Wednesday, October 29, 2008


This is my husband's birthplace, ISOLA D' ISTRA, ITALY, or just referred to as Isola, by those who lived there. After the WWII, it became part of Yugoslavia and most of the town's people moved, my husband's family went to Trieste Italy. But every time he goes home, in his heart, his home is still Isola. The picture below, was taken on a hillside, looking down on Isola. Isn't it beautiful...... This next picture is of the church he attended and served as an alter boy.
I love these next pictures of the inside, it's exactly what I think the inside of a church should look like.

The priest lives in this next house. I love everything about it. The colors, the trim work, etc.....Well.... maybe not that statue sitting on the corner of the building.

Even the narrow streets and the old buildings have their charm. Not too many SUVs travel these streets.

My father-in-law, was a fisherman by trade, so there are always pictures taken of the boats and docks.

Even this old bell tower is worth taking a picture of.

I hope you enjoyed my husband's little piece of Italy. There is so much more, but it's on another, older camera and I'll have to save those for another time.


Blue Muse said...

Oh,D! You made my heart soar. I can be packed in no time flat, when do we leave?!

Everyone has their personal little things that send them to the moon and old, slow, wonderful, beautiful places like you showed in your pictures bring me pure and utter joy. Thank you so much for sharing them and for coming to visit me this morning :)

Hugs to you!

niartist said...

It's absolutely gorgeous D!

Tootsie said...

what a beautiful place this is! thanks for sharing it with us...can't wait to see more!

imjacobsmom said...

I wish I could be strolling down the little alleyways and roads. I agree that is how I picture a church to be, too. Thanks for sharing. ~ Robyn

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

D- how wonderful to be able to reconnect with your freind! When I was down in NM at our house we are trying to sell I ran into a friend at a yard sale. She mentioned she had a friend that lived in the area we are living now in CO. When she mentioned the name- I also knew this friend! I am currently trying to find a phone # for her as she is not in the phone book but yahoo had an address for Gayle so I sent her a note yesterday. I do so hope we can reconnect also!!!


mary :)

Picket said...

Beautiful post girl...that is like a beautiful place from fairy tales..Hope you are having a great week!

"Blossom" said...

Oh, my. I love that back porch.
How beautiful and all the landscaping is just to stunning.

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

What lovely photos of your husband's Italy! I really enjoyed reading this post. That church is pretty amazing! Thanks for sharing. -Julia :-)

"Blossom" said...

I to had a shop in Harrison, Ohio but closed the shop because my husband need a sales and marketing I went to work at our businesses. So I do my wedding on the week-end. If I need friday isn't not a problem. If I feel like I want to go shopping one day I just take off and go. Steve and I want to go to Italy some day. We love to cruise and we had been on ships 9 times. We hope to take the meditrean cruise next year. Thank you for stopping by. I'm in bed watching tv and blogging at the same time. I love to multitask. LOL

Lynne said...

My goodness girl, you made me feel like I was right there. The pictures of the church are just incredible..I'm definetly looking forward to seeing more..
Thanks so much for swinging by so we coudl reconnect once again. I know what you mean about getting stuck on a couple of blogs. Some are just outstanding aren't they? I'm sure you miss your boutique. I can hear the player piano in my mind.. that would sure be a great addition to my little corner of the world..if only in my dreams.. stay tuned there is more to come..hugs ~lynne~

Lynne said...

Where is my brain tonight?'s on overload.. I wanted to swing back over and tell you I absolutely "LOVE" your ornaments.. they are incredible..hugs ~lynne~ Now, you need to share with me how on earth you got your pictures over to the side. For the life of me I sure can't figure it out.. can you tell I'm computer hugs ~lynne~

Lynne said...

D.. I don't think you're crazy at all.. I'll keep an eye out for that "special" rooster clock.. It's so nice to know someone "truly" knows what we go through this time of year. And this year more so.. 60 hours a week in another shop, plus my own and of course you have to save some time for your own home and hubby. I'm truly blest with his understanding... Hope you have a super day..hugs ~lynne~

Melissa said...


Thank you so much for stopping by Sunbonnet Cottage.

Your blog is lovely. I can tell that you are a wonderful decorator. I love to decorate too, but most times get frustrated with my skills at it.

I hope you visit again. I know that I will visit you again soon.

It's nice meeting you.


Blue Muse said...

I came by just to take another peek at this loveliness over coffee this morning - a serene holiday from the chaos of my world! =)

Thanks for your visits to my world - I always enjoy them!

Big hugs to you!