Friday, May 12, 2017

Authentic Bright Choker Necklaces for your Graduate

These unique brightly colored choker necklaces have the option of either a turquoise nugget or pearl adorning them. A perfect and simple graduation gift and a perfect price at $17.00 for the pearl necklace and $19.00 for the turquoise necklace. Love the festive colors....

We love to wrap beautiful and special gifts as well...let us wrap one up for your graduate! Hurry they are going fast! We have another order arriving next week of these special necklaces made by our favorite Texas artist!

NEW Authentic American Jewelry...tooled leather & turquoise

Drop by and see our collection of our new authentic American jewelry. American kingman turquoise, blue lapis, copper pearls, with detailed leather work, beading and silversmithing to create beautiful pieces for Summer! 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.
A wonderful and special gift for Mother's Day this weekend or for that special graduate this year!

Our favorite favorite earrings...Zuni style inlaid turquoise hoops. A fabulous price at $89.00 a pair.

Mirrored Katmandu Piece

One of our favorite pieces that is hand painted, old and wonderful...Katmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is home to many skilled artisans. This piece is hand crafted and hand painted by these artist. The colors on this cabinet are original. Due to their bleak surroundings the people of Katmandu prefer radiant colors which are highlighted in these select pieces we receive in....
 What would you do with this great artistic piece? It would be great for a tv cabinet in a bedroom, a linen closet, or leave it open as a cooking center with cookbooks, mixing bowls, and pin recipes on the insides of the doors. A neat and unusual piece!
Regular Price $1350.00
Special Price $ 1200.00

How Does Your Garden Grow?

We are weak when it comes to outdoor gardening containers, pots, and watering cans with personality. So many cute gardening containers are in right now use your imagination when planting them. Love planting lavender and lobelia in this rustic watering can and tying new gardening gloves and packets of zinnia seeds in the burlap bow for a gift. A few punched holes in the bottom and it made an instant and beautiful planting container!

Brightly Colored Pottery & Sunflowers

Love this display filled with bright colors! Bright yellow sunflowers and bright and colorful pottery for Summer! Let us work up a sweet and Summery arrangement to cheer you up.

Industrial Hexagon Metal Light Fixtures

These beautiful and glowing metal shaped fixtures are industrious and unique...Hang them in a corner over a desk, over a utility room sink, or in a bathroom. They are ready to be plugged in or can be hardwired in. Love the edison bulbs in them as well! $62.00 each

Summer Scents....Our New Hobnail Glass Candles

These beautiful and bright candles will fill your home with the aroma of Summer! Simple gifts that anyone would love...we are wrapping them up beautifully as we speak for Mother's Day gifts. Fill your home with a fresh, inviting, and clean scent for the new season!
Beautiful hobnail glass in many lovely colors and filled with pure vegetable wax. These candles will burn up to 100 hours as they fill your space with fragrant illumination. These glasses are handcrafted, variation in glass color may occur. What will you do with the beautiful hobnail glass container? Makeup brushes...lip glosses...or a freshly picked bouquet of summer flowers you decide...

Spanish Lime: Fragranced with an effervescent blend of lime and other citrus notes create a bright bubbly scent.
Fir & Grapefruit: Fragranced with a rich, sweet blend of bright grapefruit and cooling balsam.
Beach Plum: A combination of airy plum blossoms, tart yet sweet fruitiness and warm, comforting vanilla creates layers of depth in this delightful, beachy scent.
Watermelon Basil: Perfectly balanced basil, melon and cucumber notes blend to create this summery scent.
Marine: A fragrance reminiscent of fresh air and water, with layers of herbaceous flowers and morning mist.
My favorite thing to do with the hobnail glass container after it has filled my home with wonderful goodness? Sit it on my kitchen window and place sunflowers in it that my little girl has picked...lovely!

Peach Iced Tea Recipe

Peach Iced Tea
1 quart water
5-6 green tea bags
1/2 cup Stonewall Kitchen Peach Jam (Just in at Bonnes Amies)

DirectionsIn a pan, bring 1 quart of water to boil, covered.
Remove from heat and add 5-6 tea bags. Allow to steep 10-15 minutes with the cover on.
Remove teabags, squeezing out excess moisture.
Add 1/2 cup Peach Jam to sweeten.
Pour into glasses filled with ice. Serve immediately.
The gentle, homespun quality of our sweet and extraordinary Peach Jam is a welcome addition to any table. Made with a bumper crop of juicy, sun ripened peaches, this delectable jam perfectly captures one of summer's greatest tastes. Spread on everything from toast to breakfast breads, this delicious jam may soon become your favorite.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Mother's Day Giveaway

"Your mother was right.  About __________________." Simply Share & Comment the rest of your sentence below on our Bonnes Amies facebook page for a chance to win this Bright Woven Gabacha Tote, Vanilla & Milk Bath Salts, and Tobacco Flower Botanist Candle from Bonnes Amies! 
($110.00 value will be drawn on Mother's Day)

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.
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.
Need some brightness in your life? These Gabacha Totes for spring and summer are fun, colorful, and festive! A great gift for graduation, a good friend, or just because you need a new summer bag!
Generation-after generation; women work in the style of their ancestors, using colorful yarns to make beautiful objects. Because their art is an expression of the culture, each piece is an individual work of art imprinted with the soul of its creator. The purchase of this collection helps Mayan artisans support their families and shares the culture and heart of these beautiful women. $36.95 each

Grandpa Pyper’s Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

Grandpa Pyper’s Vanilla Ice Cream
3 eggs
2 cups sugar
2 cans evaporated milk
2 pints cream
“smidgen” (1/4 tsp.) salt
3 T. Mexican Vanilla (New Shipment in At Bonnes Amies)
2 cups milk

Mix eggs, sugar, and 1-1/2 cans evaporated milk. Stir constantly and heat until scalded, but not boiling. Remove from heat and cool in refrigerator. When cold, pour into ice cream can, add remaining ingredients and mix in ice cream machine. 

