{Keep calm … }

I’ve already told you about some of my favs stores in Bologna (here), this time I want to show you a different store.

I’ve found that workshop already few months ago because it’s just next door to my favorite Indian Restaurant and to Emanuela’s shop, but I’ve never had the chance to get inside. 
I was fascinated from what I saw from the windows. Old frames, wooden chandeliers, antique crowns…

Then when I’ve organised the housewarming , Federica gave me a fantastic poster for my home. Now I could enter that door and  ask for my frame!

Actually, at the begin I wanted an old one, a gold and antique that I saw by the windows but it was too expensive.

The workshop at the inside it’s a totally mess. Wood and sawdust everywhere and a costant smell of the glue and of the paints. 
The lady that own the shop, told me that she wants to sell the shop because she’s tired, because of the economic crise and because of the shop it’s not in one of the popular street, the job has decreased a lot!
I’m so sad when I hear such things. A lot of antique stores closed and will close to make room for famous commercial chains and all of those cute shops will disappear. 
I think that a city like Bologna, with the oldest University in the world, should do something to help those workshops to surive. They are the strenght of a city. They are what makes the difference. 

Inside I’ve found so many beautiful things that you can’t find anywhere else. This is one of the place where I’d love to take my friends that come to visit me.

The lady helped me found the perfect frame for my poster…
Here it is! It’s just perfect for my living room. The color, the frame the quote…
Thanks Fede!!!

(photos by me)

Adriana Biondi
Nuova Bottega del Luzzo
Vicolo dell’Inferno

Girls I can’t wait for tomorrow…

I will meet some new friends and I will hug some old ones!
We will have a great Saturday…

What a better way to end July …Food, friends, lots of chats, many pics, kids…

Monday I will tell you ( we all will tell you) about it  and I will show you my pics!!!


  • keep calm and carry on ... one of my favourite quotes!

  • Bonjour Gaia,
    So many pretty things in that shop - just what I like. Sad that it may be closing... Love the frame you chose for the print - one of my favorites.
    Bon week-end!

  • Wow, so many gorgeous frames. I want them! And that cute crown.I love your framed print. It's given me ideas for some mirrors in frames I could change to ptints.

  • Carissima,
    ma tu lo sai che anche io ho dedicato un post alla bottega di Adriana qualche tempo fa?...se lo merita! Ha degli oggetti meravigliosi e poi entrare nel suo negozio è come fare un salto indietro nel tempo...
    Non vedo l'ora di vederla per dirle del tuo post... sarà felicisiima!


  • quella cornice è una meraviglia!
    ed è vero, alcune realtà andrebbero difese.
    un bacione e a dopo!

  • Lynda said:

    It's a shame when shops like this close....there goes a big piece of atmosphere.......lost......:(.

    well,...sounds like you are gonna have a fabulous SUnday.....enjoy it big time;)!!


  • Ci starebbero tanto bene tutte le faccine della mia famiglia in una di quelle cornici, bellissime davvero.

  • You must have had such a good time in this beautiful shop Gaia, your photos are stunning. I especially love the close up shots of the tool box, but then I am a sucker for tools.
    Have a nice weekend with your friends

  • Oh Gaia! So many treasures, and I love your 'keep calm and carry on' pic, Have a sweet day!

  • Uffi io come al solito arrivo lunga, ho ancora due poster da far incorniciare! ormai mi sa che si passa a settembre...
    Ma che belle le foto!
    p.s. prego!

  • Eri said:

    Bellissime foto, sono un incanto! eh si sono d'accrdo anch'io, l'artigianato andrebbe sempe più aiutato, sopratutto erte speciali botteghe che rischiano di sparire! Grazie per averci fatto conoscere questo meraviglioso laboratorio di cui segno subito l'indirizzo. Ciao, baci.

  • Y




    ..... thist post, your blues & your nice nice comment on my blog! My I add you to my 'love love love' list?

    Agneta, the swedish one ;)

  • Wow!
    Adoro queste botteghe (preferisco chiamarle botteghe anzichè negozi!!)
    Un po' come nel mio laboratorio: polvere di legno,segatura e carta vetro ovunque!
    Che meraviglia, mi piacciono i luoghi in cui si vede "il fare".
    p.s. Bellissimo il video del vostro super week end!

  • Direttamente dal blog di Francesca sono capitata sul tuo, che continuerò a seguire ... sto trovando tante idee per la mia casa di campagna! ciao!