Monday, February 24, 2014

Black Distressed Bookcase

Love our large distressed pine hutch converted to a bookcase....filled with silver trophies, picture frames, and stacked black books it would be perfect for a living room or study. Hand painted finish it is a one of a kind piece...this gorgeous denim blue & red kilim ottoman fits perfectly underneath it! Black Hutch/Bookcase $1,160.00
We have in a wide variety of kilim ottomans as well come check them out!

Peach Bellini Shortbread Bars

1 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup Bellini Jam (available at Bonnes Amies)
1/2 cup Sliced almonds

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. *Grease a 9 X 13 inch pan.
In a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter and the sugar until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and mix. Add the flour and salt; blend until crumb mixture is formed. Spread the shortbread dough evenly in the prepared pan. Spread the Bellini jam over dough within ½ inch of the edge. Sprinkle almonds over the jam.
Bake for 20-25 minutes until dough is golden brown and bars are cooked in the center. Cool on a rack. Cut into bars.
Bellini Jam

Roasted Apple Chicken Salad

2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
3/4 Cup Roasted Apple Grille Sauce (Available at Bonnes Amies)
1/3 Cup granny smith apple, peeled, cored and chopped
1 tablespoon onion, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon thyme leaves
1/3 Cup crumbled blue cheese (optional)
1/3 Cup toasted pecans, chopped (optional)
dried cranberries

In a deep skillet, cover chicken with water. Bring to a gentle boil and simmer until the chicken breasts are cooked through. Cool.
Chop the chicken into bite size pieces.
Combine all ingredients and serve chilled on crusty bread as a sandwich or over salad greens.
Roasted Apple Grille Sauce

Beautiful Kilim Ottomans In...

Beautiful Kilim Ottomans in...traditional colors in rusty reds, denim and dark blues, and chocolate browns. Place one in front of a crackling fireplace, the end of a bed, or in front of a distressed leather couch...

Friday, February 21, 2014

Audry Pollard & Justin Foster Wedding Shower March 8th, 2014

Bridal Selections For Audry Pollard & Justin Foster Saturday March 8th, 2014. We are happy to take phone orders as well-thank you to all our customers that have stopped by for a bridal gift or made selections we appreciate you so much!
For phone orders please give us a call at 806-293-3588…all gifts are wrapped beautifully and delivered to shower.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Spring Fever

Spring Fever...tied bunches of purple lavender, purple & green cabbages, wildflower garlands, berry branches, dusty miller sprays, hydrangeas, and wild twiggy picks with bird's nest. Fun to use to work up an arrangement on your kitchen table or intertwine a bright Spring garland on your mantle...
Also in this week are beautiful bright poppy twig wreaths, hydrangea nest wreaths, and twiggy nest wreaths for your front door or home!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!
"If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love".- By Maya Angelou

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Madonna & Child Icon Art

This gorgeous Madonna & Child is so pretty with muted reds, royal blues, and antique golds framed in a wonderful large ornate frame. Has a great old patina and vivid colors...Looks like it was pulled from the walls of an old ancient church. A great price at $275.00 size of canvas is 20" x 24"

Carved Wooden Fir Bowls & Platters

A new arrival of our favorite wooden bowls and trays carved out of fir wood...beautiful swirls of color they are specially finished for food use as well. Love love them to hold jewelry or I see the top one perfect for pocket change...or on a desk to hold stationary and mail so pretty!
Top Teak Carved Bowl $36.00 Large Salad Bowl $108.00 Large Tray on bottom $72.00
 The largest carved bowl would be absolutely perfect filled with taco salad and chips for summer. I can see one of our aqua etched turquoise pitchers and glasses sitting on the large wooden tray on the bottom. From top to bottom  Medium Bowl $60.00  Large Bowl $108.00 Large Tray $72.00
Divided Trays shown above...Small Divided $38.00 Large Divided $60.00 Charger Trays $28.00 Large Wooden Jug $80.00
The divided condiment trays are great for bridal gifts...serve from the kitchen, or use to hold a collection of items. Beautiful pieces that mix and match in the kitchen to the bedroom.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Birthday Breakfast At Roseanna's House

A little Birthday Breakfast this morning for our Madeline she just turned three how time flies! If you didn't know Roseanna is an amazing chef and her cinnamon rolls were to die for! Loved her sweet table layered with grey goods, burlap and a collection of blue & white transferware as well as her lovely brown ironstone pieces! She had a child's chair on the table as well with a glass jar sitting in the chair filled with a tiny tea set...
Pretty and perfect use for a oval domed cloche....
 Roseanna's cinnamon rolls dripping with icing and long stemmed strawberries...
Madeline Paige is Three.

Navajo Jewelry & Silver Beads For Valentine's Day

Roses are Red
Violets are Blue
Don't you deserve something Special
 Just for You?

These Rocki hearts with hand stamped designs and a perfect aged patina are something special...mix them with the antiqued sterling silver beads and we will have a wrestling match at the shop over them. In love with this large Naja pendant set in mixed multi stones of kingman turquoise, corals, and mojave these beautiful old style crosses set in apple coral and pink coral. Our large old case is full of fantastic jewelry come try on some of these beautiful pieces. Don't forget we offer lay away. It's an easy way to make purchases that might otherwise cramp your budget.

