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Tis the Season to be Gioia!

“2014 -- The Year of the Italian Language in America”

"Tis the Season to be Gioia," and we welcome you to shop in a traditional Italian setting this season. We are open by appointment for your convenience--just contact Kathy at 408.640.6628. Festa Gioia parties, including guest appearances and trunk shows, will be Saturday and Sunday, November 28 and 29; and Saturday and Sunday, December 13 and 14. In addition you can shop online www.gioiacompany.com. Follow us on Facebook where you'll get the latest updates about new and featured items.

Pinocchio is a favorite around the world, and Pinocchiolegno (wooden Pinocchio) is at Gioia Company this holiday season, so come and see! The original author, Carlo Collodi (the pen name for Carlo Lorenzini) who was born in Florence on Nov. 24,1826, did not like children--especially boys! When the original story was published in a series of adventures, Pinocchio, continuing to get into troubles, is described by the author as “wretched boy,” “rascal.” and “disgrace”. The author’s message in the story's first publishing in 1881 was to announce that this type of boy would end up in disaster which Pinocchio does in the original story. In 1940 Walt Disney Productions took this story of a wooden marionette, named Pinocchio, created by a woodcarver, Gepetto of course, and set it to animation in a magical way, with a happy ending. Disney made it suitable and appealing to children and parents. Now Pinocchio is a charming toy found all over Italy, but you will find his “home” in Florence. While visiting family in Italy a year ago we took the kids to the wonderful shop near the Piazza Signoria. (picture)

Our clients, YOU, are a gift to us, and we like to say “Grazie” during the entire year and especially at this time. Continue to read the newsletter to learn more about our gifts to you this season. An Italian Coffee, un caffè italiano, is an experience, a fond memory for those that have been in Italia, and the cup is a visual art piece, hand created and painted in whatever form you prefer: coffee, cappuccino, latte, or espresso. These vessels are made for Gioia Company in Vietri, Amalfi Coast, Firenze, Lucca, and Deruta. With every purchase of a ceramic cup we will include a World Market Coffee and Biscotti to complete your gift--wrapped and ready to give. The latte cups can also be used to serve soup in a magnificent style!

Fresh and local Biscotti completes your Italian hand-crafted, hand-painted plates purchase from Gioia Company this Christmas! The biscotti are made fresh by La Biscotteria in Redwood City and go beautifully with our hand painted plates made in Firenze, Deruta, and Amalfi Coast.

We will be visiting Villa Montalvo Yuletide. Come shopping in an Italian Villa in support of the Villa and their arts program in Saratoga, CA in November (read more below). In December we join the Italian American Heritage of San Jose Opera Night and Valle Monte League Christmas Tree Elegance which supports several valley charities. On Small Business Saturday, shop local at Gioia Company, with Italian-style products Italian made in Italy and the USA! In addition to "Open by Appointment" times for your convenience, Festa Gioia will be held Saturday and Sunday, November 28 and 29, from noon to 6 p.m. Please feel free to bring family members in for Thanksgiving to experience our “Come over for lunch and shopping in the Italian Tradition.” We do appreciate an RSVP for this. There is no charge for lunch.

Calendar November & December

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


Villa Montalvo Yuletide Marketplace
Date: Nov. 21 & Nov. 22 (Fri. & Sat.)
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd., Saratoga, CA
This marketplace is housed in the historical villa owned by Senator Phelan and currently open for weddings, concerts, and other events. The boutique raises funds for the maintenance of the beautiful Villa. Make your shopping lists and join us at the Yuletide Marketplace.

Festa Gioia Thanksgiving Many new arrivals from Italy!
Come over for lunch and holiday shopping
RSVP 408.640.6628.
Nov. 29 & 30 (Sat. & Sun)
Time:  Noon to 6 p.m.
Location: 16395 Roseleaf Court, Los Gatos, CA
RSVP: Call Kathy 408.640.6628 and Lee Marie 650.967.0765


Italian American Heritage Foundation San Jose
presents World of Italian Opera

Date: Dec. 5 (Fri.)
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Italian American Heritage Foundation (IAHF), 425 N. Fourth St., San Jose, CA 95112
Dinner Boutique Shopping and World of Italian Opera Performances. Proceeds benefit the San Jose Opera. Purchase tickets http://www.iahfsj.org/programs/events/rsvp/

Shop Discover San Jose!
Date: Dec. 5 (Fri.)
Location: Discover San Jose on First Street across the street from the Fairmont Hotel.
Shop Local!! San Jose Sharks store and retail partner for Gioia Company. Discover San Jose Store

Christmas Creche from Around the World
Date: Dec. 6-10 (Sat. - Wed.)
Time: Noon to 9 p.m.
Location: 865 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, California
Learn More: http://www.christmascreche.org/

Gioia Christmas Party Festa Gioia
Come over for lunch and holiday shopping!
Date:  Dec. 13 & 14 (Sat. & Sun)
Time:  Noon to 6 p.m.
Location: 16395 Roseleaf Court, Los Gatos, CA
RSVP: Call Kathy 408.640.6628 and Lee Marie 650.967.0765
Shop Gioia Company Italian ceramics, linens, flatware, jewelry. Valentina from Puglia will showcase her crochet neck warmers, Gioia will feature Popesco Jewelry and Gracie Jewelry designs for wonderful gifts and holiday events. Tom Stanton of Holy City Glass and Andrea Blackwell of Blackwell Cosmetics will join us.


Showcasing our Boutique Galleries and Wineries . Please shop at our Affiliate Stores:

Discover San Jose Boutique http://discover-sanjose.com/

Bel Bacio Café Little Italy San Jose http://bel-bacio.com/

Guglielmo Winery in Morgan Hill http://www.guglielmowinery.com/

Sculpterra Winery in Paso Robles http://sculpterra.com/

TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES 2014!! Save the Dates!!

UMBRIA/TUSCANY-- Right on the border
Vacation at Le Selve, an Agriturismo!  Contact info@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.

See you soon...

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Gioia Company LLC

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