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The copper inflation

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20140725_170952nyHello friends! I am currently in the Swedish region Hälsingland where my family lives and where I grew up. This beautiful little church is standing in our home village, and it’s from the 12th century.

20140726_124621nyDuring my stay here I have visited a few flea markets.  There’s a lot of them around here during the summer, and it’s so fun to browse old stuff! This is the biggest one in Hälsingland, according to the interwebs.

20140726_142122nyHere’s another flea market. It had a room full of copper! All the places we visited were full of copper pans and pots and what not. I guess copper’s not hip enough to get a loving home. I think they’re pretty though!

20140726_180248nyI have bought two things during my flea market adventures in Hälsingland, both of them snail mail related! Here’s a little letter holder. I have no idea how old it is, but I like the steampuunkesque style of it. And my letter holder at home is always full so I could use an addition!

20140726_180410nyAnd then we have this little thing of beauty!  I just couldn’t resist it! It’s so small and cute and the keys are the most gorgeous dark burgundy red. It seems to be in a good condition. I’ll try to give it a clean up and hope it’ll work smoothly! I have ordered some ink ribbons for it already: black and purple! :D

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I have also written and sent some mail during my stay here, but I’ll post pictures of that next week. I hope you guys are having a great weekend!

 

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Ephemera

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So I am now home again after a trip to family and friends. It has been really nice to see my family, I already miss them. 1000 kilometers is a long distance when you don’t own a car.

I had some lovely mail waiting for me when I got back home, but I will save those pictures to later; tonight (it’s actually more early morning than night, but it’s too hot to sleep) I want to show you some amazing paper ephemera that travelled home with me from Hälsingland (the region of Sweden in which my family lives).

klistermärkenFirst of all I got a big stash of cute stickers from my fabulous aunt. She might just have doubled the size of my sticker collection :) And look! Unicorns! How awesome isn’t that?!

böckerI also scouted a couple of flea markets (lots of those around during the summer times), and found some books with pretty illustrations – for envelopes and mail art of course ;) I might frame a couple of pictures from the fairytale book on the right though. They are absolutely adorable!

tidningarAnd here is a true treasure: various magazines from between 1910 to 1948. The history nerd in me wants to kill the crafter in me for cutting these up, but I compromise by reading the articles before I hurry away to my paper crafting zone.

I have a lot of letter writing to do, and I hope to get started in the near future before the next semester starts. I will have a bachelor thesis to write this autumn. And yes, I have very patient penpals, and I am grateful for every one of them. I’ll be back soon with some incoming mail pictures :)