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Gondola Stuff: Planter

This is  one of the  first gondola-shaped things I bought. I lives in the bedroom, not with the other gondola stuff in the living room, so I forgot about adding it to this series! I found it in an antique … Continue reading

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Gondola Stuff: Salt ‘n Pepper

  As part of the continuing series of gondola stuff I own, here’s one of my most interesting pieces–a salt and pepper shaker shaped like a traditional gondola with a felze. The felze comes apart into two pieces–the two shakers–that … Continue reading

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Gondola Stuff: Pen Knife

I found this lovely little gem at the mercato on Mazzorbo during its sagra a few years ago. If I’m in town at the right time, I go there for the regatte–usually the women race that day, as well as … Continue reading

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Gondola Stuff: The One I Didn’t Buy

Saw this gondola planter in an antique store yesterday AND I DIDN’T BUY IT! Crazy, right? But you know how it is when you have no willpower and the next thing you know you’re a hoarder. Or you tell someone … Continue reading

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Too Bad I Don’t Smoke

I spotted it from five feet away. It was sitting on a low table, alongside a plastic Christmas mug and some costume jewelry. “Oh my gosh, I found my treasure!” I crowed to my sister-in-law. She had just been wondering … Continue reading

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Gondola Stuff: Ae Do gondoete

From my collection of gondola stuff: a small wine pitcher, apparently from a restaurant called Ae Do Gondoete (a name in Venetian that means “at the two little gondolas”). Does anyone know if this restaurant is still around? Or where it … Continue reading

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Gondola Stuff: Felt Felze

New entry in my occasional series where I show off my gondola stuff. This is an antique gondola made of velvet and other materials. I bought it about 15 years ago at a flea market in Santa Cruz, California. The … Continue reading

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