Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

Tradition simply means that we need to end what began well and continue what is worth continuing”

-Jose Bergamin

"We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day." ~Edith Lovejoy Pierce

One tradition we carry on every year is my great grandmothers coconut cake-I used the Stonewall Lemon Curd between the layers to make it extra special! Thanks Roseanna for your recipe it's wonderful!

Glory to God in highest heaven,
Who unto man His Son hath given;
While angels sing with tender mirth,
A glad new year to all the earth.
~Martin Luther

Bonnes Amies Christmas Breakfast

Thank-you Kathy for the wonderful breakfast it was delicious! Your warm home and hospitality was so warm and inviting. We all had a great time this year!
Took a few inspiring snap shots of her nooks and cranny's in her home-hope she didn't mind too much!

Here is her farm house kitchen table set up-we all loved her ruby red antique goblets-canvas tablecloth, and red plaid blanket over the top. Notice the huge wonderful lantern hanging over the table-it was filled with greenery and a large Santa.


We want this Aoudad to go home with us-isn't he the perfect focal point for this great plaid room! This greenery and garland is pretty to leave up until Spring-a fresh winter look!

Love the deer skin and horns intertwined with this arrangement in the entry...


Such sweet things! Thanks again Kathy!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Time

We will be open half a day Christmas Eve if you are still finishing up your shopping! Feel free to stop by and see us...

Christmas Breakfast

Thank-you Maria for the wonderful breakfast this past weekend-it was just delicious and your house was beautiful!
Wish I could have taken more pics-this one turned out pretty good! Love her centerpiece with the snowy pinecones and copper balls. All of her dishes were cream mixed with the Spode Woodland. Beautiful!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Touch of Christmas!

Love the Blue & White Spode mixed with the Juliska Pewterware here!

Christmas Time!

Kitchen Goodies

So many kitchen goodies in to make a beautiful basket for someone special! Stonewall kitchen jams, pancake mixes and syrups, and Barefoot Contessa mixes. The list goes on and on!
So many options and don't forget about our freshly ground coffee beans-Southern Pecan, Christmas Creme, and Cinnamon Toddy are still our top sellers and smell wonderful!
We can easily fix you up a beautiful gift and even deliver it for you!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Mrs. Toddy Donahue's Lemon Cake Recipe

This cake is easy & taste fantastic! Beautiful bundt cake as well-be sure to grease and flour pan well...

  • 1 box of Duncan Hines Lemon Supreme Cake Mix
  • 1 - 3 1/2 ounce box of Jello Instant Lemon Pudding
  • 1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 jar of Stonewall Kitchen Lemon Curd(available at the shop)

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Add cake mix and instant pudding to electric mixer bowl. In a measuring cup, add the lemon juice and cold water to make 2/3 cup. Add the eggs, lemon water and lemon extract to the dry ingredients and stir to blend. Pour in the oil and beat at medium speed for 6 minutes, or until very smooth.

    2. Take 1/3 cup of the batter and set aside. Pour remaining batter into a lightly oiled Bundt pan that has been sprinkled with sugar. Mix the reserved 1/3 cup of batter with the whole jar of lemon curd. Make a tunnel-like well through the batter in the Bundt pan and fill it with the batter-Lemon Curd mixture. Bake for about 50-60 minutes, until the top is golden and a toothpick inserted in cake comes out clean.

    3. When the cake is done, let it cool on a rack, and then invert onto a plate. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar and grated lemon peel and serve with a little Lemon Curd drizzled over if desired. Or glaze with the following: Combine 1/4 cup lemon juice, 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest, 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract, 1 cup confectioner's sugar. Pierce cake with a skewer all over the top and drizzle glaze over.
    Click Here To Print Out Recipe!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Rocki Gorman River Rock Jasper

Love love this extra long River Rock Jasper and amber mixed together. Just gorgeous and so unusual! This Jasper silver stamped cross is just beautiful! And would be perfect for someone's stocking!

Vintage Santas

These nostalgic and vintage Santas are perfect for a festive Christmas grouping or collection. Such special gifts as well!
Love this one tucked in this red lantern!

Fresh Christmas Ideas-Southern Living

Hang a Paper White Basket

"Greet guests with a bright arrangement of seasonal paperwhites, heather, juniper, and moss in a planter that hangs directly on your front door."

