Monday, July 31, 2017

NEW LipSense Is In...

Do you know we have carried LipSense for many many years? Venita loves last forever and does not come off! Just in is an assortment of gorgeous colors.
Once you try it you will never go back to regular lipstick!

LipSense is the premier product of SeneGence and is unlike any conventional lipstick, stain or color. As the original long-lasting lip color, it is waterproof, does not kiss-off, smear-off, rub-off or budge-off! Create your own color palette by combining shades. Your customized look will last even longer and your lips will stay moist and plump with LipSense Moisturizing Gloss.

Sunflowers & Black Eyed Susans

Fall is trickling in and nothing is more appealing to me than bright yellow sunflowers for early Fall and late summer! These are perfect to place in a jug on your kitchen table or island to enjoy through to Fall! We always enjoy working with our florals that arrive because they are easy to bend, workable and realistic looking! Also loving the cream sunflowers for a pop of brightness! I have these stuffed in a large copper metal bucket on my front door with green moss and they really stand out from the street. Come check out all of the great sunflowers, berries, and Fall florals arriving!
Yellow Sunflower Bunch $12.95 Small Rudbeckia Bunch $8.95 Black Eyed Susan Large Bunch $21.00

New Linen Blues For Early Fall

We always love getting in a new shipment of MatchPoint linen and love their new indigo blue and washed blue colors for Fall! This washed blue linen duster is long and flowing with pockets. A perfect piece for Fall with a pair of denim jeggings...wear big on top skinny on bottom with these great linen pieces! $76.95 Linen Washed Blue Duster
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.

A great layering piece and cool for hot August afternoons this 100% cream linen tunic tank is pretty underneath the blue linen duster or just fabulous by itself! Wear a colored camisole underneath for a pop of Fall color! $60.95 Cream Linen Tunic 

Let's talk about the models jewelry shall we? She is wearing a lovely leather, lapis, kingman turquoise, and bronze beaded necklace layered with a hand tooled blue serape leather feather with blue lapis beads. Beautiful blues to wrap around your neck!
Blue Lapis Serape Feather Necklace/Single Strand $89.00
Blue Lapis, Kingman Turquoise, Bronze & Leather 3 Strand $169.00

Growing up in the small, south-Texas town of Beeville fostered an early love of all things natural for this Texas based jewelry designer. She is one of our favorite Texas artist!

 This charcoal linen poncho with pockets is simple and so cute on with leggings or the oversized pockets and the charcoal grey color! $65.75 Charcoal Linen Poncho
 One of my favorite necklaces! Hand-tooled leather feathers with inset Kingman turquoise and chunky turquoise beads with leather fringe. $199.00
 The new indigo blue color for Fall! This vibrant indigo blue linen tunic top is a great style that is long in the back and a layered cut in the front. Simple and pretty all on it's own! $64.95 Linen Indigo
This multi strand of pearls, tiny bronze beads, leather, and hand tooled feathers is artistic, elegant and fun all at the same time! A great piece to wear all year long... $259.00

Jenny has been designing and manufacturing her own jewelry line for over 17 years and Cody Ackel has been designing and handcrafting leatherwork for over 13 years. Together they create a unique line of jewelry and accessories that incorporates American Turquoise, Natural Stones, Bronze, Sterling Silver, and Handcrafted Leather. They bring a fresh and unique look to the jewelry world and you can see the love for their art through their work.

The beginnings of Fall...

 As August 1st rounds the corner we are gradually getting ready for Fall at the shop! Lots of pretty Fall florals have arrived come get inspired for the season ahead!

Concrete Garden Statues

 After a hot summer of blistering sunshine and cloudy evenings with hail I am wondering about my poor flowers. However I know a few hours of hard work and some pretty pansies for Fall will brighten everything up again. Especially one of these beautiful concrete aged statues tucked in a flowerbed to enjoy outside as the leaves start falling! Meet St. Fiacre...

If you see a statue of a saint in a garden, more than likely it's St. Francis with bird on his shoulder. St. Francis may have protected the birds and animals of the garden, but the actual patron saint of gardening is an Irish monk named St. Fiacre, whose feast is celebrated in Ireland and France on September 1. St. Fiacre has been recognized as patron saint of gardeners (as well as cab drivers and florists, among other things) since medieval times. Born in Ireland in the 7th century, Fiacre was raised in a monastery. During the Dark Ages, monasteries were repositories of learning, and it is here that Fiacre became a skillful user of healing herbs. As he earned fame for his knowledge of plants and healing abilities, disciples flocked to him. Fiacre sought more solitude and left Ireland for France where he established a hermitage in a wooded area near the Marne River. Here Fiacre built an oratory in honor of the Virgin Mary and a hospice where he received strangers. He himself retreated to a solitary cell, living a life of prayer and manual labor in his garden. 
The legend upon which Fiacre’s sainthood rests is this: Fiacre asked the local bishop, Bishop Faro, for more ground on which to plant food and herbs. Faro told him he could have as much land as he could entrench in one day. After prayer, Fiacre used the point of his staff to turn the earth, topple trees and dig up briers and weeds to prepare the land for a garden. (Don’t we all wish we had one of those staffs?) A suspicious local woman was convinced that such a feat could only be performed by sorcery. Bishop Faro, however, viewed Fiacre's act as a gift from God and proclaimed it a miracle. Supposedly, the woman’s jealousy caused Fiacre to implement a ban on women from his monastery. Exclusion of women, however, was the rule rather than the exception in monasteries of the time. 
St. Fiacre Garden Statue $150.00
Isn't this Madonna peaceful and beautiful? Many choose beautiful statues of Mary for their yard or garden as a reminder of her constant heavenly help and intercession. This lovely garden Madonna makes a perfect addition to any flowerbed. All concrete pieces are very heavy and will last a very long time in your yard. 
Madonna Garden Statue $110.00

