Last summer I dashed down to Sicily and wanted to purchase some gorgeous Sicilian majolica ceramic art for my new house.
So I toddled off to “Tre Erre” in Palermo.
What to buy?
How about some heads?
Or even Medusa’s head?
In the end, I decided that what I really needed was a colossal plate. Yes, of course I have got lots of plates already, but not one like this.
Isn’t it lovely?
The design is the classic majolica style of the Palermo region, and one of the classics used by the artist at “Tre Erre”.
I convinced Hubby to bring the car round and linger in the middle of the main road which runs through the centre of Palermo, while the shop chappie wrapped it up very carefully. Hubby was most agitated about this, now that he has become English.
But I told him it’s fine to park anywhere, so long as you keep the engine running and put your hazard lights on. English people do that, too.
It’s the safe, modern way to inform other drivers that you are doing something illegal, but that there’s no need to worry, because you KNOW it is illegal.
As we slammed the car boot and sped off, we were both equally pleased.
I was pleased with my plate, and Hubby was pleased that he could let the 325 vehicles hooting and shouting behind him resume their journeys through Palermo, and stop giving him the finger.
A great result all round.
If you visit Palermo and want to browse the shop, here’s their website:
By the way, this isn’t an advertisement for them, I don’t sell for them as an agent and I don’t import ceramics.
If you want to order anything, contact them not me!