, you don't have to travel to Venice to find Venetian treasures!
While digging through a stack of linens at an estate sale, recently I saw a mooring post peering back at me...
My heart skipped a beat as I dug further....
Placemats, napkins and a runner! All different Venetian motifs.
The stitchery was exquisite. Motifs include the San Marco horses, mooring posts, ships, wells, and of course gondolas! They were in pristine condition, never used with the "Made in Italy" tags still on each piece.
This is what every collector dreams of...finding that elusive needle in a haystack of "stuff". In all the years I have traveled to Italy, I have never seen anything like these! Google tells me it is 5,410 miles from my house to Venice, Italy, I found these linens ten miles from my house...who knew?