The stars aligned for Bella Vita and Vintage Gypsy this past weekend: The rain held off, the construction at Houston Levee and Poplar was finished, and y’all were eager to get out and get dolled up!

And what a show it was…newly designed pieces just in time for spring by designer and artist Paige Abernathy. Paige’s creative ability to craft antique jewelry into one-of-a-kind designs that blend beauty and romance with a touch of glam is truly amazing. And that creativity didn’t stop with her necklaces, earring and bracelets. Everyone, especially the Bella Vita girls, were overjoyed by the delightful display Paige built to feature her pieces…a virtual woodland wonderland draped in colorful flowers, baubles and chains from her spring collection.

Paige worked so hard to fill our trunk show, and if you made it by, then you know how she worked even harder to make sure you found the perfect piece. Adjusting chain length to suit a customer’s frame, even offering to design a collection of necklaces to match bridesmaids dresses. She is truly amazing and goes out of her way to please.

As Paige says, “I wouldn’t have it any other way. Seeing the excitement on a customer’s face when she sees a new piece makes me want to run home and get going on the next new thing.”

But don’t be too bummed if you didn’t make it by this weekend. You can get a taste of the excitement from the images below, and Paige left us stocked with a full display and promises of more on the way. So stop by soon and don’t forget, you can always order online at or call us anytime and we’ll help pick out a piece for you or that special person in your life.

- The girls at bella vita

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