Sponsored giveaway: Ricami e Pizzi

by kath_red on 18/12/2011

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Ricami e Pizzi is an Italian embroidery shop specializing in the sale of hand-embroidered household linens. For the past 10 years, the on-line sale of hand-embroidered items such as center-pieces, tablecloths,  bedding sets, curtains, Christening gowns, wedding favor bags and wedding sets has linked tradition and modernity; this has been made possible by the professional service and commitment to customers, along with a passion for embroidery and lace, that have always characterized the founder members.

Tell us about your background and how you started your business.

The idea of having  products on the web was born from the need of offering a 24-hour-store where purchases are made by the ease of one click and where even the farthest customers can be reached without stealing from them a most important resource: their time. The Granati family, in the embroidery market since 1922, have thus launched Ricami e Pizzi: a combination of their passion for handwork and the modernity that has been slipping into the company day by day.

The history of Ricami e Pizzi began in 1922, when the grandparents of the current owners started the auction sale of rugs, fabrics and household linen, hand-embroidered and not, in the province of Bergamo. Later on, one generation after the other, the family moved to other areas of Italy and in 1980’s ended up in Treviso; once there, their children and grandchildren opened up a wholesale and retail business of household linen embroidered by hand.

Embroideries for sale are all of Italian design whereas their making is split between Italy and other foreign markets, especially European, South American and Middle Eastern. Our aim is to always offer first quality embroideries, as regards materials and handiwork, too; this requires careful selection along with special attention in terms of origin.

Ricami e Pizzi is also a real life store within the walls of the Historical Center of Treviso – for those customers who still love the city and are driven by the curiosity to find out and touch every single item. In 2006 we opened our online store “Ricami e Pizzi” for online sales: a new chapter of the book of the Granati family.

What are you most excited about in your business right now?

The most sensational aspect of the activity of Ricami e Pizzi is exactly this ability to enter everyone’s home and furnish the space in each room by coupling tradition and modernity, in accordance with customers’ needs. Where love for hand-made items is shared, different personal styles and habits are given the opportunity to relate to each other.

What is your dream for the future of your business?

The art of embroidery is definitely well-known and appreciated all over the world but is also part of a trend not always noticed or deemed of interest. In particular, the new generations, taken by technology and emerging fashions as well, often reject the elegance or value of certain works. The dream for the future business of Pizzi e Ricami is to be able to reach all age groups and turn the art of embroidery into a lifestyle rather than having it represent part of a past destined to be only tradition.

Giveaway prize

Pizzi e Ricami are offering a giveaway prize to one winner: Pure white linen runner edged by a hand-embroidered single knotted cluster valued at € 39.00.

Please leave comment here – the competition will be open for 48 hours – the winner will be notified by email. 

Now closed – the winner is Sonja comment #39 – thanks everyone for entering.

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{ 54 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Evelin December 18, 2011 at 9:18 am

Your goods are so beautiful. I sometimes am looking for special linen items and this might be the right place to look! So so lovely.

2 kate December 18, 2011 at 9:23 am

absolutely beautiful linens

3 Jody December 18, 2011 at 10:22 am

My dear grandmother had a drawer full of embroidered linen items which she barely used. They now live with me and I use them with great love. I can’t think of anything more lovely than hand embroidered linen. Really.

4 Bonney December 18, 2011 at 10:46 am

How beautiful! The linens look like heirlooms in the making.

5 barbara December 18, 2011 at 10:53 am

absolutely beautiful – very much like my grandmother created 50 years ago. Just stunning !

6 Carla December 18, 2011 at 11:03 am

Beautiful items- Love!

7 Mia December 18, 2011 at 11:28 am

Beautiful! I lived in Italy for a few years and would love to add this piece to our home tradition.

8 Ivana December 18, 2011 at 12:32 pm

Such a beautiful bussines, I would love that!

9 TK December 18, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Quite pretty! They look like heirlooms.

10 Coco December 18, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Oh, such a beautiful linen! Count me in!

11 Roxanne R. December 18, 2011 at 1:06 pm

That is stunning. I love linen.

12 Sarah December 18, 2011 at 1:08 pm


13 kelly December 18, 2011 at 1:42 pm

The curtains in their shop are beautiful. I have a soft spot for lace curtains anyway, but I have never seen designs like those before.

14 Patty S December 18, 2011 at 3:28 pm

Beautiful work. The family has hit on a brilliant formula to marry the old with the new – taking a traditional craft, producing it, and taking it internationally using today’s technology. Thanks for bringing your art within my reach, and great article!

