Saturday, October 23, 2010

A Few of My Favorite Florentine Windows

Looking up, there are so many windows or finestras. Most of them remain shuttered, but I'm on the lookout for the pretty ones. Windows that have been decorated with plants or beautiful curtains. Windows that speak to me, like the one above.

And this funky window with the ivy climbing up and around.

A lovely arrangement in a window box looks quite elegant in front of this ancient window.

A winning combination: stone and flowers!

What a surprise to look up and see this window at night with the celestial painted ceiling!

Back to my favorite window and balcony.
There is so much inspiration here, and it's nice to slow down and really take it all in. When we traveled before, we were always on the go. This time, we are just relaxing and enjoying our stay. Also, having a camera forces me to see what I might not have noticed before--like these beautiful windows!

I'm joining Laurie at Bargain Hunting With Laurie for Favorite Things Saturday!

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Low Tide High Style said...

Don't you love that about photography...that it makes you stop and see the world in a completely different way?

I love these beautiful windows...ahh you must be having the time of your life!

Kat :)

La Table De Nana said...

That is quite the capture in the night~I loved every window I met in Italy.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Delores,

You are really enjoying the Florentine area; one can tell.
Those cyclamen all over on the lovely balconies are gorgeous. I remember too well when we were living in the Veneto area that they were everywhere...

Enjoy this precious time with your son and travel home safely! Sunny greetings from Georgia,


Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Flowers on and around windows are one of the charming things about much of Europe! I am always inspired to come home and pretty things up! And did you see those dainty lace window coverings? And the clever shutters that hinge open from the bottom? Amazing and beautiful. Enjoy your time with your son! We did the visit the college girl in Europe last year and the traveling is very different--more time to feel like you are living there. Linda

Lori E said...

When done well they really are works of art.
I find locally we don't really get it here and the window boxes have some sad, sunburned plant in a small dried out pot sitting in a broken down wooden box. They drive me crazy when I see them.

Debby said...

The window pictures have made my morning. Just beautiful. Esp. love the one with the little lace curtain. Enjoy.

NanaDiana said...

I have always loved pictures of windows and of doors. I had a poster for many years that had pictures of windows AND one that had pictures of doors.

The last one is my favorite too. Hope you are truly savoring every moment of your holiday! xxoo Diana

Kathysue said...

Delores, I love all of these windows. My vacation was always on the go and you are right the camera does make you stop and take pause I am so glad you are relaxing and enjoying your time there, Kathysue

Blondie's Journal said...

Gorgeous pictures, Delores. I agree that having the camera with always makes one stop and pause for the beauty around us!

So glad you are having a wonderful time!!


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

You got some great shots of those beautiful windows. I love the flower boxes and railing. When we were over there and traveling around Italy I started noticing all the beautiful doors and took pictures of those and then framed three of them then when my Italian daughter in law is at our house she can see a little of Italy.

Allison said...

Beautiful photos! The first is gorgeous. I could live there! So glad you are having a wonderful and relaxing trip. It's been fun taking a mini vacation via your posts and photos!

French-Kissed said...

I hope you are having a fabulous trip!...and oh these windows...I am absolutely smitten by them, especially the first/last one. My favorite too. Just love tagging along with you Dolores.


Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

These windows are really gorgeous...beautiful architecture, ironwork, and plantings... thanks for sharing!

Greet Lefèvre said...

Beautiful beautiful windows!!! And so are you!!!
Have a nice weekend in Florence!

a quiet life said...

the celest shot is heavenly~

Lynn said...

Beautiful shots, it looks like you're having a wonderful trip-enjoy!

clustres said...

Wonderful photos! I love windows too!

cottage farm villa said...

I am new to your blog and have been enjoying it so much. I was so excited to see these photos! My son and his girl are getting married next October and going to Florence for their honeymoon! It is a dream of mine to see Tuscany some day, not sure it will happen, but at least I can help send my son to Italy and see it through his eyes. He is just starting his photography portfolio and has a great eye ~ so this will be heaven for him. My favorite pictures are of european windows, so your post was just eye candy for me ~

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Oh Delores, they are all so romantic and beautiful, and your photography is wonderful! I can just imagine that your camera only slept when you did on this trip. What a wonderful adventure! Thank you for linking these beauties to Favorite Things Sat. laurie

Blooming Rose Musings said...

We are all having so much fun on your trip! I love pictures of windows and doors and I especially love the first/last window. So happy to see you are having a great time.

Burlap Luxe said...

I just knew I should have not stopped by so late tonight! The windows will be keeping me up and perhaps I too may dream of some beautiful windows!

What is it about windows that captivate our hearts! They truly are the windows of our souls :) You have some beautiful photo's of amazing windows.

see you soon, have an inspiring Sunday!

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