Viking market in Sarpsborg

My husband and I decided to go to the Viking Market in Sarpsborg yesterday, since it may be the last chance we have this market season because of work etc. and I really wanted a chance to wear the new turtle brooches I bought at the market in Borre a couple of weeks ago, as well as my recently improved Norse dress. I would regret that decision a bit, as it was swelteringly hot in two layers of thick linen, but at least I looked the part.

It wasn't a big market, but it was quite a nice one nonetheless, with an unusually good selection of clothes for once (the markets never do seem to have enough booths selling clothes). I found a dress I absolutely loved, but I had decided not to spend much money this time since I spent so much at Borre, so I let it pass (undoubtedly I will regret that later, but oh well).

Here are some pictures Peter took.




I wish I could say this was a live raven, but unfortunately it was long dead.






Beautiful embroideries.


I so wanted this dark green and burgundy dress!







We also made some new animal friends!


Both canine...


... and feline.

We only stayed for a couple of hours since the heat was making me feel ill eventually, so we went home so I could change into something more comfortable. But at least we were able to buy a new pair of baggy Viking trousers for Peter, since his old ones shrank in the wash and turned into capris, hehe. Now he'll be able to dress up again for markets, too!

Here is my attire:


I made some improvements to my Norse clothes, by adding a tablet woven trim, silver and bronze turtle brooches and a bead chain.

Have you been to any good Viking/Medieval/Renaissance festivals this summer?

~*Branna*~

13 kommentarer

Naviana

20.07.2014 kl.03:44

Looked super nice! Markets don't have to be big to be great ^^ You looked so lovely and beautiful too :)

Branna Laurelin

20.07.2014 kl.10:56

Naviana: Thank you so much! ^_^ Yes, that's true.

Laura Morrigan

20.07.2014 kl.15:02

Your outfit looks amazing, you don't even look too hot! I have that kind of problem too as I love fancy outfits! The animal friends are adorable! I love that pendant, it looks so magical! I love that dark green and burgundy dress too, I never thought those colours would go so well together, I might have to try and make something like that!

Branna Laurelin

20.07.2014 kl.19:36

Laura Morrigan: Thank you very much! I was playing it cool (heheh...) even though I was practically melting away. Yes I know, those colours were so beautiful together! Even if I couldn't buy the dress, at least I now have some wonderful inspiration for my next Norse dress :)

Nienna

20.07.2014 kl.22:32

Wonderful dress! :) I just made an underdress in thick linen myself, so I feel your pain, lol. Really wanted to go to Sarpsborg too, but life kinda got in the way. Oh well. Next year! :)

Branna Laurelin

21.07.2014 kl.21:12

Nienna: Thank you! I hope you get the chance to go next year :)

Pia Amariel

22.07.2014 kl.02:06

Du er like fin som alltid, og ser absolutt ikke ut som du holder p renne vekk! Det er ikke greit vre heldekket med ty n om sommeren nei, selv om jeg gr snn uansett vr selv hehe :p

Jeg m innrmme at jeg falt for de broderte bildene i trerammene der, hadde jeg vrt der tror jeg at jeg definitivt hadde kjpt en!

Ogs s koselig at folk hadde tatt med seg katten sin, det har jeg ikke sett fr ^_^

Med unntak av middelalderfestivalen som var i Oslo skal jeg bare p vikingfestivalen p Hove her i Arendal i slutten av august. Det er farlig for lommeboka, s egentlig er det like greit :p

Fru S.

22.07.2014 kl.13:57

Sg absolutt ut som ein koseleg marknad og du var veldig fin i antrekket ditt :) Har sjlv hamstra masse stoff for sy meir klr til oss begge (planer om bli ferdig fr Lofotr) og har endeleg ftt tak i utstyr og garn til brikkeveving! *glede seg til lre*

Branna Laurelin

22.07.2014 kl.22:12

Pia Amariel: Tusen takk! Nei, la oss hpe det blir litt kjligere snart, s det gr an overleve i de klrne man liker best :p

Hihi, de med katten var s ste. Det viste seg at den egentlig var en blindpassasjer, katten deres hadde gjemt seg i bagasjerommet p bilen like fr de dro, s da hadde den blitt med ved et uhell :p De gjorde det beste ut av det og lagde en sele til den slik at den ikke kom bort, da.

Ja, disse festivalene og markedene tar p lommeboka, det er sikkert og visst. Jeg er egentlig nesten glad det sannsynligvis er over for min del n.

Branna Laurelin

22.07.2014 kl.22:14

Fru S.: Takk :D Jeg har bare den ene serken og selekjolen enn s lenge selv, men har veldig lyst til sy fler fr neste rs markeder. , s spennende at du skal lre brikkeveving! Lykke til, og hper du fr det kjempegy p Lofotr :)

~Gaiadttir~

08.08.2014 kl.16:45

Mnge fine og koselige bilder :) Peter er flink ^^ Ogs s gy at de solgte kjoler p et slikt marked for en gangs skyld! :D

Du s nydelig ut, og jeg synes det ble veldig fint med den nye borden nederst :)

Branna Laurelin

21.08.2014 kl.08:35

~Gaiadttir~: h har helt glemt svare p denne jeg! :p Tusen takk :) Ja, det var faktisk veldig lreit at de hadde et litt godt utvalg av klr, bare synd jeg ikke hadde penger :/

Caren

04.01.2015 kl.17:05

Wow - looks great :) I really like your dress as well. What kind of fabric is it made out of?

Branna Laurelin

16.02.2015 kl.14:42

Caren: Oh, sorry I never answered your question! I've been on a hiatus from blogging. Thank you so much! Both the under- and overdress are made from linen :)

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Branna Laurelin

Branna Laurelin

27, Drammen

I have a great love for all things fantastical, fairytale-ish. Irish, Celtic and Norse. My biggest passion is playing the harp, but I also love playing my tin whistles/flute and making fantasy jewellery. I have a Bachelor's degree in the Irish language (also covering Celtic civilization, literature and mythology) from the University of Oslo, which I am very proud of even if I can't use it for anything career-wise. This blog is all about the things I like and involve myself in, and hopefully I may be of some inspiration to others.

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