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Helina Tilk: Handpainted pottery
Wonderful little shop that we stumbled upon. Near St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. The owner ran the store.
What to buy: I bought mugs painted in whatever month of the year you wanted. I picked November (my birthday). Each monthly mug was painted of the city of Tallinn during that month. I also bought salt and pepper shakers. All types of dishes were sold, too.
What to pay: Prices were reasonable. Mugs were about $9 U.S. a piece.
The original Helena Tilks
Make sure to visit the little shop of Helina Tilk at 5, Lühike Jalg. Here you can find the original handpainted plates, cups, textiles (and other things) designed by this artist. Basically there are two types of motives, very cute and homey animals and impressions of medieval Tallinn. Everything is high quality and very affordable, and it is a nice change from the tourist shops that all look the same.
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