Pine Cone Hill is all about real-life living. From their soft and cuddly cottons to their casual-chic linens and their elegant silks, it’s all about mixing and matching and finding your style. Just like Bella Vita, they believe that the beautiful life is most often found in the details. Everything from the finishing seams to the multi-dimensional appliques is evidence of quality craftsmanship with great attention to detail. Pine Cone Hill offers eight different collections including "Neutral Territory", "Graphic Traffic", and "La Dolce Villa"  that easily allow you to mix-and-match until you have created the perfect haven.

Since the bed is generally the focal point of a bedroom, layer different colors and textures to add depth and dimension to your room. Try gathering inspiration from the Pine Cone Hill catalog where they mix different lines to create a most alluring display, or start with the existing colors in your bedroom to design a bedding collection unique to you.

Add a splash of personality to your teens bedroom or dorm room with bright and bold patterns and colors. Once you try Pine Cone Hill in your children's rooms, there's no turning back. Instantly you will notice how the quality materials and construction hold up to the day-to-day use only a teenager can provide. Your Pine Cone Hill will look as good on day 365 as it did on day 1. Can your department store brand say that?

Redecorating a bedroom does not have to be an expensive endeavor. Sticking to a neutral color palate ensures that your bedding will remain in style with each season. To spice things up, choose a bold pattern or color for your pillow shams. You can easily change the pillow shams to coordinate with changing seasons and new decor.

Your son and your husband will thank you when they see the deep, rich colors and patterns Pine Cone Hill has to offer. There's no sacrificing style for masculinity (or durability!),  so you can rest assured that every family member is peacefully asleep in the bed of their dreams.

The entire Pine Cone Hill collection can be found right here at Bella Vita, where the girls are more than happy to help you create the bedding collection that's perfectly you. Come in to see, touch and experience the real thing, and see for yourself just how versatile Pine Cone Hill can be. Trust us, it will take mere seconds for you to see and feel the Pine Cone Hill difference.

- The Girls at Bella Vita

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Whitney and John's love story started at Briarcrest Christian School in Collierville, TN when Whitney was then a junior and John a senior. When their romance began John had gone and made Whitney a Build-a-Bear, so a few years later when he was ready to propose, he thought he would commemorate the occasion with another bear.

Last year, over the Fourth of July weekend, Whitney was visiting John in Richmond, VA. She has just recently had her 21st birthday, so the only thing she was expecting was a birthday gift. She got that, and a little more! John presented Whitney with a Build-a-Bear wearing a wedding dress. It took Whitney over 3 minutes to realize that the rings were tied to the little wedding dress! When she finally realized what was happening, John got down on one knee and said those four special words. Whitney was absolutely surprised, and to be honest, didn't even hear what John was saying. All she knows is that through her tears and shock she said yes.

Whitney and Jon will tie the knot on June 5, 2010. Not only will June 5th be special as Whitney and John's wedding day, it is also the day her grandparents were married. Whitney will have her grandparents rings tied to her bouquet in remembrance of them, and to honor the significance of June 5th.

John has decided to keep the honeymoon a secret. Whitney has no idea where they are going, and she won't know until they are at the airport! All she knows is that they leave the Sunday after their wedding, and they will be headed to a tropical place she has never been before. 

The girls at Bella Vita have had a great time getting to know Whitney.  The couple is registered at Bella Vita for their everyday dishes Casafina.  Their wedding will be a beautiful event, and we wish them the very best- on that day and in their lives together.

- The girls at Bella Vita

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May 24 2010

Summer Art Adventures

Keeping the kids occupied all summer can be quite- how shall we say this?- a "challenge." In between the vacations and weekend getaways, there’s nothing but time; time for the little ones to get lost in the television, computer and video games. If you’re looking for a fun, educational way to keep the kiddos energized and focused, look no further than Summer Art Adventures at St. George’s Germantown campus.

St. George’s own Priscilla Thompson has an entire week of hands-on art projects planned, including watercolors, oil pastels, tie-dying, collage and texture. At the end of the week, your children will get to bring home all of their creations, not to mention a collection of new memories and exciting new skills.

Class size is limited to 15 students, so hurry and take advantage of this great summer program. Not only will your children get to experiment with new activities, you will get some much needed "me" time to enjoy leisure time in the sun! For more information, and to get registered, contact Priscilla Thompson at 901-261-2323 or via email at

Registration Details

  • June 14-18 from 12-3 pm at the St. George’s Independent School Germantown Campus(visit website)
  • Boys and girls from Rising JK thru 3rd grade can register
  • Only $145.00 per child for the entire week

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