Travels in Finland and abroad

May 6, 2020

Windmill and Old Tableware / Molino de viento y Vajilla Antigua / Moulin à vent et Vaiseille Vieille / Moinho de vento e louça de mesa antiga

In English:

Krookila Windmill and Old Tableware of Arabia

In 2018, we made a seven churches tour. After seeing all churches and before ending the tour, we stopped at Krookila to enjoy some cups of coffee. After coffee we have time to rest our feet. Nearby there was a beautiful windmill. Its type is smock mill and it is no more operational, but earlier it served as a grain mill. Originally it was from Tättäläinen farm on Livonsaari, Merimasku and later moved to Krookila. I could not find how old it was. Coordinates: Latitude 60.466005 and Longitude 22.13789. Name and address: Name Krookilan mylly, Address Krookilankuja, 21200 Raisio.

Another place nearby the windmill for a quick visit, was the place in which old tableware store of Arabia was sold. It is some kind of “paradise” for those who love old tableware like cups, bowl, plates, mugs etc. The name Arabia may sound odd, but it is the brand name of Arabia, which Finnish ceramics company, founded in 1873. Its products are very popular, in demand and high quality products in Finland. Our favorite series in our home is Parariisi (Paradise).

There are links after my photos. Enjoy!

En español:

Molino de viento de Krookila y Vajilla Antigua de Arabia

En 2018, hicimos una gira por las siete iglesias. Después de ver todas las iglesias y antes de terminar el recorrido, nos detuvimos en Krookila para disfrutar de unas tazas de café. Después del café tenemos tiempo para descansar los pies. Cerca estaba un hermoso molino de viento. Su tipo es molino de viento holandés y ya no estaba operativa, pero anteriormente sirvió como fábrica de granos. Originalmente situado en la granja Tättäläinen en Livonsaari, Merimasku y luego se ha trasladado a Krookila. No pude determinar su edad. Coordenadas: Latitud 60.466005 y Longitud 22.13789. Nombre y dirección: Nombre Krookilan mylly, Dirección Krookilankuja, 21200 Raisio.

Otro lugar cercano al molino de viento para una visita rápida, era el lugar la tienda, donde se vendió de vajillas antigua de Arabia. Es una especie de “paraíso” para los amantes de la vajilla vieja como tazas, tazones, platos, tazas, etc. El nombre de Arabia puede sonar extraño, pero es el nombre de marca de Arabia, la empresa de cerámica finlandesa, fundada en 1873. Su Los productos son muy populares, en demanda y productos de alta calidad en Finlandia. Nuestra serie favorita en nuestro hogar es Paratiisi (Paraíso).

Hay enlaces después de mis fotos. ¡Disfruta!

En francais:

Moulin à vent de Krookila et Vaiseille Vieille d’Arabia

En 2018, nous avons fait un tour des sept églises. Après avoir vu toutes les églises et avant de terminer la visite, nous nous sommes arrêtés à Krookila pour déguster quelques tasses de café. Après le café, nous avons le temps de reposer nos pieds. A proximité il y avait un beau moulin à vent. Son type est un moulin à vent hollandais et il n’est plus opérationnel, mais il était auparavant utilisé comme moulin à grains. À l’origine, il provenait de la ferme Tättäläinen à Livonsaari, Merimasku et a ensuite déménagé à Krookila. Je n’ai pas pu trouver son âge. Coordonnées: Latitude 60.466005 et Longitude 22.13789. Nom et adresse: Nom Krookilan mylly, Adresse Krookilankuja, 21200 Raisio.

Un autre endroit à proximité du moulin à vent pour une visite rapide, était l’endroit où était vendue la vieille vaisselle d’Arabia. C’est une sorte de “paradis” pour ceux qui aiment la vieille vaisselle comme les tasses, les bols, les assiettes, les gobelets, etc. Le nom Arabia peut sembler bizarre, mais c’est le nom de la marque Arabia, que la société finlandaise de la céramique a fondée en 1873. Ses produits sont très populaires, en demande et de haute qualité en Finlande. Notre série préférée dans notre maison est Paratiisi (Paradise).

Il y a des liens après mes photos. Amusez-vous bien!

Em português:

Moinho de vento de Krookila e louça de mesa antiga de Arabia

Em 2018, fizemos um tour pelas sete igrejas. Depois de ver todas as igrejas e antes de terminar o passeio, paramos em Krookila para desfrutar de algumas xícaras de café. Depois do café, temos tempo para dar algum descanso aos nossos pés. Nas proximidades havia um lindo moinho de vento. Seu tipo é moinho de neerlandês e não é mais operacional, mas antes serviu como moinho de grãos. Originalmente era da fazenda Tättäläinen em Livonsaari, Merimasku e depois se mudou para Krookila. Não consegui descobrir quantos anos tinha. Coordenadas: Latitude 60.466005 e Longitude 22.13789. Nome e endereço: Nome Krookilan mylly, Endereço Krookilankuja, 21200 Raisio.

