Sunday, December 12, 2010

A Wintery Christmas Market

At the Christmas Market

On Saturday I visited the traditional Christmas Market in Tungelsta, organised by Folk och trädgård. They have built the greenhouse in the park, and the cafe/museum, the two buildings used for the market. I had a look in the museum that now features an oil painting depicting my great grandfather J.F. Jansson. We donated the painting and some photos earlier this year. Over at the crowded greenhouse they had a lottery (photo number 1), and local handicrafters were selling their produce and you could buy anything from books about bread baking, made by Git Lundin (photo number 4), and mittens made by the pelargonium horticulturist Birgitta Sergler (6). Another familiar face was Marion (7), from Stavhäll. I also talked to The Knitter who told me a fun story. She had met a friend who had bought five lottery tickets and won four prices. And as he was too lazy to carry them home, he gave them all to Anna-Greta. Almost everyone I chatted with mentioned Friday's power outage and the fact that it was only -2C and that it was the first time in many years that we had a snowy Christmas market.

13 comments:

Leif Hagen said...

Fun! What's better than a Christmas market with "Hemslojd" stuff?! I would have spent some Kronor on the knit stuff!
God sondag - glad Advent!

brattcat said...

A delightful mosaic.

Kate said...

Your collage shows people really enjoying themselves. Looks like a great holiday market

RedPat said...

Hope that they all did well at the market! Didn't get a chance to comment the last 2 days - love the old tree and your fence shot was super.

Barb said...

Your Christmas market looks beautiful in the snow. Wish I could shop there!

Rob and Mandy said...

A Christmas market should, almost by definition, always be snowy. Yours is very nice. Will show you the Barcelona-one, Fira de Santa Lucia, in the next days. No snow here, far too warm, we still have 18-20 degrees. Many Scandinavian tourists and other sun seekers in town!

cieldequimper said...

An event I would have loved to be at.

Happy 3rd Advent.

Olivier said...

beau montage et belle serie de portrait

Sharon said...

It looks like a shoppers paradise!

Jacob said...

Thanks, Steffe, for an interesting and fun post. Some very nice portraits here. Looks a bit too cold for me, though.

Gunn said...

Wish I was there!:)

bfarr said...

This is what a Christmas market should look like. It has snow...

Steffe said...

Thanks all.

I'm smarter than you Leif, I never bring any money to these types of events, just the camera!

As far as I know it Pat, you can comment any day you like on any post!

I think I would prefer the Barcelona weather!