Yulia Popkova visits a flea market in Russia on her gypsy travels of discovering the vintage treasures of Europe.
Hello lovers of old things! I love visiting antique fairs and exhibitions. Old things are remnants of family history; they contain information about their owners.
I’m inspired by old toys, dolls. I imagine how children played with these toys and made their happy memories. I love building stories around the amazing treasures I can find visiting the flea markets in my country, Russia.
This weekend I visited an interesting exhibition, where there were exhibited some rare toys and household items.
Many of them were the only remaining single copies of the item. How amazing is that!
You could see children’s store of fabrics and the goods for needlewomen of 1920; there was also set up a rustic Grocery Shop.
I absolutely loved the collection of dolls from the beginning of the last century.
I was completely surprised by a an unusual baby doll, who was living in a what looked like a head of white cabbage – you can see it in the left corner of the photo above.
And I could not pass by the typewriter of the end of the 19th century. I would love to have on of them, don’t you?