Saturday, March 30, 2013

Petite Leather Chair

Still love love this great petite leather club chair especially next to this little antique french oak side table...We still have a few kilim pillows left they look great thrown in a leather chair or sofa...

New Things....

Love the sweet items arriving weekly-blooming sprigs and sticks with white and pink blooms and concrete birds that can be featured anywhere even under a glass dome. And these interesting chains that you can clip these great vintage Paris banners, old photographs or postcards or anything you can think of...

Spring/Easter Dining Room

 Getting ready for Easter and Spring I found my pale turquoise chicken eggs that we blew out last year and these fuzzy yellow ducks....Used these white tulips and hydrangeas and put a nest inside the large cut glass container....
My Santos always has a theme so this Spring she had to be holding a nest of course with tiny quail eggs and limelight coleus crawling out from her arms....We have a box of wonderful fresh lemons loved filling my large glass jar with them....Spring Inspiration!
This is a time of renewal
as it happens every spring.
The flowers now are blooming
The birds begin to sing.
Easter is a time of hope
and a day of rebirth.
It shows that winter’s over
And spring has come to earth.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Strawberry Lemon Cream Pie

This is the fantastic recipe featured in our Spring mailer that should be arriving at your mailbox today. Here is the recipe I plan on trying myself this weekend for Easter! We have just ordered a case of Stonewall Lemon Curd so stop by and get your jar to make this wonderful cream pie.

1-9 inch prepared piecrust, baked
3 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
3/4 cup Stonewall Kitchen Lemon Curd
3/4 cup confectioners’ or superfine sugar
1 cup whipping cream, whipped to stiff peaks
1-pound fresh small or medium strawberries, stems removed
1/2 pound fresh strawberries, stems removed and sliced
1/4 cup currant jelly
1 Tbs. Grand Marnier (optional)

Make sure the prepared baked piecrust is cooled completely.
In an electric mixer fitted with a paddle (or in a bowl using a hand mixer) add cream cheese and mix until fluffy. Add Stonewall Kitchen Lemon Curd, and sugar. Mix until uniform. Gently fold in the whipped whipping cream.
Place whole strawberries in the bottom of the cooled piecrust. Spread the lemon cream over the whole strawberries. Decorate the top of the pie with sliced strawberries and blueberries.
In a small saucepan heat the currant jelly, add the Grand Marnier. Cool glaze and brush over the berries.
Chill the pie in the refrigerator several hours before serving.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Easter Giveaway

~EASTER GIVEAWAY!~ Make sure you LIKE our Bonnes Amies facebook page. Then SHARE PHOTO & COMMENT one word that describes Easter to you!
Miniature Egg arrangement, tangerine table runner, nest plate and butterfly napkins will spiff your table up for Spring- it's on us!

Charlie's Confetti Glass & Yellow Forsythia

This large yellow jar is stuffed full of bright yellow forsythia-surrounded by Charlie's confetti glass for Spring & Summer. Charlie lives near San Miguel in Mexico and makes hand-blown glassware that is beautiful & functional! I can see that large pitcher full of margarita mix and the large bowl full of chips...Oil Painting in background is one of our new ones very large and beautiful!

Eggs For Easter

Love our antique back table filled with wicker cloches, egg wreaths, mossy rabbits and blue & white Spode. Aren't those ostrich eggs unusual stacked underneath that domed cloche? I especially think the big mossy square tray would be wonderful as a centerpiece on an Easter table or beautiful with glass trays in it to serve out of....
Here is a close up more eggs! It's definitely Springtime in the shop!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Spring Is In The Air

This fat washed linen tufted chair would love to come home with me. We could roll it right out the door-it is so comfortable to sit in and so soft. Love the egg wreath and this pastel green felt pillow sitting in it....

Easter Fixings

Can't believe Easter is almost two weeks away are you ready? We are...we have nest scattered throughout the store, eggs, chickens & rabbits oh my! Beautiful accessories for your Easter table this year....
Trying out one of these burlap and linen ruffled runners on my kitchen table-these burlap runners are a fabulous price and come in bright Spring colors. Will add a pop of color to your kitchen or dining table!

Great Crank Table

Loving this great crank side table that can go up or down. The old worn wooden top is great it kind of looks like a giant's work stool. Has a great industrial look very cool!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Old French Postcard + Spring Mailer

Working on our Spring mailer today. Found this great old French postcard dated 3/21/1913 that we are using for the front. Our recipe featured will be Strawberry Lemon Cream pie with our Stonewall Lemon curd for Easter. Message us if you would like to be on the mailing list!
Here is the back of the old postcard. Beautiful and perfect handwriting...Can you read what the postcard says to Meme?

