Back here in Florence, the artisans and shops are still in bad shape. Many shops have closed, some open only a few hours by appointment, and all are struggling to make rent. With so few Americans traveling to Italy now, the future looks bleak.
I am currently working on a new catalog of Tesori Italiani (Italian treasures) for the upcoming holiday season. Tea towels, olive wood, soap, and small leather goods to mention a few. I will be taking preorders as soon as I can finish the catalog, up until November1. I am happy to take special requests any time now.
Tea towels have been designed for us and are currently in production at the factory. The patterns are delightfully Florentine!