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


  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.

  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 beautiful!

  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!

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

    happy weekend!

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

  6. The quarry is amazingly huge!

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


  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.

  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? :)

  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.

  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.

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


  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. :(

  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 ;)

  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.

  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!

  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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