We’ve been very busy behind the scenes building out our new store in Germantown! Take a peek inside the new space with our latest video, and stay tuned for more details about our grand opening happening in March!

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Dec 18 2018

Take a Bough



Oh hello, holidays! We’re ready for time with family, presents under the tree, and lots and lots of food. This year we’re decking the halls with plenty of fresh greenery and Etta B Pottery, of course! Shop the look, get inspired, & make it yours.

  

A Home for the Holidays

Spread fresh greenery over a neutral table runner to create a simple centerpiece. We grabbed our greens from the new Trader Joe's in Germantown for a steal! And for this long table, we doubled up on the table runner to make it extend past the ends of the table.



These three metal jointed vases are some of the most versatile accents we have at Bella Vita! Stagger clear vases around the greenery and fill with holly berries. You can find holly at most florists or nurseries.


Handmade Holiday

Now it's time for the fun part--the pottery! Etta B Pottery's newest color Simply White has been our go-to lately, and it's no wonder why. Which clean lines and an all-white finish, it fits in with almost any style. Dress your setting with a neutral knotted napkin, brushed silver flatware, and a stemless wine glass. Instead of a placecard, we opted for a miniature cranberry wreath.  Simply take 11-12 fresh cranberries and string together with fishing line. Tie a small knot at the top to secure the ends. Done & easy!





Etta B Pottery makes another style of plate with this beautiful fluted edge! We grabbed the Whitney salad size for an accent plate on the head and foot of the table. Never be afraid to mix and match styles!


Fresh & Festive

With one more handmade touch, we finished out the tablescape with dried oranges and whole walnuts. To dry the orange slices, simply arrange thin slices on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake at 250 for 3-4 hours. Remove slices individually if they start to burn, while the rest continue to dry out.  1-2 oranges should be plenty to do a table of this size. And if you have extras? String the slices together with some popcorn for a vintage-inspired garland to decorate the tree or fireplace. 







We'd love to see how you put your Bella Vita finds to good holiday use. Tag us on Facebook and Instagram!

Merry Christmas!



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Join us December 4th, 5pm-8pm at Bella Vita for our 7th Annual Show of Support benefitting Regional One Health Foundation!

Join Us Tuesday, December 4th, 5-8pm

This year’s artists are focusing on our favorite subject of all: Memphis! Join us to celebrate the city of blues with locally inspired artwork, celebratory sips and delectable bites! While we’re always respected the work of Regional One Health  and Hospital Wing , it gained a deeper meaning in 2011 when Stephanie's mother was airlifted there after a life-threatening accident. Since her recovery, we’ve made it our mission to give back each year in support of their miraculous efforts!

Meet the Artists


Sarah Robertson

Appearing in many Southern galleries and private collections, Sarah’s work depicts soft, serene landscapes and religious themes. Each is conceptual, allowing the
subject to evolve as Sarah works on the canvas. She lives with her family in Germantown.
View Sarah Roberston Art


Emily Ozier (EMYO)

Emily’s expressive style is evoked by layering colors of paint to create a dimensional effect on the canvas. The daughter of a
Cuban-American, Emily’s bold strokes find their origins in her Spanish roots. Her work is found in many private collections, and she and her family live in East Memphis.


Vicki Denaburg

A Birmingham, Alabama artist, Vicki focuses on large abstracts and contemporary landscapes. She experiments with different mediums and layered effects to create pieces that elevate her work
to a new level. Her work has been represented in several major motion pictures and TV films, among other places.


Kristi Hall

Inspired by the sweet simplicity of life in the southern city near Asheville, NC where she grew up, Kristi Hall’s organic style effortlessly captures elements of nature and stunning abstracts.
Characterized by casual elegance and captivating color palettes, her work tells individual stories of hope, love, and God’s grace.


Whitney Winkler

If you're looking for watercolor magic, you need to meet Whitney Winkler. A heartland girl loving her new life in the 901, her home portraits, abstracts, and florals have fast made her a known name
in the Memphis art scene. Inspired by the beauty of authentic community, nature, and her sweet family, her watercolor creations express what we all hold most dear in our hearts.

Lacey Russell (By Lacey)

By Lacey creates unique, whimsical pieces from watercolors and abstracts to mixed metals. Lacey is a mom to three boys in the deep
South—Birmingham, Alabama. A graduate from Auburn University, she studied painting in Italy. She's since turned a long-time passion for art into a full-time career working out of her in-home studio.
View By Lacey Art

Enter to Win a Painting

Shop 60-70 pieces of brand new artwork, with all proceeds benefitting Regional One Health Foundation. Additionally, each $10 donation enters you to win 1 of 6 paintings raffled off. Plus, a portion of each sale that evening goes towards this beautiful cause.

Eat Your Heart Out, Memphis!

We're also excited to have Say Cheese food truck join us for the event. And as usual, there will be plenty of sweets and sips to share!

We can't wait to see you all next week!

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