Well this isn’t really recently thrifted but spoils from my trip to the huge flea market in Vantaa back in November. I bought this tray together with a vintage hat box and some Christmas decorations for a reasonable price.
I think it’s rather sweet.
But I’m selling it anyway. My friend pointed out that I can have either craft supplies or vintage goodies all over my apartment and alas, choices had to made.
You know what I love. Lapland! My every visit to Lapland begins with…
Rovaniemi train station. I believe it was around 9 o’clock in the morning. Straight out of the sleeper train. Why do I visit Rovaniemi the every chance I get? Because there is:
Lovely nature. This little heart shaped tree stump is sitting in my uncle’s yard. Those red berries are lingonberries and when made into jam, is delicious with reindeer meat. Guess who is writing this text hungry?
My grandpa. Here with my youngest cousin Antti. During my other cousin’s Confirmation. Yes, there have been a lot of Confirmation parties in past few years in my family.
Grandma and cousin Jonna. Two of my favourite people. When I returned to Finland, Jonna said (after seeing my butt cleavage. I had gained weight) that “Oh my god what your a** looks like!” She was 5. And yes, those were her EXACT words. Gotta love the Lappish honesty.
And last but not least…Midnight in August in Simojärvi, Lapland:
Lapland is awesome.
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Well, well, well. I skipped last week’s theme “Mine”. I had plenty of ideas but I wasn’t up to posting them. This week is different. My recent thrifting expeditions have left me feeling very happy indeed and there’s one find specially that did this for me:
Vintage pillowcase. From Lapland! I <3 Lapland. Or Lappi in Finnish. I think it’s rather fabulous in it’s faded glory:
I normally wouldn’t pay 7 euros for an old pillowcase but I guess there are exceptions! This was the first time I saw a cool vintage souvenir of my favourite place on earth, so of course I had to have it. But do you know what has made two my favourite people happy?
I made my god son, Lauri, happy with this bracelet I gave him for his Confirmation this summer. My god-daughter Sonja, is her happiest with…
Elli the Horse. Sonja is so adorable that even horses hug her. And no bias from my part whatsoever.
And I’m there for a reason. Part of my idea was to share crafty things and thrifty finds of other Finnish bloggers here too but I simply don’t have the time to make a blog post every single time I find something cool and interesting.
The latest link I shared was Askartelu Amalia’s story about Habitare, a furniture and design fair in Helsinki, which was held a little over a week ago. Even if you don’t understand Finnish, there’s plenty of pictures to get inspired by.
On Facebook I can also conveniently post links to craft and design events in Finland. Not to mention flea markets and thrift stores! All this mixed with insights to my personal life and fabulous sense of humour. How can you not LIKE Thrifty Finn?
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