A few months back a long time customer of mine contacted me that he was coming to Firenze to do some buying and could I suggest some places for him to visit.  Eric buys for one of the finest garden centers in Southern California, Roger’s Gardens.

He was in the he market for Italian terra-cotta and antiques.  I contacted my go to person for everything Italian, Cecilia who along with her husband Marco own the finish for rent villa in Tuscany, Podere Scopicciolo.

She told me the best place for terra-cotta, antiques for the garden, vintage tiles and a myriad of other treasures was RecuperandoThis place is in Forte dei Marmi about an hour and half north-west of Firenze. We hired a car and driver and off we went.

It was everything we hoped for and more.

It’s a large place and you just didn’t know where to start.  Eric was beaming ear to ear and I was very happy to be a part of this discovery  


In my sales rep days I represented several companies that sold reproductions of many of these things so it was especially fun for me to see the real thing.  

I also sold some Italian terra-cotta and one of a kind pieces.  I felt back at home in this environment.


This is vintage tiles of every design you can imagine. 




Fabulous antique gates.  They ship all over the world




This was a wonderful find and I look forward to going back.