Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Christmas At Bonnes Amies!!

 Our little shop is brimming full of beautiful glittery picks, cedar berry garlands, icy berry wreaths, rusted jingle bell garlands and so much more! Need inspiration for your Christmas tree or home? Come in and have a hot cup of cinnamon pecan coffee and let us help you find the perfect items to pull together your home for the season ahead!
Need a unique or special Christmas gift as well? We love to wrap beautiful gifts and help you pick out something just right...we have unique and wonderful items arriving weekly come check it out! Merry Merry!

Market Specials on Vietri Old Saint Nick!

Treat yourself or a friend to these special Vietri Old Saint Nick Christmas Dishes and serving pieces...Great Market Specials we like to pass on special buys to our customers Merry Christmas!!

Created from maestro Alessandro Taddei’s childhood memories of stories his mother read to him, the Old St. Nick Dinnerware is sure to be a hit at your holiday gathering. Hand painted terra cotta from Tuscany. This collection is sure to spread a smile on everyone's face when they see him. A perfect way to celebrate the holidays with this special dinnerware!
Handmade of terra cotta 
Hand-painted in Tuscany 
Dishwasher safe 
Made in Italy.

Christmas Plaid Pajamas to Love!

This soft red plaid flannel pj dress is perfect for cool chilly winter weather. It is long sleeved with buttons that button at quarter sleeve. The festive plaid colors are red, green and white...What a soft and cozy Christmas gift for someone you love!! $39.99 (includes tall red socks)

Silver Serveware With Birds & Acorns

Some of my favorite serving pieces for the season...these pieces are adorned with tiny silver birds and wooden acorns...some pieces look like a rustic slivers of a tree. Beautiful serving pieces to adorn your kitchen or dining table....Each of their items is handcrafted by incredibly skilled artisans, whose years of experience bring life into their products. Resists tarnishing, pitting, scratching, discoloring and oxidation each piece is hand finished and so beautiful!!

Crabtree & Evelyn Pomegranate & Pear and Magnolia for Christmas

A best seller this time of year! Awaken your senses with the lively fragrance of our Pomegranate, Argan & Grapeseed, inspired by the succulent fruits and nourishing oils of Morocco. Simply revitalizing for the weary and tired this time of year!
Together at last—luxurious conditioning and essential moisturising to soften, soothe and leave skin scented with Pomegranate, Argan & Grapeseed—an uplifting fragrance of ruby red pomegranate, citrus and fig leaves. Brilliant as a gift for family or friends, or simply for your lovely self.
Formulated with moisturising almond oil, shea butter and pistachio oil, our Pomegranate, Argan & Grapeseed Body Cream delivers deep hydration and a liberal dose of pomegranate, citrus and fig leaf fragrance. Perfect for extra-dry areas, this creamy, concentrated product offers a touch of indulgence with every use.
Lock in lashings of moisture with our award-winning Ultra-Moisturising Hand Therapy. Infused with macadamia nut oil, shea butter and oils of pomegranate, grapeseed and argan, this intensive cream nourishes skin so it’s noticeably smoother after each luxurious application. 
*Contains hydrating ceramides and antioxidant-rich vitamin E
*Myrrh extract helps condition nails and cuticles
*Formulated without mineral oil, parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol or sodium lauryl sulfate
Lock in lashings of moisture with our Pear and Pink Magnolia Hand Therapy. Infused with shea butter and macadamia nut oil to condition and moisturise, this intensive cream nourishes skin so it’s noticeably smoother after each luxurious application.
Drench your skin with our Pear and Pink Magnolia Body Lotion. An intoxicating blend of fresh fruity-floral fragrance and moisturising glycerine,
this lightweight lotion helps leave skin soft, deliciously scented and ready to face the day.

Get head-to-toe refreshment with our Pear and Pink Magnolia Body Wash. Enriched with moisturising glycerine, this enticing fruity-floral Body Wash offers gentle cleansing and nourishment your whole body can enjoy.

Home For Christmas...

 A loving family with a warm personal home...she enjoys her home so much because she actually works from her home. Their style is western, casual, and she appreciates western art and has a very individual style. We wrapped the base of the Christmas tree in a bright pendleton blanket and Jack the black lab begged to be in the picture. Merry Christmas!

Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake...A great Christmas recipe to give as gift or serve at your next holiday party!

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups granulated sugar
2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened
2 large eggs, beaten lightly
1 cup sour cream
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
1 13-ounce jar Wild Maine Blueberry Jam, stirred well (Pick your jar up at Bonnes Amies)

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Butter a 10-inch bundt pan and lightly dust the inside with flour.
Sift together and set aside the flour, baking powder and salt.
In a mixer, or by hand, cream sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
Add eggs, blending well, and then add sour cream and vanilla. Mix until combined.
Gradually fold in flour, baking powder, and salt into creamed mixture until just blended.
Reserve 1/2 cup of batter and mix with 3/4 of the jar of Wild Maine Blueberry Jam.
Pour 3/4 remaining batter into the prepared pan, smoothing to the edges and creating a slight "trough" with a spatula.
Gently spoon the blueberry mix into the batter trough, being careful not to touch the side of the pan.
Spread the remaining batter over the jam and smooth the top.
Set pan on middle rack in the oven and bake for about 50-60 minutes, or until the sides of the cake pull away from the pan and a cake tester (or toothpick) inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool on a wire rack for at least 30 minutes. Turn onto a plate, sprinkle with confectioner's sugar, drizzle with remaining jam and enjoy!

Just sweet, intensely flavorful wild Maine blueberries, the right amount of sugar and a splash of lemon is what we use in our crafted, top selling Wild Maine Blueberry Jam. Bursting with tiny, hand-raked Maine blueberries to enhance your favorite morning bread. Perfect to spread on pancakes, enjoy an extra special pb&j, or surprise someone with breakfast in bed!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Wishing You A Happy Thanksgiving!

"Thanksgiving is the holiday of peace, the celebration of work and the simple life... a true folk-festival that speaks the poetry of the turn of the seasons, the beauty of seedtime and harvest, the ripe product of the year - and the deep, deep connection of all these things with God." Ray Stannard Baker

Monday, November 14, 2016

NEW Authentic American Jewelry...tooled leather & turquoise

A new shipment of beautiful jewelry for Christmas has arrived! Drop by and see our case of our new authentic American jewelry. American turquoise, burnt buffalo horn, blue lapis, stick pearls and red coral with detailed leather work, beading and silversmithing to create beautiful pieces for Fall! Pendants are extra-large and very stunning! Growing up in the small, south-Texas town of Beeville fostered an early love of all things natural for this Texas based jewelry designer.

 These are new to the artist's line....handmade tooled rings that are adjustable, large and unique! $24.95 each a great stocking stuffer!