Ten years! Wow, I’m just doing the math as I write into our WordPress blog. It’s been lonely, we’ve been a little lax in updating the fun things that come into the gallery. Sometimes you get into a routine, right? We do too. Our offerings are not routine, we are always looking for the unusual. The new. The cool. Maybe that is why we lost track of time?

As we approach this season we can’t help but be thankful, and feel blessed, for the following of loyal customers we have. You keep us motivated, our spirits high, and allow us to have this love affair with the job – to own a beautiful gallery gift boutique.

Gratefulness abounds. Reminders are good, daily reminders of our blessings. We have beautiful gifts that will help friends and family remember their blessings. Here are just a few ideas to give anybody this season. From your crazy friend, to your picky Aunt, and possibly even your annoying boss. We’ve got you covered.

LIve Happy Book

LIve Happy Book

Swarovski Pearl Blessing Bracelets

Swarovski Pearl Blessing Bracelets

GoodWorks Leather Bracelet

GoodWorks Leather Bracelet

InnerSpirit Rattle

InnerSpirit Rattle

Handbags, Scarves, Hats and Gloves 20% off 12/11-12/16

Glitter Sweet Bags. Made in the USA!! Just one of the brands of American made bags that we are proud to carry in our gallery.

20% off all candles and candle accessories 12/5-12/9/12

20% off all candles and candle accessories 12/5-12/9/12
Here’s a peek at our Austrian Atelier Candles. They are natural candles made in Indiana, USA. Unscented, hand poured from palm wax, a renewable plant material. Low soot, highly drip resistant and they will retain their shape even at high temperatures. What a bonus that they are absolutely gorgeous, too!

Snowman Saturday

December 1, 2012

Snowman Saturday

Today is the first in a series of December Saturday promotions–SNOWMAN SATURDAY!!!
15% off any snowman in our gallery! Today 12/1/12 only!

Pinterest Party

November 29, 2012

Pinterest Party

December 6th Pinterest Party project=Fabulous Swag!

Our first Pinterest Party was a blast and so well received by the attendees, we’ve decided to do another one! This fresh pine and natural gathered tree bark swag will be the project for the evening. We haven’t seen it on Pinterest so you’ll get to be the first to pin it! Class cost is $12 and we will provide the bark, fresh pine, wire and jute. You’ll get 10% off any other in-store supplies purchased to decorate your swag. Plus, we’ll have snacks and drinks to tide you over while you create your custom masterpiece!
Party Session Times: 5:30, 6:00, 6:30 and 7:00.

You must reserve your spot by Dec.1.
With a 6 person per session limit, sessions will fill up quickly. Call right away! 608.831.3303

Shop Local this Holiday Season!

Avoid the pain and agony of the big box stores and SHOP LOCAL! Bonuses to shopping at La Bella Vita include but are not limited to:
*complimentary snacks and drinks all day!
*pay in cash and mention this newsletter to save 5% off your total bill!
*Complimentary gift wrapping!
*A recent purchasing study showed that out of $100 spent – $68 goes back into the community when you shop at independent businesses vs. $43 at a chain store.
*Plus, local businesses sponsor area teams and fundraisers that benefit organizations right here in our local communities.

While shopping local, check out our local artists!

See our selection of artwork made by local artists. Free gift with every local artist work purchased, minimum $20 purchase. Our local artists include: Katcando, Keith Huie, Daun Talbott, Maron Massey Collins, Kalena, and Jennifer Doheny.

Special Holiday Hours are now in effect:

Monday, Friday, Saturday 10-5pm

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10-6pm

SUNDAYS (November 18-December 30) 12-4pm


Though it seemed that there was plenty of time ahead of us to prepare for the holiday season….. that clock is ticking and it seems like Thanksgiving, Hannukah, and Christmas are quickly approaching. We have a store to change over this month, which always seems a little early for some shoppers, but we have been asked by shoppers, “when will you have out your Christmas?” And when I hear that I ask myself, where has the past year gone? Wisconsin’s had a summer filled with hot, dry weather, so there are a number of us who are ready for the cooler weather – and honestly some are ready for the snow to fly!

Forced to come inside with the lessening of sunny, daylight hours, we are all hanging in our home more. After a summer filled with gardening, farmer’s markets, summer camps, and hanging out, it seems we all have a little more time in the house, for time on our iPads and laptops – which means a little moment or two might be spent hopping on the internet for ideas to decorate our homes, for new recipes to try, and for gift shopping as the holidays fast approach. A hot internet ‘past-time’ with my co-workers and friends is Pinterest. (Ok, it’s not a past-time, it actually sucks you in!) I have attributed to a couple of addictions this past summer – I confess! So, the three of us, Bridget, Michelle, and I have been “pinning” away to our boards with crafty ideas that never get made because life gets in the way. ¬†Along came the idea to host a “Pinterest Party!” On November 1, we have two sessions planned where we will give you an arsenal of ideas for decorating your door, your table, and more. There will be a couple of “pins” for you to create, and a bunch of ideas for you to emulate. Details on Facebook (you need to “like” us). Call or email us and we will reserve you a space.

On November 3, we will be hosting Barbara Stafford, who has a recent published cookbook Eclectic Entertaining’.¬†Savvy in the culinary world, Barbara has married technology to entertaining! She has made a user friendly book, that plans out entire dinner menus, appetizer to dessert. The planning is in each of the party menus, all the way from lists to QR codes to scan for easier shopping. Her book will be for sale, $30, thru the end of the year. Between 11-3:30 on Saturday you can have your copy signed.

We invite you to stop by the gallery during our Open House Nov. 1-3, where you will get a sneak peek at the newest in holiday decor, snacks, drinks, a chance to win a $50 gift certificate. Plus in-store specials, a Pinterest Party, and a chance to get a autographed copy of Barbara’s new book. We ready to entertain! Are you?