Bella Villa is an antiques shop in Aldie, Virginia that sells trinkets, antiques with a European accent and items that range from “rustic, shabby, chic to elegant.” The Bella Villa owners (Rosanna and Nancy) have teamed up with Paws Rescue to raise funds for Paws Rescue from now until January 31.
By the way, if you and your dog are bored of the city scene, Bella Villa’s an easy trip for Washingtonians and if old man winter hybernates for a day or two allowing 50-degree days, take heed and head for the country. The dogs can get a whiff of the country air as you drive past the congestion of Fairfax, Chantilly, and feel the freedom that awaits you. Once you arrive in Aldie, VA and Bella Villa, you can browse through their antique furnishings and those of Diamonds and Rust and pick up a few value-priced wine bottles at the Aldie Peddler. You may find exotic treats for your best friend too, if you look hard enough.
The antiques, as advertised on Bella Villa’s Web site range from rustic, shabby, chic to elegant. For additional information on the Paws Rescue event, contact Rosanna Smith at [email protected] Bella Villa Antiques and Accessories is located at 39478 John Mosby Highway (Route 50) in the small town of Aldie, less than 10 miles outside Fairfax. If you were to drive to Aldie from Washington DC, you would take Hwy 66 West to 50 West towards Fair Oaks/Winchester and drive for approximately 20 miles and you will arrive at your destination within an hour on an easy Sunday afternoon. The shop is open from 11 am to 6 pm, Thursday to Saturday and from Noon to 6 pm on Sundays.
Rosanna, the bella of Bella Villa responded to this article with additional information for readers:
“Bella Villa is extending the paws rescue promotion through January 31st, such that 10% of sales will be donated to PAWS Rescue (www.pawsrescueva.org). In addition, we are collecting Guardian Angel Sponsorships on behalf of PAWS.”
Rosanna sent us a descriptive e-mail on how you can sponsor a dog. There’s still time!
An individual, business or organization chooses a dog to sponsor from our Adoption Tree and donates $30 to be that dog’s sponsor. The funds are directly attributed to expenses associated with that dog for 3 months or until he/she is adopted. The Guardian Angel’s name is listed on the PAWS Rescue website with their particular dog. It’s an easy and very effective way to contribute to the well-being of these dogs who depend on donations and volunteers to be saved.
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