Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy Easter!

May the glory and the promise
of this joyous time of year
Bring peace and happiness to you
and those you hold most dear
Have a blessed and joyful Easter!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Jeanne d’Arc Living Magazine 4th Issue 2014

Fresh off the press and now available at Bonnes Amies…The Jeanne d’Arc Living Magazine is a 95% advertisement free monthly lifestyle magazine filled with creative DIY ideas, simple recipes, captivating articles and beautiful photography of inspiring homes, vintage flea market décor and crafts, nostalgic European garden designs and flower arrangements – all in the French and Nordic country decorating style. It is currently being translated into eight different languages and distributed worldwide mainly Europe. 4th Issue 2014...Please see options below you can purchase and pick up at store for $16.95 or we will gladly mail to you for $18.95.


Handmade Glassware From Mexico

Our favorite handmade glassware has arrived in a variety of textures and colors. A company out of Mexico whom employs artisans which produce beautiful and elegantly carved glassware. Promoting traditional Mexican arts, they take great pride in the uniqueness of its artisans and products…
Perfect for brides and also makes a wonderful gift for Summer.
The confetti glass is a favorite for Summer with bright specks of beautiful color. The margarita/desert glass is so pretty shown here…

 The etched aqua glassware is also very pretty and comes in a variety of sizes…love love the ice bucket below!

Fun Aqua Blue Enamelware for Spring & Summer!

Designed to delight. This new & fun Enamelware Dinnerware is simple and beautiful, with a nod to vintage style. Its steel with porcelain-enamel finish is also shatterproof—ideal around kids and klutzes. A soft aqua blue that comes in dinner plates, salad plates, bowls, coffee mugs, and a variety of trays it is inexpensive and perfect for Summer!

 Love this quaint coffee set…I can see it filled with a hot pot of our freshly ground apricot creme coffee and carried outside on an early Spring morning. Or perfect for having tea in the tree house with my little girl who would probably call it hot chocolate instead!
Fired enamelware is an integrated layered composite of glass and metal. The word enamel comes from the Old High German word smelzan (to smelt) via the Old French esmail. Used as a noun, "an enamel" is a usually small decorative object, coated with enamel coating. Enameling is an old and widely adopted technology, for most of its history mainly used in jewelry and decorative art. Since the 19th century the term applies also to industrial materials and many metal consumer objects, such as some cooking vessels, dishwashers, laundry machines, sinks, and tubs.
It is especially pretty mixed with this burlap white ruffle runner and soft white linen napkins and burlap napkin rings. We have so many beautiful runners and table toppers in that are bright textures as well as a colorful variety of napkins for your Easter table this weekend or a Spring breakfast,

Can Full Of Color-Front Door Brightness!

After seeing so many beautiful door arrangements being whipped up and walking out the door I had to have one for my door for Easter! Found this metal container that I used for Fall and spray painted it metallic copper and dry brushed with a soft turquoise paint…my favorite colors and what I thought would give the biggest punch on my front door were the bright orange ranunculus, twiggy yellow branches, and purple lavender bunches. The last element needed for Spring? A sweet bird nest of course! And some wild mossy garland to attack anyone that enters my front door.
Have a great container but don't know what to do with it? Or last year's Spring wreath looking a little beat? Bring it in we can work some magic on it! We have many beautiful florals in for Spring to brighten your home or your front door! Stop by and let us help you!

Pick A Jug Any Jug!

 Pick A Jug Any Jug! Just in…a large shipment of assorted rustic and vintage-style jugs in a variety of beautiful colors for Spring. They look like they are fresh from an antique market…glazed pots large and small in bright red, turquoise and soft blue(stacked right next to Stumpy). I can see these perfect for holding wooden spoons and utensils in a kitchen or place a sweet blooming violet in them and display on a sunny table….
 Place a collection of them on your kitchen table or up high on a hutch…beautiful to stuff with yellow forsythia twigs or bright green berries.
Okay we did put a little piece of ham & pineapple pizza in-between the pots so Stumpy would pose for our pictures he likes great old jugs…and pizza, potato chips, and anything else we munch on during the  day!
My favorite jugs have the pretty lettering and words punched on the front of them…each one is so unique! Prices vary from $25.95 from the smallest jug to $90.00 for the very largest-great accent pieces for your home.

A Fresh New Home

A young mother who has taken an older dated house and created a new fresh home...we had the privilege of putting together her dining room and living room. Her style is simple, clean, and contemporary...but at the same time accessories are always needed to give a home personality. And now it looks just like her!
A great house the main living area was very large and full of light…this long platform extending across the room was perfect for her dining table and chairs…something that she had envisioned but not sure how to make it work.
Loved adding these large spiky succulents to her large cream jug and some of our rustic iron pieces from the store. These soft aqua linen napkins finished the table off for a clean and simple look... beautiful!