I have a new centerpiece for my kitchen table. Every time I glance that way, I will be filled with memories of my wonderful trip with Gail's Great Escape .
We went shopping with PalmaBella, the queen of Italian ceramics. She took us to her favorite shop in Orvieto. They gave us a special discount and he shipped for free! (which in any language translates to 'you spent plenty and I can afford to throw in a little shipping')
On the internet you are always reading about bad experiences with ceramic shops in Italy that either don't ship, or ship the wrong things... Frauolini's is a small shop across from the Duomo in Orvieto. This shop is FULL of beautiful quality pieces. He was so nice and patient while we debilitated over our decision making. I bet you can guess why I wanted this pattern. These are close-ups of my bowl.
My sister, Holly, also got this beautiful plate.
There were a few other things... but Mrs. Claus may want to keep those a secret for now.
Y'all don't forget to send in your centerpieces this month.