Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Bright & Colorful Gabacha Totes

Need some brightness in your life? These Gabacha Totes for spring and summer are fun, colorful, and festive! A great tote for an afternoon shopping trip or a relaxing day at the beach or pool...perfect size for essentials!
Generation-after generation; women work in the style of their ancestors, using colorful yarns to make beautiful objects. Because their art is an expression of the culture, each piece is an individual work of art imprinted with the soul of its creator. The purchase of this collection helps Mayan artisans support their families and shares the culture and heart of these beautiful women. $36.95 each

Blueberry Cheesecake Squares

Headed to a July 4th party or Saturday evening cookout? These Blueberry Cheesecake Squares will sure to be a favorite dessert for everyone!
Ingredients
Cookie Crust:
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
1 teaspoon ice water

Cheesecake Filling:
16 ounces (2 packages) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 cup Wild Maine Blueberry Jam (Pick Your Jar Up At Bonnes Amies)
Directions
Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease a 9x13-inch pan.
Place flour, sugar and salt in food processor and pulse.
Add butter and process until the dough begins to form a ball, adding ice water if necessary.
Press dough evenly over the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake until crust is lightly golden, about 20 minutes. Let cool for 30 minutes.
While cooling, prepare filling. Mix softened cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until well blended.
Add eggs and mix just until eggs are incorporated.
After crust cools for 30 minutes, pour cheesecake filling evenly over the crust.
Spoon blueberry jam randomly on top of filling and then swirl to combine.
Bake for approximately 35-45 minutes or until center is set. Allow to cool in pan.
Just sweet, intensely flavorful wild Maine blueberries, the right amount of sugar and a splash of lemon is what we use in our crafted, top selling Wild Maine Blueberry Jam. Bursting with tiny, hand-raked Maine blueberries to enhance your favorite morning bread. Perfect to spread on pancakes, enjoy an extra special pb&j, or surprise someone with breakfast in bed!

Concrete Garden Statues & Art

 We are loving all of these beautiful concrete garden pieces that have arrived...they each seem to have a story to tell. Where would you grace your garden with one of these wonderful pieces?
A company founded on an abiding love of the garden antiques that have graced American and European estates for centuries as well as the exemplary craftsmanship that has allowed them to stand the test of time. Many of there pieces are historical reproductions that have once sat in french estate gardens or the grounds of old southern homes....beautiful!





Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Shalin Lawson & Sadler Pinkerton Shower Sunday June 25th, 2017

Bridal Selections For Shalin Lawson & Sadler Pinkerton Shower Sunday June 25th, 2017. We are happy to take phone orders as well-thank you to all our customers that have stopped by for a bridal gift or made selections we appreciate you so much!


For phone orders please give us a call at 806-293-3588…all gifts are wrapped beautifully 
and delivered to shower.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Ashley Lawson & Coulter Teel Wedding Shower June 11th, 2017

Bridal Selections For Ashley Lawson & Coulter Teel Shower Sunday June 11th, 2017. We are happy to take phone orders as well-thank you to all our customers that have stopped by for a bridal gift or made selections we appreciate you so much!

For phone orders please give us a call at 806-293-3588…all gifts are wrapped beautifully 
and delivered to shower.

Cowhide Iron Footstools In....

 These faux cowhide footstools have just arrived and are so neat for any home! Love the iron branch bases and coloring of the blonde cowhide so pretty! We have the large rectangular one shown above and matching smaller footstools below....$150.00 Large Cowhide Ottoman
Pair them with a perfect chair or small sofa....$75.00 Smaller Cowhide Ottomans

How Does Your Garden Grow?

So many unique and fun garden & summer items in right now...Work up your dining table for a garden breakfast or deck out your patio in glowing metal rustic lanterns, colorful glazed jugs, and concrete scalloped chargers to set your table!

“However many years she lived, Mary always felt that 'she should never forget that first morning when her garden began to grow'.” 
― Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

New LipSense In...

Do you know we have carried LipSense for many many years? Venita loves it...it last forever and does not come off! Just in is an assortment of gorgeous Summer colors...it seems like this lip color is getting harder to get because of popularity come pick out your new color today! 
Once you try it you will never go back to regular lipstick!

LipSense is the premier product of SeneGence and is unlike any conventional lipstick, stain or color. As the original long-lasting lip color, it is waterproof, does not kiss-off, smear-off, rub-off or budge-off! Create your own color palette by combining shades. Your customized look will last even longer and your lips will stay moist and plump with LipSense Moisturizing Gloss.

