This past weekend I went to the one of the largest antique market in Northern Italy…in Piazzola sul Brenta.
It takes place the last Sunday of each month and this was my first time visiting in the 10 months we've been here.
and overwhelming. and MAGICAL.
Vendor after vendor after vendor. And the best hotdogs and chilled red wine I've had in a long time.
I came home with this bad boy. I knew that if I didn't I'd be thinking about it for a LONG time. And that was a mistake I wasn't willing to make.
I wish I would have had cash left for this, but it wasn't in the cards. Next time?
This is going to be another future purchase. I can just see it on the wall of a girlie bedroom or playroom.
I also scooped up a couple of alarm clocks.
I honestly think we saw mayyyyybe 1/3 of the entire market. It is decided that I must go back every month.
Happy Thursday, y'all!
Finally a replacement for Flea Market Finds! It's been so long since I frequented the flea markets in Texas. And I loved the thrill of the hunt, the bargain, and the find.
And I haven't found anything to duplicate that feeling and fill that void. Until now! Let me tell you about mercatinos. Imagine stores 10x better than any flea market or thrift store in America. Because things we consider "old" are NEW to Italians. Old has a whole new meaning here.
Mercatinos are Italian flea markets/antique stores/thrift stores. Some have consignment items. And I found my happy place at one the other day!
Here's what the shop looks like:
For those of you who are local, this shop is in Bolzano Vincentino at Via Cotorossi 31. They have weird afternoon hours only…I think from 2-7.
This is the front room, but the back rooms are HUGE.
I am obsessed with this sign but it is way too expensive.
Here's what I came home with!
I love adding treasures to our home. It's been too long. And I love that each item I buy here will give me such great memories.