14.12.11

85 - it's beginning to look slightly like Christmas

Last week was insane: in addition to my ordinary job I had the laboratory work schooling in the Testing Centre of University of Tartu on Friday, the 9th of December (I also had to be in Tartu on Thursday evening). I didn't have the time for being even slightly ill... although the flu really gave its best and I probably was a bit feverous too for a while. I think the highly intense schedule is the most effective medicine, at least when it comes to me.

Anyway, on Saturday (the 10th of December) I and E. visited the homemade handicraft fair in Põltsamaa with my parents. It was such a sweet and at the same time surprisingly wide event. We even got quite several articles of food (local cheese, my favourite Estonian spices from Tamme Farm Herb Garden) and other lovely goodies. For example I bought the most adorable muffin earrings and two Christmas scented candles made in a small Estonian town Võhma. Oh, and my dad bought me this beautiful blue glass bird (made by Hannele Rantanen) and mom gave me 1.- euro and commanded me to buy a handicraft lottery ticket. You can guess what I won...
patently a pair of woolen socks!
It really was a great way to celebrate the presently arriving Christmas.


And after the lovely fair I got a chance to visit the thrifting heaven! I found five items for myself and also something small for Elvis and Erik. You can see the fragments of my finds from the photos below. There are a light jacket-like blouse, two extraordinary sweaters and two pairs of black classic leather shoes - one pair from Stockmann and the other from Alexandria. The total cost of my awesome items was only 10.- euros. How great is that?

By the way, my outfit (from the 11th of December) was a really simple one since the weekend just flew by and I honestly didn't even have the time to think about putting together a proper or a bit more special ensemble. It just had to be comfortable. Oh, I bought that tunic-like thingy with a detachable necklace of pearls last Thursday from Seppälä's children's department and it cost only 2.- euros.
All in all I hope you do enjoy my fancy fair mini haul and of course other photos as well. And be sure to tell me what you think.


I was wearing: beanie - Hilfiger Denim; silk scarf - /thrifted/; tunic - Seppälä Girls; leggings - Guess; boots - /thrifted/.

ps. Moreover, I'd gladly like to thank one of my favourite bloggers, Bree from Viva La Breee, who has given me this cute One Lovely Blog Award. Thank you so much, sweetiepie!
And I pass the award to the following (in my opinion) great blogs and lovely bloggers:

Anna Elisabeth
CityLaundry
Fashion Bridge
fashion meets art
Letters To Juliet
Miss Kasia
Pug-a-licious
Stories and Sequins

82 comments:

  1. what for wonderful pictures! i can feel the christmas time in your photographs. really nice, maiken!
    i also like the sweet earings and of course the flat loafers :) fantastic. your taste is so good.
    and a BIG thanks for the awards- it means so much for me. i have it already, but it doesn't matter. i really appreciate it! thank you so much dear!
    lovely greets <3
    and i wish you a wonderful day.
    maren anita

    www.fashion-meets-art.com

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  2. gorgeous picture, cant wait for christmas bcs of these photos hahaha :D
    love the loafers & the scarf babyy!

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  3. so cute goodies. loved the Cupcake earrings;)
    have a Cupcake sweet day!
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  4. Awesome pics !
    Lovely blog :)
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  5. Maikeni,

    You're just so lucky when it comes to thirfting I wish I had your luck. Your earrings are totally adorable all I could was awwwwwwwwwwww over my computer screen.

    I love your casual look it looks fantastic and your hat is so pretty. I really love that last pic of you.

    P.s. Your scarf is beautiful!

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  6. Looks like great fun! I love your outfit.

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  7. Beautiful photos!!! I love your look!!
    Have a nice wednesday!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela

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  8. Amazing pics as usual, this scarf is perfect and aww I looove your hair!!

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  9. And congrats on the award you're such a lovely girl you deserved it :)

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  10. sul on selles suhtes hea jalanumber, mida massiliselt ei eksisteeri, et kaltsukatest võib päris head kraami leida. väikeste jalgade puhul sama. või noh, väikesed on veelgi ideaalsemad. mul on mingi numbriline masstoodang, päris parajaid on raske leida - kas on suur või väike. need vanaduued madalad tunduvad küll väga mõnusad tegelased olevat!

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  11. pigem oli see üks suur vedamine, sest ma ei saa vahel oma jalanumbrist üldse aru.. see varieerub 38-st 41-ni ja on suhteliselt tüütu nähtus. talvesaapad pidin näiteks ostmata jätma, sest polnud sellist numbrit, mis sobiks (kuigi KÕIK numbrid olid müügil). ühesõnaga keeruline :P ja netipoodidest ei ole ma kordagi julgenud selle eelneva jutu tõttu tellida, mis on kurb.

