Colorful, vibrant, whimsical and elegant are just a few of the words often used to describe Oriente Italiano. This wildly popular pattern by Ginori 1735 was designed by the Italian architect Gio Ponti in 1946.  He was inspired by 18th Century Florentine and Far Eastern Ceramics.  The stylized floral design features a Garafano carnation and…

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I just adore porcelain and enamel flowers and I have appreciated having them in my home more than ever during this time when flowers have not been as available! I collect several different types and thought it might be fun to share some of them with you here! Enamel Flowers: In the photo above are…

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I’m a collector at heart and love learning about the history of pieces that I find.  Ceramics and Pottery are certainly near the top of my list of treasures that I love to hunt for. One of the items that I started collecting about five years ago is a bit out of the norm for…

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