Outro local próximo ao moinho de vento para uma rápida visita foi, o local, em que foi vendida, artigos de mesa antigas da Arábia. É um tipo de “paraíso” para quem gosta de artigos de mesa antigas, como xícaras, tigelas, pratos, canecas etc. O nome Arábia pode parecer bizarro, mas é o nome de marca da Arábia, empresa finlandesa de cerâmica, fundada em 1873. Os produtos são muito populares, na demanda e produtos de alta qualidade na Finlândia. A nossa série favorita, em nossa casa, é Paratiisi (Paraíso).

Existem ligações depois das minhas fotos. Desfruta!

Krookila Windmill

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Krookila Windmill

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COVID-19 Coronavirus statistics in the whole world / Estadísticas de coronavirus COVID-19 en todo el mundo / Statistiques sur les coronavirus COVID-19 dans le monde entier / Estatísticas do coronavírus COVID-19 no mundo inteiro:

Seven churches’ tour / Gira por las siete iglesias / Tour des sept églises / Digressão das sete igrejas
Traditional windmills / Tradicionales molinos de viento / Moulins à vent traditionnels / Moinhos de vento tradicionais
Life of Windmills / Vida de los molinos de viento / Vie des moulins à vent / Vida dos moinhos de vento

Photos about products of Arabia / Fotos sobre productos de Arabia / Photos sur les produits de l’Arabia / Fotos sobre produtos da Arabia:

Paradise series / Serie Paraíso / Série Paradise / Paradise Series

Arabia story / Historia de Arabia / Histoire d’Arabia / História da Arabia



  1. It looks fantastic against that blue sky. And wow how much beautiful old crockery. I can see my mum’s coffee pot in there. What a treasure chest. Well worth visiting, thank you for taking us there!

    Comment by utesmile — May 6, 2020 @ 08:29 | Reply

    • Hello Ute.

      I am glad that you loved my post. We love “old stuff” and found this shop interesting. Thank you commenting!

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 6, 2020 @ 08:32 | Reply

  2. The tableware is quite lovely. Do you own any pieces?

    Comment by the eternal traveller — May 6, 2020 @ 08:45 | Reply

    • Hello Carol.

      Your kind words concerning tableware warmed my heart. Let’s say, that we have had, but during the years they have “evaporated like smoke into the air”. Thank you commenting.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 6, 2020 @ 10:46 | Reply

  3. Hello! When I see a windmill, I think of a quiet rural landscape. Windmills were almost gone in Japan. Every pottery is wonderful in color and design. Have a good day!

    Comment by wakasahs15th — May 6, 2020 @ 09:03 | Reply

    • Hello wakasahs15th.

      It was peaceful countryside indeed! Your pottery comment is to my mind. Arabia is famous brand in Finland and many households have their products in their home. Another brand is Iittala, which products we have also. Thank you.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 6, 2020 @ 10:55 | Reply

  4. I’m especially loving the Moomin mugs there but I could probably go crazy and buy a lot of the Arabia ware. We were like that when we visited the Iitala shop too. It was probably just as well it was a little too expensive to just buy a few and hope to get more later to complete a set.

    Comment by Stella — May 6, 2020 @ 09:07 | Reply

    • Hello Stella.

      We have some Moomin mugs, but it is “natural”. Yes, some products are expensive indeed and our favorite
      series Paradise is high quality but pricy. Sigh! Thank you.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 6, 2020 @ 11:02 | Reply

  5. I love windmills, so it was a treat to see this one 🙂 and the tableware looks beautiful.

    Comment by Cathy — May 6, 2020 @ 09:44 | Reply

    • Hello Cathy.

      Thank you leaving so kind words. I am glad that you loved my photos.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 6, 2020 @ 11:12 | Reply

  6. What a wonderful post. The windmill is interesting, but the tableware really caught my attention. For years, I bought and sold early china from American potters in the Ohio River valley, so it was interesting to see the shapes and decorations here. Not only that, there’s a connection between your windmill and the tableware: the windmill looks rather like a certain sort of coffee pot!

    Comment by shoreacres — May 6, 2020 @ 12:52 | Reply

    • Hello Linda.

