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Saturday, September 29, 2012


I need to update you on some new additions to the italian shop. I decided to go with "Figaro's" since it has 2 less letters than Geppetto's :-) Thank you to everyone who voted!

I made the store sign, but unfortunately it will have to be re-done (long story). I am thinking of a darker wood color than the black background. What do you think? I also added a "We are open" sign.

I also put price tags on the olives and fruits. Still need to make some for the cheese and meats.

Since I don't know how to make wine bottles (yet), I made boxes of wine instead. How slick is that? My husband says it's cheating...

I also have bottles of San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna. Do you recognize the silver cans? If not, I don't blame you...those are "illy" coffee tins. Not very happy with them, but at this point, I really don't care. 

Last big addition to the shop is fresh pasta! I shooed away the bakery items and installed a pasta rack and a prep table. Still need to make some more...

It looks like this shop will be opening in least before the next Winter Olympics... I hope!


  1. I don't think those wine boxes mean you're cheating, in my opinion this is veeeeeery clever... ;O) Fantastic shop, so many details...


  2. Oh, what a FABULOUS job you are doing with the Italian shop. It is so incredible! Look at those salami rolls and teeny tiny grapes! Oh my! You are utterly amazing. LOVED ALL. Great work. Thanks so much for sharing. Susan

  3. I like so much detail of wine boxes, is great! your shop is so beautiful and has many things. It will be a great opening! Greetings.

  4. This is a perfect italian shop!
    Bye Faby

  5. Hello from Spain: this shop is gorgeous. You have a lot of food very real. Keep in touch

  6. Hell oMinnie K,
    I think the sign looks great, but dark would might fit in with the rustic charm of the shop. I lvoe the name! It is such a great room. I wish I vcould go shoppoing have such wonderful pieces of art.
    Kee pup the fantastic work.
    Big Hugs,