I will never forget the first time I saw the shop windows of Paolo Olbi.
I was walking from La Fenice in Venice to the Museo Fortuny.
There is much eye candy in Venice, but his shop caught my eye.
I took photos of all the wonderful hand printed stationery....that was all I could do, because they were closed! (Little did I know there was another location near the Rialto bridge)
That is the luck of shopping in Venice. Many of the most wonderful things are made in small shops that are only open a few days a week.
I have since been able to amass a fairly large collection of Olbi products.
They do not deal with on-line selling. They prefer to meet their customers and deal with them directly.
I own a note pad, journal, bookmarks and many note cards. The origins of the designs go back to the beginnings of Venice itself.
Moorish and Byzantine ornament are captured with sienna and ochre inks.
I now own everything in the photos posted and I will go back to add to my collection in the spring!