Monday, July 29, 2013

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Grilled Pound Cake and Aged Balsamic Macerated Strawberries

1 package pound cake, sliced 3/4 inch
2 pints strawberries
4 oz. Stonewall Kitchen Aged Balsamic Vinegar (Pick Yours Up At Bonnes Amies)
3 tablespoons sugar
2 whole oranges, juice of
3 cups whipping cream
3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1.Clean and quarter strawberries and place them into a bowl.
2.Combine strawberries with vinegar, sugar and the juice of 1 orange and mix gently. Refrigerate for about 1 hour.
3.In a mixing bowl, combine remaining ingredients and the juice of the other orange and whip into a thick cream.
4.Preheat grill to a medium-high heat and grill pound cake slices on both sides for about 1 minute or until lightly marked.
5.On a serving platter, lay down half of the grilled pound cake and spoon strawberries and liquid over, place a big dollop of the orange cream on to the berries and place the other pieces of grilled pound cake on top of the cream.
6.Garnish with fresh mint and serve.
Print Recipe Here

Saturday, July 20, 2013

We hope everyone had a wonderful and blessed weekend! Fall is in the air we are busy working on new displays and putting out Fall items to inspire!

Glazed Bowls & Jugs For Fall & Harvest Baskets

Just arrived in are these great earthenware bowls and jugs in greens, chocolate browns, and golds-glazed and hand thrown perfectly they are wonderful additions for Fall for your home...My favorite is the large glazed bowl with a lip they are made to use as well!
After today I am ready to go home and pull my sunflowers and Fall out we start Fall houses in a few weeks time flies!

Madonna & Child Oil Painting

Still gravitate to this corner in the shop this soft and unusual painting of Madonna & child. It reminds me of maybe a russian iconic painting with gold leaf or maybe an old painting in a adobe church in Santa Fe so pretty! Especially hung above this scrubbed and scraped little chest...hand-blown mexican glassware underneath her fun items!

Harvest Table...Wicker Baskets & Old Casks...Olive Jars

 Still loving this fantastic large and heavy harvest table in our back room full of these extra large european baskets, old glazed olive jars, and antique wicker cask. I can see all of these worked up on a large rustic coffee table or the middle of the harvest table yummy!
Recently in are the fantastic cast iron door pulls in a variety of styles-perfect for a set of french doors don't you think?

Ready For Fall?

 We are gradually starting to put Fall out yes aren't you ready for that time of the year? Sunflower and gourd picks are being scattered throughout so pretty!

What's Buzzing At Bonnes Amies? New Bright Tees!

We just got in this week bright & cute bee shirts in fun colors such as sapphire, paprika, antique irish green, hot pink, lime green, and dark heather grey. They are a quick pick me up at $7.00 each!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Vintage Summer Glassware Jars

These large glassware jugs and glasses are great for summer sun tea or fruit sangria-they are fun and affordable. Fill with our great tasting teas and sit outside in the sun for a refreshing afternoon tea!

Our Fireplace Mantle

Worked up the mantle this week with these great stacked stone lamps, antiqued sheep painting with pewter-finished frame and glass lantern filled with a nest of eggs and santos. These pale blue hydrangeas finished it off-we are already getting ready for Fall here in the store and booking houses for Fall and believe it or not Christmas! Give us a call to be put on the books have a great weekend!

Cream Scrubbed French Chest

Loving this large French-style chest with a beautiful scrubbed and scraped finish. Would be lovely in an entry, dining room, or even large side table in a bedroom. Light aqua blue accents and fat curved feet it has personality!

Our Jewelry Cabinet

 Our jewelry cabinet is full of beautiful kingman turquoise, natural coral, and black onyx designs by Rocki Gorman and other Navajo artist...
 Love her vintage collection especially this very large sterling hand-stamped cross...
 Rocki Gorman apple coral cross and black onyx Naja pendant above...

 Rocki denim lapis carved horse pendant in horseshoe...thunder raincloud earrings...and orange coral disc necklace. The artist told us the deeper the coral is in the ocean the more purple it becomes the orange coral is higher to the surface.
 Rocki Gorman White agate cross, vintage collection cross earrings, and multi-stone cross pendant...
Multi Naja pendant with kingman turquoise, red coral, and green turquoise...Vintage collection Rocki Gorman kingman turquoise cross. Purple coral necklace with great turquoise bear by Texas artist come in and see all of these beautiful pieces today...

New Baskets

These burlap lined woven baskets would be great for a kitchen, large pantry, or utility. Very quaint and cute they come in various sizes. This whole setting is so pretty with the oil painting in the background of a little dutch girl sitting on the side of a curb with fruit...olive jugs and grey quilted table runners for summer...

Antique French Chest

Love this old antique French chest up in the front room it has a wonderful old patina with great brass pulls-it is a great price too! Comes with carved mirror for back...Love the oil painting leaning against it-an old eurpean city street scene

Monday, July 1, 2013

Working On New Postcard For Summer

Ordering summer postcards today. Please message us if you would like to be on our mailing list. Our mailer talks about new & upcoming ideas for the season and the recipe featured is Grilled Pound Cake and Aged Balsamic Macerated Strawberries.

"Minding the Horse" Little girl looks after horse, while father stops for lunch.