Monday, February 15, 2010

2nd Time Around: Italian things

 

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Welcome to 2nd Time Around. Please join us by linking a post that features something that is a 2nd Time Around to you…something from a garage sale, flea market, thrift store, estate sale, etc. Please link your post rather than your blog, and link back to this blog. Thank you for participating.

 

When I’m at estate sales, garage sales, thrift stores etc., I am always drawn to things from Italy.

Here are a few of my recent finds from Italy. This vase came from a resale shop. I sold it on Etsy just a few days after it was listed. Since I was new at selling, I found out that I had alot to learn! The vase arrived at it’s destination, but in two pieces! Needless to say, I have learned to be much more careful in my packaging! This vase was really unusual, and I hate that it got broken!

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This hand painted vase from Italy is my favorite! I bought it from one of the dealers at the antique mall. He was closing his booth, and gave me a great deal on the vase! I love the bright vibrant colors.

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And finally, this wooden inlaid box came from Italy. I bought it from an estate of a lady that had traveled the world over. I love this too, but still think my favorite if the hand painted pitcher above.

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How about you? Are you intrigued with stuff from Italy or another country? Tell me about it!

20 comments:

Sherry said...

I do like things from Italy. There is something so wonderful about the craftsmanship and the appeal of it. I really like your wooden box. All of your items were great finds!

bj said...

I, too, love things from Italy. Their colors are wonderful.
Thanks, dear one, for hosting.
xo bj

Blondie's Journal said...

I haven't looked for things specifically from Italy, but the vase and pitcher sure have me interested in their art. It's nice to be focused on what you are looking for when thrifting...you don't come home with a lot of unneeded things that way.

xoxo
Janie

Sonia said...

I love Italian pottery..don't have any, but always have admired it..I'm always on the lookout for pretty and inexpensive dishes. I found a German Bavarian tea set last week and just so pleased with it! Fun to find things from other countries! I try to imagine where a piece may have been. Have a great Tuesday! (This is my first link to your blog party)

Miss Bloomers/Sonia

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Diane!

I like all of these item but, I really love that pitcher! The colors are beautiful!

The Muse said...

oh that vase is so awesome! shame about the packing...things are not treated with care like they used to be, i think...in the Post office and other areas.

italian craftsmanship is quite lovely and yes i have several pieces here at the cottage.

:) the pitcher makes a nice newel post topper :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love Italian products Diane. I have some hand painted ceramics I bought in Italy and some pieces of Murano hand blown glass that I tresure.

Troy said...

I have always been fascinated with inlaid wood, I wish I had the patience and eye for detail to do things like that, That is the coolest box.

Ciao!

Dixie said...

love your Italian treasures! Dixie

Anne at Fiona and Twig said...

I suppose I'm a sucker for all things French. Although I love anything church related from Italy.

I can't believe I haven't played before, this little get-together was just made for me!
Joining you for (I think) the first time today! :-)

Anne

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Lovely things, Diane! I'm glad you shared these with us. That box is paricularly lovely with the inlaid wood. I have a music box that's similar that was a gift from my DH, and I cherish it.

XO,

Sheila :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

P.S. I hope your Valentine's Day was wonderful! :-)

Lisa Kelly said...

Wouldn't it be awesome to go to Italy sometime?! I have a beautiful "made in Italy" pitcher from Vietri- it's green and looks like grape leaves. I keep it on display in my kitchen.

Maria said...

That vase with the floral painting sure is beautiful.

Southern Lady said...

I love all things Italian, Diane, and I've gotten where I can just look at something and tell if it came from Italy, without seeing the mark on it.

I especially love the bold colors of your pitcher. Very pretty!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Such sweet treasures from Italy! What a shame that the yellow vase was broken in transit, but I'll bet you are a very good packer now! Nothing teaches as well as having something break.
I also love that pitcher -- so sweet and cheery looking! Daisies would look wonderful in it.
Cass

xinex said...

I like anything Italian too, Diane. And it's funny b/c you can buy them cheaper here than in Italy. Everything in Italy is so expensive, not to mention having to pay in euro...Christine

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Diane, Sorry I missed 2nd Time Around this week! Love your pieces from Italy! Two of my biggest weaknesses are, milkglass and Italian pottery! I can hardly ever resale either one! LOL! Your pitcher is beautiful! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

jeanne said...

Hi Diane, I never got back to your post yesterday. It was a long busy day for us.

I do like things made in Italy. The hand painted items are beautiful. I love the vase, how sad it was broken. I am partial to boxes. This one is lovely.

We have been snowed in too. The mountain roads, and our goar to our home is not safe to drive on. All the schools and the college has been closed for five days so far this year. Lots of snow.

Have a wonderful day.
Hugs, Jeanne

Judi said...

Hi Diane
Pretty. Yes I like to look at Italian pottery...its pretty. Its much like Portuguese as well.

Estate sales and such are sooo much fun aren't they? You find all those wonderful things you don't find in the stores...love it.

Hope your sales are going well.
Wow winter has struck Mississippi...that must be where ours is..*g*..

have a lovely day
Judi