Category: In the market
Yesterday was a beautiful sunny day. There was a market at the “Kauppatori” and it was also the knitting day (it is every Tuesday for those who want to learn how to knit the traditional finish woolen socks).
And .. about knitting and deco is the link here (from the blog Desire to Inspire ) with photos of the inspiring house of the Dutch artist /designer/ artisan Ineke Visser. The pics were featured in Finland on the magazine DEKO.Crafts at the “Loviisan Wahnhat Talot” market, Loviisa, Finlandia .Sumner 2010 . .
After visiting the market at Pyhtää I visited a totally different place with a completely different atmosphere, the Bonga Castle in Loviisa, where the owners Riita Nelimarkka y Jaakko Seeck, both artists, organized a beautiful party.
The Bonga castle is just a magic place. Most of the surface of the building is an art gallery full of the light and vibrant colors Riita Nelimarkka uses in her wonderful works: textil art, pictures, drawings …
.Midsummer Market (Juhannusmarkkinat), Loviisa, Finland.
There are flowers everywhere.
I have been yesterday visiting the traditional Christmas market in Loviisa. It will be also open today and next weekend.
Pony riding, delicious local products.
Sinappi , Finnish mustard jars.
(Above mustard jars, I presume very strong one but perfect for the traditional ham we take at Christmas Eve)
Lots of handicrafts
(“baskets” to carry and store wooden at home or at sauna).
Christmas trees, barbecue, green pea soup (hernekeitto)……… Laivasilta, Loviisa, Finland.
Joulupukki, Loviisa, Finland
“lots” of visitors and, of course, a very special one, Santa!, Joulupukki in Finnish , Julgubben in Swedish. (In Loviisa we use the two official languages of Finland). I was just talking to him for a while.. but I think that I need to do it again next weekend… there are a couple of things…
When I couldn’t feel my fingers anymore (I hope you all love the photos, I was just freezing) I came back home to dress me up for a Pikkujoulu party with some friends at Saltbodan, open just for this occasion. It was just perfect!!.
Today I need to go back to the Christmas market to buy some Pontikkasinappi (I din’t have any money with me yesterday), I would like to take a coffee in one of the 5 private wooden houses opened to visitors during the weekend (but I still don’ t know if I’m visiting my friends or will I be exploring new places and meeting new people) and I’m also planning to go to the market place where we celebrate Santa Lucia’ s day…
Let’ s see…