Monday, November 29, 2010


Join us on
Sunday, December 5th, 1-3pm


Reception featuring:

Tess Nelson ~ Simply Tess
Emily Horn
Lisa Teagardner ~ Little Gems

All local talented woman sharing a large selection of their beautiful jewelry with us!

Refreshments and light appetizers will be served

Friday, November 19, 2010

Wish List

It's that time of year...The holidays have quickly approached. This year feels so different from the years past...
The idea of giving and giving thanks has so much meaning. Not losing sight, appreciating the beautiful country we live in, the friends and family that surround us and the freedoms we have to have this awesome communication with one another to share ideas and thoughts truly can be overwhelming. For us at Belle's Nest, we are always hoping to inspire, share ideas, help artists and give you the best service thank you!

If you visit the shop, you know we are always changing things around, Christmas is no exception... we are receiving new merchandise weekly!

On the weekends, we'll be serving coffee or hot cider...wish lists can be made, gift certificates can be purchased and custom wrapping is available.

We look forward to your visit!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Artist Reception

Please join us...



Catering by A Moveable Feast


Zazu Faure ~ One of a kind animals made from reclaimed materials. "Humankind is made up of hunters and gatherers. I am a gatherer".

Denise Young/Out of Necessity ~ Pillows, baby items and cards
"I started noticing fabrics and would think "that would make a great pillow".

Lisa Heidel ~ Textiles, quilted gifts.

Tyn Atol ~ Mixed Media, felted monsters and other goodies.
"Tyn is always seeking to learn new things, and believes that it's the cornerstone to being a creative person".

Read more about the artist on our "about the artist" page

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Something New from Zazu!

Zazu, one of our favorite artist just brought in her new repurposed stuffies. Zazu's color combination's and textures make the animals so charming and adorable, they bring me back to when I was a kid...I want to take one home! My daughter enjoys them just as much as I do ~ selfishly, I'm purchasing them for the both of us to share... how many can we possibly own???
Zazu is working on making the "Nutcracker" dolls, some gorgeous advent calendars and so much more...please come check out her work on November 20 for our artist trunk show or visit her animals daily at the Nest!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Closet Sale

First Annual Artists Closet Sale

Monday, November 8, 4-6:30 pm
Belle's Nest

A most unusual garage sale where a few artists are emptying out their storage cupboards of art and craft supplies, knick-knacks and art pieces with unexpected results. You can be sure that it will be a treasure hunt of goodies, waiting to find their new home. Bring an interested friend or 2 to find a certain special something. Follow the walkway on the north side of shop and use the secret knock....

special note: Belle's Nest will not be open during this shopping adventure. Only cash and checks will be accepted for this secret sale, made payable to each artist.


Halloween in Sierra Madre is a pretty big deal! I've lived here for 7 years and never quite realized the "event" it's become and probably always has been. My kids nor I have ever appreciated the extent of activities our town has to offer until's never too late:) Our first Halloween at the shop...what an experience! The week began with the painting of our front window for a window contest, lots of business' daughter and her best friends created our window! The week ended with a Friday afternoon of trick or treating and a parade. Gloria had a marvelous idea of making a haunted house on the side of the shop...the concept was great but didn't turn out quite as we expected...actually, it was somewhat chaotic... so busy, we didn't have time to take photos (ugh!) Hundreds of kids come through trick or treating, they had a blast! It was really cool to see such a community atmosphere and everyone just having plain ole FUN. We'll be ready for the crowds next year!