Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Painted Tiles

Fruit and vegetables, via Mentana, LivornoFruit and vegetables in “Via Mentana”.Bookbinder sign, corso Amedeo, LivornoA bookbinder in “Corso Amedeo”.Wine shop sign, via Mentana, LivornoA wine shop, again in “Via Mentana”.

18 comments:

Gunn said...

They are pretty and artistic. To me they reminds me of Summer and holidays.....

ρομπερτ said...

What beauty ! Love the second one most. One can only hope that youth will show a bit more respect the next time. Please have a good Tuesday.

daily athens

Luis Gomez said...

These are great!

Jacob said...

I like them all very much. Why, do you think, are these tiles so ubiquitous and popular in Spain and Italy (and other countries in Europe)?

There must be a reason.

Thank you, dear Trillian, for taking the time to comment on our blogs...you always make us feel good!

Randy said...

Those would be a nice addtion to a home.

Dina said...

Tiles have so much more charm than regular signs.
Thanks for the pretty examples.

Small City Scenes said...

I love the tiles. I wonder the same as Jacob. And I want to use some in my house. I have an idea---I'd better do some thinking. MB

cieldequimper said...

A bookbinder: how wonderful!!
These are all lovely.

joo said...

I love them all! For obvious reason wine shop is my favourite place, but a bookbinder is so unusual tht I would love to have this tile at home:D

Ann said...

I presume this is first painted and then fired?

brattcat said...

these are great.

B SQUARED said...

Beautiful! They have become so expensive now days.

Halcyon said...

I love these old signs. Everyone should have one!

Cezar and Léia said...

All tiles are creative and so well ornate!
Léia

Kaori said...

Do they actually have a bookbinding store? Love the painted signs and the handwritten words :D

Francisca said...

Ah, you have hit a soft spot in my heart. Love hand-painted ceramics, and these signs are just great.

JM said...

Really nice selection, VP!

LindyLouMac said...

Love them and what a great idea for a post. I must do some local research.