Posts Tagged: Shopping

     On our first day in Venice, we visited the studio of Angela R. Greco on the Ponte Delle Ostreghe, near San Marco.  Angela and her sister have been in this same location for years, and make the most beautiful Venetian style lamp shades I have found anywhere on the planet.  Each shade is made

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A favorite stop in Venice is the studio of Bruno Vianello on Calle De Pistor in Castello.  Bruno is a painting restoration specialist whose work appears in the Accademia, the Hotel Danielli, and in many private Venetian collections.  Currently, he is working on a group of Biblical paintings from the 16th century in which he

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We start shopping for our Christmas season in January.  Yes, it is hard to beleive, but it takes us a full year to prepare for a selling season that is a short two months.  At the January gift market in Atlanta, we hit the halls running, searching for new and exciting products to bring you. 

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We have just returned from the International Gift Market in Atlanta.  The market is housed in three enormous buildings in downtown Atlanta., each between 10 and 20 stories tall.  Each occupying more than a city block.  It takes us four non-stop days to cover what we need to see, and we still can’t get everything

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