April 20, 2010
We received a fantastic email from our customer, Ms. Veiga, showing us her incredible transformation of a gorgeous Vintage Bed. She did all the hardwork in refinishing and decorating it with Bella Cottage Appliques and the end result is flawless! We were all in awe of her bed!
The bed itself took ages for her to find and she finally found it on Criagslist! She saw great potential in this bed-frame and the curves in the foot board are simply too beautiful. She had repair work done to make the frame stable for her mattress and now it’s like new!
She writes to us: “Your products make everything so easy to do and the results are just fabulous. I plan on doing over my 4 poster this summer with the large rose swags and my dressers too.”
Ms. Veiga, you have an incredible eye and such a talent! We’re so happy you shared these beautiful pictures with us and let us share it with our fans! No doubt this amazing piece will be an inspiration to us all.
April 14, 2010
We love our Mom’s here at The Bella Cottage! Being mother’s ourselves, we understand the hard work and love involved! It’s always fun, each year, to pull together our ideas for top gifts for Mom. This year, our theme is “Queen for a Day” and we’ve gathered together elegant items with crowns or other grand details that will tell Mom how amazing she is.
Click on the photo to go to our Mother’s Day section on our site!
Items featured: Pink Decorative Cake, Pink Diamond Paper Weight, Queen for a Day Candle, Amour/Bonhuer Pom Pom Candles, Pink French Style Photo Frame, Pink Crown Basket, Fancy Light Pink Feather Pen, Cinderella’s Carriage Ornament & Hot Pink Feather Duster!
March 22, 2010
We love this new set of furniture that has just come into the store! One of our amazing artisans designed the reupholstering & color of these pieces and we think they look divine!
Each piece, except for the console table of course, features a lovely soft-blue linen fabric. The tufting is just perfect and pretty and it works well with the cream color of the frames.
Can you imagine this in someone’s home? It’s soft and feminine but the blue just balances it out. We have these for sale at thebellacottage.com right now! See our One of a Kinds section for more items like this.
VJ23 – Sweet French Style Blue Demi Console Table – We have 2 tables available!
VJ22 – Sweet Vintage French Style Blue Linen Armchair
VJ21 – Sweet Vintage French Style Cream Bench with Blue Linen Tufted Cushion
VJ20 – Sweet Vintage French Large Sofa in Blue Linen
March 22, 2010
Elegance and style isn’t far when you decorate with gorgeous Italian Florentine items. These lovely trinkets and accessories liven up any space and add glitter to your decor. Looking through what we offer under our Bella Finds section, I saw that one could really make a gorgeous bathroom with the right items!
Looking at the above collage, I paired gorgeous reproduction wall sconces with a one of a kind antique commode from Europe. (The commode could be altered to hold a sink.) The right sink vanity can really transform a bathroom especially when you’re going for a certain look. The golds and greys in its design pulled together the European elegance in the accessories.
We also carry this gorgeous vintage mirror with a gorgeous sculpted top. The frame is wood and chippy in parts which really adds to the vintage quality. Complete the look with a few Italian Florentine accessories (such as a gold hand-mirror and tissue box) and voila! You’re there!
The gold hand-towel stand isn’t Italian, but it was a charming Bella Find item that went well with the decor.
6990 – Vintage Oval Mirror with Rose Swag Details in Gold
Antique Commode from Europe in Gustavian Grey
BF1395 – Vintage Florentine Italian Tole Gold and Blue Hand Mirror
Italian Florentine 2-Arm Wall Sconce in Gold
BF1472 – Shabby French Iron Gold Towel Holder with Handtowels
BF1508 – Vintage Florentine Italian Sqaure Tissue Box in Gold
March 16, 2010
This lovely vintage highboy dresser was an exciting find. We knew with all its curves that it’d be a stunning piece once it was finished and boy were we right! The roses really gave this piece sweetness and charm and we’re happy to have it as a part of our One of a Kind, furniture collection. This piece is still available at our website!
Each week, we welcome generations of vintage furniture into our workshop and at the hands of our skillful craftsmen they are transformed and are taken to our showroom ready to take on the next hundred years! Our vintage One of a Kinds are carefully sanded, repainted with several coats of our signature white, and decorated with our delicate and charming rose appliques. The result is a stunning and beautiful piece! All the hinges, drawers, legs and surfaces are looked over and fixed or adjusted for stability so our customers have peace of mind that their purchase is like a brand-new item!
It takes a fierce passion and love to do what we do at The Bella Cottage. And we’ll continue to bring you the best we can! From our home to yours!
Click here to visit our One of a Kinds Section at our online store!
February 23, 2010
Janice purchased this gorgeous settee from us and did her very own, amazing transformation! Now, the settee has been reupholstered in a gorgeous, lavender satin. It’s so classy and beautiful!
Dear Bella Cottage,
I am simply ecstatic with my settee!!!
