You may think I am prepared to post pictures of Italy well into my 70's (why am I starting to see decades written without the ' ?????), but I can neither confirm nor deny that allegation. This post is dedicated to pictures I took which screamed "NOVELTY!!"
Whimsical toaster--wakes both you AND the bread up in the morning
Whisks with a twist
Smocking is not novel, but using wool is! I know there is some of this art in my immediate future! I've finally located a teacher in Canada!
Murano glass flowers! Elegant Italian glass isn't just for ballrooms anymore!
A novel sign--just a twist of sarcasm. When I went to snap it, the shop owner went ballistic in Italian assuming that I was going to copy his magnets. I had pure educational motives in mind only--"Chinese Perception Abroad". He was the only truly rude person we met. I even planned on buying one, but not after his outburst.
Yup. His and hers chastity belts.
The next five pictures were taken of photographs depicting an annual festival/pagaent dedicated to eschewing witches and paganism in Assisi!!!! I could tell it is quite an event. So much more regal than our Halloween...
Obviously, these folks take their anti-witch campaign seriously.
I'd never even thought of hugging a clock until I met this one.
We went directly from the Last Supper to this on the street.
And soap again.
This exquisite bird feeder would have set me back a couple of month's of Idaho teacher's pay, but perhaps you should never put a price on novelty.