After a 3 month adventure in Rome I am back with some special treasures! Having to be selective on the items traveling back to San Francisco with me was hard. There is a massive amount of amazing finds and sadly my suitcase was only so big. Rome has markets everyday, the contents ranging from touristy trinkets to vintage treasures. My favorite was the Porta Portese Market that took place every Sunday outside of my apartment and was a wonderful 1.5 miles of Italian goodies! Read More
Besides the street markets there are Thrift Stores also called Mercatino Usato scattered around the city in transformed underground parking garages. These overstuffed shops are filled with everything imaginable! Beautiful china is pilled high, multiple racks filled with designer clothing, furniture stacked all the way to the ceiling and cabinets upon cabinets crowded with small trinkets. Without restraint I could have lost days wandering these shops and drained my bank account!
Vintage marble boxes come in every shape and size, they are so beautiful and have endless uses! As jewelry boxes, shelf decor, on an entryway table for your keys or even as a salt cellar in the kitchen. Besides the boxes which were always an exciting find anything marble was cool to uncover, like this set of mushroom shaped bookends!
Organizing your life doesn't have to look like the land of plastic, contain your belongings in style with beautiful plates and trays! This Italica Ars yellow cane print Palm Springs style ashtray can be repurposed into a nightstand dish to hold your jewelry or as a pop of color to your entryway so you can always find your keys. The wood plate is a lovely addition to a coffee table, the intricate hand craved details are mesmerizing. One of my favorite finds is the Aldo Tura wood and brass carafe that I found on a dusty shelf hidden underneath other miscellaneous items. It is a delightful piece that can be used as a vase or as a unique piece of Italian Mid-Century decor!
To bring home a piece from my wonderful Italian adventure check out the Italian Treasures page!
~ ABOUT ME ~
Creative Owner of Delightful Designs, a boutique where furniture is given a new colorfully chic life! Read more...