Pottery and Furniture Italiano

Mercato, the Italian antiques store in De Soto, Kansas, received a container of goodies from owner Mary Lies’ most recent buying trip.

As always, we love the earthy pottery. A few of our favorites:

Antique two-arm glazed amphora jar.

Rustic 19th-century terracotta pots from Tuscany that were used in the kitchen—you can still see the black char marks from cooking.

Glazed 19th-century terracotta pots from Sicily in simple yellow, green and brown motifs.

The furniture finds are lovely, too.

Rustic dining tables that seat up to ten.

Accent tables, including a butcher block made from a Tuscan log.

Vintage sculpture stands that can be used decoratively as a display piece or that can still function to make pottery.