Italian Olive Wood
By CELESTE GRACEY
Renton Reporter Staff Writer
May 14 2010, 5:16 PM · UPDATED
All roads lead to Poggibonsi, or at least that’s what it appeared when one Renton business owner was lost in Tuscany more than 10 years ago.
And so Keli DeRitis convinced friend Michelle Codd that the name Poggi Bonsi, split for tongue-tied Americans, would be perfect for a European-style kitchen store.
The import-savvy business is among 20 other companies in the United States to take part in the Made in Italy national promotion this week.
Along with free events, the storefront is packed with special Italian wares through May 22, Codd said. “We’re just celebrating Italy.”
We have logged many miles on the winding roads of central Italy in our search for the perfect products for our web site www.poggibonsigifts.com. We often get tips from other suppliers or people we meet in restaurants or shops. Sometimes these tips lead to something wonderful and other times they lead to a dead end. It took us two years and a few dead ends to find an olive wood supplier.