Here's another little tidbit about Italians where I live: they love fake flowers. I mean LOVE them. They have stands full of fake flowers at the market. They have the real flowers too, but more often than not they are fake. So real looking I almost bought some to take home until I heard the vendor say "plastica" and I realized.
I bought a few ornaments from this little stand. It was homemade ornaments in support of a local elementary school.
I hope y'all are ready for Christmas overload on this blog because there is more to come.