Bean Salad made with Smoky Maple Barbeque Sauce

We so enjoyed this Smoky Maple Barbecue Sauce the other evening and simply brushed it over grilled chicken while it was cooking. Wonderful flavor that everyone loved!
Bean Salad...Rich and tangy with a hint of smoke. This hearty bean salad will become a go-to recipe for your next party or picnic.
Ingredients
15-ounces canned black beans, rinsed and drained
15-ounces canned pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup red bell pepper, stem and core removed, diced
1 cup cooked whole kernel corn
1/2 cup Organic Smokey Maple Barbecue Sauce (Pick Your Jar Up At Bonnes Amies)
1/4 cup scallions, chopped
1 Tablespoon chopped green chilies
2 teaspoons fresh garlic, minced
3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
2 Tablespoon fresh cilantro

Directions
Combine black beans, pinto beans, red bell pepper, corn, Organic Smokey Maple Barbecue Sauce, scallions, green chilies, garlic and cumin in a medium serving bowl. Toss to evenly coat. Garnish with cilantro.
 

Friday, May 12, 2017

Authentic Bright Choker Necklaces for your Graduate

These unique brightly colored choker necklaces have the option of either a turquoise nugget or pearl adorning them. A perfect and simple graduation gift and a perfect price at $17.00 for the pearl necklace and $19.00 for the turquoise necklace. Love the festive colors....

We love to wrap beautiful and special gifts as well...let us wrap one up for your graduate! Hurry they are going fast! We have another order arriving next week of these special necklaces made by our favorite Texas artist!

NEW Authentic American Jewelry...tooled leather & turquoise

Drop by and see our collection of our new authentic American jewelry. American kingman turquoise, blue lapis, copper pearls, with detailed leather work, beading and silversmithing to create beautiful pieces for Summer! Pendants are extra-large and very stunning! Growing up in the small, south-Texas town of Beeville fostered an early love of all things natural for this Texas based jewelry designer.
A wonderful and special gift for Mother's Day this weekend or for that special graduate this year!



Our favorite favorite earrings...Zuni style inlaid turquoise hoops. A fabulous price at $89.00 a pair.


Mirrored Katmandu Piece

One of our favorite pieces that is hand painted, old and wonderful...Katmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is home to many skilled artisans. This piece is hand crafted and hand painted by these artist. The colors on this cabinet are original. Due to their bleak surroundings the people of Katmandu prefer radiant colors which are highlighted in these select pieces we receive in....
 What would you do with this great artistic piece? It would be great for a tv cabinet in a bedroom, a linen closet, or leave it open as a cooking center with cookbooks, mixing bowls, and pin recipes on the insides of the doors. A neat and unusual piece!
Regular Price $1350.00
Special Price $ 1200.00

How Does Your Garden Grow?

We are weak when it comes to outdoor gardening containers, pots, and watering cans with personality. So many cute gardening containers are in right now use your imagination when planting them. Love planting lavender and lobelia in this rustic watering can and tying new gardening gloves and packets of zinnia seeds in the burlap bow for a gift. A few punched holes in the bottom and it made an instant and beautiful planting container!

Brightly Colored Pottery & Sunflowers

Love this display filled with bright colors! Bright yellow sunflowers and bright and colorful pottery for Summer! Let us work up a sweet and Summery arrangement to cheer you up.


Industrial Hexagon Metal Light Fixtures

These beautiful and glowing metal shaped fixtures are industrious and unique...Hang them in a corner over a desk, over a utility room sink, or in a bathroom. They are ready to be plugged in or can be hardwired in. Love the edison bulbs in them as well! $62.00 each

Summer Scents....Our New Hobnail Glass Candles

These beautiful and bright candles will fill your home with the aroma of Summer! Simple gifts that anyone would love...we are wrapping them up beautifully as we speak for Mother's Day gifts. Fill your home with a fresh, inviting, and clean scent for the new season!
Beautiful hobnail glass in many lovely colors and filled with pure vegetable wax. These candles will burn up to 100 hours as they fill your space with fragrant illumination. These glasses are handcrafted, variation in glass color may occur. What will you do with the beautiful hobnail glass container? Makeup brushes...lip glosses...or a freshly picked bouquet of summer flowers you decide...

Spanish Lime: Fragranced with an effervescent blend of lime and other citrus notes create a bright bubbly scent.
Fir & Grapefruit: Fragranced with a rich, sweet blend of bright grapefruit and cooling balsam.
Beach Plum: A combination of airy plum blossoms, tart yet sweet fruitiness and warm, comforting vanilla creates layers of depth in this delightful, beachy scent.
Watermelon Basil: Perfectly balanced basil, melon and cucumber notes blend to create this summery scent.
Marine: A fragrance reminiscent of fresh air and water, with layers of herbaceous flowers and morning mist.
My favorite thing to do with the hobnail glass container after it has filled my home with wonderful goodness? Sit it on my kitchen window and place sunflowers in it that my little girl has picked...lovely!

