign.|
The one I made. You can tell, right?
|Wooden beaded jewelry for sale.|
|Surreal art on display. I kinda liked most of the pieces.|
|Ulrika and Fredrik really didn't like this one.|
I think it's BRILLIANT! I mean, just LOOK at it - it's got candles, and a
kind of organic design that reminds you of coral.
It's glazed ceramics (hand-painted and burnt).
|A red piggy bank.|
It's looks like a really sly little pig, this one.
|I have no idea what this one cost.|
And I'm not sure if I've ever seen a spindle quite like it.
It is a spindle, right?
|A red UFO?|
No, I think it was a kind of kettle for when you're preserving stuff
by reducing (swe. inkoka). But I'n not sure. It's cool, though.
|Nice coffee pot, found at the stand of Bowallen Antik|
(an antique's dealer from Skultuna, Sweden). Didn't buy this one,
but I've bought the lilac tea pot I've blogged about earlier from them.
Here's those posts (1 and 2). This time, I bought a ring for 5 euros instead.
|Nice dresses at VintagEijas.|
I would have liked to have tried on the ochre one.
|A display of quilting tools, at Lankabaari's stand.|
I went and bought one of these.
|Done for the day - that took 4,5 hours!|
Thank goodness that Ulrika and Fredrik offered me a ride home :)