Thursday, February 7, 2008

Can We Say Bella? A Sneak Antique Peek...

Thrilling! This is the word that comes to mind when I think of my time at the auction. I actually had to attend TWO different auctions because the first one resulted in only a few great finds.
The first day I was able to bring home a lovely Tole handpainted roses tray, some vintage jewelry, an old and very beautiful marriage certificate, the cutest child's chair, an old German Testament, and some glassware items.
But then yesterday I went again to a different auctioneer and wow, I was just filled with anticipation. There were so many things I wanted to bid on, I had to write a list. I did manage to bid on and win several of the things I wanted. Yay! One of my favorites is this gorgeous, vintage ROSE collar box, seen in the photo below. There were collars inside, too! This was definitely "Bella Rosa!"
I also love vintage jewelry and I brought home several pieces that I just fell in love with. Rhinestone earrings, necklaces, pearl necklaces, bracelets, clear and colored crystal necklaces, and LOTS of sparkly pins. I love to decorate my denim jackets with the pins, but during this time of year, my dress coat.
Some of the other vintage finds: evening bags, an extremely tall hat pin holder, even taller hat pins, a very old photo album, a roses fan, sterling pieces, perfume bottle, mini decorated shoes, prints, and a very kitschy kitty kat string holder.
Some of the "jazzy thoughts" I received (from some very bella bloggers) helped tremendously. This may lead to a "request list" on my website. This way, if you're searching for something, tell me, and you just never know, I may be able to find it.
Well, there are more finds that I did not show...some things need to be a surprise! But, as the inventory grows, so does my excitement to begin my new venture. And as usual, I'll post the latest update on my blog.


~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Wow, you found some fabulous things! Thank you for sharing! :)

Michelle said...

Wow! I'm so glad I stopped by for a visit~you did good! I love that black teapot with creamer and sugar. Will you be posting your sales on Bella Rosa Antiques?


Michelle said...

It's me again.. I really like your song.. When Love Takes You In.. can I borrow for my blog? :)


Sassafras & LuLu said...

Wow Jillian,
you got a boat load of pretties! You are making progress! Can't wait to see it all and it must be very fun shopping, but hard to get rid of my dear!!

Heidi said...

Wow! You really got some wonderful finds at the auction. I love transferware.

Hugs ~

Natasha Burns said...

Hi Jillian,
You found some incredible things!!! I adore the bling and the china, so so so beautiful!
Thanks for stopping by my blog today! When I saw the name of your store it reminded me I did a painting once with the words Bella Rosa in it!

Genevieve Olsen said...

I would love to go to an estate sale or auction I just never have the time! Sorry I have not been around I have been really busy with school stuff! You really found some incredible things!I would love to go with you sometime!
Have a great weekend!

nannykim said...

So pretty!! much. I grew up going to auctions with my Dad in VT---but he was into tools!! ha!

Charlotte said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and for the kind comment. I love your header, and my what an assortment of interesting items.

Linda said...

What beautiful treasures you found.
I love, love the teapot with the gorgeous roses. Linda

Amy Wagner said...

Beautiful stuff to be sure!!!!!

MJ said...

What eye-candy you discovered!

Your cupcakes will disappear too! The effort may have been tedious but the results delicious!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Jewelgirl said...

Thanks for giving me a peek at
what I may find at my next
auction or house sale. In Winter
there's not much going on in my
area - can't wait until Spring!