Peach Iced Tea Recipe

Peach Iced Tea
Ingredients
1 quart water
5-6 green tea bags
1/2 cup Stonewall Kitchen Peach Jam (Just in at Bonnes Amies)

DirectionsIn a pan, bring 1 quart of water to boil, covered.
Remove from heat and add 5-6 tea bags. Allow to steep 10-15 minutes with the cover on.
Remove teabags, squeezing out excess moisture.
Add 1/2 cup Peach Jam to sweeten.
Pour into glasses filled with ice. Serve immediately.
The gentle, homespun quality of our sweet and extraordinary Peach Jam is a welcome addition to any table. Made with a bumper crop of juicy, sun ripened peaches, this delectable jam perfectly captures one of summer's greatest tastes. Spread on everything from toast to breakfast breads, this delicious jam may soon become your favorite.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Mother's Day Giveaway

"Your mother was right.  About __________________." Simply Share & Comment the rest of your sentence below on our Bonnes Amies facebook page for a chance to win this Bright Woven Gabacha Tote, Vanilla & Milk Bath Salts, and Tobacco Flower Botanist Candle from Bonnes Amies! 
($110.00 value will be drawn on Mother's Day)


Also in is one of our most popular and Beautiful Bath Salts...Honest and clean scent that lifts the spirits and calms the senses. Dreamy smooth, this blend of milk, oatmeal, vanilla and vetiver is a tranquil, comforting scent with stirring, yet sweet seductive notes controlled by its classic romantic and powdery virtue. Find relief and contentment with these traditional concoctions.
A new line of botanist candles that we just love...fill your home with a sumptuous Spring fragrance or give as a special gift. Inspired by a Victorian botany collection our Botanist Candles feature refined fragrances and gorgeous packaging. Each candle is topped with a selection of dried botanicals which look particularly pretty scattered about the candle. The lidded glass is reusable after the candle has burned – perhaps to be filled with beautiful dried botanicals from your own garden.
Hand-poured with natural wax, essential and high quality fragrance oils and topped with scented botanicals. 18 oz., 105 hour burn time.
Need some brightness in your life? These Gabacha Totes for spring and summer are fun, colorful, and festive! A great gift for graduation, a good friend, or just because you need a new summer bag!
Generation-after generation; women work in the style of their ancestors, using colorful yarns to make beautiful objects. Because their art is an expression of the culture, each piece is an individual work of art imprinted with the soul of its creator. The purchase of this collection helps Mayan artisans support their families and shares the culture and heart of these beautiful women. $36.95 each

Grandpa Pyper’s Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

Grandpa Pyper’s Vanilla Ice Cream
3 eggs
2 cups sugar
2 cans evaporated milk
2 pints cream
“smidgen” (1/4 tsp.) salt
3 T. Mexican Vanilla (New Shipment in At Bonnes Amies)
2 cups milk

Mix eggs, sugar, and 1-1/2 cans evaporated milk. Stir constantly and heat until scalded, but not boiling. Remove from heat and cool in refrigerator. When cold, pour into ice cream can, add remaining ingredients and mix in ice cream machine. 

*I plan on making this for Mother's Day this weekend but want to add freshly sliced strawberries. Before mixing recipe combine strawberries, lemon juice, and 1/4 cup sugar in a mixing bowl, set aside in fridge for 1 hour. 
Add strawberries with juice before freezing. Serve with your freshly made hot brownies delicious!!!
The best brownies ever try them and you will be a believer!
Aunt Carolyn’s Brownies with Chocolate Vanilla Frosting
Aunt Carolyn is a classy lady who can cook. And wow, can she cook! With her gorgeous green eyes and dancing dimples, she is a marvel in the kitchen. Her brownies are famous from one end of the Wasatch front to the other. Aunt Carolyn’s home is constantly full of family, friends, and neighbors, and no one ever leaves hungry. Of all her wonderful kitchen creations, we think Aunt Carolyn’s Brownies with Chocolate Vanilla Frosting are the best. 
This package includes:
(1) Aunt Carolyn’s Brownie Mix
(1) Chocolate Vanilla Frosting Mix
Will make 9×13 inch pan of delicious brownies.

From our family to yours…Enjoy!



“I have loved Mexican Vanilla for years and years. In fact have even been known to go south of the border just to get it. But I have never found anything of this quality in a border town! This is by far the best vanilla I have ever used. I put it in everything: cakes, cookies, pancakes, french toast, even in my bath water! Also, don’t forget Mexican vanilla is great for burns, and to keep mosquitos away (only real mexican vanilla works for that).
This is also perfect for a gift. The packaging is darling, I can’t stand to put it in the cupboard, I just keep it right on the counter. It’s that cute! I’m going to give it to my sisters for Mother’s Day and my grown daughters in their Easter baskets.
Really, trust me on this one – try Blue Truck Mexican Vanilla, there is not any better.”
Elizabeth T. (Santa Barbara, California)