About Us

Hello and thank you for your interest in MERCATO Italian Antiques & Artifacts. In 2003 I founded MERCATO on the principals of a deep appreciation for craft, a love for the handmade, a curiosity about history and a love of connecting with family and friends. I found these principles embodied in the art, design and culture of Italy.

If you like authenticity, you’ve come to the right place. We travel to Italy to hand-select our antiques and work directly with the artists who make our tableware and decorative accessories. The people and families we work with are passionate about what they do and all have fascinating stories. It is impressive how they respect tradition and work to preserve the artisan work of the generations before them. I am excited to share with you the unique things I learn and find in my travels to Italy. MERCATO is the way I make this possible.

I hope MERCATO inspires you to create artful environments, connecting the past with the present while you are establishing your own traditions with family and friends. After all, it is this kind of connection that makes life more enjoyable.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or suggestions for Italian made products you would like to see on my website. If you would like to stay in touch, please join our email list.

Mary Lies, Owner

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