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Winter Entertaining Series | Picture Imperfect

We hope you have enjoyed our fall and winter entertaining series. We know it’s a busy time for everyone and making it easier to entertain and spend time with friends and family is our goal.

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Keeping it simple with quality, seasonal foods and floral elements layered with inviting and complementary dinnerware selections is our secret to success. 

As we head into this hectic time, I would like to share a segment from one of my favorite inspirational speakers, John O’Leary, speaking about what he learned during an attempt...

Fall Entertaining Series | Cocktail Hour

For the fourth and final entry to our fall lifestyle series, let’s end with the cocktail hour.

Having guests over on a crisp fall evening can be the perfect festive occasion. And you don’t always have to entertain by preparing a large meal. Sometimes inviting friends for a cocktail is the best way to do some stress-free entertaining during a busy holiday season.

To set the scene, a bouquet of colorful fall tulips in our Zucca pitcher and a decanter from our Selezione collection full of our famous Rosemarino cocktail are...

Fall Entertaining Series | Appetizing Serving Displays

As we continue our series, let’s turn to our attention to creating an elegant serving display.

First, we are very excited about the inclusion of our new olive wood collection called Legna. These rich and elegant pieces are durable, come in a variety of sizes, and bring more of that natural element to any table.

All of our products function quite well for prepping, but they’re also attractive enough to go straight to the table for serving appetizers or incorporating into a buffet. And the Legna collection is no exception – they...

Fall Entertaining Series | Place Settings

In the second entry of our lifestyle series, we worked with a few ideas on place settings. We took the idea of incorporating nature and textures and mixed it with flatware adding some fun to the place card concept.

We loved the idea of weaving herbs and floral into the tablescape as a whole. As you can see from the first photo, we took a single sprig of rosemary and the simple yet beautiful Michelangelo flatware and tied them together with a rich velvet ribbon, setting them on top of a crisp, off-white linen napkin.


Fall Entertaining Series | Tablescapes

The holiday season is around the corner and we want to help simplify yours with what we hope will be inspirational ideas for entertaining and gift giving so you can focus on what really matters; time with family and friends.

Over the next several weeks, we’ll be sharing ideas and offering tips for both fall and winter that we learned while collaborating with our talented food stylist. We’ll be bringing you fresh ideas for creating beautiful and inviting tablescapes that let you relax and embrace la grande vita!

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A Gift of Gratitude: Italian Biscotti Jar Free with Purchase

The holidays are in full swing here at Modigliani Italian Ceramics and we are so thankful for our customers that we are offering our Rosso Italian Biscotti Jar, complementary, with a purchase of $300 or more. To take advantage of this offer, we invite you to sign up for Modigliani emails on our homepage in the middle of the footer. The free gift code will be emailed right away. 

In a gorgeous rich and red glaze, our Rosso collection is timeless. The vivid hue matches well with many of our other hand-painted patterns. The simple,...

Italian-inspired Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving is traditionally an all-American holiday but many Italian-inspired dishes fit perfectly into the menu. The blend of our cultures is what makes America beautiful. If you are attending an Italian Thanksgiving or simply love all things Italian below are a few of our favorite Italian inspired dishes for Thanksgiving.

Starter: Lacy Parmesan Frico

Appetizers are a much needed item on Thanksgiving, and who doesn’t like crispy cheese? Hailing from Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of Italy is quick and flavorful setting your pallet for the main courses. Pairs perfectly with wine or a bubbly. Find the full recipe here: Read more

Creative Ways to Give Thanks

“The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving.”

-Albert Einstein

Tis the season to be thankful and often times it’s hard to know how to show how grateful we are to the awesome people in our lives. The following will outline some creative ways to show your appreciation. Remember to never forget the power your words have. Many times we think we say how much we appreciate our friends and loved ones but more often than not we forget to actually say it. Simply saying I am grateful for...

Giving Thanks - The Angel Plate and Rett Syndrome

The month of November starts the hustle and bustle of the holiday season at Modigliani. As we are stocking new holiday items and getting ready for the busy season, we like to kick everything off by remembering what is most important to us, friends and family.

One of our greatest blessings is to have grown up with a family that faces the daily challenges and incredible joy of raising a daughter with Rett Syndrome. For those that may not be familiar with this condition, Rett Syndrome is a neurological disorder that is first...