After having uncle Tony in the house for the week, Bella picked up some amazing design tips. She found herself resting at night while Tony read bedtime stories from his new books. He purchased the books at the Southampton Thrift Shop.
While mom and dad were off celebrating the graduation of their daughter, Christina, Tony and Bella made their weekend journey to 87 Jobs Lane. They were there to make a Bella’s Pick. It was not a difficult choice. Bella instantly knew the French glass table and iron chairs with a Pierre Duex fabric was a must for any breakfast room or side porch. Never forgetting to walk down the alley to the Annex Barn/Shop in the rear, they were astonished to see how many new items had been delivered. They were also surprised by the fact that things seem to come and go before she gets back from the beach. [expand]
When we returned home, we had the great joy of telling Bella she has a new sister. Christina, for graduation, adopted Lelia. This sweet girl just melted all our hearts. Truly, I never saw such appreciation and happiness. Leila knew she had found a home. She immediately became part of her new family. That bouncy as well as fresh spirit was infectious. It made our celebration even more special. One can find a shelter anywhere and change a life.
I had to update Bella when I returned. While traveling, Charles (one of the Junior Co-Chairs for the Unconditional Love Benefit on July 16), started e-mailing his friends to create the buzz. John Zacharias, Gus Jenkins, Merrit Piero, Will Bancroft and Jeff Ognalessi all joined in. They will be there to add a whole new vibe. As Bella knows, Charles is the one to get a party going in style (he might even wear his white high-top Nikes with gold details). How fun is this! Bella barked with glee. She just can’t wait to have all her friends in one location supporting the Southampton Animal Shelter.
Bella asked if you have any photos of items you purchased at the thrift shop. If so, please send it to her Facebook Page. She would love to see the end results. Maybe it can even be featured as a “Bella’s Design Thrift Inspiration of the Month.”
Well, we’re off to the beach, as I hope that you are as well!
Bella’s Reminder: Bella would like to remind everyone of the new store hours when you can come out and visit. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday from noon-4 p.m. [/expand]