Sunday, 25 April 2010

THE VINTAGE FAIR IN TALLINN

So the main reason of our day trip yesterday was to visit the second annual vintage/retro fair in Tallinn. I was a bit curious on what was to be found there; soviet memorabilia, pre-WWII items or the same kind of stuff we are used to over here? I knew there'd be furniture, which I was looking forward to that the most, so we came by car.

Held in a good location, the fair was rather small but sympathetic. It had a little bit of everything; clothes, accessories, record, the usual this-and-that, but maybe not the most selected range of vintage items. I was positively surprised about the furniture however - there were really nice pieces. And everybody was really nice.


Here we are posing with wonderful Margit, the organizer, and with the nice lady that sold the furniture. ( I have no idea what's up with my posture there though. I look like a bag o potato. A bag of potato in a nice dress though...)


This handsome young man served us free Martinis.


And you don't say No to that. I wouldn't have said no to that fifties' shelf in the background either, but I had to leave it behind.


This little black chair however followed Ina home. (It's a good thing we actually got something bigger too, since the fair was just around the corner to the harbour and the car would've been totally useless otherwise :)


And we got that cream coloured stool. I didn't know it then, but it will go perfectly along with an old make up table I bid on and won for a bargain today!

18 comments:

ina said...

Send me some link on e-mail to the make up table! Wanna see it!

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Ina, check facebook! Jubilare.

this is cyclogenesis said...

Ooh, the floral dress in the first pic is so pretty! Great pics.

daisymay said...

Looks like it was a fun event!
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melina bee said...

what fun! you do not look like a bag of potatoes. Unless of course, potatoes have become more shapely since I last checked (Atkins?)melina bee

Frollein von Sofa said...

I was wondering...where do I get this hot eddie-boyfriend of yours ? He looks perfect. I am sure, he is perfect, just like you. Congratulations !! Cordially...and a little envious, Frollein

Dotti said...

Dear Ulrika, what a nice daytrip. I think I would have bought all the lovely furniture. The lamps and sideboards are just spectacular! ;)

The Darling Homemaker said...

No...you don't look like a bag of potato. You look very beautiful, you always do. I love your blog.
Jacqueline

stephanie said...

You and Eddi make the most adorable couple - except, perhaps, for me and my Jack... ;)
So, to make it fair, you're the most adorable couple in Europe... And we'll be the adorables in Brazil =P

Kitten said...

Oh, the furniture!! Jag har värsta inredningslusten just nu, har tom drömt om liknande möbler på nätterna...Men jag hittar förstås inget sådär fint här i österbotten. Var har du bjudit på sminkbordet? Huuto? Brukar vara rätt dåligt med retro-möbler där har jag tyckt...?

Morgaine said...

looks awesome, love the furniture, how often do they have this fair??
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Mx

Sam Harvey Handbags said...

who is the handsome lad? i love his blue shoes! he has miles of style. great pics.

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Frollein von Sofa : Well yes he is perfect for me :) But there is of course two sides to every coin and life is not full of roses all the time.

Stephanie : yes we can say so :)

Kitten : jag har aldrig hittat nåt förut och har sökt sminkbord alltid till och från där.Mne nu testade jag på "kampauspöytä" och hittade flere, den jag köpte av hade en del ok grejer i sitt sortiment!

Morgaine: one a year!

Sam Harvey Handbags : that's my sweetheart :)

marika said...

What bag o potato? You were so pretty that I took photos of you all the time that I nearly missed the whole show :-)

Manifold said...

Hi, I'm going to Tallinn in November and was wondering if you could recommend any good vintage shops, flea markets etc?
Thanks xxxx

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Manifold : oh, I might not be of that much help, I go to Tallinn a few times a year but mostly only for just walking around and eating, and I only became more aquainted with the Estonian vintage scene after the fair. There is this big market a bit out of town that Iäve been to a couple of times some years ago, I went there by bike once, where they sell a lot of things, also old items, I bought an old russian lamp from a shop there. But I can't remember what the market is called, must chekc it...
You can also check out the links on this site for some vintage shops: http://retro2010.weebly.com/osalejad--toetajad.html

Manifold said...

thanks so much! by the way I love your blog! xx

Lou said...

Hej!
Du råkar inte minnas hur man tar sig till marknaden utanför Tallinn eller ha andra tips på Vintagemarknader eller butiker där?
Tack på förhand från Lou!