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Shipping Day

It’s shipping day and I have a helper. We’ve had yet another week with temps below zero and I think maybe she’s trying to tell me that she would like me to send her some place where it’s warmer, much warmer. I want to go, too…..my helper

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I just finished painting a couple of pieces, available on the website now!

 

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Our Queen Anne Victorian House, Circa 1892, Then and Now

1892 Queen Anne Victorian house

1892 Queen Anne Victorian house

1892 Queen Anne Victorian home

1892 Queen Anne Victorian home

We are so thankful to have this photo of our home as it was back in the day (now if only they would have had color photos back then!) The first thing on our wish list for the exterior is to replace that gorgeous wrap around porch but even without it, she’s still a grand old house with quite a presence. I will be posting interior photos soon.

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Banish Winter Blahs with Quick Decorating Tips

If old man winter has you down and spring seems an eternity away, try one (or all!) of these simple decorating ideas to add a little oomph to your home.  You will be surprised by the amount of impact a few small changes will have.

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Color –  Choose accessories in your favorite color and sprinkle them around the room.  For example – my favorite color is purple, therefore you will find purple throws, accent pillows, picture frames, small rugs, etc., throughout my home.  Are you fickle when it comes to color?  No worries!  By keeping the background neutral, you can change out the accent color(s) whenever the mood strikes.

Scent – Fragrance is one of the quickest and easiest ways to change the mood of a home.  A little aromatherapy is also a great pick-me-up – feeling tired of the long, cold winter?  Try something in the citrus or floral family to energize yourself with warm thoughts of spring.  There are so many options for home fragrance, be it plug-in warmers, table top warmers, scent diffusers, candles, etc.

Theme – If you have a favorite vacation spot, animal or pet, movie, sport or sports team, musical group, etc., use that as a guide for creating a theme for a room.  Gather photos, memorabilia, statues and the like and place them around your space.  The trick to keeping the room from looking like a teenager’s is in the details.  For example – frame a movie poster in an elegant frame, not a cheap poster frame, and keep accent pieces to a minimum.

So there you have it, a few simple changes that will go a long way toward brightening your home and your mood while waiting for spring to arrive.

Cherie Perry ~ Bella Rosa Designs

 

 

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New this week!

Pink Rose Tea Set

Pink Rose Tea Set

Gorgeous porcelain tea pots, tea cups, and tea sets – lots of lovely roses – all coming this week to Bella Rosa Designs! Have a wonderful week, xoxo ~ Cherie

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Vintage Victorian Glitter Plaques

New today at Bella Rosa Designs – one-of-a-kind vintage Victorian Valentine glitter plaques. 3 available, each a different design. They would look lovely as a set. $24.99 each

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Snowy Day

This is the view as I work in my studio on this blustery, snowy day. The house you see is the historic Beyer Home, a lovely Queen Ann house. I so enjoy looking at this beautiful old house every day, what a blessing!

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Historic Victorian Homes

Historic Victorian Homes

 

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Listing Soon!

New items coming to Bella Rosa Designs today!

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It’s the simple things……

The other morning I received an email from a very dear friend of mine.   Seems it was snowing that day — this doesn’t happen often in South Carolina — so she took advantage of the weather to send a message — LYLAS — which is internet speak for “love you like a sister”.  What a wonderful start to my day.  Love you, Mar!

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We are featured in Hot Cottage Collectibles

I am excited to announce that some of my antique and vintage items (including hand painted pieces) are featured in a new book by C. Dianne Zweig titled Hot Cottage Collectibles. It will be available this fall and can be preordered at Amazon.com.

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