Our thumbs are not all that green here at Bella Vita, but we are loving our newest addition nonetheless. Individual gardening kits in sweet pea, forget-me-not, lavender and mini-sunflowers are in, and they couldn't be easier to grow or sweeter to look at. Even us Bella Vita girls were able to get our sweet pea started and on its way to becoming a beautiful blooming arrangement. Everything you need to get your pretty plants growing is included in each eco-friendly rice hull pot; all you need to do is follow the simple instructions (trust us, they are simple) and add water. We love that the container they grow in is also a great display container, so there is no mess or fuss transferring the blooms to a second decorative pot.

Do you have a more savory side? Organic herb kits, available in dill, chives, thyme and soon-to-arrive basil, might be more your style. These counter herb kits look every bit as enjoyable as they taste when tossed into your favorite dishes.

Seed kits are making a big statement this year as teacher gifts and housewarming gifts with their simple organic beauty and out-of-the-box thinking. And with Mother's Day quickly approaching, the seed kits are an original alternative to a traditional bouquet of flowers. Whether you get it growing and give Mom a hand-grown surprise, or present her with a garden all her own, she will surely love the creative and thoughtful gesture.

We would love to see you and help you hand-pick the perfect flower or herb kit for Mom; or if you're just curious as to how these little gardens work, check up on our sweet pea growing beautifully in our store. Trust us-if we can make it grow, you can too!

Happy Gardening,

The Girls at Bella Vita

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Apr 29 2010

My "Aha" Moment

Nothing like a change in seasons—in particular a change to spring—to get you to take inventory of your life. So as I sat outside recently in springtime temperatures, I began thinking of my life's journey and how it landed me here, at Bella Vita. I also thought about my customers and what keeps bringing them into the store. I also wondered how to better connect with them—with you—on a more personal level. Then it all came full circle and I realized this: We share so much about Bella Vita and our beautiful, unique, handcrafted items, but what about us? Do we share enough of us with you?

It’s not that we love talking about ourselves, mind you. But like any good Southern woman worth her salt, we do love to share stories about our lives, families, friends and most recent must-have finds.

We take pride in that Bella Vita is not just a box of a store with beautiful items within. It's where you find inspiration to shape your own life, mixed with lots of smiles and happiness, and the girls and I, who are always here for you.

We want to share more of ourselves because we believe that only by fully giving can we fully receive. We hope you’ll get to know us better—good and bad!—laugh with us, explore with us, learn with us, and always search for the beauty in life within all of us, and within Bella Vita.

So here’s to lots more of everything beautiful—inspirational insights, friendly stories and lots of smiles and laughing along the way.

Here's to La Bella Vita!

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Our exclusive collection of reclaimed tin frames and wall hangings is perfect for our "Friday Favorite" today.  The talented artist behind these beauties gives life to old tin that he finds all over the country by adorning wooden frames and plaques. His reclaimed tin frames and wall hangings look as beautiful on their own as they do on a wall or tabletop collage.

Each tin frame is different from the next in color, texture and style. You can find frames to fit any size photo, from 4×6 up to 8×10. Visit our website for a sampling of our tin frames.

You’ve just got to find the perfect wall space for these statement-making three-photo frame panels available in 4×6, 5×7 and 8×10.

Are you looking to add rustic elegance and charm to a room in your home? The tin wall hangings are the perfect blend of old and new, rustic and elegant. From as small as five-inch squares, all the way up to 12x12 and 11x14. Surely one is calling your name.

Every young lady needs one of these tin peace signs in her bedroom or dorm room. It’s a must-have classic accessory. Different diameters are available and they look great together as a collage when you mix three vertically or horizontally.

You won't find these one-of-a-kind tin pieces anywhere else in town, so check them out at bella vita. If you are unable to make it into the store, you can view a collection of our reclaimed tin products online. Of course, you can always give us a call and we’ll be more than happy to help you choose one for your home.

Happy Earth Week,

The girls at bella vita

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Hi, my name is Stephanie. Like you, I love all things beautiful. The word. The life. The way it makes your soul feel warm and cozy. So curl up with the Girls at Bella Vita as we share our lives with you- our families and friends, our inspirations and ideas, our homes and nests- quite simply, our take on creating a beautiful life.
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