Vendor Spotlight is on Giardini di Sole; specializes in the importation of handcrafted ceramics, glassware, table accents, decorative pieces and stone tables exclusively from Italy.
1. How did your business come to be?
Founded by a trio of female entrepreneurs, Giardini di Sole first set up shop in Vancouver, British Columbia in 2006. Libby Morris opened the Boston showroom in November 2010.
Giardini di Sole specializes in the importation of handcrafted ceramics, glassware, table accents, decorative pieces and stone tables exclusively from Italy. Over the years, we have dedicated our efforts to searching out and discovering talented local artisans and craftsmen from across the country.
Our carefully curated collection of Italian home design ware is a reflection of the creative talent that is found throughout Italy. We work closely with all of our artisans – collaborating, encouraging and relishing their varied creative ingenuity and inventiveness. We are proud to share their work with you…we hope you will enjoy their creations as much as we do.
2. What are the services you offer?
Giardini di Sole features a bespoke wedding registry. Our artisans produce ceramics, tableware and stone tables in their own carefully crafted designs. Along with complete place settings and generous sized platters, bowls and tureens for entertaining, we feature a range of complementary tabletop lines – including elegant glassware, stemware, silverware, cutlery, linens, and distinct accent pieces.
All of our items, whether for kitchen, entertaining, home or garden, reflect the care and creativity of our artisans. We strive to offer engaged couples a personalized registry experience. We offer a wide range of choices and individualized combinations to our registrants. For those couples who do not live within close proximity to our showroom, we do offer an online shop and will personally connect with them so that they receive the same experience as those in our showroom.
As our thank you to you for registering with us, we offer a 10% gift certificate based on total sales purchased from the registry which you can use to complete your registry.
3. Where are you located?
Our showroom is located at 460 Harrison Ave, Suite C-16 in the SoWa neighborhood of downtown Boston. We are able to travel to meet with interested couples throughout the New England area. Our online Shop offers our pieces to those not living in the Boston area. We ship throughout the United States as well as internationally.
4. How far in advance do you recommend clients to register?
Due to the bespoke nature of our registry, we recommend couples consider registering at least 6 – 8 months before their wedding date.
5. What is one piece of advice you always give to brides?
We like to encourage couples to be creative and a little adventurous when registering at Giardini di Sole. As a boutique registry, we appeal to couples who want their future home together to be filled with unique pieces that reflect their personal aesthetic and entertaining style. Not everything has to match… mixing things up a bit can be fun!