Friday, September 10, 2010

Window Shopping in Italy

When shopping in Rome, don't miss the Via Dei Condotti. On this street you will find the shops of Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuiton, Bulgari, Ferragamo, Prada and many more. Some of these stores only allow a few customers in at a time and several of them had lines of people waiting to get in to shop.

Some of my favorite window displays were those of the pastry, candy, and gelato shops. Yes, they taste as good as they look!


There were so many stores selling masks for carnival (Mardi Gras)as well as those selling and renting costumes. Jewelry stores were in abundance also with their window displays a sparkling delight. Personally, I enjoyed a little shop that we found on a back street that sold vintage hardware and lighting. Unfortunately, it was closed or I would have purchased one of those old water closet pulls that you see in the upper left.

11 comments:

ScrappyPam said...

How fun! I remember window shopping in Italy many years ago. I was especially impressed with all the pastry shops - everything lined up just so and so scrumptious looking!

Robin said...

Oh those pastries look so tasty!!

Lori said...

Yeah, forget the designer clothes (that I can't afford and can't wear anyways) give me the pastries and vintage hardware! lol! Beautiful pictures, Sarah, looks like a wonderful time!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

This is a marvelous adventure that you are on...thanks for taking us along with you!

Lynn Stevens said...

Well I'd be one of those standing in line at the pastry shop, I so Love crossants, after reading every one elses comments it looks like it might be a long line! LOL. great photos!

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

ahhh yes, shopping in Rome,,,wonderful fun...thanks for taking us along for the ride...great fotos.

Terry said...

OMG - I don't even eat sweets, but I sure would be! Delicious!!!!

ALTERED ARTIFACTS said...

Gosh.. with pastries like that I don't think you could get me to leave... eat one for me :)) What fun you must be having! Thank you also for taking the time out to comment at my blog I always appreciate a fellow art lovers comments!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh, these pictures are amazing! I love Rome--it is my favorite city...such breathtaking pictures--I hope you had the BEST time!
Hugs,
Cindy

Laura Knight said...

Kinda like Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles, but with much more character! Those masks are so luscious.

Scrapping With Sherry said...

Well I love to shop and then to combine it with Italy would be out of this world exciting! When I read names like Louis Vuton and Prada all I think about are Purses!!! I would be in heaven.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit and taking a look at my Halloween cards and tags. I have really been having alot of fun. Hope to see you by again soon. Will have more Halloween stuff tomorrow morning a matter of fact.

Take Care~ Sherry