Over the years I have learned to buy the things you love because one day the right piece will come along to bring it all together. I had been searching for an antique settee for quite some time until I stumbled upon your website and fortune had it that Mindi helped me through my struggle of finding the exact piece I had to have. Picture after picture, settee after settee, day after day….you get the idea. She worked very hard to find exactly what I was aspiring to and went above, beyond & over the river & through the woods to please me as a client. It’s very difficult & scary to purchase an antique online, sight unseen, let alone a settee but Mindi supplied me with all info & pics to make a safe & sound judgment on my purchase. I can never thank her enough for cheering me on with her joyful assurance. I was very fortunate to have her working with me. Indirectly my husband is lucky too because he prides himself on making me happy and although he keeps scratching his head at my passion for working on this settee it keeps me out of his hair -haha. Men take note-give your exclusive other a piece of furniture to play with & they will be happy for months on end!
I would also like to let you know the shipper did a fabulous job!!! They are packing extraordinaire. It took at least 2 hrs. to carefully remove heavy bubble wrap & cardboard backing which prevented and chance of chips, cracks, etc. They were also very polite & pleasurable to deal with.
My thanks to Bella Cottage for helping me finally make my living room a room I love to be in!
Special thanks to Mindi….The Best!
Kathleen S. purchased this lovely vase from our Bella Finds collection and what a lucky find it was for her! In her home, she’s paired it with a stunning bouquet of hydrangeas and it looks perfect in her home!
She writes, “This vase is so beautiful! I can’t wait for my roses to bloom!”
Cindy from Canada sent us a photo of this pretty glass cabinet that she purchased from us in 2009! Now it sits in her home and keeps her lovely china and collectibles safe! We’re so happy to see that she’s happy!
See more customer images here!
February 22, 2010
I’m happy to introduce to you, dear Bella Living readers, the newest products to our webpage, Pom Pom at Home’s Audrey Collection! The first time we saw this, we were so charmed that it took our breath away. Pom Pom has done it again!
Above is a photograph taken from the Country Living magazine in March 2010. It features the Audrey tablecloth and ALL of its stunning ruffles! It is a sqaure table cloth, but it looks simply charming on round tables, as you can see below. Purchase the Audrey ruffle tablecloth here.
The table cloth, when displayed in this manner, just feels so frilly and feminine! The set-up with the pink roses and the ruffles just takes me back to the Victorian era.
Besides the stunning tablecloth, Pom Pom also offers matching accessories for you and your home. Below is a lovely tote-bag with the ruffles on the bottom half. Purchase the Audrey Ruffle Tote Bag here.
This style is also available as a Laundry Bag!
And last but not least, you can add charm to the bedroom with this ruffled boudoir pillow. All of the Audrey items come in white (despite the differences in the photographs) and they are all made of 100% cotton. Comfortable and charming for any shabby chic style home!
February 17, 2010
We received a pleasant email from one of our sweetest customers, Cindy from Canada! And boy, were we pleasantly surprised to see such gorgeous photographs of her home! Cindy has a gorgeous collection of beautiful antique china, dolls and furniture and she arranges it all in a way that is very inviting and charming!
The picture above is a cabinet we once sold to Cindy a year ago. It was a One of a Kind piece and features double glass doors and glass shelves inside. It’s so exciting to see our furniture in a happy home! Now, it holds pretty vintage china & treasures.
Great job, Cindy! Your presentation is beautiful and we thank you for allowing us to share these gorgeous photos with our readers!
To view more fantastic pictures of Cindy’s home, see below. She has lovely and inspirational arrangements.
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February 12, 2010
We’ve updated our selection of Dash & Albert rugs on the site! Now you can see all of the rugs in this fabulous collection under one convenient page! It’s perfection under your feet!
Adding a gorgeous rug to a room is sometimes all it takes to create a perfect and comfortable atmosphere. With Dash & Albert rugs, you can add that special something without spending an arm and a leg! The designs of the gorgeous Dash and Albert rugs are reminiscent to antique patterns, charming cottage stripes to soft, shabby chic style palettes.
I’m really excited about the “Plain Tin” rugs that they are offering now. It comes in Ivory, Charcoal and Slate. And of course, our customer favorite has always been the Siena style rugs, available in Brown, Rose, Misty Blue and Sage.
These high-quality, durable rugs are made from cotton, wool, or polypropylene in hooked, hand loomed or braided styles. The broad variety and style will offer you a wide selection for you home. At The Bella Cottage, we are proud to carry popular Dash & Albert rugs to bring elegance and beauty right into your home. (Sorry, puppies not included!)
February 1, 2010
We met the amazing Christie Repasy and visited her at her gorgeous boutique! I cannot rave enough over how beautiful her artwork and vision is in person. At The Bella Cottage, we are proud to carry her beautiful and gentle rose paintings and still-life work. Her sweet palette and detailed imagery makes her work perfect for the shabby chic style home. We thank Christie for allowing us to share her gorgeous space with the world. Couldn’t you just stay here forever?
Above, we compiled a few of our favorites and you can find them on our website at the following links:
1. Christie Repasy “Pink Rose” Original Shabby Canvas Print
2. Christie Repasy “Valentine’s Day” Original Canvas Print
3. Christie Repasy “Songbird” Original Shabby Canvas Print
4. Christie Repasy “Glorias Garland” Original Shabby Canvas Print
5. Christie Repasy “Double Pink Rose” Original Shabby Canvas Print
We even shot a small video to share with you the interior and exterior of her business and it’s GORGEOUS! Take a look below.
Here is Michelle with Christie inside the boutique. Click here to see a video of Michelle’s trip to Christie Repasy’s Boutique.