A Few Holiday Photos #1: A gelato bar with marquetry

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Blog entry by shipwright posted 09-30-2011 04:35 PM 1476 reads 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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We were at the Friday public market in Ventimiglia, Italy today and happened into this little gelateria / bar. As we sat down to enjoy our gelato my wife noticed that the bar was paneled with very nice marquetry.

(My excuse is that I was sitting with my back to the bar.)

By the way, I’ll be cooking dinner tonight. (fresh pasta, fresh porcini, a big hunk of parmigiano and a truffle)
What a great market.

Ciao, a presto


-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglas boats he would have given us fibrerglas trees.

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#1 posted 09-30-2011 04:39 PM

looks grate some one did a lot of work

-- Robert Laddusaw and no I am not smarter then a fifth grader ( and no I canot spell so if it is a problem don't read it ))

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#2 posted 09-30-2011 04:59 PM

Nice marquetry. What else would one expect, in Italy? ;-)
And Fun trip. Thanks for the pictures.


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#3 posted 09-30-2011 05:25 PM

Both the gelato and the marquetry.

Dang that looks like fun. I love Italy.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 09-30-2011 06:27 PM

Looks like fun ! hope you enjoyed. I’ve always wanted to add (tongue in cheek) if god wanted us to make mdf furniture , we would have given us MDF trees ( : -)

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#5 posted 09-30-2011 06:45 PM

Fun trip with nice woodworking to view and good things to eat.
What’s more to want?
Have a great time Paul.

-- Eric, central Florida

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#6 posted 09-30-2011 11:22 PM

Muma mia thata looks a gooda, pleased to see you are enjoying your trip ciao :))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#7 posted 10-01-2011 06:10 AM

Have a great holiday….and keep us less fortunate working slobs in mind with lots of photos !!

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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Mathew Nedeljko

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#8 posted 10-01-2011 04:04 PM

Paul, the marquetry looks great, but man I wish I was joining your for dinner, that sounds deliciouso!

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 10-01-2011 04:48 PM

Hi Paul;

What a pleasant experience this must be.

Maybe one day…

Have a great time.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 10-01-2011 08:15 PM

If I get any more woodworking related excuses, I will add a few more photos. Unfortunately, this year’s trip won’t get me back to Sorrento where I originally caught the marquetry bug. Maybe next time.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglas boats he would have given us fibrerglas trees.

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#11 posted 10-02-2011 03:22 AM

thanks for sharing! sounds like a great trip…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#12 posted 10-06-2011 09:54 PM

I see a new project in the works when you finally get back home here!

-- Jamie

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#13 posted 10-23-2013 04:01 PM

Looks like just the right place for you!
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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