Theme Your Entry

"Stage a royal welcome by hanging lanterns from shepherd hooks anchored in galvanized washtubs planted with ivy. Topped with a faux cardinal, this seasonal lighting solution helps introduce your Christmas decorating theme right at the front door. For a red-carpet look, create a clever runner with tartan fabric and green burlap that spans from the door to the steps. Hold the runner in place with heavy-duty double-sided tape from the hardware store."

Group Your Silver

"Turn silver and mercury-glass vases and candlesticks into festive Christmas accents by arranging them in groups."

Friday, December 3, 2010

More Rocki Gorman Jewelry

Rocki Gorman Kingman Turquoise laser-dyed purple dragonfly. One of our favorite pieces! Beautiful with the mother earth multi-strand necklace.
Rocki Gorman Kingman Turquoise....pendants and sterling stamped earrings.

Rocki Gorman Chiliean Turquoise pendant with stamped sterling silver....

Antique French Desk & Beautiful Picture Frames

Love all of the beautiful frames that we have in. A photograph in a beautiful frame is a simple yet perfect gift for someone that is hard to shop for!

Great Leather Chair

Love this leather chair that has recently came in. It looks like an old distressed leather chair and the size is just perfect. Just needs a special ottoman to go with it....So Ralphy!

Three More Saturdays Until Christmas

Can you believe we have three more weekends to wrap up our Christmas shoppping? Come in and let us help you with your gifts-we make it quick and easy!
Love these Mexican etched wine glasses in this copper tray. Also in are a variety of beautiful napkins and accessories to make your dinner table beautiful for the holidays!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Rocki Gorman White Agate & Pearl

How beautiful is this White Agate Rocki Gorman cross and pearl bracelet?
These pearl drop earrings are just fantastic....

Spode Grove for Christmas

Last chance for Spode Grove-we purchased the last place settings from Spode. A great bargain at $48.95 for a 5 piece place setting! And beautiful all year round and especially for Christmas. A special gift as well for someone who needs some beautiful China.
The salad plate has the traditional Christmas tree-the rest of the dishes do not have it-hence the wonderful bargain! We will ship to you-give us a call! 1-806-293-3588

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Apple Coral Rocki Gorman

We're loving this apple coral and sterling silver stamped jewelry by Rocki Gorman. The color is just beautiful!
How unusual is this black onyx bat with the traditional red coral eyes. The stamping is so unusual and beautiful. Come in and check out our case full for Christmas-send your husband in and we will gift wrap it beautifully for him! hint* hint*

Christmas 2010 Mailer

Check your mail as our Christmas postcard will be out soon! We've featured gift ideas as well as new items in it. Plus Mrs. Toddy's Lemon cake recipe with Stonewall's Lemon Curd....delicious!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Christmas-Blue & White Transferware

How beautiful is this blue and white mixed with winter greenery and snowy branches? These antique large platters are so striking!
Love the red berries and snowy pinecone picks mixed with it...

So pretty and fresh!

Vintage Santas

Looking for that something special? Our vintage-looking Santas are so wonderul and old-looking. And so cute in lantern or inside a wintery cloche....

Beautiful Christmas Linens

Love these sheer silver metallic napkins over these solid red ones. Mixed with Juliska Pewterware...just beautiful. There sheer toppers come in red, silver, and chocolate and beautiful to mix with what you currently have.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Grandma Erma's Spirited Cranberry Sauce

Port and orange liquor add a spirited twist to traditional sweet-tart cranberry sauce. A delicious recipe in the latest Southern Living magazine.
Recipe: Grandma Erma's Spirited Cranberry Sauce

Click here for: 50 Simply Spectacular Thanksgiving Sides

There's something for everyone in this special collection of side dishes. Find familiar favorites, along with tempting new creations to try. And the top 5 side dishes including this one!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Château de Cormatin

Château de Cormatin is located in the countryside of Bourgogne and was built in 1610.
What a grand home it was and still is and everything around it is so beautiful! The Chateau was occupied by a very aristocratic and wealthy family many years ago.

The Chateau is surrounded by a mote and one time a draw bridge. A man by the name of
Jacques du Blé grew up here and died young during the religious wars in France.
Here are the formal gardens surrounding the property.

The kitchen garden which was more up my alley! The garden was filled with kale, cabbages, and turnips! Everything had twig trellises-so interesting!

This is the kitchen that was later moved closer to the bedrooms after the wars started. The family wanted the kitchen closer to the wing in which they were staying.

Copper pots hanging on wall...
This was the library which was decorated as it would have been in the 16th and 17th century.

What a wonderful place full of history and stories. Please visit their website at to see more pics.