Saturday, January 10, 2015

Post Card from Italy: Italian Glass

Last year, my husband and I spent a week in Italy attending an Italian cooking school in the province of Rome and a week touring the Amalfi Coast.  We used to live in Europe but it's been some time since we've been back.

Above are a few photos that I took that look like they could be from or book or postcard. Of course, the food was phenomenal and plentiful, especially at the cooking school, and the views were fabulous.  At the school, we became friends with a great group of people with whom we're still in contact.

And, as a glass enthusiast, I couldn't help but notice the Italian glass although there were not the same quality and quantity of glass shops like there are in Venice and its surroundings.  Interestingly though, much of the glass was found in our hotels!  Here's a sampling of some of the glass we saw.

Having looked at a wide array of light fixtures for our remodel, I notice that we don't have a lot of similar glass lighting options in the U.S. -- perhaps this is what makes seeing these so special.  Although these aren't our style, I still admire them for their design and think it would be pretty amazing to live in a place where you can appreciate them daily.


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