      Thank you commenting so nicely. It was a joy to read it. I didn’t think that the windmill could be similar to a coffee pot – indeed.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 7, 2020 @ 06:55 | Reply

  7. Hello Matti-san,
    As always, I enjoy your photo series and the story behind each image. I loved both the windmills and tableware photos.

    Comment by T Ibara Photo — May 6, 2020 @ 13:15 | Reply

    • Hello Takami.

      How nice comment. Thank you. I was afraid before publishing, how people think about old tableware.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 7, 2020 @ 06:58 | Reply

  8. Hello (^^)
    When I look at the windmill, I remember when I saw something in the Netherlands. The tableware has a wonderful design. I was curious about the retro radio that was placed between the dishes.

    Have a good day.

    Comment by saganhama — May 6, 2020 @ 13:24 | Reply

    • Hello saganhama.

      Interesting observation – retro radio! 🙂 Well, I also wondered it. Windmills in Netherland are decorated, but in Finland many of them are like as they were years ago. Of course, many has been repaired and painted, but there exist differences. This mill style is called smock mill. Thank commenting.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 7, 2020 @ 07:07 | Reply

  9. All these cups, tea pots and porcelain dishes would be a delight for my wife to see. I have never so many of these precious items in one place before. Greetings from Canada, Sartenada!

    Comment by Peter Klopp — May 6, 2020 @ 15:18 | Reply

    • Hello Peter.

      Your kind words made me very glad. Thank you leaving them.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 7, 2020 @ 07:08 | Reply

  10. Bonjour Maty, oh que ce moulin à vent est joli et que de belles assiettes et autres choses beau billet à bientôt bises MA

    Comment by AUDOLY-NOURIAN — May 6, 2020 @ 15:53 | Reply

    • Coucou Toinon.

      Quelle joie à lire votre gentil commentaire. Cela m’a beaucoup réchauffé le cœur! Merci beaucoup. Comment allez-vous?

      Je vous souhaite une agréable journée!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 7, 2020 @ 08:49 | Reply

  11. I really like windmills and of course Arabia crockery. We have quite a few Moomin mugs and a few other pieces to remind me of lovely Finland. Hope you are both doing well. Marion

    Comment by Little Miss Traveller — May 6, 2020 @ 16:26 | Reply

    • Hello Marion.

      Thank you visiting my post and loving it. Windmills are always worth for shooting photos. I am glad that you loved Arabia tableware. Our favorite series is Paradise. It is expensive, but very beautiful. We are well and I hope that you and yours are also.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 7, 2020 @ 09:39 | Reply

      • We like Paradise as well but don’t have any. Perhaps one day. Our kitchen is full of Portmeirion Botanic Garden from Wales which we love.

        Comment by Little Miss Traveller — May 7, 2020 @ 11:35 | Reply

  12. That windmill is a BEAUTY!

    Comment by Pit — May 6, 2020 @ 17:23 | Reply

    • Hello Pit.

      Thank you loving my post and leaving your kind words.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 7, 2020 @ 09:47 | Reply

  13. J’adore les photos que vous partagez ici! Le moulin à vent est très beau!

    Comment by parikhit dutta — May 6, 2020 @ 18:33 | Reply

    • Bonjour Marie.

      Je vous remercie vivement pour votre si gentil commentaire.

      Je vous souhaite une excellente journée.

      Comment by Sartenada — May 7, 2020 @ 10:04 | Reply

  14. How beautiful windmills!

    Comment by 洋子 — May 6, 2020 @ 18:54 | Reply

    • こんにちは Yoko-san.



      Comment by Sartenada — May 7, 2020 @ 10:13 | Reply

  15. Peaceful countryside, lovely tableware!

    Comment by Sue — May 6, 2020 @ 22:36 | Reply

    • Hello Sue.

      I am glad that you loved my post and left your comment. Thank you.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 7, 2020 @ 10:25 | Reply

      • And you have a lovely day, too!

        Comment by Sue — May 7, 2020 @ 10:27 | Reply

  16. Beautiful porcelain! I was always curious what does Arabia mean (mostly seeing it as a name of the final stop on the buses windshields:)

    Comment by Hettie D. — May 7, 2020 @ 12:33 | Reply

    • Hello Hettie.

      Thank you commenting and loving my post. Well, if I will find the story of the name Arabia, I will tell it here.

      P.S. I did find this:

      Rörstrand is building a Finnish subsidiary in Helsinki on a site called Arabia. Rörstrand was founded in the castle of Rörstrand in Stockholm in 1726 under the direction of Johann Wolff, a German porcelain maker.

