Sunday, January 13, 2019

When will Spring be here???

It’s okay this cold frigid weather is making us grouchy as well! We hope you bundle up and stay warm and have a great week ahead. We are looking forward to Market, Spring Inspiration, and New Finds this week! Spring florals are on the way!

Hand Stamped Cuffs

We have two of Vincent’s one inch hand stamped sterling cuffs left. They work great stacked with other bracelets. Love the star stamping and amazing detail they are gorgeous!! Please ask us about lay away and we gladly ship. $195.00 each

Metal Stag Mount Antlers

Back orders are still rolling in...and out of a box appeared this large vintage style victorian metal antler mount. We can envision it hanging on a wall draped in jewels, featured in an entry, hanging above a fireplace mantle wrapped with spring florals. What would you do with this? Now I want one!! $38.95

Pulled Pork Simmering Sauce

This is the best simmering sauce ever! On a cold winter day these Pulled Pork Sandwiches sound wonderful!
4 pounds boneless pork shoulder
Salt and pepper
3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 jar Pulled Pork Simmering Sauce
6-8 sandwich buns
Prepared coleslaw
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Rub salt and pepper onto the pork.
Heat vegetable oil in a heavy ovenproof cooking pot that has a lid over medium-high heat. With the lid off, brown the roast on all sides. Drain off all but 2 Tablespoons of fat.
Pour jar of Pulled Pork Simmering Sauce over pork. Cover pot and bake for 2 1/2-3 hours until the pork can easily be pulled apart with a fork. Spoon the sauce over the roast several times during baking.
When done, remove roast from pot. Pull pork apart removing any fat. Add pulled pork back to the pot with sauce and stir.
Serve warm on a sandwich bun topped with coleslaw.

Winter Whites & Greens

So many ask us what they do now with their homes after taking down Christmas...and that it looks so sad and bleak! We love the winter look with whites and greens! Magnolia leaves and blooms, white tulips, hydrangeas, white berries, cedar and pine picks are great fillers for now. Some of these things are great to carry over to Spring.

St. Francis de Sales

Scanning through computer files I came across this quote yesterday and it was named Karen’s Quote. She was a dear friend and customer that battled cancer and that we most admired and missed. This was in her home and so we printed and framed a copy for everyone at the store. What a beautiful message for the new year!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Spiced Orange Marmalade Chicken

6 bone in, skin on chicken thighs (about 2 1/4 pounds)
2 Tablespoons light olive oil
Salt and pepper
For the sauce:
1/2 cup white wine (such as chardonnay or pinot grigio)
1 Tablespoon onion, minced
6 Tablespoon Tablespoons Orange Cranberry Marmalade (Pick Up At Bonnes Amies)
2 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
2 Tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 Tablespoon butter
1/4 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Pat dry the chicken pieces and season with salt and pepper.
Heat olive oil over medium-high heat until it starts to shimmer in a heavy bottom large skillet that can go from the stove top into the oven. Add the chicken pieces skin side down and cook until the skin is golden brown and crispy, about 5-8 minutes. Turn chicken pieces over, making sure to not tear the skin, and cook another 5-8 minutes until golden brown. Remove chicken pieces form the pan and tent with foil. Drain the pan of excess fat.

For the sauce - return pan to stovetop over medium heat. Add wine and deglaze pan loosening the bits from the bottom of the pan. Add the onions and simmer 5 minutes to reduce the wine. Add the Orange Cranberry Marmalade, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, butter and salt. Whisk until the sauce is uniformly blended. Season with pepper to taste. Add the chicken back to the pan and spoon the sauce over the pieces. Place skillet in the oven and bake 30-40 minutes until the juices run clear and the internal temperature of the meat is 165-175 degrees F. Spoon the sauce over the chicken pieces several times during the cooking process.

Snuggle Up With Fur

We don’t know what is better...snuggling with this precious wrinkly puppy or cuddling up in bed on a chilly evening with one of these plush fur pillows and throws. We have a few fur “guinea feather” pillows left and matching guinea throw. Also love the brown fur mink pillows in these leather chairs! Rich in softness and exceptionally cozy, our collection of faux furs gives you that warm and fuzzy feeling.

Metal Glass Gallery Frames

Create a sophisticated gallery display in your home with your favorite photos, recipes, keepsakes, pressed flowers, leaves and more! These metal glass frames unlatch and open to keep special items inside & press special mementos. Antique chain makes them easy to hang. Unusual & creative wall pieces that are so fun to make your own! 6”x19” $34.95 each (Items displayed inside are removable.)

Orange Seville Coffee

Because good mornings start with great coffee.☕️☕️☕️How many cups does it take?? Orange Seville is a delicate, sweet cherry flavored coffee with pieces of Seville oranges. A great coffee choice!

Large Cow Pastoral Art Canvas

We love this extra large vintage pastoral scene canvas featuring cows grazing in a green field. With muted soft colors and an antique hue it would be beautiful just about anywhere. For some reason I picture this on a large wall in a cream colored bathroom with soft linen and lace curtains hanging above a clawfoot tub. It is a great price at $35.95 and big at 48”x36”. What creative ideas would you do with this great art canvas??

Navy Toile Bird Pillows

Love these navy blue down filled bird toile pillows with velvet cording. They are fresh looking and colorful...we are looking forward to a New Year! Sold Out expect more in soon!

Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder

Navajo pearls are beautiful on anyone!

Skin Nourishing Products

This large tobacco basket is filled with our favorite skin nourishing products for the winter season. How beautiful would this be all wrapped up for a special person? Our favorite apothecary bath salts, bubble elixirs, soaps, and hand therapies are comforting stress relievers and beautiful gifts as well! Let us wrap it up for you!

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Fur Throws & Pillows

Rich in softness and exceptionally cozy, our collection of faux furs gives you that warm and fuzzy feeling. The gorgeous gradient on each silky strand creates the look and feel of genuine fur. Curling up in one of these or throwing one of these beautiful pillows on a sofa or bed would make my Christmas complete this year!

Special Packages

We love to snow & glitter our packages before Santa takes them home to put under the tree. A father and son came in today to Christmas shop and did a great job picking out gifts!!

Silver Turquoise Boxes

Our favorite silver, copper, and turquoise boxes would make a wonderful gift for Christmas! Turquoise stones are all natural and are individually selected for their unique character and beauty. These products are all crafted from German silver: an alloy containing nickel and copper. Each piece is hand made and hand finished. I can see one of our beautiful Navajo pendants in one of these pieces as a special gift.