Thursday, January 28, 2010

His N Hers

This past weekend I decided a change was in order for my office area. First, let me say I share an office with my Dear Hubby so my space is limited.

So we have "your half" and "my half" going on.

It helps if I can let Dear Bebe in the office with me so I can work occasionally on orders for my website or answer some of the emails I receive.

Sounds good? Not if you have antiques on open shelves in the room. Nightmare with a toddler with grippy hands.

So I decided to buy new shelving that would fit in the closet and store everthing where the doors can be closed.

That left my current shelving available for other items! I hadn't thought about it until the new space was created and I love what I've decided to use it for. My shipping supplies, boxes, ribbons, etc.

She loves to play with the boxes and ribbons which can easily be wound up again and put back on the shelf. Nothing to break there!
This is the other half of the room. It doesn't help we also have an antique booth and end up with lots of excess stuff, bins, boxes, containers waiting to be taken to the antique mall.

Rven Dear Bebe thinks it's a mess.

Goal for this year: Work on this room as well as our dining room. We had big plans when we moved in four years ago to paint and put up crown molding, etc in our formal dining area.

Ha! We'll see. I've got 11 months left.

Maybe I'll just start with organizing the rest of my shelves.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Pink Saturday ~ Antiquey Day

Just a few of my favorites from my antique day .... where I searched for inventory for my store.
"Love the Giver" cup.... perfect for a that special day coming up in February?
Pink stripes...what's not to love....

A Lenox collectible for sure but this sat on my window sill in the kitchen for a day and I almost kept it for myself!

Definitely for Valentine's Day!

And my MOST favorite...this pretty pink porcelain ROSE lamp finial! Wonderful!
Thank you to Beverly at HOW SWEET THE SOUND for hosting Pink Saturday today!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Just Listed: Rose Lamp Finial, Silver Sugar Tongs, Valentines, Vintage Cards, Pearl Choker & More!

Excited to bring you some of my latest finds, available right now on the website.

Antique spectacles from Boston. Comes with the case marked with the optometrists name and address in Massaschusetts.

Loved the look of this box! Great size for displaying in your sewing/crafty area.

I have another larger angel on the site... would make a nice trio.

Vintage greeting cards! These always go early.

This 1950's pearl choker is absolutely darling.

This was my favorite find of the day! A porcelain rose lamp finial. Amazing! I had never seen a rose finial before.

And last but not least....vintage Valentines. Just in time!

(Thank you, these have SOLD!)

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Lookin' for Love in Antique Places

It has been awhile since I went on an inventory hunt. How could it be the middle of January already?

We started clearing out some of the old inventory last night. Some of what didn't move during my end of the year sales is now going to our antique booth. Rearranging and changing out items brings a new look to our space as well as to the Bella Rosa site.

Hope you enjoyed your holidays and are gearing up for Valentine's day. I'll be on the lookout for some vintage heart ephemera and more! Stay tuned!

Saturday, January 2, 2010


Happy New Year to all my favorite Pinkies!

Today Beverly of How Sweet the Sound, is having a mini-theme.

Projects we are working on.

Well, I'm in the process of moving out old inventory and making room for new inventory.

So, to help me do this and to celebrate 2010 I'm having an "In the Pink" sale on my website, Bella Rosa Antiques. This is just for PINK Saturday viewers, readers, and participants. Sale ends tonight at midnight.

If it is PINK you may have a 30% discount, right off the top, no further rules apply!

To give you an are just a few items I found that I considered pink:

(Thank you, this has SOLD)

Just email me at BellaRosaAntiques(at)verizon(dot)net about the item you would like to purchase and mention PINK SATURDAY! Include your zip code so I can calculate your actual shipping.

Have fun looking and have a very happy new year!