On Saturday we visited the town of Porvoo. My ambitious souvenir wishes of an old chandelier and a couple of wooden chairs weren't quite met, as all of the second hand shops had already closed by the time we made it there. But we came back with some relaxed small-town charm, satisfied stomachs and goodies from the local chocolate factory.

Lauantaina teimme pikaisen pyrähdyksen Porvooseen. Tuliaistoiveina oli vaatimattomasti vanha kristallikruunu ja pari puutuolia, mutta pääsimme perille vasta sen verran myöhään, että vanhan tavaran puodit olivat jo kiinni. Mukaan saimme kuitenkin pikkukaupungin leppoisaa tunnelmaa, täysinäiset vatsat ja Brunbergin herkkuja.
Katie said...

Lovely photos...I love the pink building...Katie

Chari at Happy To Design said...


I've just recently found your blog and wanted to say that I have really been enjoying your posts! I've added your blog to my list of "follow blogs"! It's so very nice to meet you and I look forward to getting to know you better...

Love your photos...especially intriqued by the window box full of herbs...I noticed that there is snow on the ground in that picture...hmmm, I guess that the cold weather doesn't bother them?

Hope that you're having a super Sunday!
Warmest wishes,



Thank you so much for your recent visits and messages! It was a nice surprice :) Yes, we both are having busy days, caught up in daily routines. However, I never miss out your lovely blog even though I`m not always leaving a footprint behind.
What a lovely weekend it was, your images tells it all. I also enjoyed the pretty images from your new Finnish book. What is it called?

I wish you a happy new energic week to come!


AnnaVallance said...

Your photos are beautiful. I love small towns also.

Hanna said...

Voi Porvooseen minäkin haluan. Hyvän löydön olit tehdyt jos sait kruunun matkaasi. Oliko mitään merkkejä milloin Ihana Living avaa ovensa siellä?

p.s Aivan ihania nuo edellisen postauksen kuvat!

Rebecca / Sanctuary said...

Katie - Thanks :) The quaint little town we visited is lined with cute little houses in different pastelly hues, very endearing!

Chari - That was a charming message to read, thak you! I was wondering the same thing when I saw the plants in the wintry weather and am intrigued to know what they were to manage in the cold!

Aina - It can be frustrating being caught in the daily grind when it robs time from things that one enjoys, but such is life at times. The book is called 'Huvilan hengessä' and it's by Pia-Maria Lehtola - it's rather lovely!

AnnaValance - I have a thing for pretty, old small towns, too. They seem to be built in such a humane scale and have a friendly, welcoming vibe!

Hanna - Kruunua ei ikävä kyllä reissulta sitten herunut, taisi olla hieman kunnianhimoiset toiveet. Ihana Livingin ikkunan takana piti käydä roikkumassa - tavarat siellä näkyivät olevan jo ainakin suurimmaksi osaksi paikallaan ja ikkunassa esillä, mutta ovi vielä tiukasti säpissä. Kovasti näytti siltä, että ei mene h-hetkeen tosiaankaan pitkään!

Inka said...

Ihania kuvia, oli varmasti mieluisa reissu vaikka jäikin tuliaiset hankkimatta :)

Parolan asema said...

Siinä on kyllä kaupunki jossa tunnelmakin on mukava tuliainen, kauniita kuvia :)

OhSoVintage said...

What a shame they were closed - you'll just have to go again!

Solange said...

nice photos. you must have had a lovely trip, and the chocolate good sound good in particular!
thanks for sharing these nice things again, always a pleasure to visit!

Rebecca / Sanctuary said...

Inka - Porvoossa on aina niin mieluisaa käydä, tuliaisia tai ei!

Parolan asema - Tunnelmaa sieltä aina tarttuu mukaan!

Oh So Vintage - Already planning another outing in the spring :)

Solange - It's a pleasure :) Porvoo is one of my favourite destinations for a little excursion.

Kaylovesvintage said...

that looks so pretty, only been to Finland ones, but I guess I will got again soon