I was somewhat behaved the first week in Rome. I mostly bought cheese and honey, but we are not counting food purchases here. Ok, I splurged at the Furla store with a gold purse and a new wallet to match. It is hard to tell in the sunlight, but they are a beautiful metallic gold color leather.
I bought a wonderful wooden puzzle of Italy for the kids. (This will be hard for me to part with.)
No more shopping until San Gimignano! I was overdue. It was a very short and very successful afternoon! Leather and a bracelet in less than 30 minutes!
Next shopping opportunity was in Orvieto. 5 minutes in the linen shop for new pot holders:
Three ceramic pieces took another 20 minutes! I am very quick and decisive when chosing what I like.
Three of my favorite things are all in this one piece: poppies, sunflowers, and lemons!
An antipasti tray with 3 square plates...or not! (and FIGS!)
Finally a baking dish to match the recetangular one I bought last year. It is a perfect size.
In Florence, we shopped for an hour until lunch time. It never takes me long to find treasures. At the Rampini shop, I bought 8 mugs, a creamer and sugar bowl and 2 candlesticks to match the pattern I started last year in Radda. See those cute round mugs in the very front?
Next, some paper placemats of Venice, Florence, Rome and Milan:
Two books and a paper store:
A Luisa Spagnoli shopping bag always makes me happy!
Here's a closeup:
I still have a few Euro saved for our September trip where I will shop instead of cook!