Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Fourth Annual Table Setting Contest

In honor of my new book, Coming Home: A Seasonal Guide to Creating Family Traditions, it's time for you to set your table using your family heirlooms, mixed and matched with Rosanna collections, as well as, sharing their history and what they mean to you. Join in for your chance to win a $500 Rosanna gift certificate!

Our Fourth Annual Table Setting contest will start on July 1, 2010 and end on August 31, 2010. Winners will be announced shortly after.

For a little inspiration, take a look at the photographs from our last few contests:




Here are the rules and a few guidelines:

1. Anyone with a passion for Rosanna-ware is welcome to compete, regardless of age.
2. Contest begins on July 1st, 2010 and ends August 31st, 2010 at 11:59pm PST.
3. We encourage you to use family heirlooms and provide a story about what this piece means to you & your family/friends. For inspiration pick up a copy of Coming Home: A Seasonal Guide to Creating Family Traditions.
4. Digital submissions must come as jpegs, around 4x5 inches, no less than 72 dpi and no more than 180 dpi.
5. When entering your photo, make sure to include your name, your city, and an email or phone number where we can reach you. We respect your privacy and will not give out any of your information.
6. Photos in hard copy will not be returned.
7. Rosanna Imports, Inc. reserves the right to use and/or publish photos of your table setting submission, however we see fit. By sending in your photo, you agree to these terms.

-Set your table for at least two
-Include a statement with a little bit about yourself and your inspiration for your design
-No actual food or Rosanna products required.

Please send all entries to or via snail mail to 440 S. Holgate St., Seattle, WA 98134 USA Attn: Table Setting Contest.

I'm very excited to see this years' group of submissions. Good luck!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Common Folk, Co - Book Signing

Rosanna will be at Common Folk, Co from noon to 2 p.m. to sign copies of her first book, Coming Home: A Seasonal Guide to Creating Family Traditions. In addition to the signing, Rosanna will provide tips for outdoor entertaining. Light Hors D'oeuvres will be served.

Common Folk, Co is located at 15600 NE Eighth St. in Bellevue.

Thank you to the Bellevue Reporter for the great write up!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Discovering America - Providence, RI

I am a Europhile. I have traveled Europe since I was 16 and my professional life has been centered on my love of its culture and history. Besides my mother tongue English, I am fluent in French and Italian. My family's roots are European. I get inspiration from the great museums, such as, The Louvre in Paris. I literally swoon when I walk through, relishing every piece of art. It's easy to say that I am a bona fide lover of all things European.

Something has changed recently to shift my enthusiasm toward my beloved country, America. This year my soul has found a home on the east coast. I have discovered the anima of America.

I recently visited Providence, RI for my daughter Alessandra's graduation from Brown University. The richness and cultural history of Rhode Island is vast. On the campus of Brown there is a building that housed George Washington's troops during the revolutionary war. Across the city are remnants of history dating back to the 17th century. I see the beginning of our country and I am awe struck by the tenacity and strength of those who first made the voyage to America. There are physical reminders of the fortitude and passion the first settlers had for their new home. I am proud and humbled by what the first Americans accomplished through their sheer will to carve out a place that would be home to their dreams. I left the east coast touched by the history and spirit of perseverance.

What a wonderful discovery, the Heart of America! Next stop...Charleston, SC.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Rosanna Warehouse Sale

Friday, June 4th 2010
Noon to 6:30p
Saturday, June 5th 2010
9a to 1p

Where: 440 S Holgate St - Seattle, WA 98134

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