Saturday, June 2, 2012

European Coffee Maker

European Coffee Maker
8" x 6"  Oil
$100.00 + $10. s/h

My husband and I just got back from an incredible, once in a life time trip!  Those of you who follow my blog know that we love to travel.  So, to celebrate our birthdays and 30th anniversary, we decided to take a trip.  Peter wanted to go on a transatlantic crossing and I wanted to go to Italy for 3 weeks.  Since relationships need a lot of compromising, we did both!  I posted off and on during the trip as we had internet access and time, and will try to catch up with more paintings and trip photos.

This was one of five coffee makers in the apartment we rented in Lido in Venice.  (We found the apartment on VRBO, vacation rental by owner).  I loved the colors and reflections of all the coffee makers.  And, got to love European coffee!

We rented the upstairs apartment.  Lido is a beautiful island in Venice.  We liked having a bit of peace and quiet after the crowds across the water.

Loved all of the beautiful reflections in the Venetian canals.

Everything in Venice has to be delivered and picked up by boat.


hmuxo said...

First of all, Congratulations on your wedding anniversary!!! Love your coffee pot...and the reflections are wonderful...! And the trip!!! divine!!

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Pam your coffee pot is lovely.
What wonderful ways to celebrate.
Glad you are back safe and sound.
Looking foreword to reading more about your trip.

Karen Johnston Daily Paintings said...

Love your coffee pot Pam...and I have enjoyed seeing the paintings from your holiday!

Marian Fortunati said...

So glad you had such a great trip!!!
We used to use that kind of coffee maker for years and years.

Loved the photos too!!!

Pam Holnback said...

Hilda, thank you! I really loved painting the coffee pot. wish I'd had time to paint some of the others.

Thank you Nancy. I'll be painting from these photos for a long time!!

Karen, So glad you like the photos. Thank you.

Thank you Marian! It took awhile to get used to making coffee in that pot. You have to change and refill it often if you want several cups for several people!

CrimsonLeaves said...

Happy birthdays and anniversary then, Pam. You two know how to celebrate in style. Love that apartment building. I don't know why but this painting is a new favorite of mine. I love that old timey feel to this coffee maker.

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Wonderful photos and love the coffee pot. Happy you enjoyed your trip.

All the best to you,

Victor Errington said...

Hi Pam.
It is a cracking painting. I also love the photos. All the best Pam.

Shirley Fachilla said...

I was attracted to that great study in neutrals with your coffee pot and it led to the wonderful Venice photos.
What a wonderful way to celebrate an anniversary.