This Easter we want to help you "think outside the basket" to make this Easter a weekend to remember! We can tell y'all love the Scout totes and storage solutions so we thought they would make the perfect vessel to hold all of your Easter goodies. With different sizes and patterns to choose from selecting the perfect one is a breeze. We've put together two different "baskets" to inspire your creative minds- one for your Tween or Teen, and one for yourself. (Because you're never too old to get Easter presents!) Check out our shopping guides below to see how we put together one of a kind Easter gifts!

For Your Teen (or Tween)

BV Tip:

If you don't want to fill the entire basket with gifts, start by filling the bag 3/4 of the way full with strips of crinkle paper or tissue paper to give the items a boost. This will make the basket look more full while making the overall gift more visually appealing!

How We Filled Ours:

1. 17oz Swell Water Bottle
2. Etta B Bunny Easter Dish
3. HOBO Lauren Wallet
4. Virtue Long Tassle Demi-Gemstone Necklaces
5. Moonstruck Fill Mercury glass candle
6. Monogrammed Comfort Colors Tee
7. Lollia perfume and Lollia Bath Salts
8. C. Maxwell Lustre Zippy Pouch

BV Tip: Instead of just tossing the Easter candy into the basket, pour it into colorful woven bags or clear cellophane bags tied with a fun ribbon. This will dress up the candy and looks way better than the packaging the candy makers use!

For Yourself (or Your Friend)

The "Hang Ten" (show in Petallica Pink w/ green interior) collapsible storage bin is perfect for the on-the-go mom! It is designed to hold standard sized hanging files so you can keep organized with all your family's doings, bills and important memos.

BV Tip: Put the tote in your trunk so you can easily organize all the little objects that seem to collect back there!

How We Filled Ours:
2. Copper Bookmark ($15)- Take it to the beach to mark your spot in your favorite novel, or use it in the kitchen to remember that recipe you're just dying to try!
3. French Bull Dinnerware ($9-$29)- We love this melamine dinnerware line! It's the perfect solution for outdoor entertaining or teaching your little ones to set the table...without worrying about your breakables!
4. Spring Magnet ($3.50-$9)- The dragonflies look great on the fridge or placed around your home. The bright colors are perfect for spring and summer!
5. Coffee Mug ($17) &Vintage Gypsy Swap ($18)- This funky ceramic mug is microwave and dishwasher safe. Inside the mug we hid a fabric swap, perfect for dressing up your tops, jackets or purses!
6. Matchstix Petite Block Frame ($19)- Frame your favorite Easter memory in a Matchstix frame, full of rustic charm.
7. Twist and Pout ($9)- Keep those lip hydrated as the temperatures soar! SPF 20 and all natural ingredients make this a great accessory for your purse.
8. Vintage Gypsy Necklace ($29-$139) & Stone Coasters ($39)- Vintage Gypsy necklaces are the perfect go-to accessory no matter if you need to perk up a t-shirt or accessorize a cocktail dress. The stone coasters absorb the moisture so your glass doesn't stick to the coaster and make a mess!
9. Vintage Applique Scarf ($29)- When the weather doesn't feel very "springy" wrap yourself up in a brightly colored scarf! The color and adorable applique will boost your mood while the jersey cotton feel keeps you warm.
10. Soy Candle ($19)- 100% soy wax makes for a clean burning, soot free candle. You'll love the unique and powerful fragrance, and the fact that each jar burns about 180 hours!
11. Pink Posey Elbow Sleeve ($41)- We love the elbow sleeve during this transitional weather. Bumbletee's has great new Spring designs out, it will be hard to choose just one!
12. Scout Storage Bin ($25)- Come find all your storage solutions at Bella Vita! Scout has a wide selection of styles and sizes to make sure your every need is met.

We hope you're as excited for Easter weekend as we are! We would love to help you create the perfect Easter "basket", so stop by or give us a call!

- The Girls at Bella Vita

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Bridal Engagement Photo
Photography courtesy of Russell Hays.

We are pleased to introduce you to Heather and Nathan, another inspiring couple registered with bella vita! We have come to know Heather, her family and her friends since she has registered with us and we are so excited for her and Nathan- it's like we are sending off one of our own!

Heather and Nathan met during the fall of their sophomore year at Auburn University. Nathan had become friends with two of Heathers sorority sisters and unbeknownst to Heather they told Nathan that "they had a really cute friend he needed to meet." Heather was so embarrassed when her sorority sisters got home and told her what they had done! A couple of weeks later Nathan got a hold of Heather's phone number and they were on their way to TCBY for a blind date. "I'll never forget that moment," Heather says, "we began dating in October 2005 and have been together ever since! Who knew a blind date would turn into marriage!"

Nathan got down on one knee on February 7, 2009 in front of Samford Hall (on Auburn's campus). Heather was completely shocked and surprised! They spent the afternoon at the Georgia Aquarium and returned to Auburn that night to celebrate with their friends and family at a surprise dinner Nathan had planned. What a gentleman he is!

Heather and Nathan tie the knot on May 22, 2010 at St. George's Episcopal Church in Germantown, TN. It will be a beautiful wedding filled with life and love!

Congratulations Heather and Nathan! Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your wedding- we are honored!

- The Girls at Bella Vita

A Bella Vita Registry- In Heathers Words

BV: You are almost married, how has Bella Vita treated you so far?
HEATHER: Everyone at Bella Vita has been extremely helpful and friendly throughout the whole registry process. They have been so easy to work with and have been great at communicating to me about my registry.

BV: Is there a certain feature or aspect to our registry process that assisted in your decision to choose Bella Vita?
HEATHER: I think it is so helpful that you will order items ahead of a shower or the wedding to have on hand for guests to purchase. I feel so special that there are items that are just in the store for me!
Bride engagement photo
Photography courtesy of Russell Hays.

BV: Why did you choose Bella Vita over other boutique stores when it came time to register?
HEATHER: I chose to register at Bella Vita because they offer such unique gifts and home items. They also carry Casafina and Good Earth Pottery, two brands I wanted to register for and not many stores carry.

BV: If you could list one reason why you chose Bella Vita, what would it be?
Unique gifts and great service!

BV: Are there certain items on your registry that you most hope to receive?
HEATHER: I really want to receive my everyday dishes and serving pieces, as well as my everyday glasses.

More about our Bella Vita Bridal Registry

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Yes, it's true- at Bella Vita we start thinking about the upcoming Holiday Season in March. For some that probably excites you, for others it probably makes you sick! Whichever way you sway, you should be excited to hear that we will be back at Mistletoe Marketplace in Jackson, MS this November! Yes, we're excited too. We know you love to shop down in Jackson, so get your lists ready...we're comin'!

To help get you in the mood, here are some shots of our booth in previous years.

Christmas Show
Off The Wall frames and plaques as well as a collection of Christmas
themed dinnerware!

Show - Little Rock
Deck your halls with inspiring metal Christmas decor.

Christmas Show
Get yourself dressed up with one of a kind Vintage Gypsy Jewelry-
Always a huge hit at our shows!

Check out Events & Shows page for a list of future and previous Holiday shows.

Also, keep your eyes peeled for Ella Ivy Boutique, our friends out of Pontotoc, MS. Erika and her girls will be showing off all their beautiful clothing at Mistletoe Marketplace(Jackson, MS.) for the first time this year, and we couldn't be more excited for Erika! If you need a serious fashion fix before November, head to Ella Ivy's on Main Street in Pontotoc, MS.

Have a great week ya'll- and remember, Christmas carols are not recommended before Thanksgiving!

- The Girls at bella vita

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