The Moscow Spring Festival has opened in Moscow. The programme offers singing groups from 12 countries, exciting workshops, lectures and tours devoted to the world of music. Fair booths offer a variety of items from souvenirs and gifts, to antiques, paintings and other things to make one’s home a cozier place.
Antiques and vintage
Companies and individuals have submitted about 150 bids to participate in the festival, and the city board has approved 90. Half of the selected companies trade in vintage and antique items. For example, a wide choice of antique furniture, tableware and jewellery will please the eye of antique connoisseurs at Revolution Square kiosks.
Rozhdestvenka Street will reveal the magic world of vintage children’s toys, while Arbat traders will be offering soap made from ancient recipes, and traditional wooden musical instruments.
Tverskaya Square will host an entire antique shop with jewelry from Golden Triangle countries. Some of them are totally unique.
Antique dishware will be on sale on Stoleshnikov Pereulok, offering sets of china, silverware, and intricate sugar bowls, milk and coffee pots.
Souvenirs and gifts
Original handmade glass souvenirs and gifts can be purchased on Kamergersky Pereulok. A lavender themed boutique near the Yuri Dolgoruky monument is selling lavender bouquets, aromatic sachets, dry lavender pictures and lavender cosmetics as well as bed linins and paintings with Provence Style lavender patterns.
Flowers and dry flowers are also the competence of a company based nearby. Its interiors are mainly decorated with flowers, and shop assistants can advise customers on what flowers would be best suited for a certain interior.
Festival stands on Stoleshnikov Pereulokwill be selling prints of 20th century paintings. Another print shop next to it has plain prints and posters. As Victory Day approaches on 9 May, fair booths in the city centre will start selling items devoted to the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 and the Victory.
Those with a sweet tooth will appreciate natural honey and unusual sweets on sale at the fair stands in the centre of town.