I realize that I'm getting a bit ahead of myself. After all, it's still another 12 weeks before my trip. But anyway, I know that I would very much like to buy some good ceramics during my visit to Umbria this fall, and I am getting some great ideas from Slow Travel. This week, Palma described on her blog a quick trip she recently made to Ceramiche Rampini in Florence and included a lovely photo of a display there of ceramic dishes.
Which has got me thinking......what patterns would I like to begin to collect? It would be good to have some ideas of what I want before I go, so that I won't be totally overwhelmed by all of the choices. Which sometimes happens to me in shops, especially when I'm not familiar with the product (such as ceramics, where there are so many beautiful pieces at some pretty steep prices!)
I'm not sure where I'll ultimately make my purchases, but I am spending the final few days of my trip in Florence and that might not be a bad place to buy some ceramics, especially if I plan to carry some home with me on the plane!
So here a few patterns that have caught my eye from the Ceramiche Rampini website. Any opinions????
1. Limone: Described by Ceramiche as: "boldly coloured lemons contrasted on a deep blue background" to remind us of the warm sun and blue seas of Italy. Very, very nice.
2. Macedonia Blu, "the delicious fruits of fruit salad on a blue background." Quite yummy. But maybe more suitable as an accent piece? Why do I keep thinking of a larger fruit bowl???
3.Queen Lemons. Apparently, this design was created for Holland's queen when she was visiting Chianti. I quite like it (hmmmmm, there is a definite lemon theme emerging in my early choices!)
4. Tizi Autumn. Ceramiche says this pattern was named for the artist. It's bold green, gold, and grown colours are "typical of the vineyards and woodlands" of Tuscany in the fall. Hmmmmmmm. They look more yellow and blue to me -- but perhaps I'm seeing what I want to see!