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Festivals and Italian Fabrics



 

Italian LinensGIOIA ITALIAN ART AND PRODUCTS
always opened by appointment in Los Gatos.
Call Kathy
 408.640.6628 or
Contact at kathywinkelman@gioiacompany.com.
And always at your disposal online at www.gioiacompany.com


RSVP by return email or call 408.640.6628 or contact Kathy at kathywinkelman@gioiacompany.com

GIOIA ALWAYS OPEN BY APPOINTMENT

And always available for your convenience online at www.gioiacompany.com
 
Shop now at Gioia Italian Piazza Experience...
for yourselves, and for those special occasions.
 
 

August 2017 Festivals! 

Fabrics from Italy!


Italian LinensSince ancient Roman times, Ferragosto has been celebrated in August when most of the harvests of ancient times were complete. In the Christian era it is centered around August 15 which is the Assumption to Heaven of Mary, the Mother of Jesus and Mother of Mankind. In Italy you will find a picture of Mother Mary in every business somewhere. Look for it, have you seen her?

August is also the time that our children and many of us return to school and that brings fashion and fabric to mind. Lee and I visited the Museo del Tessuto in Prato on one of our visits to Tuscany. The fabrics are out of this world. Because I am always interested in history, one of the most important bits of knowledge I took away from this was the display of coins and rags from around the world. During WWII the Prato Fabric Factory, one of the most significant in Italy, was closed. It was truly a dark time. When the war ended, people from all over sent coins from their countries wrapped in rags to the factory to get things started again. The fabrics of Italy are among the finest in the world. Goodness in others got the Prato Fabric Factory operating again. The rags were recycled into fabrics full of colors and designs. Click here for a good list of fabric museums in Italy if you would like to learn more

Italian Linens   Italian Linens

Historically, Tuscany and Venice are the areas that are home to fabric productions, although we have visited factories in other areas of Italy as well. Most of the linens sold here at Gioia Company come from two sources, the island of Burano, one of the Venetian Islands, and Tuscany. In both cases we sought them out because they incorporate the ancient arts and even ancient looms and the masters are those persons of age and talent.  I personally love fabrics and continue to use them in my home: tablecloths, runners, place mats, cloth napkins, centerpieces, linens for end tables, buffet or dresser; it’s endless. The key to preservation in Italy is to hang them to dry. The dryer removes the fibers from the cloth. Are you looking for something special for your home, for a wedding, for a one of a kind gift? These linens are perfect.

Italian LinensGioia Italian Art and Products is opened any day by appointment. In August we do not host an open house, Festa Gioia event as we will be traveling on the weekends to the festivals: Sacramento Italian Cultural Society Aug 6, San Francisco Italian Athletic Club ( we are trying to get there) Aug 19 and San Jose Italian American Heritage Family Festa Aug 26 and 27th. 

See you there!

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Gioia is always open by appointment, Contact Kathy 408-640-6628.

 

Calendar

August 2017

UPCOMING Festivals for Ferragosto ...
 

Kathy at Little Italy FestaItalian Cultural Society Sacramento Festival
Date: August 6
For more info click http://festaitalianasac.com/festa-italiana.html

San Francisco Italian Athletic Club Festa Coloniale
Date: August 19
For more info click http://www.sfiac.org/calendar/details?event_id=31184699

ITALIAN AMERICAN HERITAGE FOUNDATION EVENTS
Italian Family Festa  
Date: August 26 and 27th, 2017 in San Jose, California:
Click this link for more information: https://www.italianfamilyfestasj.org/

They host many Italian Cultural Events each month:
For more information click this link: http://www.iahfsj.org/#!events/cfvg
 

UPCOMING ...


Rae at Little Italy FestaLITTLE ITALY FOUNDATION SAN JOSE
STREET FESTIVAL 2017 SUNDAY OCTOBER 1ST IN LITTLE ITALY SAN JOSE
This event is a FUNraiser for continued efforts to build a museum and cultural center.
The growing Little Italy San Jose Area is in downtown San Jose near the San Jose Arena and Guadalupe Park 
We INVITE YOU TO JOIN THE EFFORTS.
Check out the projects and follow the news by clicking this link. http://www.littleitalysj.com/

Click here for the Pasquale Esposito Italian Tenor 2017 Tour Schedule 
 

GIOIA ITALIAN ART AND PRODUCTS always opened by appointment in Los Gatos. Call Kathy 408.640.6628 or Contact kathywinkelman@gioiacompany.com

And always at your disposal online at www.gioiacompany.com

 

TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES 2017!! Save the Dates!!


Casa Ida Vietri sul MareCAMPANIA

Thinking of staying in the Vietri sul Mare region? Here is a B & B owned by one of our friends in Italy, check it out.  
CASA IDA Historic House Rental & B&B Italy
Campania, near Vietri sul Mari, 
Cava Dei Tirreni, Campania, Italy
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SORRENTO
Sorrento and CapriITALY FOR THE SPRING
Sorrento Emotions and Dreams
Italian Specialist and Local Residents
Luxury, tailor made vacations
Sorrento, Amalfi Coast, Isle of Capri and all of Italy
Enjoy holidays, short breaks, weddings, honeymoon, dining, cooking, shopping, scuba diving, water activities, coastal excursions with personal crew.
Contact Signore Tonino Pepe,pepetonino2@gmail.com, and tell him Gioia Co. sent you.




PUGLIA
Puglia, Italy

Puglia, Italy with Valentina
May 14-25, 2018.
Travel through the Puglia region
A step into real Puglia with Valentina,author, designer, artist and native.

To read about trips and see videos, click here:
https://valentinaexpressions.com/trips-to-puglia-2


UMBRIA/TUSCANY-- Right on the border


Vacation at Le Selve, an Agriturismo!  Contactinfo@gioiacompany.com or 408.640.6628 for a special introduction to the owner. Sleeps six or 12. Two stories. Separate units. Beautiful view. Organic olive grove. Walking trails. Full kitchen. Swimming pool.



FlorenceFLORENCE TOURS WITH CHRISTINA MIFSUD
Multiple tours available from Christina Mifsud from Florence. For more details on the various opportunities, click here.


ITALIAN CULTURAL CENTER SACRAMENTO
This club offers ongoing tours in Italy especially their Thanksgiving trips. Check them out here and tell them Gioia sent you! http://www.italiancenter.net/

See you soon...

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Katherine Winkelman
Gioia Company LLC
408.640.6628
www.gioiacompany.com

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