Fortunata For The Holidays

Casa Mia Serving Bowl

The holidays are typically full of family gatherings, with kitchens and dining rooms packed with loved ones and plates piled high with food. Functional, sturdy dinnerware is a must, especially for the fall and winter ahead and for those hearty dishes essential to the season.

Fortunata Fine Italian Ceramics makes an incredible line of dinnerware that’s nothing short of perfect for the end-of-year holidays and celebratory occasions.

Casa Mia Collection

Fortunata’s striking, well-made dinnerware makes your surroundings effortlessly beautiful. It’s in those little details– like natural textures and earth toned glazes in the Casa Mia series pictured above.

 Fortunata creates versatile, modern designs that move seamlessly from everyday into festive tablescape. Make moments more memorable, more enjoyable.

Casa Mia Ramekin Bowl

Artisan made Italian ceramics are absolutely complimentary to delicious home cooked food. Fortunata’s design inspirations come from time-honored Tuscan techniques of firing and glazing. Serving comfort food cooked with soul on these ceramics continues that same proud tradition of passing on knowledge from one generation to the next.

Buon Appetito Dinner Party


What’s more, Fortunata’s breathtaking ceramic designs, like the Buon Appetito series above, make a great gift.

Dinnerware as a gift says that you want to spend time with a person. It’s a gift that allows your loved one to fully participate in the family affair of eating together. Fortunata ceramics make an instant family heirloom that will be treasured for years to come.

From our homes to yours, here’s a recipe that goes great in the Casa Mia Covered Casserole Dish, pictured below.

Casa Mia Covered Casserole DishCasa Mia Casserole Dish

Baked Penne with Roasted Vegetables

  • 2 red peppers, cut into 1-inch wide strips
  • 2 zucchini, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 summer squash, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 4 cremini mushrooms, halved
  • 1 yellow onion, peeled and sliced into 1-inch strips
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 1 tablespoon dried Italian herb mix or herbs de Provence
  • 1 pound penne pasta
  • 3 cups marinara sauce (store bought or homemade)Casa Mia Casserole Covered Dish
  • 1 cup grated fontina cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated smoked mozzarella
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan, plus 1/3 cup for topping
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
On a baking sheet, toss the peppers, zucchini, squash, mushrooms, and onions with olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and dried herbs. Roast until tender, about 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook for about 6 minutes. Since you will be cooking the pasta a second time in the oven, you want to make sure the inside is still hard. Drain in a colander.

In a large bowl, toss the drained pasta with the roasted vegetables, marinara sauce, cheeses, peas, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Using a wooden spoon, gently mix, until all the pasta is coated with the sauce and the ingredients are combined.

Pour the pasta into the greased Casa Mia Covered Casserole Dish. Top with the remaining 1/3 cup Parmesan and butter pieces. Bake, uncovered, until top is golden and cheese melts, about 25 minutes.

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis


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Sempli Rocks with Campari Modern Art

What is it exactly that bridges the gap between someone you don’t know very well and a dear loved one?

It’s the time you spend together– laughing, telling stories, eating and drinking around the table– that creates memories and meaning.

Quality time is the essential ingredient in fostering the connections we have with people. One of the best ways to create an occasion between friends and family is by sharing a drink or preparing a meal.

How do you show your friends and family how you feel this holiday season?

Donjenna has just what you’re looking for.

Sempli Rocks Tray Incantur with Campari

Pictured above is the Sempli Spirits Incanter and Cocktail glasses, resting elegantly on a hand-carved wooden drink holder by artist Nathaniel Lesch-Huie.

Maple sapwood and heartwood creates the tray’s breathtaking woodgrain detail.

Sempli glassware, paired with the natural form of Lesch-Huie’s drink server, creates an occasion to eat, drink, and be merry together.

Glassware sets make a great gifts because it says that you want to spend time with someone. “Have a drink with me,” it says.

It communicates that you want abundance in the recipient’s life: an abundance of company, love, and good times.

Sempli Rocks with Campari Modern Art

Above is the Ambrosia Maple drink server and Sempli Cocktail glasses ready with Campari. Note the beetle drill holes left in the wood. Not an imperfection, but a feature keeping us connected to the source of these beautiful objects.

Sempli products and Lesch-Huie’s wooden trays are made with love, care, and attention to detail. Both have endearing qualities about them that make them unique, unlike any other re-creation. Each iteration is special.

They are made for a specific function and beautiful at the same time.  Like art, they all nourish the soul on different levels.

Sempli Apertif Incantur with Lillet

The Spirits Incanter and Apertif glasses, pictured above, give you the opportunity to showcase your own cocktail creation, paired handsomely with the Ambrosia maplewood drink server.

Artisan made kitchenware is absolutely complimentary to delicious cocktails, fine wine, and great conversation.

Whether family and friends are far-flung or just down the street, any time set aside to share with loved ones becomes a special occasion.

donjenna is an exclusive source for bespoke and handcrafted art décor. We cross the globe to create partnerships with previously undiscovered artisans. From our robust e-commerce gallery, we display and sell superior quality modern and contemporary items to discerning interior designers, architectural firms, and consumers.

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Lava Collection Metallic Linen Pillow

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They are spooky, stylish, and fun. Best of all, they can be used even after the ghost and goblins have gone away!