While in Italy last month, I had the pleasure to visit five different antique markets. Shopping European antique markets is pretty much my favorite thing in the whole entire world. I LOVE discovering things which I can repurpose for jewelry, alter for clothes, use in paper crafting projects, or to decorate my home.
I found some amazing things at the markets this year including three wall sconce chandeliers, over 20 antique nightshirts (just wait until you see what my Mom and I will be doing with them!), some canapa bed linens, about 6 mother of pearl rosaries, a lot of religious medals, a glass oval cloche (made of the most fabulous wavy hand blown glass), an enamel Studio sign, a painted portrait....and those are the things I can remember off the top of my head! It's been so fun to unwrap the packages and decide what I want to do or make with each item, or how I want to display it. But for now, the fun and daydreaming needs to be put aside as there is work to do!
For those who have emailed about attending "La Dolce Vita" next year, we are working on getting the retreat info up. It is the summer time in Italy, and so with holidays, etc. it's taken a bit longer than we expected to firm things up. We are aiming to have the event for sale mid-August. Thanks for your patience!