Fancy Letters and Markers in Italy

 

The art of letters...while traveling in Europe, I notice many buildings are identified by some of the most artfully designed lettering and numbering as part of tradition.  These monograms are made from granite or stone and embedded into the alabaster or stone walls.  Above is the California Hotel (right) in Positano and the beautiful logo for the Resort La Palma in Capri (left).  Home owners will often put the name of their family villas on a gate or stone wall.  I thought it would be fun to look at some monogrammed items using letters that have been a popular trend....




The old man who brought flowers daily to the stone wall marker in Under the Tuscan Sun.

Everyone loves their initial or name on a gift right?  These are from Creative Journeys for tag and monogramed lace.



A beautiful mosaic on a wall in the town of Positano






Want larger letters?  These are shown in Decor de Provence 



Religious family shrine I found in Sorrento, Italy 





Vintage numbers from Etsy;  Right: the historical wall plaque at the Arts High School in Lucca, Italy






Etsy letters and jewelry; Crate and Barrel








The Hotel Casa Moon along the sea in Capri-beautiful inlaid mosaic in partial view here.





These are great ways to personalize property like the lower right photo I took in Paris.           Ballard Design above left.








Ballard Design signage





 Numbers coasters














So many numbers, so many letters...



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