First, let me apologize for our delay in posting. We are in Sicily, spending many days without wifi, and even more days away from our computer altogether.
We are in Baucina, a small village outside of Palermo, the hometown of Steve's parents. We have been visiting our beautiful Sicilian family with many of our amazing American cousins, soaking in the true magic and craziness of Sicily. There are really no words to explain how great this has been, combining our Italian and American families, and in the days to come, we will have many many postings of what we have seen and found and sometimes eaten.
This first Sicily posting is a group of finds from a small street in Palermo filled with vintage goods. Of course, I beelined for the small ironstone plate and then was excited to find these other simple vintage pieces which made my day complete.
The famous Sicilian antiques market where I found these goods, is located near the beautiful cathedral of Palermo, near Piazza del Papireto. The Mercato delle Pulci, which has been held in this spot since WWII, sells small antiques, tiles and furniture. The permanent sheet metal shacks sell a diverse collection of vintage merchandise, and each Sicilian vendor was happy to share their story with us.
They are open 7 days a week.