15 Sharonnz December 18, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Gasp. Stunning.

16 mimi December 18, 2011 at 4:56 pm

Beautiful! Lovely to know hand embroidery is enjoyed and its beauty appreciated- still.

17 Constance Ostness December 18, 2011 at 4:57 pm

Just gorgeous!! Wish I could do it!!

18 Mary Ellen Coumerilh December 18, 2011 at 5:29 pm

Such a beautiful story – May your dream of passing on the legacy of hand embroidery to the next generation come true!

19 Erin K December 18, 2011 at 5:33 pm

Gorgeous linens!

20 Jay December 18, 2011 at 6:06 pm

Your linens are so beautiful!

21 Crunchy Con Mommy December 18, 2011 at 6:12 pm

Gorgeous! A house full of their linens would certainly be beautiful!

22 April December 18, 2011 at 6:34 pm

So lovely!

23 Sigfrid Pettersen December 18, 2011 at 6:39 pm

Absolutely beautiful linens!!!

24 Maureen December 18, 2011 at 7:16 pm

Such beautiful linens!!

25 glaucia December 18, 2011 at 7:23 pm

Gorgeous linen! I love embroidery, specially a delicate one like that. Thanks for the giveaway :)

26 Heather December 18, 2011 at 7:38 pm

Absolutely stunning, and so charming! Thanks for the giveaway, and the inspiration as well!

27 Connie December 18, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Stunning! Beautiful! Wonderful! I have a secert weekness for linens :)

28 Jen R December 18, 2011 at 8:21 pm

Simply gorgeous!

29 Spanky December 18, 2011 at 8:33 pm

Such beautiful pieces!

30 Cindy December 18, 2011 at 8:39 pm

Gorgeous Linens!! If only…………there were more time in the day!!!

31 Jan December 18, 2011 at 8:53 pm

Wow! My idea of a perfect store!

32 Dace December 18, 2011 at 11:49 pm

So pure and white and simple, can picture it on our polished myrtle dining table with a vase of cream and red roses and honeysuckle. Divine!

33 Tammi December 18, 2011 at 11:54 pm

Beautiful and elegant.

34 Amanda V December 19, 2011 at 1:05 am

Such a lovely prize, simple and beautiful. I would love to win.

35 Emilie December 19, 2011 at 2:12 am
36 jessicac December 19, 2011 at 2:50 am

So gorgeous. I think linens are such a lost tradition.. bring it back!

37 Kimberley Brower December 19, 2011 at 2:53 am

So lovely- pure beauty.

38 Perrine December 19, 2011 at 3:46 am

I like that !

39 Sonja December 19, 2011 at 4:19 am

So beautiful!
I love embroidery… my grandmother taught me to embroider and I think of her every time I´m doing it. Now I´m teaching my daughter how to embroider :-)

40 angelina December 19, 2011 at 4:21 am

i love kitchen stuff…thankyou

41 Chiara December 19, 2011 at 5:24 am

So nice to see such tradition continued into the modern age. Always love a classic.

42 virginia December 19, 2011 at 9:28 am

Wow, they are so incredibly beautiful and elegant! I love to see this sort of quality and attention to detail! It’s so rare these days. Beautiful!

43 Susan J December 19, 2011 at 10:37 am

Oh my goodness, such beautiful linen. Elegant, timeless.

44 JoAnne December 19, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Very beautiful linens..I love them.

45 davin December 19, 2011 at 1:19 pm

So lovely!

46 mountain girl December 19, 2011 at 8:01 pm

Oooh–lovely. Just the thing for our rough-hewn table.

47 Claudia Meyer December 19, 2011 at 10:24 pm

Absolutely beautiful linens! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

48 lauren December 19, 2011 at 11:37 pm


49 Kate December 20, 2011 at 1:27 am

Stunning workmanship. What a wonderful piece to treasure! Thank you offering such a gorgeous prize.

50 Ali December 20, 2011 at 2:34 am

Stunning, really stunning.

51 Baukje December 20, 2011 at 6:00 am

I hope i am not too late, so absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

52 Pattij December 20, 2011 at 10:22 am

Oh, so pretty! It reallly reminds me of my Grandma C!

53 Natalya December 20, 2011 at 11:36 am

Such beautiful linen! I’ve not heard if this company before. I’m looking forward to checking them out.

54 Ilda pires December 20, 2011 at 12:51 pm

please, count on me. I love linen…

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