Real and virtual Christmas shopping at Toscana Lovers
Would you like to buy an exclusive present such as a collector’s knife created by the knife makers in Scarperia, or a hand woven tablecloth decorated with Renaissance designs, but also soap obtained through the use of bronze mould and aromatized with iris and violet…….you can do it from your home! Important objects and the classical small gifts as Christmas presents.
In the new “Toscana lovers” web site there are 180 sheets with detailed descriptions regarding every object.
The buzz you get from shopping in a real shop is in fact stronger, but even in the virtual shop.
There is practically everything that Carlo Gardini (my husband) and Chiara Nesi have found during the three years of research among the best Tuscan handicraft laboratories.
Starting from the life style dinner service with its shake rims and relief decorations for a royal welcoming, to the towels with honeycomb design with hemstitch finishing that make them resembles those from our grandmother’s bottom drawer, including pepper
grinders enriched with small copper sculptures of wild boars, pheasants, or horses………
Objects carried out with care in every minute detail and often one different from the other, so that they often become unique pieces.
Some objects can tell a story hundreds of year old. Sometimes they can interpret the last fashions as only the real Masters of art can do. Objects which have a Tuscan flavour and bring with them a story of a great civilization.
In “Toscana Lovers”, 100 meters from Piazza del Campo where the Palio race is run, it’s Chiara who explains where every object is born, and why it has that particular shape, in the virtual shop the descriptions are at the beginning of the photo galleries.
Either via the web or in person you are always welcome; we’ll be waiting for you!
Click and visit the web site www.toscanalovers.com
Seen for you by Donatella Cinelli Colombini