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  12. ohh see laat tundub niiiäge :) mingi jänkuga kotike jäi kohe silma :)
    aga 1 euro eest paar villaseid sokke on ju uskumatult hästi saadud ! :)
    ja ilus mütsike kaa :)

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  13. aaw such cute photos! :)
    congrats on the award!
    and love that beanie!!
    xx

    www.citylaundry.blogspot.com

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  14. These pictures are great, I love the teddy bear :)And your scarf is so pretty!

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  15. HI BEUTIFUL GIRL!!!
    I THINK YOU HAVE A GREAT SENSE OF STYLE....AND YOUR BLOG IS SO COOL!!!

    WE COULD FOLLOW EACH OTHER!!!! I'LL WAIT YOUR ANSWER ON MY BLOG....AND THEN I'LL FOLLOW YOU BACK.... :)

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    KISSES FROM ITALY

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  16. looks like a fun fair
    love that beret you have on
    brett

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  17. so many lovely pictures, the craft fair looks so wonderful, I like handmade things! The cup cake earrings are really so cute! Always enjoy looking at your shopping things. You look great too, I like the knitted adorable beanie hat. You look simply chic. The scarf adds a nice pop of color!

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  18. Wow, well certainly my posts are nothing in front of yours.What a professional you are.Loved your blog. Take a look and maybe follow mine:

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    Kiss

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  19. Hey hun, Firstly I think your outfit is absolutely lovely. Light colours really do suit you and the print of your scarf looks lovely too. I cant believe (and am quite seriously jealous) that you have such cute little handmade markets around your place. It would do some mega damage to my wallet though haha.

    Eeli

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  20. The earrings are too cute! I love your hat, it's so adorable and I love the whole outfit!

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  21. Aw so sorry to hear about your hectic week,and the flu! It's the worst,specially this time of year,it's the worst to feel ill now.
    Wow I love places like this,art and crafts are so much more personal and special as a gift,you guys and your parents must of had a lovely time.
    Great buys too,what a bargain,and you have beautiful snow! No signs of it here yet.
    Thanks for your lovely comment and i hope your feeling alot better and are having a wonderful week x

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  22. Christmas-best time of the year*****
    you look stunning in white :*
    xx,B

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  23. ohh so nice pictures dear!!and ove your hat!!
    kisses pretty=)

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  24. Oh my! It's like a fairy tale come true! I can't believe it! I'm in love with all the Christmas markets but this one seems to me pretty much the best ever!

    And the bird? which you got from your dad, is absolutely beautiful! Very classy, elegant and unique thing!

    Loving you Snow-White look! But don't get cold;)

    Xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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  25. Hope you are feeling better, I have been sick as well. I am having surgery this morning, nothing major but enough to keep me down for a day.
    Sorry for not stoppin by earlier in the week but I have read all of you lovely comments to me. Thank you so much. I love this post, so much to see and love, especially your hat with the bow and the cupcake earrings...to adorable. Talk to you later in the week darling. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

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  26. Aww, ohh there's so many lovely things there! I love <3

    You're looking super adorable:)

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Well, December is Ok :) - but where has it gone, too ! :D

    Have a lovely day,
    xx indie by heart

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  27. your outfit is sooo cute!! those cupcake earrings are sooo freaking adroable! :D

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  28. aw how i love christmas! nice pics :-)

    Hugs from NYC!
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  29. Love those last photos of you, you look gorgeous. And I looove getting ready for Christmas too!

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  30. aaaaaaa you have to see my blog, and you will found my scarf :)

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  31. Great things !!! * Love the photos *

    Thanks for the comment*

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  32. Amazing i super love handcrafts, it gives me that warm feeling and i don't even know if that makes sense but it really does. <3
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  33. beautiful picture! and great outfit!! im following back
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  34. It does look like Christmas! I wish we have snow here too so that I can layer my clothes like what you did :) Oh the turban adds a nice touch. Hope you did well with your pre Christmas shopping :>

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  35. Such a cute post dear!

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  36. I love Christmas time...and you are so cute with this hat!
    Have a nice weekend!
    xoxo
    Mónica

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  37. woww what a cute cupcake earring!!!! :) :) hahaha and love your hat!! you look lovely!!!
    xx

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  38. Lovely outfit, you look gorgeous!



    Would love it if you visit my blog when you have time ;)

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  39. Lovely outfit, you look gorgeous!



    Would love it if you visit my blog when you have time ;)

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  40. aww how cute is all this?! I love those adorable little cupcake earrings. and your beanie is precious!



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  41. LOVE your look!!! LOVE IT!!!!
    Also the bazzaar was amazingly cute. So many interesting finds. Especially those bags/purses at the first pictures, they are adorable!
    Lucky you!
    xxxxx

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  42. owww so amazing ! love xmas time !

    Following you !

    x
    Eranda

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  43. thanks a lot for the reward dear, appreciate it! i love your printed scarf and knitted hat, you look so adorable <3 awesome pictures too.

