Monday, February 12, 2018

Spring Florals

We are overflowing with beautiful Spring florals! An array of bright and festive colors for the season ahead. Stop by and see all of the beautiful colors and let us help you design your next arrangement or idea!




Metal Garden Gates

These rustic metal garden gates look like they came from an old french chateau or old southern garden in New Orleans. I can see them as a perfect entrance to a fenced garden or seating area! $118.00

Who's Your Valentine???

Loving J.Forks purple spiny oyster and red sea branch coral necklaces, tooled leather and kingman turquoise necklace, and sterling oxidized Navajo pearl necklaces!
Our favorite Federico silver earrings and hand stamped sterling hoops would make a simple and perfect Valentine gift!
This big wooden bowl is filled with skin nourishing products for the spring season. How beautiful would this be all wrapped up for a special person? Our favorite apothecary bath salts, bubble elixirs, soaps, and hand therapies.
Don’t forget we also have gift certificates! Always a great option for any occasion.

Hand Poured Urn Candles

Our favorite candles have arrived! Hand poured in beautiful rustic urns, the old fashion way in small batches that ensures incredible freshness. They are very strong and with a 125 burn time you can enjoy a long time!
Sea salted lemons, simple lavender, minted basil, sweet olive, and mahogany & tobacco are some great scents for spring!


Sweet Revenge "Pure" Cupcakes Recipe

Sweet Revenge "Pure" Cupcakes
This recipe for delicious “Pure” cupcakes is courtesy of Marlo Scott, of Sweet Revenge Cupcakes in NYC, as seen on Martha Stewart.
Cupcake Ingredients
Makes 24 cupcakes
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups sugar
5 extra-large eggs
3 cups self-rising cake flour**
1 cup buttermilk
3 tablespoons “Traditional” Mexican vanilla(Pick up your bottle at Bonnes Amies)
Sweet Revenge “Pure” Buttercream
Turbinado or demerara sugar, for sprinkling

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cut out twenty-four 5 1/2-by-5 1/2-inch squares of parchment paper. Fit each square of parchment into a standard muffin cup so the edges stick out from the muffin cup; set aside.
2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter until softened. With the mixer on medium, add eggs and sugar; beat until well combined. With mixer on low speed, add flour in three parts, alternating with buttermilk and beginning and ending with flour. Stir in vanilla.
3. Fill prepared muffin cups three-quarters full with batter. Transfer muffin tins to oven and bake until a cake tester inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cupcakes cool completely in muffin cups.
4. When cupcakes are cool, frost the top of each cupcake with a thin layer of buttercream. Fill a disposable pastry bag fitted with a 3/4-inch St.-Honore decorating tip with remaining buttercream. Pipe three waves on top of each cupcake, each slightly smaller than the next. Sprinkle with turbinado sugar and serve.

Buttercream Frosting Ingredients
Makes enough for 24 cupcakes
1 1/4 cups (2 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
6 tablespoons vegetable shortening
10 cups (from about two and a half 1-pound boxes) confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons “Traditional” Mexican vanilla

Directions
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together butter and shortening. Add sugar, and beat to combine. Add milk and vanilla, and beat until well combined.

**For self-rising cake flour
1. Measure out the desired amount of flour and place in a large bowl.
2. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder for every cup of flour used. For example, if you have 2 cups of flour, add 3 teaspoons of baking powder.
3. Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt for every cup of flour used.
4. Stir the ingredients thoroughly.
5. Pour the flour mixture into the flour sifter and sift into the bowl for immediate use or store in an airtight container.
 
Our Traditional line of Mexican vanilla extract is the best of what you can find in Mexico. The Canosa family, who produces our vanilla exclusively, has been winning the Gold Medal of Honor award in Mexico for 30 years running. Both the Traditional & Pure Mexican Vanillas are all natural, produced in Mexico using only the highest grade, single sourced, Mexican vanilla beans. Our Mexican vanilla is never blended with another grade or type of bean – it is the absolute best vanilla available in Mexico.

Metallic Vintage Club Bags & Mercury Glass Hearts

These colorful metallic club bags are vintage inspired and embellished with shimmering accents for your phone and smalls for an evening out! A sweet little Valentine gift! $20.95 each
Silver Mercury Glass Hearts $5.25 each

Bohemian Tassel Scarves


These scarves are bright, fun, and bohemaian inspired! Luxuriously oversized and made of soft cotton, their bright striped patterns and tassels are so fun for spring! Perfect as well for a beautiful table topper and runner! $18.00




Succulents

Succulents are some of our favorite things to work with. Loving this rustic old wooden container filled with brightly colored succulents and soft purple lavender. We have so many great ones to choose from!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Vintage Style Signs

Some of our favorite vintage style signs have arrived from market. Signage is great to incorporate in any space for a whimsical touch! Which one is your favorite?
Metal Maison Pig $34.00
Coffee $29.95
Metal Potting Shed $22.00
Hand $20.95

Follow Your Burro

 
Valentine yourself with one of these so soft coral long sleeve “Follow Your Burro” tees! One of a kind design created by the girls at Bonnes Amies. What’s new for spring? Donkeys and cactuses, you will more than likely see them everywhere this season. Hurry and get one we just printed a few for fun!! $28.95 each M-XXL Full back burro with front left chest cactus.

