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Shopping Treasures from Bologna

I couldn't move on from blogging about Bologna without sharing a few more of my shopping treasures! We know I love to shop in Italy, for gifts, for gifts, and, yes, for ME!
We also know I am a sucker for purses and jewelry. I have learned that when I buy a new purse, I should also buy an accessory or two, so I can instantly wear them, while traveling. This is why I pack so much black and white! I am READY to accessorize!

I saw this metallic orange Furla bag last year at its full price. I controlled myself and didn't buy it. This year, I found it at the Furla outlet for over 150 euro less! I bought a scarf, and some coordinating jewelry for INSTANT outfits!




For this green "set", all I needed was my white skirt and a white top!


A few more items...




I always save the best for last! I you've met me, you know I almost always wear the gold Bell of Capri necklace Brad bought me for our 5th anniversary. Since this year Italy celebrates its 150 anniversary of unification, Chantecler created a very special bell that looks like the Italian flag.

The bells come from a 15th century legend of St. Michele: A poor, barefoot Shepard boy had lost his sheep. It was his best friend and companion, all that he had in the world. The boy searched and searched for his sheep, fearing it has stumbled from the rocks into the sea. He heard a gentle tinkling from heaven and followed the sound. The boy saw a radiant light, St. Michele’s light, and there was his sheep with a beautiful bell around its neck. This was a gift to the boy, and to the island, now symbolizing a gift from heaven and a token of good fortune.

Here is my new treasure:


Comments (2)

Judith of Umbria:

Those really are treasures! Very, very nice.

Barb Cabot:

Wow! Great shopping. You have such a good eye for gift items for yourself and others. Love everything you bought and way to go with the huge savings on the Furla bag! Yippee.

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