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!
In my previous life, before Bebe, I had what seemed like lots of time to spare.
I had hobbies.
One of them was genealogy. Something about the researching, recording, and archiving all of the photos and information gave me that "history detective" feeling. It was all fascinating to me.
As much as I'd like to spend more time working on my family history... it has kind of been put on hold. Plus, there was the great Christmas day computer crash and I have not attempted to see how many files I lost.
I still have some photos saved (luckily we had backed up some things) and here is one my Father and I are proud of.
It is my paternal Great Grandfather standing in front of the fire pumper in Brooklyn, NY. He was one of the brave souls who fought fires in a crowded city... using the old kind of firetruck, probably to him it was the latest and greatest.
These bits of history remind me how much we take for granted. I'm going to challenge myself to take some time to work on preserving the family heritage in the next coming weeks.
This is a darling evening purse ... or possibly for attending a wedding. It is held by a single strap in the center and is completely covered in little pearly seed beads. Just a real sweet vintage piece of fashion. I call it a "flapper girl" bag but it doesn't have to be.
With all of the weddings going on in May and June, I just think it deserves a Second Chance.
I'm also taking 20% off the original price while there is romance in the air!
This past week I added a few more things to my shop. This double stacked teapot (cup is underneath) did not make it. I think I might bring it to my booth this weekend instead. It is very heavy! Marked Royal Scotland.
Pretty pinks though!
This pretty pink and green tassel is just right for hanging your key in your antique secretary desk or vintage hope chest key.
This was one of my favorites this week but it sold already. A Prince William birth souvenir! It is actually a very small "Orlando Cherry Brandy" bottle....all made of china. Pretty unique!
I also like this clover dish ....so sweet. Marked Prussia.
Check out the other pink fun going on for Pink Saturday!