Keli and Janet are heading to Italy in 2017 for a week of creative play, glorious food, wine, and adventure. Art Affair in Umbria: June 10-17, 2017 SOLD OUT! Nurture your mind, body and spirit with Poggi…Continue Reading
We met Mossimo Bodrin in Venice at his little shop he shares with his brother, Sergio, while he was putting the final touches on one of his whimsical creations. This video captures some of how they make these wonderful creations. The shop is incredibly packed with the magic of these maestro brothers.
Some of you were asking about what we know about Carnevale. This is what About.com says about the extraordinary festival:
Valentine’s Day has its roots in ancient Rome. During that time, February 14th was a holiday to honor Juno, Queen of the Roman Gods as well as the Goddess of women and marriage. It is also the day in cerca 270 that good St. Valentine “lost his head” for love.
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.”
Poggi Bonsi has been selected by the Italian Trade Commission as one of only 20 retailers in the United States to host the 2010 “Made in Italy” national promotion.
From May 9 to 22, 2010 Poggi Bonsi will host the work of Italian artisans — including hand painted ceramics, terra cotta, jewelry, olive oil and more — these products will be featured in our store at The Landing in Renton. On May 16 from 4-7pm Poggi Bonsi will host a reception featuring Italian food and wine.
Italy’s traditional Epiphany celebration includes the tale of a white-haired witch known as “La Befana” who arrives on her broomstick during the night of January 5 and fills the stockings with toys and sweets for the good children and lumps of coal for the bad ones.
Poggi Bonsi is delighted to be exhibiting at the 22nd annual Italian Festival at the Seattle Center this weekend ~ September 26-27, 2009. The festival celebrates Italian culture with food, cooking demonstrations, entertainment, wine tasting and…Continue Reading
Named for the Renaissance painter Raffael, Raffaellesco is one of the most popular and enduring Italian ceramic designs. The central motif of the Raffaellesco pattern is a stylized dragon which was thought to bring good…Continue Reading
We had a delightful visit today from Cheryl who had traveled to Seattle from Houston to attend a family graduation. She and her family were dining at Volterra Restaurant in Ballard (one of our favorites restaurants!) and she admired the Raffaellesco salt and pepper dishes that they purchase from Poggi Bonsi for their tables. The server told her about our retail outlet in Burien and Cheryl “Googled” us on the spot. She bought the Italian ceramic salt and pepper dish as well as a Raffaellesco spoon rest, butter dish and utensil jar.
We always love hearing these stories and gaining new customers from all over the world. Cheryl has promised to visit PoggiBonsiGifts.com soon to add to her collection. Thanks, Cheryl!