November 26, 2009

My husband loves antique shopping

A while ago, when we still lived in China, my husband was on a business trip to Europe. Over the weekend he went to see his parents in Venice, Italy. One of their favorite activities is "antique shopping". Sometimes they just stop by their friend's restoration warehouse in the industrial zone of Mestre to say hello and check the "new" arrivals and lately restored furniture. And sometimes they would drive to one of the monthly antique markets in the area.

Anyway, while I was not around, my husband found antique chairs and beds for the "palazzo". He bought four chairs which his father wants to refurbish himself. The "beds" were only header and footer for one or two beds.

Well, not a bad habit, isn't it ?!


  1. I can definitely think of worse habits!! The extent of my husband's involvement is "delivery man".

  2. Hi, thanks for being the first to comment on my new blog! It's great to find someone else doing a renovation project in Italy. Do you know of any antiques markets or restoration yards in central Italy? I want to use as much reclaimed materials as possible in the house but I don't know where to start looking. Thanks
    Sarah Elizabeth

  3. Wonderful habits !!! You are lucky and he finds good treasures

  4. Oooh let me loose on those chairs :)

  5. Hello,
    Just wanted to let you know I am creating a blog list of "expats" in southern Italy blogging about their new lives. I'm putting you on my list. Our casa needing restoration is in Santa Domenica Talao, a bit north of you. Hope to see you someday on the way to Tropea!

    By the way, you are lucky to have an antiques loving husband, mine is more in the "so what are you going to do with it" range of appreciation...

  6. Hi there!
    I am a new follower of your blog.
    My husband loves stuff like this too and we spend lots of time on our house and furniture.
    Love your blog!!


  7. Hi, I just found your blog....but I'm going to come looks great....btw we're renovating in NY....endlessly:):)