Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Shopping in Tuscany

This is my last post about Tuscany - I'll get back to design topics tomorrow!  I figured most of us who love design also love to shop, so I figured it would be ok.  :) 

Although I didn't do much shopping in Tuscany, I thought I'd share with you a few pretty shots of what I discovered along the way...

Beautiful, quintessential pottery!

We couldn't resist the wine and even found one type that is made in the tiny village where we stayed.  We are looking forward to enjoying that bottle while looking through our pictures sometime soon.  :)


I was happy to find my Romeo and Juliet cookies at this bakery, even though
we were far away from Verona!

Although I did buy a handbag, when we passed by this shop it was bad timing (hungry kiddos) so I didn't look in this store...now that I see this picture I wish I had!

More irresistable sweets...

Pasta in every possible combination...

OK this isn't exactly shopping but FYI: 
the man purse is going strong in fashionable Italy.




The fabulous antiques market in even more fabulous Lucca!

Do you have any favorite shopping spots in Italy, or places you can't wait to visit?

All pictures by Barbara Jordan Dettweiler

7 comments:

eclecticrevisited said...

oh Barbara...my smile for the morning..it cracks me up that you posted the picture of the manly man with his man purse!!!..good for him!...now let's watch as he complains that he can't find his keys...
but the pics of all the shopping look wonderful...would love to have hit the flea market especially...and the pottery looks heavenly...
love hearing about your trip...please, keep posting wonderful images when you can..
best,
maureen

quintessence said...

Looks marvelous!! I am going to have to go back and read your other "Tuscan" posts - I am very far behind on blog catch up!!

Barbara@HausDesign said...

Maureen - glad I could bring a smile to your face! Yes, my husband actually noticed the man purses and then I realized they were everywhere!
Glad you are both enjoying the posts - never know if it's fun to see pictures of other people's trips, but then I try to at least include design-related stuff so I hope it's entertaining! :)

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

I would never get tired of looking at these wonderful images and dreaming that I was there myself. It's fun to imagine you there. Mona

Meghan @ Wishful Thinking said...

Lol! Love the pic of the man purse! I wonder if the trend will take off here? Your Tuscany pics are beautiful!

designchic said...

Oh yes Barbara, I do love to shop...from handbags to pottery, I'm happy looking at them all. And of course, who can resist the scrumptious sweets!!

under spanish moss said...

We wouldn't be able to resist buying something for each of these beautiful stores. Then we would have to worry about how to get it all back home.

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