Thursday, March 23, 2017

All Dogs Go To Heaven...

A faithful friend and companion for each busy day of customers, design jobs, big boxes coming in and out of the door. Each morning we could tell him good morning and each evening we would say you were a good boy! (Except when he would try to chase the UPS man) He was a greeter to customers, a beggar for french fries and loved all of us faithfully. I know within my heart he was greeted by a few people in heaven. Goodbye Stumpy all dogs go to heaven...

Monday, March 20, 2017

Embroidered Yoke Tops

These embroidered yoke tops in bright colors are the perfect top for a Spring day! Fringe-tipped tassels sway from the split neckline of a super-girly top enhanced by an embroidered yoke and cute cap sleeves. Bright and fun colors! $44.00 each

Plush Baby Bunnies, Ducks, & Sweet Blankets

The cutest and plushest bunnies, yellow fuzzy ducks, and soft fat lambs are in for Spring and Easter. Fill one of our bright handwoven baskets with one of these and some Easter goodies and we can wrap it up for your little ones!
Also in are our faithful so soft baby blankets in light blue, soft pink, and cream...perfect for embroidery and a special simple baby gift. Our little antique french baby bed is full of sweet little gifts for Spring & Easter!

New Spring Garden Arrivals

 So many fun and beautiful items are arriving for Spring! Large galvanized trays, metal birdhouses, seed & bulb canisters, metal lanterns and so much more to adorn your patio or garden area...Pretty Spring linens to dress your tables, embroidered & colorful pillows, and lots of cheerful Spring florals to brighten your home! Come see what's new!

Handmade African Woven Baskets

Beautiful hand woven baskets made with love...great for storage, magazines and books, homemade bread....what wonderful Easter baskets these would make! Love and appreciate these handcrafted African baskets and the remarkable artisans who weave them. Proceeds from the sale of these baskets help to provide healthcare, education and financial support to over 1,000 African villagers and their children through the Fair Trade Federation.
The baskets vibrant woven colors and leather wrapped handles make them perfect to take to farmer's market for produce, to carry crafts and supplies, or to be just a beautiful piece of art in your home.
They are large, well-made and priced just right!
What a neat story...what would you do with your African Basket?
A tisket a tasket would you like to pick out an African Basket?
Please **Comment** on our facebook page your favorite thing about the Spring season!!
The winner will get to come choose one of these great baskets!

Garlic Rosemary Chicken Skewers

Garlic Rosemary Chicken Skewers


4 bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes
1 bottle Garlic Rosemary Citrus Sauce (Pick Your Bottle Up At Bonnes Amies)
1 box instant wild rice mix
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup apple juice
1 medium zucchini, diced
1 pint cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Heat Grill. Place chicken cubes on bamboo skewers and place in a shallow pan.
Pour Garlic Rosemary Citrus Sauce over the chicken and let marinate until grill reaches medium heat.
Grill skewers 8-10 minutes on each side, turning frequently so as not to burn.
Prepare rice according to package directions.
Add zucchini to the wild rice in the first half of the cooking process. This will soften up the zucchini.
Soak golden raisins in apple juice to plump.
When the rice is fully cooked, remove from heat and add the drained raisins, cherry tomatoes and toasted almonds.
Serve the grilled chicken skewers over the wild rice.

This versatile and vibrant Garlic Rosemary Citrus Sauce is sure to become a staple in your pantry. Perfect as a marinade, glaze or dipping sauce. The robust flavors of garlic and rosemary will add an enticing accent to chicken, rice or vegetable salads.

A Sunny Spring Home

We had the pleasure of "springing up" this home for a lovely couple...A gracious and sweet woman she loves and appreciates beautiful antiques and family heirlooms. What a beautiful home ready for early Spring and family gatherings!

New Botanist Candles

A new line of botanist candles that we just love...fill your home with a sumptuous Spring fragrance or give as a special gift. Inspired by a Victorian botany collection our Botanist Candles feature refined fragrances and gorgeous packaging. Each candle is topped with a selection of dried botanicals which look particularly pretty scattered about the candle. The lidded glass is reusable after the candle has burned – perhaps to be filled with beautiful dried botanicals from your own garden.
Hand-poured with natural wax, essential and high quality fragrance oils and topped with scented botanicals. 18 oz., 105 hour burn time.
Tobacco Flower Botanist Candle: A sumptuous fragrance which first unfolds with an infusion of vanilla and mellow pipe tobacco followed by elegant hints of honey and exotic woods.
Tuberose Botanist Candle: A magical night blooming garden of seductive tuberose, lush gardenia and heady jasmines floats on a cloud of incense and sheer white musk.
Viola Queen Charlotte Botanist Candle: A fairy bouquet of ethereal violet blooms, green honeydew and water lily unfold in enchanted violet wood resplendent with notes of amber and musk.

New Grille Sauces In...Fire Up Your Grill!

The best sauces for the summer! Drizzle over your favorite steak or brisket and grill away! Make ordinary recipes and cooking extraordinary with these exceptional sauces! Did you spy our new oversized hammered copper mule mugs? These are some of the largest ones I have seen which makes them super appealing to me over the smaller copper mugs! $14.95 each

Garlic Rosemary Citrus Sauce: This versatile and vibrant Garlic Rosemary Citrus Sauce is sure to become a staple in your pantry. Perfect as a marinade, glaze or dipping sauce. The robust flavors of garlic and rosemary will add an enticing accent to chicken, rice or vegetable salads.

Boozy Bacon Barbecue Sauce: Like to grill? So do we! That's why we pulled out all the stops to create this delicious Boozy Bacon Barbecue Sauce. It's thick, rich and zesty with bits of real bacon, onion, spices and a dash or two of smooth bourbon. Slather it on beef kabobs, pour it on racks of ribs or serve it on the side as a dip. One taste, and you'll want more!