Valentine's Day

On Valentine's Day, we think of people who have cheered and encouraged us, who go out of their way to be kind and caring, who have enriched our lives just by being themselves. That could be a teacher, special friend, mother or daughter...let them know you love them this Valentine's Day!
Mention this Valentine ad at purchase and get 20% off one item this week only...
 Loving these bright pink and aqua floral felt pillows and sari throws stacked and stuffed on this large table.  A mix of bright and fresh colors.... Many sweet gift ideas for your Valentine this week- Crabtree Bath & Body, Bubble Bath Elixir & Bath Salts, Rustic Urn Candles in scents such as Fresh Linen, Crepe Myrtle, and Grapefruit Blackberry. We are happy to take phone orders, deliver in town, or ship just let us know! 806-293-3588

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Bright Kilim Pillows & Colorful Sari Quilts

 Need some color in your life? One word for these kilim pillows is fun! Bright turquoise blue, lime yellow, tangerine orange, and raspberry red...a mix of bright colors for Spring & Summer.
 Throw them in a chair, sofa or on your bed. I can also see pillow colors mixed together out on a patio in deck chairs. An array of fun colors!
These cute bright kilim turquoise bags are perfect for your Valentine...drop one of our Navajo pendants in one of them and zip up for a special gift. Great makeup or change purse as well... $12.95 each
Also loving these bright turquoise blue, raspberry red, and grey Sari throws & quilts. With a running hand stitch and bright & colorful patterns they are beautiful thrown across a Spring table or to wrap yourself in on a cool evening. Pillows $42.95 each includes filler  Sari Quilts w/ sham $152.95 Sari Table Topper $57.95

Monday, February 3, 2014

The Jeanne d’Arc Living Magazine 2nd Issue 2014

 Fresh off the press and now available at Bonnes Amies…The Jeanne d’Arc Living Magazine is a 95% advertisement free monthly lifestyle magazine filled with creative DIY ideas, simple recipes, captivating articles and beautiful photography of inspiring homes, vintage flea market décor and crafts, nostalgic European garden designs and flower arrangements – all in the French and Nordic country decorating style. It is currently being translated into eight different languages and distributed worldwide mainly Europe. 2nd Issue 2014...Please see options below you can purchase and pick up at store for $16.95 or we will gladly mail to you for $18.95.


Spring Florals

We are getting in beautiful florals green succulents, tall yellow forsythia, purple lilacs, apple blossoms and much more for Spring. A perfect way to brighten up your mantle and table for Spring...come in and let us show you how to work with them and use them at home...pretty pretty! Hanging in the background on our mantle is another pretty piece of artwork of a french city scene...

New Art In...Angels & Indians

 Here is another one of our great Indian Chiefs with vivid reds and turquoise would be very unique and special in the right home. Muted browns and reds in background...large oil painting $375.00
 A wooden angel painting from Peru...these are hand painted by a couple so each one is unique and special! I can see them hanging together beautifully...they are very large and have large metal rings at the top for hanging...$450.00

We have came across a few of these at market but none are as special as these and this good of a price for such large hand painted pieces...They are almost as tall as I am. Especially love this one with the aged blues, chocolate browns and creams. $495.00

Lightly Distressed Oak Cream Chest

 Just in last week is this beautiful lightly distressed cream chest...
 The oak top is just perfectly aged and beautiful with the cream finish. Love the antiqued and ornate brass pulls that dress this piece up a bit. A great piece for an entry, bedroom, dining has many great possibilities! $950.00
Isn't this heavily textured oil painting of muted yellow and orange sunflowers pretty with it? We can see it hanging above this great piece! Large Sunflower Oil Painting $365.00

Eclectic Bedroom Makeover

 We had fun last week moving in this wonderful scrubbed and distressed turquoise oak chest into a new bedroom with beautiful shimmering copper walls...
 On top is one of our paintings we love so much of a saint with a wonderful aged patina went perfect with the feel of the room.
 The new addition added of this great bathroom with stonework behind the tub called for our wonderful Chief painting he really is featured below the chandelier...
 Every once in a awhile we are lucky to get in a few of these wonderful oil paintings of Indian portraits...
Starting a new room is always fun and exciting...the copper walls were inspiring now where can I use some of that shimmering paint in my home?

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies

These are perfect for a lunchbox or beautiful stacked under a glass dome...The strawberry jam we carry is popular throughout the year and this is a fun recipe to try with it!

3/4 Cup butter, room temperature
1/2 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter or Crunchy Peanut Butter
1/4 Cup plus 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
3/4 Cup brown sugar
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4 Cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 jar Stonewall Kitchen Strawberry Jam (Pick Up At Bonnes Amies)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Beat together the butter and Creamy Peanut Butter or Chunky Peanut Butter until fluffy.
Add 1/4 cup granulated sugar and the brown sugar and beat until smooth.
Beat in the egg and vanilla.
Combine the flour, baking soda and salt and sift into the peanut butter mixture. Mix until uniform and smooth.
Pull pieces of dough and roll between your hands to form 1-inch balls.
Place cookie balls on a greased cookie sheet two inches apart. Make an indentation on each ball with your thumb or spoon, fill the indentation with approximately 1/4 Tsp. Stonewall Kitchen Strawberry Jam. Bake for 12 –15 minutes until golden brown on the edges. Cool on wire rack.