It may have a new name which will incorporate Jillian into the mix... still deciding! The url address remains the same.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
This satiny rose fabric is great to have on hand for those special projects. I love the champagne color tone.
The first illustrated page of this antique book titled "Lucile" reads: "The Duke bowed his lips o'er her hand."
I don't know about you but that sounds pretty romantic to me!
Hopefully I'll be able to go antiquing this weekend...we've had so much snow I haven't been going on my weekly hunting trips. And speaking of snow...another big shout out to TEAM USA during the Olympics. Whoooo Hooooo! Great job!
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
How great my LuRay dinnerware would look on the table. Tee hee!
That gives me an idea... make mini LuRay dishes!
What this furniture is really making me think about is getting a dollhouse for Dear Bebe someday. How much fun it will be!
But I think for now I will imagine sitting on this patio set with the sun shining on my face. The snow is still here but spring is only 32 days away! THIRTY TWO DAYS, people, 32 days! It's do-able. Think I can make it!
Along with some vintage rose fabric, books and jewelry, I will be adding these cute vintage pieces to the Bella Rosa website tonight. Think I'll start a new "Vintage Toys" category. Fun!
Are you a dollhouse person? I'd love to hear about yours!
Monday, February 15, 2010
She was enjoying all of his toys... wheeeeeeeeeee!
Then for Valentine's Day Dear Hubs and I decided the best restaurant in town was right in our own living room! We have this awesome view of the town below and seated our selves for dinner right in front of the window.
Dear Hubs made chicken marsala with angel hair pasta and I made a heart shaped cake.
Hmmmm... I think the Bistro is open!
Friday, February 12, 2010
Here is my sweetpea... in her warm and snuggly hearts. She loves watching her Da-Da plow away snow.
A Happy Valentine's Day this weekend to all!
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
We did the staying in and baking thing.
We ate soup.
We took pictures. We bragged about how much snow accumulated.
We thought we had received the big one.
I've changed my mind after today. THIS is a lot of snow! I think we had sixteen inches today on top of the twenty-one inches we had last week.
Our front azalea bushes were pummeled. They don't resemble ANYTHING.
Our car is barely visible!
We'll be digging out tomorrow. Er, I mean Dear Hubs will be out there with his snow plow tractor thingy.
I'm going to be praying this is the last of the big white storms.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
The snowstorm hit, we were covered with a big fluffy blanket of snow. Probably about 2 feet!
I've never seen so much snow on the back railing of our deck!
Turned our birdhouse into a skyscraper...
Off to go dig out and have fun!
Friday, February 5, 2010
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
I twitter but my tweets have become far and few between. Could I be tweeted out?
I just started using FACEBOOK for my website, Bella Rosa Antiques. FUN!
Did you ever stop and think....remember when life wasn't so complicated with passwords, URL's, HTML's, pin numbers, cell phones, etc?
Think this is why I appreciate antiques!
Anyway, check me out on FACEBOOk under Bella Rosa Antiques. I'd love it if you'd become a fan, too. (Facebook account is necessary.)
Thursday, January 28, 2010
So we have "your half" and "my half" going on.
It helps if I can let Dear Bebe in the office with me so I can work occasionally on orders for my website or answer some of the emails I receive.
Sounds good? Not if you have antiques on open shelves in the room. Nightmare with a toddler with grippy hands.
So I decided to buy new shelving that would fit in the closet and store everthing where the doors can be closed.
That left my current shelving available for other items! I hadn't thought about it until the new space was created and I love what I've decided to use it for. My shipping supplies, boxes, ribbons, etc.
She loves to play with the boxes and ribbons which can easily be wound up again and put back on the shelf. Nothing to break there!
This is the other half of the room. It doesn't help we also have an antique booth and end up with lots of excess stuff, bins, boxes, containers waiting to be taken to the antique mall.
Even Dear Bebe thinks it's a mess.
Goal for this year: Work on this room as well as our dining room. We had big plans when we moved in four years ago to paint and put up crown molding, etc in our formal dining area.
Ha! We'll see. I've got 11 months left.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
That's me, the red head third or fourth on the left and whaddya know, I'm not facing forward like I should be and my arm isn't with all the other dancers. And look at that funky 80s hair!
But it was great seeing these old photos... I don't think I had ever seen these before. Someone loaded them onto a reunion page on Facebook and I'm so glad he did.
This was a photo taken during the song "Nothin Like a Dame." Looks pretty good, eh? I haven't gotten the song out of my head since I saw it this afternoon.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Last weekend I encouraged Dear Hubs to take us for a family outing. As Dear Bebe gets older, this will get more and more fun to do.
He looked up some things to do online and found a local chocolate factory had a mini museum inside. I did not protest.
They make these cute little (and very tasty morsels) called BUDS. They look like KISSES but they are not. Which came first? The KISS or the BUD? Tee hee.
Either way these are delicious. I'm halfway through the bag of them already.
The museum was really neat, but small.
Just as I was about to take a photo of their gorgeous display of porcelain chocolate pots... my camera battery died. Ahhhhhhh!
Here are all the chocolate molds they've collected as well as other neat items used to make chocolate.
But we had fun and we look forward to more family outings! Especially if they involve food!
Monday, January 18, 2010
Amy Adams again in a starring role. I like her. I really do.
But maybe not in this role. Here she is hoping to receive a proposal from her doctor boyfriend and instead receives a pair of diamond earrings.
She spends the rest of the movie stomping (in high heels mind you) through the rest of the movie up and down the hills of Ireland trying to get to him on February 29th, to propose to him during a rare Irish Leap Year tradition.
Then of course, she meets another guy and they seem to like each other despite hating each other. (And haven't we seen THIS scenario over and over before?)
Okay. So, it had potential.
You'd think the casting director would have seen that during early script reading.
I give it 2 and a half popcorns. Maybe a three if I didn't have to buy the ticket or the popcorn. Like if I just sat on my couch, made microwave popcorn and had rented it. Now there's a tradition I can leap to!
Thursday, January 14, 2010
I know it is not spring, but it was enough to motivate me.
So now I can start thinking about future days when I can go to the local farmers market and see these....
And even sooner when I can bring these home to brighten up the house.