NEW Santalum Blooms Home Fragrance

New Santalum Blooms will fill your home with the scent of freshly bloomed lavender & jasmine accented with sandalwood & musk. The mercury glass votive candles and diffuser sets make a simple and beautiful gift as well!


Mrs. Meyer Garden Scents Are In!

Mrs. Meyer’s garden collection of cleaning surface sprays, hand soaps, and lotions will make your kitchen a happy place to be! Basil, Lavender, and Rosemary are bright, fresh scents fron the garden!

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Velvet Tees & Tunic Dresses

Some of our favorite and loved fabrics are linen and velvet. Embody the laid-back luxe of these soft and shimmering velvet tees and tunic dresses. Love the early Spring colors of blush pink and peacock blue. Fun pick-me-ups for your wintery blues or a sweet and simple gift for a friend to enjoy and wear. Kinsley is wearing a size small.





Frozen Chocolate Cherry Mousse Pie

Make a Frozen Chocolate Cherry Mousse Pie for your Valentine this year...delicious light and fluffy chocolate filling drizzled in our favorite chocolate sauce!
Ingredients
For the crust:
1 1/2 cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs
6 Tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar

For the filling:
3 cups whipping cream, cold
1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup Stonewall Kitchen Dark Chocolate Cherry Sauce (Pick Up Your Jar At Bonnes Amies Kitchen)

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
For the crust- add melted butter and 1/4 cup confectioner's sugar to the crumbs and mix until the crumbs are uniformly coated. Place crumbs in a 9-inch pie pan, pressing to line bottom and sides of the pan (the bottom side of a measuring cup works well to firmly press the crumb mixture into the pie pan). Bake crust 10 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.
Whip cream in a chilled mixing bowl with a whisk attachment on high speed until soft peaks form. Whisk in the sugar and vanilla.
If the Dark Chocolate Cherry Sauce is not pour-able heat it slightly in the microwave or in a small saucepan over low heat. Make sure it does not get hot. Gently fold the sauce into the whipped cream mixture. When uniformly mixed transfer to the pie crust. Smooth top and sprinkle the chocolate, cherries and nuts over the top. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the freezer at least 6 hours or overnight before serving.
Every once in a while we create something that's so good it keeps mysteriously disappearing from our test kitchens. Case in point, our Dark Chocolate Cherry Sauce. We found the perfect balance of rich, dark chocolate and sweet cherry that seems to captivate everyone who tastes it. It's truly amazing and adds so much delicious flavor to desserts, breakfast breads or even coffee! Be warned though, it can vanish overnight!

New Spring LipSense Colors Are In!

Top LipSense colors are in for Spring 2018! LipSense is an all day lip color that is smudge proof, waterproof and can last up to 18 hours. Stop by to take a look at all of these beautiful lip colors.

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.

Fun at Market!

What a enjoyable week at market putting together our Spring collection. From everything to bright and vivid Spring florals, beautiful embroidered items from pillows, table linens to clothing, and a new jewelry line featuring pearls and leather. Spring finds are creative and bright all the way around!

Large Metal Bottle Racks

One of our favorite and usable items for a kitchen are european metal bottle racks. From industrial to farmhouse style this is a a great impact piece perfect for a large kitchen island or buffet. This rack has plenty of space for great pottery coffee mugs to hang, linen tea towels, or display in a bar/wine area to display your wine bottles. A great look this one is large and very authentic! $152.00

Washed Grey Rabbit Lamps

These fun grey washed rabbit lamps are so cute with linen embellished barrel shades and the expression on these little rabbits is so sweet for Spring. A pair of lamps that would be perfect to light any room particularly a kitchen buffet or reading room. Would be so sweet in a child's room and reading lamps on either side of a bed! Love the grey and white washes perfect accent lamps for your space! $120.00 each

Large Polka Dot Wool Floor Pillows

Loving these large overstuffed extra large wool black, cream, and grey pillows. A great and fun neutral to mix in with other pillows on a sofa, bed, or great floor cushions. They have large leather handles fun accent pieces!