Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thank You to My Customers This Thanksgiving

It occurred to me as I was packing up my latest order from the online store how thankful I am to the customers I've had this year. This is the first year for Bella Rosa Antiques and I am pleased with how well it has been received and for the many customers who have shopped the site.

As I'm getting ready to have this latest package shipped to it's destination I'm also thinking about the items I am going to list for the Christmas season...adding them to what is already on...and on sale! I'm excited to announce I have new sparkly word garlands for your holiday display in gold as well as silver.

I've also come across some great vintage ornaments ... I love these and can't get enough of them.
Here is an example from my own display at home:

They're great for decorating the tree as well as in all kinds of vignettes around the house. In a container by the entryway, on an end table, you name it.

So, have fun, get your decorations out and if there is anything else you need to complete your collection, you might just find it here this year!

And thank you to all who have supported me this.

As always,

Thursday, November 20, 2008

All Holiday Items on SALE! Save 20%

In order to kick of the Christmas shopping season all holiday items will be on sale starting Black Friday through Christmas Eve!

That's right!

All holiday items will be 20% off...

Start shopping now and make your wish lists! And if the shipping charges appear to be high, it is because it is an estimate and the difference will be refunded back to you. Happy Shopping!


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

A Visit to the Booth ~ Bringing Vintage Christmas Ornaments

The Christmas season is fast approaching...I can't believe it is almost Thanksgiving. Retailers have already set out their holiday inventory. The same is happening in our antique mall and I'd better get started before it's too late. The birth of Dear Bebe has me pretty occupied so at least I have an excuse! Scroll down with me to check out what I have to work with, minus the Christmas items.

Pretty soon (probably this weekend) I will be bringing our holiday items in. I love decorating at home for Christmas and the booth can be pretty fun, too. The three tiered plate stand is calling me to load it up with ornaments and other shiny baubles.

This plant stand would probably sell better in the spring, but I'm intriqued by filling it with different items. What could I put in there for Christmas? Note the doorway in the background. We were lucky enough to get a booth up front near the register but lately nothing is helping our sales. Could be the bad economy buzz or people are waiting until after Thanksgiving.

This is our case. I do have a few items here and there for the holidays but there are more ornaments, garlands, and figurines to display. Some can be found on the Bella Rosa Antiques website.

The three gnomes atop this display cabinet could mix in well with a Santa elf or toy theme ...I thought they stood out nicely from the milk glass in the back. I think the bowl on the right is a hobnail punch bowl. Neat idea for Christmas with greens and red decor!

This is a peek inside the display cabinet. Lots of options here...if I clear out most of the dishware. Do I do a Shabby Chic type of Christmas in there or go traditional? I'm thinking like Rachel Ashwell and I have a feeling this would make a great look.
Check back with me next week to see how it looks...and feel free to start browsing our Christmas/Holiday inventory on the website, Bella Rosa Antiques.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Vintage Christmas Ornaments Featured on Bella Rosa Antiques

It's that exciting time of year already! Time to start your holiday shopping... and we have a few items featured on our website for you!

An elegant glass dessert stand with vintage ornaments and shells.

Thank you, this has sold!

One of my favorites...who doesn't love a snowflake pin to wear on a wool coat all winter?

And a fancy vintage style key for Santa on a shiny red ribbon...

We have several styles of sparkly silver and gold word garlands.

Lots of fun!

A collectible porcelain Santa ornament from Goebel, the same company that makes Hummels in Germany...we also have an angel ornament. Check us out on Bella Rosa Antiques!

If the shipping charges calculate high, we usually return the balance right back to you. Our shipping calculator is just for an estimate. So shop away! Ho ho ho!

And as always...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Vintage Christmas Antiques & Collectibles

What is it about vintage Christmas items? They are charming. They can also remind of us families, celebrations, and love.

Who doesn't remember pulling out boxes of Shiny Brites to hang on their trees? Or the star toppers...maybe your family had an angel. One of my favorite things to set up was the nativity.

What I didn't like was having to string up the lights. My Sister and I were the Christmas decorators. My Mother handed the job over to us and we planned a day to do it (we had an artificial tree) and made the event special by putting on our favorite Christmas album. Then I would try and convince my Sister that she had to do the lights because she was , well, she was older and could do a better job. Sometimes it worked.

Every year I would forget what ornaments we had until we unwrapped each one and I would exclaim with glee..."oh I love this one! And this one, too!"

What are your favorite Christmas decorations? If you're looking to add something "new" to your collection, check out this page on our website, Bella Rosa Antiques.

And as always,