      Happy upcoming weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 8, 2020 @ 06:42 | Reply

  17. Beautiful tea pots! A tea pot that beautiful wouldn’t last long around here I’m afraid… I’m a clumsy.😳😄 enjoyed looking at them though!

    Comment by Deb — May 7, 2020 @ 14:38 | Reply

    • Hello Deb.

      How nice to read that you loved old tableware of my post! Thank you for your kind words.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 8, 2020 @ 06:46 | Reply

  18. Lovely old windmill. The tableware is also beautiful (you’ve got great photos!) but we’re not really into that kind of thing.

    Comment by viviennemackie — May 8, 2020 @ 04:24 | Reply

    • Hello Vivienne.

      I am glad that you loved both the windmill and tableware. Because they are old, we can say, that they show some history of our family life decades ago. Thank you.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 8, 2020 @ 06:59 | Reply

  19. I cab see why you liked the tableware. Peggy and I would really enjoy the shop as well. As for the windmill, it still looks like it is ready to go to work! –Curt

    Comment by Curt Mekemson — May 9, 2020 @ 01:34 | Reply

    • Hello Curt.

      How nice to read your kind comment on this sunny Saturday morning! Thank you loving my photos!

      Happy weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 9, 2020 @ 07:38 | Reply

  20. woody windmill is かっこいい!
    and blue sky is good. My heart is good, too.
    feeling European.
    Thank you!

    Comment by キース — May 9, 2020 @ 07:22 | Reply

    • Hello Keith-san.

      I am glad that you loved my post and left your kind comment. ありがとうございます


      Comment by Sartenada — May 9, 2020 @ 07:50 | Reply

  21. Quien puediera ser libre ahora para viajar entre esos preciosos molinos de madera, me ha encantado, gracias por enseñarnos este otro rincón de Finlandia, allí hubiera sido feliz comprando cerámica, me encanta😍 Pasa un bonito fin de semana¡¡ Un abrazo

    Comment by vagandopormundopolis — May 9, 2020 @ 09:19 | Reply

    • ¡Que guay!

      Muy agradecido por tu amable comentario. Nos encantan los viejos molinos de viento. Tuvimos la idea de fotografiar este verano más fotos de ellos, pero veamos, si es posible.

      ¡Un saludo grande y abrazo¡

      Comment by Sartenada — May 9, 2020 @ 11:11 | Reply

  22. Beautiful windmills are powerful and very cool.
    They shine in the blue sky and are looks like they’ll just start moving.

    YES!! I love arabia very much.

    I have been to an Arabian factory several times. The building is very historical and nice.
    The trademark chimney was so beautiful.
    However, I heard that the factory is now closed. I am very sorry to hear that .
    I also like the “Paratiisi” series.
    I went to many second hand shops in Helsinki. It was a lot of fun to find old tableware.
    Your photos made me feel like I am enjoying my shopping. Thank you very much to up your post.
    Please take care of yourself. I wish you can spend peaceful days.

    Kiitos 🙂

    Comment by Misa — May 10, 2020 @ 10:20 | Reply

    • こんにちは Misa.

      Oh, thank you commenting my post. I have not visited Arabian factory, but I know the place very well. If you someday will visit again Helsinki, Finland, then take a train to Riihimäki and visit Suomen Lasimuseo (Finnish Glass Museum) there. It is the place where you can see high quality of Finnish Glass products. They are timeless and beautiful. The museum is must visit for those who want to know about our glass products and their history.

      Glass museum


      Comment by Sartenada — May 10, 2020 @ 11:57 | Reply

  23. Thank you; I love Arabia, too! My Valencia pattern (which I began collecting in 1970) currently lives with my son in California, but I bring them out every time I visit.

    Comment by spixl — May 11, 2020 @ 18:02 | Reply

    • Hello Shannon.

      Sounds great! I think that it is wise and nice to have some collections. Thank you commenting and telling your story.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 12, 2020 @ 06:39 | Reply

  24. This part of your seven churches trip looked very enjoyable with great weather. That is a lovely windmill among the gorgeous lush greenery. Beautiful crockery, so many cups, teapots and plates on display. Beautiful for any occasion and if I were there, would be so hard not to buy something to take home. Also thank you for providing the coordinates. Sometimes the coordinates is what we need to find a place we are looking for. Hope you are doing well and take care.

    Comment by Mabel Kwong — May 16, 2020 @ 16:15 | Reply

    • Hello Mabel.

      What a wonderful answer! Thank you very much. Coordinates are not easily to find, but I a page in which nearly every traditional windmill are presented with coordinates.

      Happy Sunday.

      Comment by Sartenada — May 17, 2020 @ 10:33 | Reply

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