The early arrival of our cruise ship in Helsinki gave the quilters plenty of time to be the first visitors to the Design Museum. From fabric to forks, the history of Finish design was on display in their permanent collection. It was well worth the visit.
The window shopping in Helsinki is terrific! We were able to visit this design store and several others after our tour of the museum including one owned by local crafts people.
And of course here is the real reason I made the cruise boat stop in Helsinki.....the Marimekko Store! All
things Marimekko greated us at the door. I was so mesmerized by the
clothes, linens, and fabrics that I all I could manage to buy was.....a
pair of socks.
One can not have too many pairs of socks.
Then it was off to the open air market at the end of esplanade in the South Harbor for some lunch (I passed on the reindeer meat.). All in all Helsinki was a welcoming city, clean, easy to navigate, and packed full of wonderful design shops. I'd go back in a heartbeat!