Perhaps one of the most special parts of the holiday season is the feeling of warmth it brings--and not just in the form of heat from a fireplace. As we gather with family and friends to celebrate the season, we are reminded of the power that a few caring words or a simple smile can hold.

Believe Book 

Believe Book- Inside Page 

If making an impact is what you have in mind for the ones on your gift list this year, we have the perfect idea for you. The Believe and Joy books pack pages full of inspirational, mind-clearing quotes that are sure to brighten the day of the special people in your life. With festive colors and wise words, you're sure to touch each person that receives one of these sweet publications. Each year, a new book is added to the collection, easily making this a go-to for years to come. We love the idea of tying one to a gift or place setting as a unique accent piece. 

Joy Book

Joy Book- Inside Page

Book Giveaway!

Could you use a little pick me up? Well you're in luck, because we'll be giving away one of these fantastic books tomorrow afternoon at 5:00 PM CST (Wednesday, November 16). Just comment on this post, telling us your favorite spirit lifting holiday activity, and you'll automatically be entered in the drawing to win a Believe or Joy book of your very own. Keep it for yourself or give it as a gift... either way you're sure to add a little sunshine to a cool, dreary day. We can't wait to hear from you!

*All comments due by 5:00pm CST on Wednesday, November 16. Winner will be chosen at random by Winner will be announced on the Bella Vita blog and on the Bella Vita Facebook page. Winner can choose either a Believe or Joy book. If book is to be shipped, winner agrees to pay all shipping expenses. 

-The Girls at Bella Vita

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Well, we've almost made it through half of November. We've adjusted to the transition of daylight savings time, have made our Thanksgiving plans and yes, some of us are even ready to wrap up our Christmas shopping.

Wait...what's that you say? You haven't even begun your Christmas shopping? No judgement here, friend. Instead, we're here to give you the perfect excuse to kick off the holiday season with our friends at Visible Faith Jewelry, Sarah Robertson and Gail Pittman. These fantastic artists will be in store this Friday, November 11th and Saturday, November 12th to showcase their latest work with an unforgettable trunk show.

Visible Faith Jewelry

Whether you're looking for a great gift for the special sister, friend, or mother in your life, Visible Faith Jewelry is sure to have the perfect piece of jewelry. Hand hammered and crafted from the heart, the famous God Tags and charms will brighten even the most dreary winter day. Plus, each piece is versatile enough to wear alone or as an accent piece, all year long. What could be better than a timeless, spirit lifting gift?

 Sarah Robertson

The incredibly talented Sarah Robertson is back with a collection of new artwork just in time to welcome the holidays. We're sure you will love her traditional scenes and gorgeous landscapes,  which have quickly become very recognizable. A new piece of art will be the ideal accessory for a glowing fireplace this season! Also, you won't want to miss her small canvas collection. These smaller (5"x5" and up) canvases make the perfect gift.

Gail Pittman Pottery 

We simply can't wait to have Gail Pittman in our store. From bright colors to unique pieces, her dinnerware will wow your guests at every holiday gathering. As we've said before, now is the perfect time to accessorize your cabinets with a few updated pieces so that you are fully prepared for the craziness of playing hostess during the rapidly approaching Christmas season.

You certainly won't want to miss an event of this caliber. With so many gift options for both loved ones and yourself, isn't it exciting  to welcome back the most wonderful time of the year? See you at the trunk show!

-The Girls at Bella Vita

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Nov 09 2011

Seasonal Sips

The leaves are falling and there's a chill in the air. There's no denying that fall is here in full force, and it's time to bust out the scarves, boots, and sweaters. We obsess over the perfect clothing and home decor for the season, so why not place the spotlight on some tasty autumn beverages? With these fool-proof yet fancy drinks, you'll secure your spot among fall's most fabulous.

  Eggnog Latte Image courtesy of Mother Nature Network

Here are a few of our favorite drinks:

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

Apple Pie Spiced Cider

Autumn Punch

 -The Girls at Bella Vita


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