Friday, February 8, 2008

Oh so Bella! ~ Antiques From a Local Auction

Thrilling! This is the word that comes to mind when I think of my time at the auction. I actually had to attend TWO different auctions because the first one resulted in only a few great finds.
The first day I was able to bring home a lovely Tole handpainted roses tray, some vintage jewelry, an old and very beautiful marriage certificate, the cutest child's chair, an old German Testament, and some glassware items.
But then yesterday I went again to a different auctioneer and wow, I was just filled with anticipation. There were so many things I wanted to bid on, I had to write a list. I did manage to bid on and win several of the things I wanted. Yay! One of my favorites is this gorgeous, vintage ROSE collar box, seen in the photo below. There were collars inside, too! This was definitely "Bella Rosa!"
I also love vintage jewelry and I brought home several pieces that I just fell in love with. Rhinestone earrings, necklaces, pearl necklaces, bracelets, clear and colored crystal necklaces, and LOTS of sparkly pins. I love to decorate my denim jackets with the pins, but during this time of year, my dress coat.
Some of the other vintage finds: evening bags, an extremely tall hat pin holder, even taller hat pins, a very old photo album, a roses fan, sterling pieces, perfume bottle, mini decorated shoes, prints, and a very kitschy kitty kat string holder.
Some of the "jazzy thoughts" I received (from some very bella bloggers) helped tremendously. This may lead to a "request list" on my website. This way, if you're searching for something, tell me, and you just never know, I may be able to find it.
Well, there are more finds that I did not show...some things need to be a surprise! But, as the inventory grows, so does my excitement to begin my new venture. And as usual, I'll post the latest update on my blog.


Betty said...

Great finds.....I like so many of them....Did I see your ad in Romantic Homes?

Thank you for the visit and comment on my sweet little white bird figurine....Betty

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Oh boy! Wouldn't that be great...someone placed an ad for me in Romantic Homes magazine! :-)

It wasn't me, but that is a great idea. Wonder how affordable it is????

Thanks for stopping by Bella Rosa...can't wait the new "store" is up and running. Should be lots of fun.

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Wow ~~~ those are gorgeous gorgeous finds !!! don't you just love to find treasures like those !

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Sure was nice to stop by yours & see the bounty of gorgeous things you found at auction. I am ready to go shopping at Bella Rosa Antiques!!!

Anonymous said...

I agree Jillian, very bella. I love the little shoes, just adorable.

Anonymous said...

I agree Jillian very bella, I especially love the little shoes.

Lisa Johnson said...

Love all of your goodies, Jillian!


Lori said...

I'm VERY impressed with your finds! I really love the jewels but that collar box with collars is something else!!! Have a Happy Valentines Day! Lori

Flea Market Queen said...

You found some wonderful treasures!
Love it all...
I got my blog banner from Kris at Blissfull Elements!
She does wonderful work!

TJ said...

Great finds! I didn't see the kitty cat string holder, I love cats!

TJ said...

Thanks for telling me where to find the kitty. Wow! Kitschy is probably the best description ever for it. Reminds me of my Siamese lipstick holder. Complete with fake diamond collar and eyes.

Erin~~The Classy Rabbit~~ said...

Hi Jillian,

What great finds - I love the rose collar box! Can't wait to come visit your shop!

Have a fabulous evening,

PS - To answer your question, I found that table on Freecycle! Can you believe it? Someone actually wanted to get rid of it - GASP!! So they offered it to me!