*I plan on making this for Mother's Day this weekend but want to add freshly sliced strawberries. Before mixing recipe combine strawberries, lemon juice, and 1/4 cup sugar in a mixing bowl, set aside in fridge for 1 hour. 
Add strawberries with juice before freezing. Serve with your freshly made hot brownies delicious!!!
The best brownies ever try them and you will be a believer!
Aunt Carolyn’s Brownies with Chocolate Vanilla Frosting
Aunt Carolyn is a classy lady who can cook. And wow, can she cook! With her gorgeous green eyes and dancing dimples, she is a marvel in the kitchen. Her brownies are famous from one end of the Wasatch front to the other. Aunt Carolyn’s home is constantly full of family, friends, and neighbors, and no one ever leaves hungry. Of all her wonderful kitchen creations, we think Aunt Carolyn’s Brownies with Chocolate Vanilla Frosting are the best. 
This package includes:
(1) Aunt Carolyn’s Brownie Mix
(1) Chocolate Vanilla Frosting Mix
Will make 9×13 inch pan of delicious brownies.

From our family to yours…Enjoy!

“I have loved Mexican Vanilla for years and years. In fact have even been known to go south of the border just to get it. But I have never found anything of this quality in a border town! This is by far the best vanilla I have ever used. I put it in everything: cakes, cookies, pancakes, french toast, even in my bath water! Also, don’t forget Mexican vanilla is great for burns, and to keep mosquitos away (only real mexican vanilla works for that).
This is also perfect for a gift. The packaging is darling, I can’t stand to put it in the cupboard, I just keep it right on the counter. It’s that cute! I’m going to give it to my sisters for Mother’s Day and my grown daughters in their Easter baskets.
Really, trust me on this one – try Blue Truck Mexican Vanilla, there is not any better.”
Elizabeth T. (Santa Barbara, California)

Birthday Breakfast At Keita's House...

A fun and festive breakfast for two funny birthday gals at Keita's...her home is warm, inviting and filled with charm! Loved her farmhouse table draped in a wide cream gauzy linen runner and set with her grandmother's very special hand painted dishes. What a fun and delicious be surrounded by such talented and creative ladies is always a blessing!

Large Rustic Garden Lanterns

 Love these large rustic garden lanterns that arrived...Their mottled rusty patina and glass doors remind you of old chateau garden lanterns. Let them cast a glow on your outdoor table in the evening or fill them with interesting objects to display on your coffee table or dining table. Would also be a neat terrarium for a fern or succulents...
Large Metal Lantern $92.00
Medium Metal Lantern $65.00

French Zinc Farmhouse Tables & Coffee Tables...

We had the pleasure to meet Florence at market a French designer that has the neatest French Chic Garden exciting and stressful when they arrived! They are large, beautiful, and unique! The farmhouse table and round dining table have thick zinc tops and heavy metal round pedestal bases...
 The rustic metal coffee table is large and wonderful with a very thick glass top! I can see great reading books stacked on top of it and a large interesting tray...lots of space! $325.00
I took one of these home for a kitchen table...and used the chairs that I previously had to go around it. Love that it has ample space and that the round top doesn't take up as much space as our old kitchen table. Meant for indoor or outdoor use. Love the zinc top and aged metal base...$525.00

Here is the great large zinc farmhouse dining can see it better in the shop. A great piece! All of these pieces are special buys we won't get more in at these prices! Great for indoor or outdoor....$825.00
French Chic Metal Coffee Table $325.00

Monday, May 1, 2017

Sepia Landscape Prints with Antique Mirror Finish...

 Love our little antique bed dressed in soft neutrals with these beautiful sepia toned mirrored glass prints featured in the center underneath it's beautiful dressy crown. Also hanging on either side are these great new metal sconces in that look like they came from an ancient italian villa...their soft glow and verdigris soft green finish make them look old and wonderful!
 With an antique mirror finish and lovely sepia toned landscape set in glass these would be a beautiful piece of art in any room! $52.50 each

Soft Verdigris Metal Sconces with Crystals

Some of our favorite large metal sconces are in with a soft verdigris finish with sparkling dripping crystals and ornate metal work. Cast a glow on either side of a dressy bed, light a niche in a hallway, or hang on either side of a large mirror in an entry or bathroom. These are so neat and look like they came from an old Italian villa...and the bonus is they simply plug in so hand them wherever your heart desires! Great price at $105.00 each

Reclaimed Wooden Iron Garden Chairs

 Step back in time and visualize the stories these pieces hold. Made from reclaimed wood from boats, churches and homes with original paint still on, the items are characterized by their unique pairing with ironwork. Though similar pieces are available, they are never exactly alike. Made into a variety of pieces, the items in this diversified collection will add a unique touch to any room.
Large and roomy with beautiful iron accents we can see these great chairs at the ends of a farmhouse table or a covered patio in front of an outdoor fireplace with great accent pillows tucked in them. Great and unique chairs remember we have lay away please ask us! $352.95 each

Old Rustic Madonna Art

Love this old style wooden and crackled religious piece of art...with it's domed top and muted finish it looks like it came from the walls of an old Santa Fe church. Would love to hang this on my patio wall outside or in a dimly lit hallway...beautiful! Where would you hang this beautiful Madonna in your home?? $96.00 24" wide x 39" tall