A foreigner in a foreign land…that was me, well over a decade ago. Reflecting back, I recognize some of the kindest people I know here in Venice are those from impromptu introductions that were simply meant to be. The type of meeting that sends you home grinning. I met Titta and Valter Ballarin at an outdoor antique market. Venice hosts several of these annually.
Titta and Valter are a couple of interesting people that are mutually passionate about the past. Nostalgia is a complicated emotion. Every crossing of this particular vintage/antique shop threshold causes me to fall down the proverbial rabbit hole of nostalgia.
Every nook of this homey, inviting shop invites exploration. Specialist in collecting and restoring Murano glass chandeliers for clients worldwide. Valter is a master chair caner, a hard thing to find in these days of mass produced plastics and lost crafts.
Enter and discover two friendly folks collecting, crafting, restoring and sharing Venetian antiques, furniture, Murano glass, prints, unique and eclectic objects.