Friday, March 29, 2013

Pink and Pastels for Easter

Looking through my shop to see what I have
to share for Pink Saturday and Easter Weekend...
a blog "parade" so to speak.
But first, before we take a look
there is a BIG SPRING SALE going on
20% off EVERYTHING, including our
(You must use the link above to receive the discount)
Now, for the Easter Parade!
Vintage paper collectibles with bunnies....

Lots of gorgeous china...

like this limoges plate

A beautiful pink rose Silesia creamer

Some of my favorite LuRay Pastels dinnerware...
the color is "Sharon Pink"

Lovely demitasse cups and saucers adorned with roses...

And a Staffordshire butter pat and spreader!
There's lots more in the SPRING SALE!
Don't miss it!
And Happy Easter to all!
Think Spring! I can't wait to get
out my pink bicycle this year.
Linking to Pink Saturday at
And I can't believe I had the most clicks
last week! My vintage LuRay dinnerware
is definitely an "eye catcher!"
Thanks so much, Beverly!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


For four days only, shop our THINK SPRING sale and save 20% off on EVERYTHING including our Flea Bella Clearance category and an all new MYSTERY SALE category!
Don't miss our biggest sale of the season!

Linking to Blog Shop at

and The Marketplace at Common Ground!


Monday, March 25, 2013

Decorating a Library with Antique Books: A Collection of Waverly Novels

Everyone has different tastes.
But if you've been blessed with
a great library room
or awesome set of bookshelves,
you're going to need to do
something with them.

This is quite a pop of color.
Truly an artist lives here.

Someone who enjoys the facts
collected these antique encyclopedias.
Or, they just liked how they look all together!

Here's what to do if you enjoy
having doo dads instead of books!

I tend to lean toward
 the lighter
side of things.
Let the books be
the objects of art.

Look at this grand display!
Here is my newest collection
of books, Waverly Novels,
 available in my
Bella Rosa shop, here.

 Beautiful designs, all of the
wonderful classic titles.

A set of 25 for a well
designed, antique library.
Now, if you'll excuse me,
I'm heading into "the study"
to lose myself in a world
of reading.... enjoy the day!

Linking to:

Keeping it Simple,

Market Yourself Monday at
Sumo's Sweet Stuff,
Share Your Cup Thursday
at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson,

over at It's So Very Cheri!


Friday, March 22, 2013

Pinkarella! It's Spring Time Appeal for Pastel Colored LuRay Dinnerware

My heart leaps with joy at the
thought of this season.

And my vintage LuRay Pastels collection
makes a great display for Easter.

Just like the colors
of the candy coated eggs!
Back in the day, the company
Taylor Smith and Taylor. debuted
LuRay as a great alternative to the
popular and very brightly
colored FIESTA ware.

Soft pastels like Persian Cream, Sharon Pink,
Surf Green, and Windsor Blue sparkle
like the colors in the LuRay Caverns in Virginia.
Did you know that is how this set got it's name?

Over the years I have collected
quite a few different pieces.

Some I use...

And some I don't!

 And some I buy just to
"Go Along"

And why not?
My vintage LuRay

Always makes me smile,
whatever the occasion!

My little sweet pea thinks I am
like "Pinkarella" because
I like pink so much.

Linking to Pink Saturday...
Hop on over to How Sweet the Sound ,
 Vintage Inspiration Friday at
Common Ground... ,
 A Favorite Thing at
Mocking Bird Hill Cottage,
Home Sweet Home
at The Charm of Home,
Feathered Nest Friday
at French Country Home,
Share Your Cup Thursday at
Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson,
The Creative HomeAcre Hop
Show & Tell Friday
at My Romantic Home,
What's It Wednesday
at Ivy and Elephants,
Etsy Party Cottage Style,
Hope in Every Season
Homemaking Link Up,

and Martha's Favorites!
also with



Wow us wednesdays!

Enjoy the day!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Blog Shopping and a Marketplace!

Today I'm linking up with Blog Shop at How Sweet the Sound
 and also over at The Marketplace at Common Ground.

A couple of my little pals
need a good home!

So sweet!

So vintage.
So beautiful!
Stop by, visit the other vendors
and enjoy the day!


Monday, March 18, 2013

Springing Ahead to Summer at the Lake

It is pretty much spring
and I'm already thinking
about summer and the lake house.

Thinking about sitting out
on this cozy deck with
a lemonade, a book
and my camera.
I like to be ready to
take a photo of whatever
is happening.
There is ALWAYS something.

Remember last year when
we turned the kitchen from
dark to light and crisp?

And my hard working hubby
I felt SO guilty about it.
I'm over it now!
Love our nautical look.

I need to finish up in the kid's room.
We are going to attempt bunk beds.

Key word is ATTEMPT.
The attic walls make
it difficult...bunk beds take 
up much space.
Of course I will keep
taking pictures and
give updates!
I also look forward to cruising
along the lake...

 My favorite time is right after dinner...

 And of course going to my favorite
thrift shop in the woods to find little
vintage pieces like these!

It won't be long now!

Linking to
Be Inspired
at The Common Ground,
Feathered Nest Friday
at French Country Home,
Flaunt it Friday
at Chic on a Shoestring,

Show and Tell Friday
at My Romantic Home


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Spring Has Sprung! New Arrivals: Easter Paperie, Vintage Trim, Silver Ware and Super Cheep Mystery Sale!

Spring is here!
I heard the birdies chirping.
The sunlight is brighter.
Miss Jillian is happier!
So to celebrate I am showing off
Having your own website is
a lot of work. A lot.

But, I get to be a "picker"
a collector, and a matchmaker
all at the same time.
Here is just a sampling of
what I listed last night.
My spring collection, uh, I
mean, new arrivals!
Finished pretty close to midnight.

Of course I have a few favorites this week.
Don't I always?
It is hard not to keep some things.
Like the 25 piece set of antique
Waverly Novels that look so
nice on a bookshelf.
filled with 26 antique postcards!

Or the artist made tatted crown,
handpainted glass sign, or the trio
of shabby pink rose plates.

I could go on, but I'll
just let you look
them over yourself.
But wait! There's also
the Mystery Sale!
I cut prices down to the
bare minimum last night!

This sweetie little robin's
egg nest is cheep, cheep, cheep!

And a vintage style eiffel tower
Cheep, I tell ya!

Okay so that was a play on words
so I could show you this antique,
artist signed, Easter chick postcard
by the famous John Winsch.

I know, you're just cracking up, eh?
Have a great day &
Happy Almost Spring!