The stories of my life on a little island in the middle of the Mediterranean sea ... and my occasional adventures beyond these shores.

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

La Margherita

For those of you that have been to Venice, I am sure that, like me, you were overwhelmed by the glassware of all colours that was on sale. I found it really difficult to make a choice, although we did, of course manage to buy one or two souvenirs. But the warning we had read on the Internet that there were a lot of cheap copies from China on sale and that it was difficult to tell the authentic things from the copies made us a bit wary of shopping for too much glass. Then on one of our treks we came across this delightful little shop selling hand-painted ceramics. The proprietor, Margherita Rossetto, is really welcoming and went so far as to explain how she hand-paints every individual item and then bakes them in an oven at the back of her shop. Each piece is unique and Margherita creates many different whimsical designs, usually using vibrant hues. Margherita's work was featured in a book sponsored by UNESCO titled "Venice and Its Artisan Artists".

If you are ever on a trip to Venice, I suggest you pay a visit to La Margherita and let her artwork charm you, as it did us.

La Margherita's Mascot - isn't he cool?
This is not a paid advert but this lady's work is so unique that I thought I should share it with you.


  1. Loree,

    Those are beautiful, and a great advice on buying authentic things from local artists!

  2. They are beautiful and my daughter is heading there for her honeymoon in July, I will let her know about this. They are pretty.

  3. Hi sweetie, I found your blog through a friend and I hope it's ok if I follow you!!!!


  4. I like the shades of blue :)

  5. PS... you were nice enough to follow my site mystic dreaming but I'm not going to post there anymore. my new place to blab on a blog is: if you'd like to follow me there. I am going to keep following you more here only more... mysteriously. :)

  6. The dishes are so unique and beautiful, thank you for sharing them. I read your post about how your photos are all taken by you are hubby and that is so talented of you. I would have to state that most of mine are cyber-lifted and will be taken down upon request....smiles.

    The Raggedy Girl


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