08 October 2015

Burano Italy



This is Burano Italy, an island town about forty-five minutes from Venice by vaporetto (water bus). It's a group of small islands connected by bridges, and it's famous for its beautifully colored homes and handmade lace. The church tower in the background really leans. Lots of towers lean in Italy, not just Pisa.






There are lots of shops and style of lace seems to vary from shop to shop. 

















This shop had beautiful Italian linens some with handmade lace, and there was an elderly lady in the shop demonstrating her art. A smallish size square can take six months to make depending on the details.
















Each home has a curtained entry way, probably for privacy and to keep the sun off the old wooden doors. The colors of the curtains vary, but they are mostly stripes.







There are also worn shutters.







Here's an empty plaza.







The laundry at this home was so pretty.







I love the baskets of flowers hanging from the windows.










As you can see the colors are beautiful.
So which is your favorite color?
My daughter was inspired by these colors, and she wanted to give a piece of furniture a makeover, and I will be showing that in my next post.

Thank you for your sweet visits and notes. 
xoxo
Su

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58 comments:

  1. How beautiful the lace is. Did you buy any? I think I would have brought bundles of it home. I would have to say that the pale grey blue shutters are my favorite color. How lovely your Summer was.

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    1. Thank you, Kerrie. I could look at it all day. There are so many different patterns and different materials. Yes, I bought a shawl that has linen attached to lace. We both liked it because it could be placed on a bed even though it is wearable. That pale blue shutter is a favorite here as well. I can't remember the name of the store I went into, but it is decorating magazines for their sheets; it was my favorite because their product was so elegant when paired with natural and white linen. xoxo Su

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  2. I wish to be able to visit Burano one day. We've travelled over Italy on couple of occasions but never went to Burano. All your photos are fantastic and I can't settle for just one color. They seem perfect combined together.

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    1. I love Italy. The people are so nice. It was a nice day trip from Venice. We actually did Murano and then Burano. I enjoyed them both, both preferred the second. It was amazing watching the elderly ladies make lace. I think you would really enjoy it given your talents and interests. xoxo Su

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  3. Such wonderful pics, and my favourite colour ist sunny-yellow.

    Have a nice Weekend!

    Andrea

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    1. Thank you. I agree the yellows are so pretty and happy. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  4. Such wonderful color of the shops/houses.thank you for sharing your photos.

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  5. How gorgeous! I love all the bright colours and the awnings and baskets. Sigh...

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    1. Thank you, Anne. I love how the colors are vibrant, but fading at the same time. xoxo Su

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  6. The colors are so bright! I would paint mine a turquoise.

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  7. That is the most colorful and charming little spot. I must put it on my list.

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    1. It is so adorable. You would love it. xoxo Su

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  8. Su,
    This is one heart enriching share. 6 months for a 12x12 - lace is intricate and emotionally captivating. I would of lost myself in hours of admiring all the different patterns and beauty. I am going to show John your post because we are going to Venice and I want to make sure we visit by water bus the Mediterrean town of sherbet color's and charm. Happy weekend wishes sweet Su.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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    1. You would love this island. It also has a pretty cathedral.
      It is touching to watch these elderly ladies make lace, and to think that this art could be lost.
      We also went to Murano and you can watch them make glass too. I enjoyed both.
      I've been to Venice twice now, so I have a place to recommend if you don't already have the arrangements. Rick Steves has an excellent book on Italy. We always stay on the island. It's the best way to see the place. xoxo Su

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  9. Hi Su,
    What fun colors and how quaint that little row of shops are. Love the beauty of the lace. So pretty.
    Happy Friday.
    Kris

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    1. You would love all the white linens. It's so funny. Outside is so colorful, but many of the shops are filled with off white and white linens and lace. xoxo Su

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  10. I have lost touch with your blog and am so glad to have discovered you again! What amazing photos...beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Julie. It really is an amazing place to visit. xoxo Su

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  11. Su, the photos are absolutely stunning!! I hope to be able to visit Italy one day soon...I have family there that I would love to meet! Thank you so much for sharing all of this gorgeousness!! Hugs!!