"As good a translation I can come up with is:

Dear Meme,

The doctor told me yesterday that my problem was a hip problem and an ameliaration (infection?) It makes walking painful and I take small steps. He said I have no more infection. The hip is causing no more fever. We are continuing tincture of iodine with cotton and using stretch bandage, I will return in one month. I am happy to be here and can walk a few small steps, Darling Meme, I hope that you are always in perfect health and that you live forever in my life. Until we are reunited, Darling Meme, the most tender caresses and warmest kisses to this little girl. Friendship (Love) from Maman.

I can't guarantee each and every word, but this the gist. Been a long time!"

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Santos For Spring

These cream and pale blue Santos are scrubbed down and worn-with delicate white-washed gold wings(these can be removed) I can see a nest with eggs tucked inside there base. I have a large turquoise Santos on my dressing table and it is perfect for hanging all jewelry and necklaces on. I love looking at her every morning she is quite lovely!

Copper mercury glass

Loving all the new and wonderful things arriving for Spring! Brightly colored florals to spiff up your home, wonderful prints & paintings, script bamboo rugs and much more!

This collection of copper mercury glass candlesticks would be so pretty all together on an Easter table or Spring mantle for this season! Love the large domed cloches mixed in and setting in that great distressed black tray...

Bright Spring Scarves

Bright and fun Spring scarves are in- hot pink and orange chevron print & purple, red and turquoise floral prints put a spring in your step! Come by and see us today-wonderful and new things are coming in weekly!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Old Style Religious Paintings

 These old style oil paintings of Madonna's and Saints look like they were pulled from the rustic old church walls of an old Santa Fe church...The colors appear to be like tarnished jewels with beautiful sapphire turquoise, ruby red, and golds that have been aged and worn for centuries...
This one is beautiful of a Madonna or Mary-with the embellished frame and muted colors these would be so beautiful in a bedroom or entry-they have an eclectic feel. I can see them in a home with more of a rustic Santa Fe look or dressed up in a home with a French/ Euro look. We don't come across these often they are quite special!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Blue & White

When you walk in the back door you can see this sunny display of bright cobalt blue,yellow and green acid bottles and antique blue & white large delft plates and transferware. Love the hot pink peonies tucked in the large blue jar on the right. Come in for some inspiration today it will be a beautiful day!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Rocki Gorman For Spring

Took a snapshot of our case and this whole collection together just says Spring to me! This whole collection is Rocki Gorman-pink Peruvian opal necklace and pink opal cross, denim lapis vintage-style cross and carved denim lapis horse head pendant are just stunning! Love the extra large Navajo stamped cross with the "tres platos" three strand silver beads mixed with the stamped sterling cross earrings as well. The large stamped oval pendant and white agate cross would also be beautiful on the three stranded silver necklace. Rocki's purple turquoise earrings at bottom have a modern twist and are very light and pretty!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Oversized Cane Back Linen Chair

An over sized chair with a cane back, scrubbed white arms and legs, with soft linen upholstery and a down cushion will let you sink right in. This chair is quite comfy and so elegant yet aged just perfectly. It makes me want to paint quite a few of my antique wooden pieces in my home a soft cream and aqua and distress them. The soft linen upholstery will go into any style and be a finishing piece in any room.

Spring Picture

This twig wreath with tucked in purple lilacs and green fern is just a picture sitting in this metallic croc antique chair. This would be fabulous worked up on a front door for Spring or hung over a mantle-also a beautiful centerpiece laying in the center of a table with a huge glowing hurricane sitting inside of it. Come get some Spring Inspiration...

Linen Tufted Salon Chair

Our most comfortable chair yet, the clean lines of this sleek wingback are balanced with a durable and universal washed linen. The tufting brings a little old world character to the chair however remains extremely comfortable, almost conforming to the body. Scrubbed white-washed wooden legs on quaint little rollers this chair is comfortable and beautiful!

New Oil Paintings

 New and wonderful oil paintings are rolling through the door-beautiful and vibrant colors that would pop above any mantle or beautiful hung over a newly made Spring bed...
 I love her picking up apples in her aqua blue washed dress and washed greys in the background. This painting is one of the larger ones-they are all a nice size.
My favorite so far-European pastoral painting of this beautiful woman with sheep....Many new ones have come in stop by and take a look. They are reasonably priced and quite special!


 Hi my name is Stumpy...I guess I'm the new shop dog around here to watch over things. I'm pretty quite though and a little shy so I won't get in your way. They call me stumpy because I only have two toes on my back foot-but you should see how fast I can run!
Hope you enjoy looking and thanks for stopping by-but I do have a good story of how my journey through life has led me here.  I'm the Bonnes Amies dog now you will have to ask sometime....

Embroidered Flying Pillows

In love with these embroidered linen script pillows with lovely embroidered flying butterflies taking flight on them! The faded script writing on the front gives them a nostalgic feel and the down filling inside them makes them so soft and cushy! Can see these worked up on a pretty cream Spring bed with brightly colored sheets! Notice they are stuffed in our wonderful large stencil painted Paris baskets-Spring is in the air!