Wednesday, July 2, 2014

with a bang




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The fourth is just around the corner…  memories



McCambridge Park in Burbank, when I was little, all day picnics, baseball games, bocce ball, nightfall and magical fireworks

Going to Balboa Island with family A LOT OF THEM… aunts, uncles, cousins and the queen grama.

A married woman with a child, but I felt like I was going to summer camp.  I couldn’t wait to spend the week with family. Meals together, the beach together and cards all night.

Spending the day at big Corona swimming all day, getting tan, building drip sand castles with Nino and Gianna then going home to a wonderful dinner my gram would have prepared, pasta with a rich lamb sauce, papparul… a vinegar-y fried bell pepper and melanzane.

Peaches and figs bursting with their sweet nectar. Cakes soaked in lemony, sugary, and butter goodness.

We would pile into my uncle’s pick-up and head for the fireworks this was pure heaven.

So my dear Pergolian’s my wish for you this fourth is one filled with wonder and deliciousness and maybe makes a memory

All for you my lovelies

Xo P 

P.S. Here are more of our wonderful gift ideas for this special weekend and for all of summer...

 Sparklers, surprise balls, festive pins and  celebration glasses all you need for a memorable time.
4th of july set 

Sturdy yet beautiful cutting boards fashioned from 19th century timber salvaged from old buildings throughout Europe.  
Give the all American spin deviled eggs
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Colorful candles for the 4th's buffet tables
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  Seletti - Milan,Italy   it's a wow, a need see... picnic supplies
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Stay tuned for more exciting items to come! 

 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

this is only the beginning...

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Pergolina tips her hat to you dear grads
No matter what level of education you are off to
Do it with excitement and wonder



blog quote live the full life

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All for you my lovelies!
xo
P

Saturday, June 7, 2014

oh, my papa!


FATHER DAD PADRE DADDY PAPA BOMPA POPS

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A dad is someone who
wants to catch you before you fall
but instead picks you up,
brushes you off,
and lets you try again.
A dad is someone who
holds you when you cry,
scolds you when you break the rules,
shines with pride when you succeed,
and has faith in you even when you fail...

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Vintage cufflinks, Italian pewter picture frame, pens made in France, canvas dop bags and Laguiole corkscrews, are waiting for you at Pergolina!

Father knows best... We love our notebooks, handmade in England luxurious cream paper with gilt edges, covered in lizard embossed leather.   Show him how much you appreciate his advice!

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A little nip now and again couldn’t hurt

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….and much more
all for you my lovelies
xo p

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Been a long time...

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Hi Blog!
Sorry to have abandoned you for so long. However we will be back in action very soon. So stay tuned! In the mean time here is a photo of something beautiful.
XO
Pergolina


Monday, October 28, 2013

fall in













































HALLOW’S EVE
HALLOWEEN
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS

dear pergolians

i have so much to tell you….  this is my favorite time of year.

the colors, crispness in the air, children starting school, putting quilts on the bed, the sunsets oohhhhhh fall.

and of course my birthday and halloween and pasta fagoli with crusty bread. so now you know where my thoughts go.

let us not forget my sweet pergolina. she is starting to burst with treasures from our gatherings and forging

october deliveries brought the most delicious candles filling the shop with sage, throws made from alpaca, great for football games or those long soccer practices.






























something to think about
something to see
my ghosts and ghouls and beautiful masks
from the world renowned sergio and massimo boldrin.  made by hand in their studio at the base of the rialto bridge
venice, italy
all for you my lovelies come visit fall is in the air and @ pergolina
ps..

NOV. 14TH 2013
MARTINI PARTY
MORE TO COME

ciao  xo p


Thursday, August 22, 2013

new york


Dear Pergolians
          
....... so much to tell you

i am finally winding down from a very hectic week of thinking looking deciding buying thinking some more and signing

i love this time of year i feel like i am on a merry go round a beautiful one i choose a different animal every day i ride while eating cotton candy

the city brings fire to my spirit i can't wait to hit the streets in the morning with the cast of life i follow groups of people so many different languages when i hear italian i perk up trying to translate yesterday a little boy named massimo was scolded by his mother he gave her attitude his father grabbed his arm he cried i watched as i was waiting for a bus ...then the mother and father kissed him as i rode away he went skipping down the street

i went to Brooklyn for the day great architecture friendly people wonderful lunch treasures on the street

i could live in Brooklyn heights

the javits is where i walk the isles of beauty and stuff  all day
seeing items thinking about who might like this or that building a story in my mind where i might put it
thousands of things from all over the world
we've made friends over the 23 years, a by chance meeting with CAVALLINI owner Brad P. @ the oyster bar reminiscing 
friends from  LA Japan Italy canada
We saw
Makie from NY
it had been 3 years Makie' remembered steve .....

this is why i come to NY to look up,to walk the isles, to be inspired, to drink the water, to see friends, to go to Eataly, to have oysters,  a slice, to chat with cabbies
to think about Georgia O'keefe

and to bring magic back to PERGOLINA

all for you my lovelies   xo p



Thursday, August 8, 2013

so proud

"the way to know life is to love many things"
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Dear Pergolians,   

So much to tell you.

PERGOLINA giving and living website

Our nest is filled with handcrafted goods, artisan made jewelry, decor for the home, for entertaining, for gifting, and of course curiosities that make me smile and you too.
Unique vintage reliquary. We ask you to come and open your imagination and dive into ours
That's the giving

Parties, Events, Classes, Workshops, Exhibits. Secrets from the kitchen,digging in the garden,and things that I love,collect,and dream about.  My circus is open come play sing out express your artfulness
That's the living

all for you my lovelies
xo p

ps
please enjoy a discount on your first order at checkout.
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