Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Scents of the Hill Country, Warm Leather, Summer Campfires

Discovered the most amazing handcrafted specialized Texas scents in San Antonio. Intoxicating Eau de Parfum and Face & Body Oil fragrances has arrived in Yellow Rose, High Desert, Cuero, Green Vetiver, and my personal favorite TX Lavender. Fragrances are 100% natural.
Face & Body Oil $24.00 Each
Texas Eau De Parfum Set $45.00
Cuero: Based off the Cuir de Russie scents of the early 20th century, Cuero follows in the footsteps of the androgynous classics while injecting the warmth of Texas and Mexico. Wonderful Men’s Scent as well.
Top: bright citrus, soft florals, dusty woods
Heart: jasmine, leather, cypress
Base: labdanum, smoke, vetiver
Green Vetiver: Timeless. Genderless. A heritage scent. An ode to a bygone era. A classic musky-citrus chypre.
Top: pressed lime peel, citrus, coriander
Heart: green neroli, rosemary, white rose
Base: vetiver, musk, moss
TX Lavender: Rolling vistas of the Hill Country, surrounded by vineyards and orchards. Fields of lavender growing in rocky soil. A callout to the savannah-like Spanish Dehesa in the heart of Texas.
Top: bergamot, pressed lemon peel, dry cedar
Heart: lavender absolute, geranium, tonka bean
Base: frankincense, spiced musk, labdanum
High Desert: A dusty trailhead scent. A night sky in West Texas. Like stumbling upon a summer watering hole in New Mexico.
Top: spiced coriander, texas grapefruit, dusty cedar
Heart: trailside herbs, sage, additional dusty cedar
Base: birch tar, labdanum, smoked vetiver
Discovery Set - Eau De Parfum Set: Want to sample each of our natural edp (eau de parfum) fragrances before choosing? This set allows you to test each of the scents. Each sample includes roughly 5-14 days worth of wear.
Cuero - Face & Body Oil & Green Vetiver - Face & Body Oil: This dry oil formulation lightly perfumes while providing moisture to skin. 
**Notes of dusty cedar, green wood, and smokey leather. To use, place a few drops on palm or cotton pad, apply over face morning and night to nourish and hydrate. Can be used on wet, post-shower skin as a moisturizer. This lightweight, dry oil was formulated to aid in moisture retention without leaving skin oily.
A Texas-based company that reflects the hard work and dedication of their creation. Craftsmen, born of the heat and pollen and pine trees of the southern states. Descendants of electricians and brick layers. We believe in hospitality, humility, and hard work. This is the warmth we try to bring to every product we manufacture.

Before & After: Living Room Makeover!🤍🌿

Before & After: This customer was having a bridal shower and needed help pulling her living area together. After remodeling and painting her new room she wanted to use fresh neutral colors with white & olive green. A few new accessory pieces, beautiful botanical glass prints, and soft green and white florals added so much to the feel of this room. Keeping the space light and airy, we recommended turning to these beautiful soft linen curtains. They instantly elevated this living area with soft texture and a classic look… we love the feel! These billowing panels and simple color schemes work with a wide range of design aesthetics, what a transformation we love it!! Thanks Kimberly for letting us help you!

Friends & Sisters♥️🍓🍓🍓

Our favorite sisters! Love Sheila in the Benjamin Wide Leg Overalls covered in faded strawberries…
“But don’t forget, in the meantime, that this is the season for strawberries.” - Clarice Lispector

Such cute fun ladies from Amarillo dropped in today to shop! All retired teachers enjoying a sunny summer day! And one familiar face that lived here and raised her family here(thanks Jan for stopping by). They always get their picture in front of the little farm pickup. What a fun outing to come to Plainview to spend the day shopping and having lunch together!

I can feel a sunshine stealing into my soul🌞

“I can feel a sunshine stealing into my soul and making it all summer, and every thorn, a rose.” — Emily Dickinson
It’s a beautiful Saturday morning! May you refuel your soul and have a joyful, restful weekend doing what you love.
Our summer hours on Saturday are 10-5. Monday-Friday 10-6. Our personal favorite summer freshly ground coffee flavors from our shop kitchen are apricot creme, blackberry cream, toasted coconut, and cherry bomb. Have a great weekend!

Friday, June 14, 2024

Chocolate Semifreddo Ice Cream🍨

Chocolate Semifreddo Ice Cream
This dark chocolate semifreddo recipe couldn’t be any easier to make! It’s such a great easy dessert to serve your family or guests, especially on a hot day!

What Is A Semifreddo?
Semifreddo is an Italian, half-frozen dessert that is similar to ice cream in texture and taste but its structure is different. Semifreddo literally translates to “half cold”. It is normally made in a loaf pan which gives it an ice cream cake appearance. 
Rather than scooping this dessert like you would with ice cream, you slice it! Thanks to the meringue mixed in to the recipe, it never gets too hard to slice, like an ice cream would!
It’s delicious!

2 cups heavy cream
1/4 cup sugar
1-teaspoon pure vanilla extract (Try our Award-Winning Mexican Vanilla from our Kitchen)
1 (12 ounce) jar Stonewall Kitchen Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Sauce (Pick up at Bonnes Amies Kitchen)

Whip heavy cream in a chilled mixing bowl with a whisk attachment until soft peaks form. Slowly add sugar and vanilla.
Heat dessert sauce 15-30 seconds in the microwave, if it is not pourable. Make sure it does not get too hot. Fold into the whipped cream. Place in a covered container that can go into the freezer.
Place semifreddo in the freezer for at least 6 hours or overnight. Best if used within 3-4 days.

Thursday, June 13, 2024

Friday Sippers Today🍓🐝

Happy Friday!! We are serving Bee's Knees & Strawberry Basil Sippers from our kitchen today from 1-6 to cool off from the hot summer heat. Feel free to stop by to sip, browse, and tell us about your latest home projects. The shop is beautiful this time of year and our patio is open with unique garden items. Wishing you a restful & peaceful weekend ahead...

Our Beloved Mugs🦋🌸🐦

Our beloved collectible artisan mugs have arrived for summer filled with flower gardens, fat robins, smiling butterflies, and buzzing hummingbirds. They are better than ever please hurry or call because they don’t last long! 
These are perfect for a sweet summertime gift! Let us wrap up with freshly ground blackberry creme coffee or our iced tea. You can’t have just one!! Hand-painted details with stamping, hand-thrown with date and artist signature on bottom. Not one mug is exactly the same!
Small Mugs $43.95
Large Mugs $45.95
One of our favorite talented designer/artist. He has studios in Tucson, AZ and Santa Fe, NM and also participates in shows and expositions throughout the Southwest.

Monday, June 10, 2024

☕️💛Banana Bliss Coffee

Banana Bliss Coffee: A refreshing mix of bananas and coconuts, blended with smooth undertones of vanilla. The aroma is truly intoxicating and the flavor is the essence of summertime! Perfect iced with hazelnut creamer.

Advice from a Sunflower

Advice from a Sunflower: Be bright, sunny, and positive. Spread seeds of happiness. Rise, shine, and hold your head high. Nothing says summer more than a sunflower. These colorful sunflowers are beautiful to display in an old wooden jug on your kitchen table, or to add a pop of color to your mantle…love the cheer they bring to a summer home!