New Fall Coffee Flavors

Our kitchen is filled with the aroma of freshly ground coffee each morning! This morning we are brewing Caramel Apple to serve to our customers as they browse...Smell the wonderful aroma of fresh juicy apples, and the sweetness of creamy caramel. A delightful reminder of a trip to the state fair. Also in is the new flavor French Toast...Indulge in the aroma of maple and cinnamon that takes your senses on a romantic getaway.
Two of our other top coffee beans are Southern Pecan and Snickerdoodle. Southern Pecan a superior blend of coffee spiked with pecan flavoring...perfect for entertaining. And Snickerdoodle the original award winning Snickerdoodle® is by far our best seller! We have blended the spicy flavors of cinnamon and hazelnut for a smooth aromatic coffee.
$5.50 1/4 lb. $8.95 1/2 lb. $16.00 lb.

The Happy Cows

There is a wide array of cow art floating around these days but I think the size and brightness of these two happy heifers is our favorite! At a large size of around 3'x4' with great aquas, reddish browns, and pops of green color with a bleached wood frame this is a great piece of art. And a great price at $198.00 and it is heavy! Would add some great character to an office, brighten up a mantle, a large wall with other western art or be so precious in a little boys room!

Plush Tapestry Rug Pillows

These plush tapestry rug pillows are fluffy, soft and colorful! Love the patterns and the down filler that makes them so wonderful! Throw them on a leather sofa, a beautiful Fall bed, or in a large comfy reading chair...

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

NO. 31 Cactus Hobnail Candle NEW!

The new hobnail candle for the summer No. 31 Cactus! This lively and clean scent is made from a watery infusion of crisp aloe, bright clover and a smooth sandalwood base. All of the hobnail candles are hand-poured in small batches with a 100% natural soy and vegetable wax blend. This candle will burn up to 100 hours. A perfect and beautiful glass container for a hand picked flower arrangement after the candle is burned love the vibrant green color!

A perfect gift and so pretty wrapped up for a summer surprise for a friend!

Lemon Curd Ice Cream Recipe

Summer is spent best with a homemade freezer of ice cream! Make it simple with this recipe and nothing is better in lemon ice cream than chopped lemon slices like my great grandmother used to make it!
1 jar Lemon Curd, chilled (Pick Your Jar Up At Bonnes Amies)
1 pint light cream, chilled

Whisk together the Lemon Curd and the light cream. Process according to your ice cream maker's instructions. Stop when ice cream is thick and creamy.
For Krups Ice Cream makers: Pour chilled curd and cream mixture into the frozen cylinder. Process for 30-35 minutes until the ice cream is thick and creamy. Can be kept frozen for one week in the freezer.
Prepared in the style of traditional English-style custard, our Lemon Curd adds a regal touch of sweet tartness to shortbread, scones, warmed gingerbread, cookies and pound cake. Try spreading our Lemon Curd in between a stack of pancakes. For a real treat, try our Lemon Curd in a pastry shell topped with fresh fruit and a dollop of whipped cream!

Mrs. Meyers is Summer Cleaning!

Make cleaning fun and cheerful at your home and in your kitchen! Mrs. Meyers uplifting scents always make me happy and the new summer scents in are so cheerful! Geranium, Rosemary, and Honeysuckle counter sprays, hand washes, and hand lotions are perfect to keep at your kitchen sink!

Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day believes that caring for our homes shouldn’t feel like a chore. Our products are thoughtfully formulated with plant-derived ingredients and essential oils to make products that are powerful against dirt and grime while being a pleasure to use. Garden-fresh scents uplift your mood while adding a little spring to your step. We all have to clean--let's make the very best of it.

Happy Birthday Amanda & Meet Miles Jay!

What a fun birthday morning to celebrate at D'Ann's delicious breakfast table. We love love her style because it is unique all on it's own! It's a little bit of Benjamin Button mixed with Wyatt Earp...southern farmhouse with a western twist and a little bit of english thrown in there! How wonderful her home is we can't get enough of the details and to spend a morning with all of these creative and talented ladies! Happy Birthday to Amanda and baby Miles!