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Sharing: “Like Walking on Water”

Check out this great pair of kicks, Venetian styling! (For those who don’t hang around teens and shoe aficionados, “kicks” refers to shoes.) I’m sharing this blog post from VeneziaBlog, featuring these amazing gondola-inspired shoes designed by Rolando Segalin and … Continue reading

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Gondola Stuff: Mug

It happened again! I thought I had found and shared with you every gondola thing in my house. Then when I went to have a cup of tea, I came across this mug I hadn’t used in a while. It’s … Continue reading

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Venice, Wish You Were Here #10

“Cara Maria Luisa,” begins this postcard, and beyond that, I’m having a hard time deciphering! I can make out a few words here and there, such as “il mio caldo” and “dall’Italia bella,” but not much else. Please help! I’m … Continue reading

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Gondola Stuff: Fridge Ferro

A fridge magnet my friend and travel buddy Laura gave me. It’s holding up her drawing, a photo of my nephew, and a favorite quote. I’m guessing that you all already know what the ferro symbolizes? Each prong represents one … Continue reading

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“The Fayrest That Ever I Saw”

“…Certaine little boates, which they call Gondolas the fayrest that ever I saw in any place,” wrote Thomas Coryat of his travels in Venice in 1611. I’ve posted excerpts from Thomas Coryat’s diaries, his descriptions of Venetian gondoliers and canals. … Continue reading

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Gondola Stuff: Brooch

This lovely gem was recently given to me from a reader who lives across the pond. Mr. Drink Wine Today (check out his fabulous blog before it’s too late!) saw it in an Oxfam shop in Sheffield, walked away, then … Continue reading

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Gondola Stuff: Letter opener

As part of my occasional series of gondola-related tchotchkes, here’s another from my collection: the letter opener shaped like a gondola ferro. Doesn’t it have a lovely shape, just as the real thing does? I’m impressed that the craftsperson actually … Continue reading

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Gondola Stuff: Bug Killler Gondola

As part of my occasional series of gondola-related stuff, here’s your latest peek into my collection. I got this at the fair trade shop by the Rialto Bridge. It’s made from used bug spray cans. Clever recycling, but whoever got … 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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Gondolarhino

And you thought the white rhino was rare! These two were spotted in Venice at a shop on the Calle Malipiero.

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