Sunday, November 15, 2009

PINK Saturday: Vintage Christmas Ornaments, Mercury Glass Tree Topper, Glitter Mica Putz Houses

Last week during Pink Saturday (I know, where are my priorities?) I went antiquing in search of "new" and fabulous things for Bella Rosa Antiques. Here is a sneak peek at what I brought home. If you love vintage Christmas will be very happy!

I couldn't believe I found 3 more of these glitter mica putz type houses. All from the same dealer. That's where they keep coming from...but what I can't figure out is why each week there are only a few at a time put out in her booth.

Well, I'm happy I'm finding them so why look a gift horse in the mouth?

I love how this one looks like it has chapel style windows... neat!

And I absolutely LOVE these old ornaments with the glass bead "tassel" look. So delicate yet so festive.

And speaking of delicate... this glass tree topper is amazing. To make it all these years and still be in one piece. A survivor of time!

Another unique piece...this little bell ornament with the lovely connected silver glass beads.

(Thank you, this has SOLD)
She is just a charmer too. Her head is like a china or ceramic material. Unique!

(Thank you, this has SOLD)
I couldn't believe my eyes when I spotted this little set of angels. Aqua with pink roses! Perfect!

What is an antique website called BELLA ROSA without a red lustre roses plate? I had to get it!

(Thank you, this has SOLD)
But one of my favorite pieces of china is this sweeeeeeeeet butter dish, insert, AND cover. A very very early piece of Homer Laughlin china. Homer Laughlin is the same company that made FIESTA ware so this gives you an idea how old this beauty is. And to find all three pieces in fabulous condition is amazing.

For more celebrations of our favorite color, PINK, visit Beverly's blog at How Sweet the Sound.

As always,

Friday, November 13, 2009

In the Pink (Computer)

This week I decided to show random PINK photos I have saved in my computer. The photo above was taken of me two years ago while visiting my Step-Daughter at her new school. My Dear Hubby thought the hat was me and stuck it on my head. Hmmmmm. Wonder why? Notice my reaction...

I'll leave you with this sweet bouquet of pink roses. They were for my bridesmaids when we were married five years ago.
For more pink photos (not in my computer) visit Beverly's website, How Sweet the Sound.

Next week I'll try to show my latest antiques...this week I was caught in between buying trips...I am actually antique shopping today!
As always,

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Hello, Bella Rosa? I need a job.

Not too long ago I was in the car with Dear Bebe about to leave for the grocery store.

My cell phone rang. I looked at the number and didn't recognize it...and the area code was from another state. (For some reason, I tend to get a lot of wrong number calls.)

Since it is the number I use for my website, I answered it anyway.

The young man's voice on the other end said: "Hello, Bella Rosa? Are you hiring?"

I giggled and said "I'm sorry but this is a one man band."

He sounded desperate ... as though he had been calling a long list of phone numbers and this had just become routine. He sort of laughed and said "OK!" And quickly remembered to ask my name before hanging up. I guess when collecting unemployment you need to show who you called.

I felt bad for him but I also remembered a time when I was fresh out of college and couldn't find a job in my field. I had to work two jobs in retail to pay my bills until the real thing came along. Which took awhile.

If he adopts the same "can do" attitude, he'll be okay too.

In the meantime I'm going to keep my "can do" attitude, as well!

Maybe someday I'll have a big enough business I can hire a caller who says "Hello, Bella Rosa? I need a job!"

Friday, November 6, 2009

Pink, A Pink, A Bottle of Pink

It is unbelievable to me how fast the weeks fly by anymore. Tempus Fugit!

Anyway, it is PINK Saturday ... and it is time to show our pink!

These little bobble head snowmen tricked me. I bought them in an antique mall for Bella Rosa, but when I got them home I decided they were made to look old. I think I'll list them anyway as they are cuuuuuuuute! Note the pink one, of course..the reason for buying them at all.

This bowl is fantastic. Small size, not the big serving bowl you would think. But not small like a berry bowl either. Maybe a soup size. Too pretty for minestrone!
The rose on this tin has different pinks... it was done very well because it is so eye catching.
(Thank you, this has SOLD)
This ruffly dresser box is sweet. Someone has already claimed it. I'll be packing it up today. At least I got to admire it for a little while.

And I have shown this set before but here is a better picture. Is this bottle of pink vintage bath crystals amazing or what? The whole thing would look great on an antique tray in the perfect boudoir setting. (Ahhhh...I'm working on that. Sigh. Unfortunately our house was built in the 70's. This could take me some time. )

For more pinks today visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Coming Up... Rhinestone Buttons, Wine Stopper, Pink Shabby Rose Bowl, Rose Tin

Just a few of my recent finds that I'll be listing soon.

(Thank you, these have SOLD)

Giving credit where credit is due... my Dear Mother in Law found these buttons for the website. Is she good or what? Love these!

While this is not an antique... it is definitely unique and great for the wedding category...

(Thank you, these have SOLD)

Didn't get a chance to list these pretty postcards last time... they're going to be listed very soon!

Love how the rose design is simple but yet goes so well with the fancy design of the lid on this tin.

And some vintage Christmas hankies! Can't believe it is almost time to decorate... FUN!

Check out our website.... going to be listing very soon and announcing a special sale idea I have.

Stay tuned!