Last weekend we decided to finally head to Nove. Nove is a small town north of Vicenza. It's known for the beautiful ceramics you can find there.
We went to the biggest ceramics shop in Nove, La Ceramica VBC.
I was told beforehand that it was amazing and overwhelming. And that I needed to prepare myself ahead of time so that I could focus.
But let's just say that no amount of preparation could have stopped me from freaking the freak out.
As soon as we stepped through the doors, I started flapping my hands like a drunk chicken.
Jimmy actually stopped and tooked my pulse. He claimed I was hyperventilating. Hmmph. I claim he was exaggerating.
Or maybe not. I did swoon. That swoon might have come close to a faint.
I got a full-on case of the greedies. You know. The voice screeching "I NEED"? The one that drowns out the resposible "I want"?? Yeah. It happened.
But thankfully cooler (Jimmy-shaped) heads prevailed.
VBC houses ceramics that you can find at Tiffany, William Sonoma, Lennox, Neiman Marcus, and more. Dana found her parent's plates there. I spied Tiffany piggy banks that cost over 100 dollars in the US. At VBC? 15 euros.
This display? Nearly DID ME IN.
Talk about art.
I had calmed myself sufficiently...until I came until this display.
Yes. Those are doily/lace dishes. The artists actually place lace on the dishes as they are making them.
At VBC, you receive a 10 percent discount for paying in cash.
Here's what we ended up coming home with. All for just a little over 100 euro.
And my absolute FAVORITE:
So there you have it. The time Stephanie turned into a howling, screeching clapping monkey in the middle of a warehouse. Good times had by all.