Yesterday was Advent Sunday which means Christmas season is officially here 🙂
I spent a big part of Saturday putting up Christmas decorations at home (there’s an army of snowmen in my living room) and yesterday I went into town to check out the festivities.

Imaginary Karin - advent 2011

There was a market on the town square. Mostly old ladies and school classes selling home-made cookies, bread, jam and such. Didn’t buy anything from any of them though since I’m one of those modern persons who never carry cash…

Imaginary Karin - advent 2011

There were two reindeer at the market too, one brown and one white.
I don’t think a crowded market is the right place to bring an animal, but reindeer are tradition and they were very pretty.

Speaking of crowded, I couldn’t believe how much people were out! 😯 This is normally a town where a queue of more than 3 people is something to roll your eyes at, but yesterday was nuts. Where did everyone come from?

Imaginary Karin - advent 2011

For the first time in my life I actually have all Christmas gifts ready, which is odd since I’m usually so last-minute with my gifts… But it’s a nice change – and it means I can relax and buy fun stuff for myself instead 😉 Here’s yesterdays catch:

Imaginary Karin - advent 2011

You can never have to many candles! Especially not candles that look like gingerbread cookies and snowballs 😉

Imaginary Karin - advent 2011

Look, a Moomin print! 😀 I love Tove Jansson and her Moomin characters, so I’m really happy I found it. Just have to buy a frame for it and figure out which wall to hang it on.

Imaginary Karin - advent 2011

I also found some simple white candle holders and a crazy disco deer XD Like the magpie I am I can’t stay away from things that glitter, so when I saw the deer I had to buy it! It’s tacky, I know, but I can’t help it – to weird and to fun 😛