Thursday, February 4, 2010


I blog about things I love. Jewlery making, art, thrift stores etc. Today I went again to the Thrift Store and found the Ann Rice Witching Hour book (yeah!) I was looking for and then I happened to look over on the shelf and saw a book titled "Bella Tuscany". This is a sequel to Under The Tuscan Sun. It is about the author, Francis Mayes continuing her affair with Italy. She now lives there and is writing about Italy, the joys of the food, the people, the wine.
As I was driving back from the Thrift Store excited over this book, I thought I don't remember blogging about Sicily. Well let me fix that!

I have an undying love for Sicily. That is where my great grandparents came from. My dad and Uncle John went to visit our family back in the day during the war. My cousins went to visit them a few years ago and met them for the first time. Italians have a love of life. They are happy, they find fun in simple things and they don't get caught up in the hussle and bussle or keeping up with the Jones. At least they don't in Sicily. It definatly showed in the pictures. They have cheese hanging in their basements, wine barrels. It is beautiful. They love to sit on the front porch and relax and garden. They take their talents and turn it into a business.
My cousins own a ceramic shop in Santo Stefano Di Camastra. They import to New York and California. I have some pieces from his shop. My cousins are going back in a year and I plan on going. I am going to save and go. I can't wait!

Here are some pictures from my cousin's last trip, Santa Stefano Di Camastra, Sicily:


  1. Sounds like you have some great thrift stores where you are!i guess I'm lucky i have none close by for if i did id probably be popping in, Sicily sure looks beautiful :)

  2. Hello, my grandfather was from sicily, at town on mt etna called Pedara. I love going there, it is so beautiful!

  3. Thank you! I can not wait to go there! I know I will go nuts LOL. I can't imagine how beautiful it will be to experience it in person.

    As far as for our thrift stores.......I am in and out of them almost every day! LOL So addicting.

    Thanks for the comments! :)