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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Bella Roma

Roman letters dated from the 1800's for less than a euro......was it a dream?
Yes, I am back from my latest travels and heck no, I don't want to be....but I am busy looking at my hundreds of photos, putting the finishing touches on my travel journal, printing out the zines I made while traveling and looking at my beautiful flea market ephemera.
Want to come over and hang out with me?

My wonderful husband found flea markets in all three countries and I scored! I owe him big time, especially for all the time he spend going through boxes of paper looking for things I would like...

I enjoyed seeing all the mail boxes around town too. The ones in Rome are usually covered in graffiti.

When I wasn't looking in boxes of ephemera I was looking UP a lot. Those ceilings! I really want some angels and saints painted on my ceilings here at home.

Just looking at all the beauty in the small details was so inspiring. In Rome, beauty is everywhere you look.

It is so inspiring. I came home filled with ideas of things to make...

We had cake just about every afternoon. We needed it to keep our energy up, don't you think? When in Rome.....

There is also a daily stamp market in Rome (with prints and books as well). So civilized ...I wonder why we don't have things like this in the USA?

I've got lots of collage materials to keep me busy till my next trip...

And, aren't these little tin boxes perfect for storing stamps? Italian stamps I'd say.

I have LOTS more to show you of you are interested so let me know in the comments. There is still Berlin and Strasbourg and the travel journal and zines -- but I don't know if you want to see it if you don't tell me.
Now, I think I will go and play with paper.


  1. I've missed you. Please show us all !

  2. Gorgeous photos! I love cake. ;)

    1. Thank you. We love cake too -- and had some every afternoon.

  3. Treasures! And yes! we need to see it all.

  4. Loved following your latest travel adventures. And YES please I want to see more.

  5. So glad you are home Pamela. I so enjoyed what you shared with us in this post. Did you think we would say NO to more photos of your travels. I want to see it all. I live vicariously!!!

    The reason I'm late visiting is I had a flood in my basement due to the flash floods that ravaged the midwest this past week. Thankfully, after a day of sun and warm temps, the water is finally out of the basement, but the walls are still damp. I have bleached everything, and don't seem to have any mold. Now I hope the next round of rain isn't quite so bad.

    1. OoooOoooo I wish I was glad to be home -- I am wishing I was still traveling. But thank you for the good wishes. And I am so sorry to hear about the rain and flooding. Hope you dry off very soon.

  6. Show it ALL Pamela - love seeing what you brought back and what you consider your most fav pics from your "tour" :)

    1. Thank you, Jewels. It is hard to pick which photos since I have so many....

  7. Are you kidding?? Yes, show more, more, more please!!Whatever you decide to share is great by me!
    I can't believe those letters! The writing is just incredibly gorgeous!
    And I missed you as well. I enjoy having my morning coffee with you and ooohing and aaahhing at all the loveliness you share,so welcome home!

    And WOW!what a great husband finding those fleas and going through ephemera for you! Does he play with gluesticks and stamps as well?

    Pamela, do you two go on these trips with a tour guide or plan your own out? My dream trip is Italy someday,so this is why I ask.
    I have a beautiful day and I will wait patiently for your next post...(although,the next 2 weeks I will be internet free,while camping in the north)
    Meantime, one more look at your glorious photos!

    1. Thank you, Jackie -- such nice comments. So nice of you. We have traveled together for many years -- just the two of us! No tours or husband is a terrific travel planner. Italy is wonderful and I sure hope you do visit it one day and soon. I've been three times and hope for more. I love Venice especially (but in off-season). Have fun on your camping trip. -- Pamela

  8. PLEASE! I want to see everything. Your finds are absolutely amazing and I dream of European Flea Markets...

    1. Thank you so much, Brenda -- and I actually do dream of European flea markets too (in my sleep!). I am working on a Berlin Flea Market Post next.......I'm so glad you are enjoying the posts.



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