Broken tableware becomes art

Broken TablewareSo, what do you do with mismatched plates, teacups, broken china? I throw it away or else it hangs around forever in my “to repair” box.

My local morning coffee bar has another take on these throw-aways: they turn them into a work of art. Clever, charming and in the end perhaps a nicer way to show off and enjoy your hand-painted tableware that otherwise remains hidden away in a cabinet.

If you don’t mind mismatched items and incomplete sets then thrift shops, garage sales, and here in Italy, outdoor markets are a great way to pick up some inexpensive items.

Rome’s Porta Portese market, open every Sunday morning, is a great place to go. I like to get there around seven in the morning to beat the crowds; it gets crazy from mid-morning on. Rome and its outskirts are also full of other weekly and monthly non-food markets where you can find exquisite wine glasses, serving dishes and tableware. Another one to check out is the once a month market in Formello. Further afield is the monthly market in Rieti. But if you can’t make the markets just turn your old and broken items into art.

There are no comments yet. Be the first and leave a response!

Leave a Reply

Trackback URL https://flavorofitalyblog.com/broken-tableware-becomes-art-2/trackback/
0 Shares
Pin
Share
Tweet
Share
+1