So let's look at the loot that I picked up from the Swedish Christmas fair. There was an amazing booth of secondhand books in Swedish. And the best part...they were buy one get one free at $1 a book, so 50 cents a book! I got a Swedish cookbook from the 70's, I just love the cover.
And for the free book I got this Jan Guillou novel. I read part of his trilogy on the Knights Templar for my senior seminar class in Swedish and want to brush up since my Swedish is fading, fast.
These homemade little tomte were made by volunteers from the Swedish Church of Los Angeles, so cute!
Ryan and I bought 2 straw ornaments to expand our very small collection so we can decorate our tree!
And this original design Lucia card shouted my mom so I picked it up for her.
This linen calendar was from the same booth as the secondhand books. It was only 50 cents!
I know it's from 1992 but I thought for 50 cents I could make something with the adorable pictures surrounding the calendar part. I love the old Swedish coffee pot picture.
And the pots and pans.
And last, but certainly not least, I bought a yard of this precious fabric. It will make an adorable Christmas runner once I hem the ends.
So, as you can see, the fair was a raging success! I am quite thrilled with my purchases and can't wait to apply for a booth next year. I feel good that I got a few gifts and am feeling almost ready for Christmas! :)