May 27, 2021

We have moved! Find Fatto a Mano at Chelsea Antiques in Petaluma

We have made the difficult to decision to close our warehouse showroom in San Rafael, but not to worry, you will be able to find us at the Chelsea Antiques collective in downtown Petaluma.  And, of course, online.

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April 12, 2020

Sheltering in Place and Looking Back: Easter in Calabria

While we are sheltering in place this Easter, I have been looking back fondly on last Easter when Massimo and I were in Calabria to celebrate with his family.

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March 22, 2019

Buying Trip Report - Exploring Piemonte

Sunny Buying Trip in PiemonteVicoforteCuneo

With the imminent arrival of our latest container of antiques from Italy, I thought I would share some highlights of our most recent buying trips and a sneak peek of some of our favorite finds arriving soon.

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December 07, 2018

Artisan Spotlight - Jewelry Artisan Jan Dempsey

Our own Jan Dempsey has been making jewelry since the '60s and continues to create one-of-a-kind pieces with her endless creativity and passion.  Learn about the woman and inspiration behind her unique jewelry creations. Five questions with artisan Jan Dempsey.

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December 06, 2018

Visit us at the Marin Christmas Antique Show December 8 & 9

Our booth will be filled with a great selection of vintage gifts and Jan's incredible jewelry creations. Hours are Saturday, December 8, 10am to 6pm and Sunday, December 9, 10am to 5pm.  At the Marin Center Exhibit Hall in San Rafael. Learn more.

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November 19, 2018

Artisan Spotlight - Consigli Family in Scarperia

Regional Italian Pocket Knives made by ConsigliConsigli Family WorkshopConsigli Storefront in Scarperia

Our cutlery is handcrafted by the Consigli family workshop in Scarperia – a village in the Mugello region of Tuscany where the production of knives has continued since the 1400s. The artisans of Scarperia are widely recognized as "Master Knife makers." The Consigli family of Scarperia continues the centuries-old tradition of this Tuscan village with passion and dedication. Learn about the stories behind their line of regional Italian pocket knives.

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August 20, 2018

Summer Warehouse Sale!

With our Summer Warehouse Sale going on and a huge shipment just in from Italy, now is a great time to come by the warehouse!  Everything is 20% to 50% off! 

The Summer Warehouse Sale ends September 15th. 

For online shoppers, take 20% off your entire order over $250.  Enter promo code Summer2018 during checkout.  Offer ends September 15 and can only be used once.

For those of you who cannot come in during our normal weekday hours, we will be open the following Saturdays:

  • Saturday, August 25th, 10am to 3pm
  • Saturday, September 15th, 10am to 3pm
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March 15, 2018

Sacred Art and a Fascination with Churches in Sicily

When traveling in Italy, Massimo and I love to visit churches, especially in small towns.  We often happen upon small churches and chapels while on our buying trips in Tuscany and Piemonte.  But we are particularly fascinated by the sacred art that can be found in churches in Sicily.  See photos from our recent trip to Sicily.

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May 10, 2017

Antiquing off the Beaten Path in Tuscany

Antiquing in Tuscany

While we love the large antique markets in Tuscany, we also enjoy traveling off the beaten path to find markets in smaller towns. Not only can you find rare and beautiful antique treasures, you can also have a fun new experience!

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December 12, 2016

Tradition of Nativity Scenes in Italy

Read the story behind our beautifully handcrafted Nativity Sets from Naples.

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