Friday, September 23, 2011

Did You Ever Wonder Where All That Gorgeous Marble Comes From?

Whenever I thought about where marble comes from, I didn't quite envision this!


Images of a quarry in Carrara Italy.
The vastness is simply amazing, it hardly looks real.



And here it is, ready to be cut into slabs.


And placed in fabulous kitchens...




...and bathrooms.
{Dream kitchens & Bathrooms that is!}


 A Steve Giannetti Bathroom.

All images from Cote de Texas via Pinterest

16 comments :

  1. We had Carrara Marble put in our master bath a couple of years ago.
    I just love it! It etches but I don't care.
    But I could never use it in my kitchen. I would be worried about stains. I need something maintenance free for the kitchen.

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  2. I am always totally in awe of seeing these quarrys and how HUGE they are!!!! It is fascinating...and I never ever tire of seeing huge hunks of gorgeous white marble....so beautiful!

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  3. I love the look of Carrara marble. This weekend I lucked up and found a small remnant piece just the right size to use as a top for a dainty little table I found at my local restore. I placed the table in my master bath to hold baskets of towels and washcloths...Its all I can afford for now, but I LOVE it!

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  4. I, too, was shocked when I saw these images at Cote de Tx... I had no idea they were that enormous.

    happy weekend!
    joan

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  5. So beautiful, and it has such a wonderful feel to it, cold and soft. No wonder it was Leonardo's favorite!

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  6. The quarry is amazingly huge!

    Love the images you posted today especially the first kitchen. It's easily my dream kitchen!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  7. I cannot even imagine the grand scale of the quarry in Italy. From the photos it looks enormous and I am sure even more so in real life.

    It is truly a gorgeous product though, I would love to add it to my kitchen. If I did I would surely have to stop cooking as not to stain it...but I think it would be worth it.

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  8. I saw a program where someone building a huge luxury home actually visited the carrara quarry in Italy to see where their marble was coming from. Isn't it fascinating? :)

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  9. I know you credited Cote de Texas but why copy her post and make it shorter? If you thought it was a good post you should have just linked it and told people to visit her site.

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  10. I've been to the Carrara quarry and it is magnificent. Our friend, Franko, even pointed out the exact location where Michelangelo's David was harvested. Because I am sentimental by nature and love beautiful things, I now have Carrara marble in my kitchen. It is a working kitchen (put up 14 quarts of tomatoes and 7 quarts of salsa this week)and I still love my countertops - etch marks and all.

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  11. I love that kitchen sink in the Windsor house... gorgeous!!!

    xo,
    cristin

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  12. I love your blog and this post was very interesting, but it does seem very unlike you to not give credit where credit is due. :(

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  13. Thanks so much for the information. I think we can get so overwelmed by all our choices. Its nice when we can be more informed.

    P.S Love your blog. Been a silent follower for a long time ;)

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  14. I SO wish it was placed in my house! I think I got my granite right before the marble craze hit....always behind ...whaaaaa.

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  15. When I visited Florence and saw Michaelangelo's David and I think of how this man carried this huge piece of marble down from the mountains to sculpt this masterpiece, I am amazed!

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  16. I'm a little late reading this blog, especially some of the posts, but gotta say... everything here is so great and so true. As someone who's originally from the area, I get a chuckle out of many things here.




    carrara marble

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