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.


13 comments:

~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

Michelle said...

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

Michelle

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!!
hugs/
Carol

Heidi said...

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

Hugs ~
Heidi

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!!yikes...so 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!!!!!
Amy

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!