Friday, March 25, 2016

Have a Blessed Easter!

May the glory and the promise
of this joyous time of year
Bring peace and happiness to you
and those you hold most dear
Have a blessed and joyful Easter!

Build A Beautiful Bed for Your Home!

Our antique walnut bed is sumptuous & overflowing with beautiful bedding for Spring with invitingly soft and rich fabrics. This is what I would love for Mother's Day...and now we can help you achieve the bedding of your dreams. 
Build a beautiful bed for your home...beautiful textiles, bright hues, rustic patterns antique and contemporary themes, riveting textures and intricate handcrafted detail converge in our charming, original bedding collections. With an omnipresent nod to tradition and a modern twist of their own, these versatile, eye-catching quilts, duvet covers, shams and pillows are like style chameleons—able to complement almost any d├ęcor aesthetic. Luscious linens, touchable knits, feminine ruffles, elegant quilting-these are some of the textural touches that make this company's collection of cotton and linen sheets, shams, duvets, and throws a delight to have on your bed all year long.
As shown above on our bed at the shop....call it a "skirted coverlet" or a "bedspread" but the Kiya is absolutely gorgeous with long light gathered fabric draped all three sides. The top part has light fill and is quilted. Piping between the top and side drapes gives it a elegant and classy look. The drapes on the sides have 30" drop so works with your high beds or drapes beautifully on a regular height bed. Available in White, Natural and Midnight Blue. The shams have ruffles and one long tie on the back. Linen 65%/Cotton 35%
Get the Bella Notte look with beautiful soft and rich fabrics at a fraction of the cost...
Trust us when we tell you that this coverlet will make an elegant statement without even trying.
King Linen Skirted Coverlet $365.00  
Queen Linen Skirted Coverlet $305.00
Twin Linen Skirted Coverlet $245.00
 Sea Glass Aqua Sweater Pillows $48.00 (includes filler)
Mongolian Sheep Charcoal Pillow $86.00
Sea Glass Aqua Throw $44.00
Linen French Bee Pillow $54.95 (includes filler)
 These Linen Crochet King Shams draped across the bed are just beautiful! Set of (2) $145.00
See Glass Aqua Linen Ruffled Pillow $49.95 (includes filler)
Our big 31x37 Dutch Linen Euro includes a Down Alternative Insert...so soft and extra large...layer these in the back of your bed. $108.00 each includes filler.

We loved the natural look of this bedding because you build a beautiful and neutral base and then add color and layers as you wish..such as accent pillows and throws! We are offering "Lay Away" to "Build Your Bed"...It's an easy way to make purchases that might otherwise cramp your budget. Decide on your base coverlet, dutch euros, crochet shams, and accent pillows and simply make a down payment to get started...please feel free to ask us for more info! Let us help you build a beautiful bed this Spring!

An Easter Home...

 A fun and energetic family filled with many blessings this Easter. Her style is eclectic, rustic, and whimsical all at the same time...their home is filled with wonderful art from trips abroad, unusual and special antiques, and the treasure of a lovely family. We hope they have a great Spring and Summer how fun it was to "brighten up" this home!
















Strawberry Raspberry Lemon Curd Trifle



If you have not tried the Lemon Curd we carry you are missing out! And if you pick some up be sure to pick up two jars and make this wonderful and easy trifle! I have made it using my grandmother's fostoria glasses for individual servings so beautiful!

Bridal Selections For Libby Meier & Matt Dawson Shower April 16th, 2016

Bridal Selections For Libby Meier & Matt Dawson Shower April 16th, 2016. 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.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

200th Anniversary Spode Blue Italian Specials

Blue Italian, celebrating its 200th Anniversary in 2016, epitomizes the traditional blue and white for which Spode is famous. Framed by an 18th century Chinese border, the central scene of Italian ruins was inspired by a 17th century drawing. Look for the 200th Anniversary limited edition Collection!
 Blue & White China is coming back strong right now...what better time to collect a few pieces of your own! 






 We love to pass on special savings and many of these pieces are market specials for a limited time!
These serving dishes are $21.95-$25.50...love the handled dish. Was a perfect gift for a special friend with beautiful soaps placed in it and wrapped up! The jumbo cups and saucers are $28.95 each a fabulous find!
 My favorite piece is this extra large beautiful bowl I can see it full of fruit salad or tabouli salad...love the beautiful pastoral scenes on the sides. Would love to have just a piece or two to add some brightness to my kitchen...
Inside of the large bowl...

These casseroles are $46.95 each beautiful pieces!

Mrs. Toddy Donahue's Lemon Cake Recipe

If you have not tried the Lemon Curd we carry you are missing out! And if you pick some up be sure to pick up two jars and make Mrs. Toddy Donahue's Lemon Cake. All I can say is a slice of this cake with fresh strawberries on top and whip cream is pure heaven. Makes us all happy happy happy! One of our most favorite recipes I will repost again for this recipe request!
Ingredients
1 box of Lemon Supreme Cake Mix
1 - 3 1/2 ounce box of 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 Lemon Curd (our kitchen is stocked at Bonnes Amies)

Directions
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.
Here it is...the good stuff. I will tell you please don't go to the grocery store and try to find a substitute this is your secret recipe in a jar. We promise it is the best! A perfect pound cake recipe for Easter, company visiting, or your next church luncheon delicious!!

A Sunny Spring Home...

The sun shines into this beautiful home and brightens every corner...it needed some "spring oomph" to add some color and excitement for Easter ahead. She is ready to entertain her family and friends and enjoy her growing backyard and baby cottontails!