Monday, January 25, 2010

whitney smith pottery

Bird Cake Stand Tower

Butterfly Sugar and Creamer Set

Large Dogwood Flower Cake Stand

Five Nesting Lotus Bowls

Bird Cupcake Stand

Whitney Smiths' pottery is to die for!  I LOVE everything about it. 
I also love that she's located in Oakland!  If you get a chance head
over to her etsy shop and take a peek.  You won't be sorry.  I'm hoping
to be selling Whitney's pottery at Bella Vita soon.  Stay tuned and I'll
be sure to let you know when my first shipment arrives.

Friday, January 22, 2010

a rainy weekend

zo jumps in rain again by loutomlinson. 

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

a touch of vintage

variety of flowers in glassware 

tall mirror with coat hangers 

rosebud jewelry holder 

desk area 
I LOVE adding vintage accents to my home.  Each
piece has a story and it allows me to express my
personality!  More images can be found over at

Monday, January 18, 2010

i'm inspired!

Look at this AMAZING inspirational board Paige from bash put together
for one of her customers.  So pretty!  I LOVE it!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

happy weekend!

Inspiration 12 by liquidskyarts.
{liquid sky art} 

Friday, January 15, 2010

ink + watercolor

Bella Vita Window, Ladies, Oakland by Jana Bouc.

Bella Vita Window: Girls, Oakland by Jana Bouc.
I came across these adorable ink & watercolor sketches of my windows by Jana Bouc.  I  love how whimsical and fun they are.  Jana did such a great job capturing the true spirit of each window.  Visit Jana's blog to read more about her inspiration behind these sketches.  Thanks Jana!  The next time you are on College Ave stop in and say "hello"!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

flickr find

simply sweet by holiday_jenny.
simply sweet {holiday jenny's}

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Cupcake LOVE!




I LOVE the idea of this cute little camper showing up for a party!
Enjoy Cupcakes is one of the most adorable cupcake joints I have
come across in a long time.  Be sure to check out the website and be
prepared to pick your jaw up off the ground!  Also check out the write
up over at Design*Sponge.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sneak Peak!

The Sweetheart Dress

Cherry Red Corduroy Twirl Skirt - Perfect for Valentine's Day

Look what is coming in for Valentine's Day!  I have additional
styles that are due to arrive by the end of next week.  The in-store
and window presentation will happen on January 15th.  Items have
been purchased in limited quantities and won't last long.  If you see
something you can't live without stop in sooner than later!

bella vita
5407 college avenue
oakland, ca  94618

tue - sat {11-6}
sun {12-5}


shop local!

Dress {Simple Annie Kate}

Skirt and Ruffle Pants {Pink Chickadee Kids }
Heart Hat {Lulu and Charlie}
Heart Tee {Lalas}

Monday, January 11, 2010

Flickr Find - SusannahT

She wore butterflies in her hair by SusannahT.
today would be a lovely day to be a butterfly by SusannahT.

The Resting Place by SusannahT.

I know it's cold and snowing in most parts of the U.S. but I came
across these beautiful images from SusannahT and just felt the need
to share them.  They are so pretty.  Grab a cup of tea, wrap up in a
blanket and enjoy!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

kitty baby love

Kitty Egg Crayon - 6 Colors - Click Image to Close 

I LOVE these little crayons from kitty baby love.  Great for
little hands to create beautiful art work. 

crayons (pack of 6) $22

available at Bella Vita

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Wayne Pate

I LOVE these Silkscreen Prints from Wayne Pate.  They
are great!  Head over to the website and view more of his
work.  Enjoy.

Friday, January 1, 2010

New Year - New Dress!

New  Lesley Evers dresses are here!  I am in LOVE with these
dresses!  So easy to wear - dress it up or wear it casual.  This will
be your favorite item in your 2010 wardrobe!  Happy New Year!
Designed in Oakland and made in San Franciso!