Monday, March 21, 2011

Monday's Bold Statement - Bright Italian Colors!

Alright, this week's Monday's Bold Statement is a little bit of a stretch since it really doesn't have anything to do with decorating.  But I am so excited about my bright, colorful pictures from Italy that I just couldn't wait to share them!  And I DO think they would look excellent framed in a kitchen....

Getting started off with the Italian flag on a cobblestone street in Rome

Some fruits and dried peppers at Campo de Fiori
Someone painted this beautiful wall nearly 2000 years ago in the city of Pompei

Oranges and an artistic lightbulb in a Sorrento citrus grove.  Credit to my sister for going to ridiculous lengths to obtain this photo :)

Fruit baskets outside a trattoria

Some delicious confections!

The Sorrrento citrus grove again (maybe the only pretty thing in Sorrento, but it was darn pretty!)

A beautiful cobblestone street on a rainy night in Rome

Hanging onions at Campo de Fiori

Vegetables outside a trattoria in Rome

Beautiful flowers at Campo de Fiori

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire.....not all they're "cracked" up to be...;)

I loved the beautiful color on this building near the Trevi Fountain

Some gelato, of course!

And the best for last......

A pretty, pretty gladiator at the Colosseum


  1. ok, this is weird...but I was just in Italy early this month, we went to Rome, Florence & Venice...and yes, I took pictures of the food...aren't their pizzas divine? when were u there...I'll strangle myself if I know u were there the time that we were...grrrr

  2. Bellissima! Looks like a lovely trip. I'd love to wander through those orange groves and grab some gelato and watch the wold go by in the piazza.


  3. @maureen @ The Inglenook Decor
    You need to share your photos so I can see them!! We were just there last week...from the 11th through the 19th. That would be so funny if we overlapped! We just went to Rome and the Amalfi coast, though :)

  4. Thank you for your sweet comment, Sarah! I think the powder room would be the perfect space to try the wallpaper trend on for size, too ... And my own copy of the Domino Book of Decorating is absolutely part of what's inspired me. :)

    Lovely little piece of the web you have here -- I'll definitely be back!

  5. What a fabulous trip! And that gladiator look lovely in florals! Have a gorgeous day, Kellie xx