Raspberry Chipotle Barbecue Sauce: Our Raspberry Chipotle Barbecue Sauce starts out sweet but then warms up with big flavor and a savory, smoky kick. Made with ripe, juicy raspberries, vine-ripened California tomatoes, chipotles, molasses and other special ingredients, it tastes amazing on chicken, kabobs and pork. Great for dipping too!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Elisir d'Olivo Body Balm & Oil + Bath Salts

Each week I like to take home some of our new Elisir d'Olivo body products to treat myself after a long week working! The smell takes me back to Italy, olive fields, and the wonderful smells of moisturizing and comforting the scent is healing to my soul if you can imagine!! 
Olive Complex (Elisir d'Olivo) - Erbario Toscano
Personal Skincare Line with Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Tuscany, Italy
The entire Olive Complex skin care products features the beneficial properties of using real 
Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil – strong nourishment, moisturizing, and healing properties. It is 
suitable for both women and men, especially for those with skin needing extra care.
Suitable for dry to normal skin. The facial skin care line contain
 OLEA-TECH the exclusive 
multifunction complex 100% derived from active molecules from the Olive tree that provides: 
compactness, rejuvenation, luminosity. Made in Tuscany, ITALY

Also in is one of our most popular and Beautiful Bath Salts...Honest and clean scent that lifts the spirits and calms the senses. Dreamy smooth, this blend of milk, oatmeal, vanilla and vetiver is a tranquil, comforting scent with stirring, yet sweet seductive notes controlled by its classic romantic and powdery virtue. Find relief and contentment with these traditional concoctions.

Elisir d'Olivo Soap: With flecks of olive’s leaves. Cleans delicately the skin 
leaving it soft and moisturized thanks to the 
nourishing and soothing ingredients of the Organic 
Tuscan Extra Virgin Olive Oil. 
Enriched with flecks of 
Olive’s leaves for their exfoliating action promoting the 
elimination of dead cells and impurities for a 
rejuvenated and purified skin. Made in Italy

Elisir d'Olivo Body Balm:A light and silky fluid emulsion containing a unique 
active synergy derived from the olive tree to prevent dry 
skin, exfoliation and wilting resulting in a firmer and 
more supple skin. The presence of Organic 
Extra Virgin Olive Oil guarantees an energizing, 
nourishing and firming effect; the olive leaf extract 
performs a toning, protective and vasoactive action. 
The vegetable lipoproteins obtained from olive oil and 
from the proteins of wheat also regulates the level of 
epidermal hydration, strengthening the natural 
“barrier” function of the skin. Ideal restorative 
treatment for all skin types and particularly after sun 
exposure or sports activities. Made in Italy

Elisir d'Olivo Body Oil: A precious blend of vegetable oils for a restorative and 
nourishing treatment. The active blend derived from 
the olive prevent skin dryness, exfoliation and wilting 
resulting in a firmer and more supple skin. Organic 
Tuscan Extra Virgin Olive Oil, a natural energizer for a 
nourishing and firming action; olive leaf extracts for a 
toning, protective and vasoactive action. Indicated for 
dry skin and skin prone to peeling. Made in Italy

New Linen Tunics In...

Our favorite new linen tops are cool and pretty for Spring....a top selling line here at the shop have you tried on one of these great linen shirts? Shown above is the White Capped Sleeve 100% Linen Top and Black Linen Flood Pants...would be super cute with jeans as well! White Linen Capped Sleeve $64.95 Black Linen Flood Pants $60.95
All linen garments are made from 100% natural source linen fabric that has special washing process garment dyeing. This process creates a sophisticated look that is easy and comfortable to wear. The slight color variations or minor slubs (color shading) are characteristics of the fabric, giving this garment its natural beauty and comfort.
 Shown above is one of the cutest skirts for Spring...Salmon Linen Tie Up Skirt $60.95 with 3/4 Sleeve Periwinkle Blue Linen Tunic $64.95 Love the Colors!
 Another simple and comfortable White Linen Tunic...perfect top to wear with just about anything! White Linen V-Neck $64.95
Blush is the color for Spring and this top is pretty with these gauzy white linen pants. For the younger generation a super cute dress....Fringed Blush Tunic $70.95 White Linen Gauze Pants $64.95
Please feel free to come in and try on some of these lovely linen pieces for Spring they are the ultimate for comfort and style for the season!

Banana Walnut Waffles

Full of down home goodness treat your little ones to banana walnut waffles this weekend! If you have not tried our Farmhouse Pancake & Waffle Mix you are missing out it is simply the best!
Banana Walnut Waffles
1 1/2 cups water
3 eggs, beaten
3 cups Farmhouse Pancake & Waffle Mix (Pick Your Mix Up At Bonnes Amies)
6 Tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped
1/2 teaspoon Blue Truck Mexican Vanilla (Pick Your Jar Up At Bonnes Amies)

Mix water with beaten eggs. Add Farmhouse Pancake & Waffle; Mix and mix well.
Stir in melted butter and remaining ingredients until all of the dry ingredients are well incorporated.
Ladle batter onto hot waffle iron and cook until golden brown.
Serve with Maine Maple Syrup!

Our secret ingredient of malted flour not only makes our pancakes light and fluffy, it creates a rich vanilla aroma and flavor that's simply delicious.. Top your pancakes with our Maine Maple Syrup or delectable jam and your day will be complete!

A Home Buzzing With Creativity

 A home buzzing with creativity, busy days, and a precious family with three handsome growing boys. This family has great antiques, art, and photography in their home that set the surrounding mood and feel. She also loves unique items and touches in her home and is ready for sunny Spring days ahead. What a beautiful home to add some brightness...always inspiring to visit!