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    1. Thank you, Benita. It's gorgeous. We love it there. xoox Su

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  12. Oh, the colors of Italy....there are none as pretty anywhere in the world! Thanks for sharing these gorgeous photos, Su. What a treat!

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    1. Thank you, RJ. I agree. We love the colors and the art of Italy. xoxo Su

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  13. Your amazing pictures are a true delight. They brought back wonderful memories of my own visit to Italy. SImply magical.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thank you. I agree that it is magical. xoxo Su

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  14. This post is so charming! It must have been wonderful to experience! I am in love with the purple home with the laundry, but they are all lovely. So nice to see your photos. x Karen

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    1. Thank you, Karen. I love the purple too, and that beautiful laundry. xoxo Su

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  15. Su - what gorgeous photos. Love all of the vibrant colors.

    Judy

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  16. Burano looks amazing, and so colorful! It is hard to pick a favorite color, I love them all:) We visited the nearby island of Murano years ago and loved it, and some day hope to go to Murano as well.

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    1. Hi, Donna. We visited Murano as well, and we really enjoyed looking in the glass shops. xoxo

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  17. How lovely your Summer was. Amazing photos! The colors are so bright! I would paint mine a turquoise. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. The colors of the homes and buildings are wonderful! I can't wait to see what your daughter and you transform! I'm sure it will be great! Enjoy a peaceful weekend, Cindy

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    1. Thank you, Cindy. The colors look so beautiful in sunlight or rain. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  19. This was one of my favourite places when I visited, did you get anything from the bakery there? So good! Or was that Murano?! Brain failing me! ha

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  20. Love love love all the colors and how neat that your daughter was inspired to transform fomenting by the colors! Cant wait to see it

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    1. Thank you, D.D. I agree. It's so interesting most of the color is outside on the buildings, because inside they are making and selling lace. xoxo

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  21. What a fun place to visit, Su...it looks like it is straight out of a storybook...or a dream!

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  22. What beautiful colors. I sooo love Italy.
    Hugs from here

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  23. Hi Su,
    I went to visit Venice on my first trip there many years ago and I too visited Burano and I loved it! The houses are just so pretty and vibrant. I really like the peach with the green shutters. The lace is just pretty. It sounds like you had a wonderful time in Italy. I miss it there and would love to go back again for a visit as we were there on our second trip 3 years ago.
    I can't wait to see the furniture makeover.
    I hope you have a nice weekend. Julie xo


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    1. Thank you, Julie. It's so beautiful and it's an interesting place to visit. xoxo Su

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  24. I visited Venice, Murano and Burano many years ago. They are such beautiful places especially Venice...i adore this city, it' s very romantic. Your shots are wonderful
    Hugs
    Alessandra

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    1. Thank you, Alessandra. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  25. Hi Su, I bet you wanted to unhinge the shutters and pack them in your suitcase for a travel to the U.S as for the curtain panels on their doorways perhaps it's their Screan door of sorts :)
    Such beautiful history here, and just beauty in their rustic weathered and worn to aspire by.

    Xx
    Dore

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    1. Thank you, Dore. Yes, that could be so. I love the faded worn colors, and the blue shutter is my favorite as well as my daughter's. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  26. Hi,
    I love all the color. It is so pretty, it just makes me smile.
    :-)
    Thank you for sharing.
    Carla

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    1. Me too, Carla. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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    2. This was fascinating....especially the curtains on the doors ! :)

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    3. This was fascinating....especially the curtains on the doors ! :)

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  27. The light in your picture is amazing. I can't wait to see what your daughter came up with.

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    1. Thank you, Magali. It really is different. xoxo Su

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  28. I really don't like this path with colorful houses of both sides. It makes me feel hot and uncomfortable of seeing.

    Helen @ Tesol courses

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  29. What an incredibly colorful city! I love the curtained doors!

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Thank you for taking time to visit and leave a kind message today. I love to visit your blogs too, and I do when I can link back. xoxo Su