This past weekend was one of our favourite weekends, the annual Juthbacka Market in A´s hometown. It's a two day long market, like a gigantic flea market. About 800 vendors selling everything from dinnerware and old toys to motorcycles and homemade crafts. I heard that this year about 40.000 visited the market, even though the weather was cold with occational rain.
We visited both friday and saturday since we'd been looking forward to it all summer. And there is no way to find all you need in one day, if that's what you want. My tip is to come well rested and with a filled stomach. Look closely and feel, otherwise you will end up not buying anything.
This year we didn't have anything we were searching for, but as always we found a bunch of things we didn't know we needed. Since it's so big I think the best way to be pleased with your purchases is to just buy it if it's a price you're willing to pay, and then to not look and see if you could get it cheaper. Because there is always someone selling the same kind of thing both cheaper and way more expensive.
I'm really pleased with our purchases. Here are a few of our bargains, mostly kitchen supplies this time. I also found a good cast iron frying pan, which I've been searching for previous years. It's such a joy to find things you need at a good price. The coffee grounder from the 30's, that many would just have as an interior detail, we are going to use because it still was in good condition.
If you're a fan of flea markets this is definitely the one to visit! Since me and A became a couple I've visited the Juthbacka Market every year. Maybe one day we'll be among the vendors, selling things we no longer need.