Friday, May 27, 2011

Celebrating: 3 Years of Bella Rosa & Pink Saturday



We're celebrating this weekend... it has been three years since I opened my online antique store!



If you had asked me if I thought I was going to make it past a year, I probably would have said "unlikely!"

You see, just as I started my shop, I found out I was pregnant.

But we made it work! And here is a lovely cake I whipped up, just for today:

Won't you have a slice?





It is also the third birthday for pinkies in blogland!



Happy Birthday to one and all!


To celebrate both events, I'm showing my favorite pink things from my shop, sold over the past three years:

























































A special thank you to my followers and to my customers...

I couldn't have done it without you. And to show my appreciation... email me this weekend and you may take 20 percent off of anything pink in my shop. (BellaRosaAntiques(at)verizon(dot)net)

Here's to many more years of vintage beautiful!





And thank you Beverly, for knowing how to cheer us on, for cheering us up, and for your dedication to our favorite color.




And wouldn't you know, Oprah herself wore pink for her last show!






***Sidenote: We are having family and company for Memorial Day weekend so I do apologize as I will not be able to return comments this weekend...but I enjoy every visit and message left for me. I will try to respond to you if I can. ENJOY THE WEEKEND!

37 comments:

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Happy Pink Saturday and
Congratulations for your own celebrations.
Wishes
Lynne

AshTreeCottage said...

Lovely post. Happy PS!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

dana said...

I feel so lucky to have gotten to know you, Jillian, through Pink Saturday!!! I recall you kept us in the dark about that Bebe....til you announced she was here. Ya could've knocked my socks off!!!

You always have the sweetest shares each week and I love how you've incorporated your love of antiques in with your posts, too.!!!

Have a great Pink Sat. and a terrific Memorial Day weekend. L, dana

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love the lady with the poodles! Happy Memorial Day Weekend-enjoy your company:@)

Denise@alloverroses said...

Beautiful pinks! Love the figurine with the precious poodles. It reminds me of one my mother used to have. Gorgeous pink evening bag. Oh yes I would love a slice of that gorgeous cake!

Happy Pink Saturday!
Denise

Jennifer Scull said...

oh that purse is fantastic!!!! so many amazing pics! thank you!

have a fun time for Memorial Day and Happy Pink Saturday! :)

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Jillian Sweetie...
What a gorgeous pink share today. An anniversary (birthday) for not only Ms Beverly but your shop as well. So does that mean that your little one is 3 as well?

Thank you for the wonderful slice of cake. It is so yummy. I will take some time to browse in your shop as well.

Have a glorious weekend. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday Birthday - and a Big Congratulations on your business success.

You always have such lovely things. I would love to have had that little lady with the poodles. Please let me know if you ever find another one.

Gabriela Delworth said...

Happy Pink Saturday!


~ Gabriela ~

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Jillian! Love the beaded bag and the double handled tea cup! Thanks for sharing.

Blessings,
Sandi

Holly said...

Hi Jillian~
Love all of your vintage goodies - so beautiful and congratulations on your success! Your story about how Bella Rosa came into being is just wonderful! Red hair is my favorite!
Happy Pink Saturday!

LV said...

You made a lot people happy with those pretty pink purchases. Very nicely done.

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ said...

Beautiful pink and wonderful pictures.

Dee

Atelier de Charo said...

Great pinks!
Let's celebrate!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Lorraine said...

I'm going to have to visit your shop!! I love the little girl with parasol and poodles! And the deep pink rhinestoner pin! Happy Pink Saturday!!

mypinkprettiesaboutme said...

I just love your past pinks. Thx for sharing.

HBdayPS
LL

Sarah said...

Congratulations on three years for your store!! I've been wanting to take the leap into Etsy Land but gotta overcome that fear of: "Who will buy from me???" :) One of these days...

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!
Sarah

Melissa said...

Happy pink Saturday!

MJ said...

Happy anniversaries/birthdays! Enjoy your Memorial Day celebrations too!

PS: I missed this week of Oprah. I will miss that show altho I rarely watched it!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's a fun post this week! I've enjoyed seeing all of your vintage items...all lovely! ♥

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

you made that cake? naa... Happy Birthday to your Bella store! You've done a great fantabulous job!

Loretta said...

What lovely pink things! And I adored Oprah's pink dress. Happy PS!

Melissa/Piney Rose said...

Gorgeous pinks! I have some rhinestone buttons just like those, and that floral bowl is to die for!

LADY JANE said...

Happy PS to you!

Pat said...

Happy PS 3rd Birthday - there's a lot to celebrate! On-line store, babies and more!

Nancy said...

Congratulations to you, too, Jillian! I loved all the items you shared from your shop. May you have many more years of success.

And, Happy Pink Saturday!

Annesphamily said...

I wish you a beautiful Pink Saturday birthday wish as well as congrats on your shop. What a fun rise it must be for you. Enjoy the company. Love and Hugs to you and all your pinkness. Anne

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Congratulations on 3 years! Hope you have many more years of success! Have a wonderful and blessed time with your company this weekend.

Aunt Snow said...

What a treasure-trove of pinkies. I think I love the balloon photos the most, though - so festive and perfect.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Judy said...

Hope you had a lovely weekend. HaPpY Pink Saturday and Congratulations on your one year anniversary of your shop! Lots of lovely pink goodies! I must poke around! I'm having a giveaway on my blog this weekend. I'm last on the list.

Kaye Swain said...

How fun and mega congrats to you! It looks like 2008 was a big year for a lot of us as I started SandwichINK in August of that year! ;) happy Pink Saturday!

Kaye Swain said...

How fun and mega congrats to you! It looks like 2008 was a big year for a lot of us as I started SandwichINK in August of that year! ;) happy Pink Saturday!

Claudia said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Jillian!

xo
Claudia

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Enjoy your weekend, you can always catch up during the week! Hugs Marilou

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It has been a wonderful Pink Saturday celebration hasn't it, Jillian? I love all your pink items -- especially tea cups!
Hope you have a wonderful time with your family this memorial Day!

Hugs, Pat

Lisa said...

I missed Pink Saturday's Birthday! Love all your pinks!
Hugs, Lisa

The Rose Room said...

Congratulations Jillian and what beautiful pinkness! Rachaelxo