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  44. I LOVE THE TEDDY AND THE HAT!!!!! your outfit is really cute!!!
    Chari T (deep fried stilettos)

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  45. great pictures and cute outfit! It is almost Christmas! and I loved that dove ornament.

    Xoxo, Mary from ♥ meowwzie.blogspot.com ♥

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  46. A homemade handicraft fair? OMG, that sounds like heaven to me. I am absolutely fond of cute handmade items. Your muffin earrings are too cute and the socks look utterly soft! I also like your outfit. It's laidback cool. :D

    P.S. You are so welcome, love! Your blog is one of my favorites too!

    Lots of love, B
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  47. I love those cupcake earrings! So cute!
    and I miss white Christmas. You know we have summer now in Australia :)

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  48. Great pictures! I can't wait till it's Christmas!

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  49. Dear I just realized that my comment about the award you've givven to my blog was not posted!!!;(( Thank you so much! I can't even say how much I appreciate it! I always love your comments, the attention you give to my blog! I hope my comments make you feel the same;)))

    Thanks again!
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    Xx

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  50. Lovely images! Love your scarf :)

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  51. nice foulard!!!!!

    xx, Rachel, <3

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  52. yes of course let's follow each other! stop by soon :-)


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  53. amazing outfit, simply, natural and cool1 nice christmas pics, i love homemade handicraft fair! passes to see me and if you like we can follow !http://keepintouchwithfashion.blogspot.com/

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  54. Great pictures :) the market looks so amazing! As you commented on my blog, London is great for shopping and a generally beautiful place but it looks like where you live is also amazing. Wish I could visit such a beautiful European looking market :) Maybe we should do a swap for a few weeks?

    Thank-you for stopping by at my blog!

    Hailes<3

    P.s MERRY CHRISTMAS

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  55. Also, I love and want those cute muffin earrings!

    Hailes <3

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  56. HI MY LOVE!!!
    Thanks for your sweet comment and for following me!!!

    NICE PICTURES!!

    NOW I'M YOUR NEW FOLLOWER...HOPE YOU CONTINUE VISITING MY BLOG...THERE IS A NEW POST <3 <3

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    KISSES FROM ITALY!!!

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  57. Great post.
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  58. awesome pictures and awesome item finds! i can feel the Christmas now by this post!

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  59. lovely thrifted items! And those are gorgeous handcrafted things! You're lucky to shop with your parents :) Love your tatts by the way. Thanks for visiting my blog!

    I am now following you via Google friend connect' :) Hope you do the same! Please do stay in touch :-*
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  60. i love market christmas, this weekend we were in nomada market!!!
    kisses Saleem

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  61. Your photos are definitely in a Xmas spirit!! YAY love them all.


    <3 Marina
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  62. i love your photos. the little earrings and cutesy stuff are just so heartwarming. love what you're wearing... the legginss... and the white top... looks amazing on you. i hope you're feeling better. :)

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  63. awesome thrift finds, girl! and your beanie is soo soo adorable <3 that fair and thrift shop looks like so much fun! id stay there for hours on end :) you look so pretty and i wish you a great week!

    love, jamie
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  64. I love your outfit, especially your scarf. Really great blog.
    xx J.

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  65. beautiful christmas pictures sweetie I hope you get better soon and I'm so in love with your hat stunning and so adorable love the colours kisses

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  66. I don't think I'd have all of those things for Christmas LOL The essential is to celabrate Christmas with my family :)

    have a lovely Christmas :)

    xoxo A.

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  67. looks like a great day to spent! love your outfit - very cute scarf!

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  68. Hello, I just wanted to stop by and say thank you for liking my haul!

    Forever 21 is really great! There's no Forever 21 there in Estonia?

    By the way, blue and green are my favorite colors haha.

    Lots of love, B
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  69. thanks for your lovely comment dear! such an awesome fair with good stuffs. waiting for ur upcoming great post ;D

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  70. great post, i just love your outfit!
    now a follower of your lovely blog :)
    xx

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  71. There are so many things going up there! I'm sure your Christmas would be fun and exciting :)

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  72. aah this is so great! i love craft fairs :)
    cute boots!
    xx

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  73. oh and thank you so much for the blogger award!! thank you!! your are the sweetest!!

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  74. i wanna shop there for my christmas tree and surroundings! hahahaha. oh i love those loafers! and your shawl is adorable, as well as your beanie.

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  75. I love little markets like these! Gorgeous outfit as well, I love your scarf :)

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  76. Hi!!! Nice post!!! Totally in love with all, especially the mini bags from 2nd picture!!! Looks like you had such a great time & awesome shopping!!! And totally love your outfit - the cap, shirt & scarf!!!
    Enjoy and best wishes!!!
    Cheers'n'wink
    Anika

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