This weekend, I tanked up with our cheaper gas prices ($3.33/gallon/regular)and headed out to some places on the bucket list. I've seen the billboard on the interstate to the Vietri Outlet FOREVER, so this past Saturday was the day to go. The outlet is small, but the warehouse is where you want to get into. That is open during the BIG sales. The next sale is in May, 2012, I think maybe that first weekend. (I just missed the fall sale). The sales used to be outrageous with lines of people just out the wazoo, people grabbing and trading, etc. The deal in the outlet without the sale is 50% off the regular retail price, which is pretty decent. For the BIG sale, the price goes 55-80% off. So.... that's why it's absolutely crazy during that time.
Vietri is an importer of Italian dinnerware, glassware, and home accessories. It is extremely colorful and there are some very unique patterns in their design. There is an "Insider's Club" for those interested. I just signed up for the email.
From what the sales gal told me, the sales are much easier now with tents outside and a little more organized and ... it lasts for 3 days and the hours are longer.
For those of you who live in N.C., Southern Seasons in Chapel Hill, has a couple of BIG sales during the year and the sale prices of the Vietri during those times are very good.
The red Christmas patterns were so pretty.
I am literally a dish nut. I love baking and cookware of all kinds, platters, servers, utensils, and just kitchen stuff. I was really having to hold myself back during my adventure there (the prices helped me take a step back - it wasn't cheap little friends).
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