Vietri Summer Entertaining Giveaway

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Bianco White Serving Platter  ||  Blu Mare Crab Serving Dish  ||  Aladdin Tortoise Shell Flatware  ||  Indigo Medallion/Tied Dye Placemats  ||  Blu Mare Assorted Canape Plates  ||  Puccinelli Classic Glass Pitcher  ||  Puccinelli Old Fashioned Glass  ||  Lastra Bottle Holder  ||  Blu Mare Seahorse Serving Platter

In my eyes there is nothing better than a dinner party.  Good food, good friends, good wine and most importantly a beautifully set table.  And table settings don’t get more beautiful than VIETRI’S.  VIETRI, an American importer of hand crafted Italian goods has been gracing tables since 1983 when the Gravely sisters took a life changing trip to Italy…

The Gravely’s, Susan, Frances, and their mother, Lee, headed to the Amalfi Coast of Italy where they checked into the San Pietro Hotel in Positano. During lunch at the hotel, the three women found themselves captivated by the hotel’s colorful, handcrafted dinnerware. They immediately arranged to meet the artisans at a nearby factory in the town of Vietri sul Mare.  They were so taken by the Italian artisans’ craftsmanship that they ended up spending three days with them, watching as they painted, glazed and fired each piece by hand. A special friendship developed between the talented Italians and the charming southern women. Soon, the Gravelys returned home with an array of “mix-and-match” pieces featuring whimsical cows, horses, rams, and fish- the collection that would become known as Campagna, VIETRI’s flagship dinnerware.

It did not take long for the ladies’ friends and family to express interest in owning these unique pieces. Thrilled that others recognized what a treasure they had found, the women decided they wanted to import the Italian dinnerware and become wholesalers, selling to stores across the US. They named their company VIETRI, a tribute to the town where it all began and a play on the phrase “tre vite,” Italian for “three lives.”

That was thirty years ago, and in the time since, VIETRI has become the largest American importer of handcrafted Italian tableware and home decor products, working with multiple family owned and operated factories throughout Italy. A leader in design, craftsmanship, and customer service, the VIETRI brand both complements the American lifestyle and celebrates all that is irresistibly Italian: a love of life, people, nature, and good living.

And because I couldn’t agree more with the Gravely sisters, I’m thrilled to be partnering with VIETRI and bring you our summer entertaining giveaway.  Above I’ve created my top summer entertaining picks from VIETRI, and we’re giving you a chance to win my favorite, the Blu Mare Crab Serving Bowl valued at $100.  I love this bowl specifically because even if you can’t afford the entire place setting you can easily add it to your white dishes and some amazing placemats like the Indigo Medallion and Tie Dye ones for a great look.   The giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents and will run through Sunday the 21st with a winner announced Monday the 22nd.  We’ll be running this all through Rafflecopter (below) which allows you to earn points for each item completed with a simple click of the button.  The more points you earn the more likely you are to win (and remember you probably already have entry points if you’re a regular reader of the blog).  Happy Monday, and good luck! truly, MKR.

This giveaway is sponsored by VIETRI, however my opinions are 100% my own

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  • Rachel / 07.15.2013

    I am obsessed with this entire setting. Going to their site now, thank you for introducing me! xx Rachel

  • I know, it’s all so gorgeous! xo MKR

  • I love Vietri – I visited the town and the pottery when I lived in Italy as a child and have been dying to go back. And, I have been a fan of the product line ever since they started back in 1983. Thanks for this giveaway!!

  • I love hearing this Sandy! good luck! xo MKR

  • Sue Trembly / 07.15.2013

    Enjoying your blog, new to me! Have had a love affair with Vietri ever since I started collecting Campagna in 1985. The pattern still makes me smile. Have never been to Italy but it is on my list! Love the patterns, colors and history of everything Vietri!

  • Libby / 07.15.2013

    Love that Seahorse Serving Platter!

  • I have to go with your blue and white obsession, because it’s my obsession too! My favorite Vietri is EVERYTHING… but especially everything in the Blue Mare line. 🙂

    Crossing my fingers and toes,

  • What a truly gorgeous table setting!

    I’m looking for the Waiting on Martha Pinterest account to follow, but I’m having trouble finding it on Pinterest. Is there something more specific I should search than Waiting on Martha?


  • PS It was hard to choose a favorite piece from the setting, but the seahorse serving platter is probably my favorite because I’ve always had a love for seahorses. I used to want a seahorse tattoo! 🙂

  • shuzluva / 07.15.2013

    I love so many of Vietri’s pieces. Thank you so much for such a perfect summer giveaway!

  • I absolutely love everything they make! Coastal is my favorite! Thanks for entering me into your contest!

  • Oops! Found the Waiting on Martha Pinterest. 🙂

  • Sadlebred / 07.15.2013

    I love the seahorse bowl!

  • Love Vietri! Thank you –

  • Jeannie Murphy / 07.15.2013

    I love the Vietri’s Blue Mar Crab Serving Bowl. I live on a island and we catch and serve crab all summer. Would love the bowl.

  • Gorgeous! Would love to win!

  • Caroline Claiborne / 07.15.2013

    VIETRI perfectly captures the summery, Cape Cod feel!

  • What a lovely assortment of table decor and settings! I agree there are few things better than a dinner party. These pieces would look beautiful in our new city loft for an afternoon brunch with friends. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

  • Ellen / 07.15.2013


  • I’m loving the Blue Mare Crab Serving Dish! Awesome giveaway!

  • Bridget / 07.15.2013

    Those blue plates and tray would look great in my blue and white kitchen!!

  • In addition to Blu Mare, I love the Arabesca! It would look lovely in the fall!

  • would love to win the bowl! I would probably give it to my mother-in-law for a gift…she loves crab!

  • I live on an island, so the crab platter would be perfect for entertaining. Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

  • Susan / 07.15.2013

    I love the Blue/Gray Ikat Accent Napkins.

  • Katie / 07.16.2013

    I love the safari print!

  • Pepper millikin / 07.16.2013

    Perfect for a summer cocktail party!

  • Natasha / 07.16.2013

    Love seahorse platter!!

  • Karen T. / 07.16.2013

    I like Crab Serving Dish.

  • Carly / 07.17.2013

    So lovely! I’m torn between the canape plates or the tortoiseshell flatware as my favorite. Gorg!

  • I really like the Marina Blu collection and the Puccinelli Classic Clear Double Old Fashioned Glass!

  • Cara Dube / 07.18.2013

    I love ALL things Vietri!

  • Erika W. / 07.18.2013

    I love the Blu Mare Sea Horse Small Oval Platter!

  • Love the Blu Mare salad plates! So summer-y!

  • This bowl is SERIOUSLY perfect for a lifelong Marylander — I’m instantly drawn to anything crab-themed, and the blues on this dish are just so elegant!

  • Gorgeous! I especially love the indigo placemat!

  • I haven’t heard of them before! Thanks for the fabulous intro!!

  • emily / 07.20.2013

    anything from the rosso or lastra collection!

  • I love the oblong seahorse platter!

  • Frances gay / 07.21.2013

    awesome giveaway! love that bowl!

  • Chandler Taylor / 07.21.2013

    I love this summer collection!

  • Such a cute collection!

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