Sunday, February 25, 2018

Mini Wool Mice

Meet Harry Squeeks, Elodie Mouse, Posy, Love You Lenny, Petit Picasso, and Brooklyn Mouse. Sweet hand made mice made of wool! Tie them to a bow in a gift, place them in a teacup, hang them from a lamp switch...they are just for fun!

Wooden Beaded Metal Chandelier

NEW! This white washed wooden beaded metal chandelier could cast a glow over your dining table or entry. Love the industrial feel of it yet it still has a softness about it. It is large at 25 1/2” wide, come try it out!

Great Wicker Chairs

These grey washed wicker chairs look wonderful and aged with character...great reproductions and would be so neat on a porch or sunroom! Also love these grain sack pillows in them. A great look for summertime ahead!!

Spring Arrangements at the shop

This wicker wrapped wall basket was customized for a customer today! Purple lavender, succulents, and birch ribbon were twisted into it to make a beautiful door piece for spring! These wall baskets start at $48.00 so you can easily add a little color to make it your own creation!

This customer brought in this antique crystal bowl and wanted these beautiful large peach roses worked in for a centerpiece. How lovely it turned out with drooping apricot branches, soft lambs ear, queen anne’s lace, and succulents! Soft and beautiful colors for spring!

Large Metal Feathers

What ruffles your feathers? These extra large rusty metal feathers will add a touch of whimsy to your flower beds this spring! 🐣$36.95 each

A Cute Gift

These metal hanging bird feeders make such fun gifts! This customer ran and picked up a bag of bird seed for us to tuck in before we wrapped it up. Such a cute gift idea!!

Farmhouse Cow Prints

These large antique style farmhouse cow prints are so wonderful with white washed wooden frames with a touch of gold leaf. Would be lovely as a pair hanging just about anywhere! $68.00 each

Fun Spring Garden Items Arriving

So many new wonderful garden and spring items are rolling in! These rustic mossy green european wall plaques are so neat and a large size. This metal, rustic, and colorful peacock can strut right through your garden or patio. Such fun items for the season ahead!

Metal Garden Rabbits

Our favorite rustic metal garden rabbits have returned and make me smile. I think I must have a few for my flower bed...Their metal floppy ears and expressions are so cute! I could see them on a Easter dining table as well for a fun eclectic feel! They will go fast! $32.95 each

Buffalo Check for Spring!

We have a love for buffalo check plaid especially when it can be transformed and used for spring for a big impact! How cool are these vintage style wallpaper panels that we used on this display wall? Loving the metal crown, ruffled tie panels, and an array of fun and fresh bird prints!
59” L x 101 1/5” H $96.95 per panel
Metal Crown $58.95
Ruffle Cream Panels $36.95 each

Formal Home Dressed For Spring!

This formal classic home is dressed for spring with colors of purples and yellows, beautiful glassware, and special family pieces. A beautiful setting for the season ahead with pops of color, family gatherings, and warm sunny days. How fun to make it beautiful for the renewal and anticipation of spring ahead!

Monday, February 12, 2018

Spring Florals

We are overflowing with beautiful Spring florals! An array of bright and festive colors for the season ahead. Stop by and see all of the beautiful colors and let us help you design your next arrangement or idea!

Metal Garden Gates

These rustic metal garden gates look like they came from an old french chateau or old southern garden in New Orleans. I can see them as a perfect entrance to a fenced garden or seating area! $118.00

Who's Your Valentine???

Loving J.Forks purple spiny oyster and red sea branch coral necklaces, tooled leather and kingman turquoise necklace, and sterling oxidized Navajo pearl necklaces!
Our favorite Federico silver earrings and hand stamped sterling hoops would make a simple and perfect Valentine gift!
This big wooden bowl is filled with skin nourishing products for the spring season. How beautiful would this be all wrapped up for a special person? Our favorite apothecary bath salts, bubble elixirs, soaps, and hand therapies.
Don’t forget we also have gift certificates! Always a great option for any occasion.

Hand Poured Urn Candles

Our favorite candles have arrived! Hand poured in beautiful rustic urns, the old fashion way in small batches that ensures incredible freshness. They are very strong and with a 125 burn time you can enjoy a long time!
Sea salted lemons, simple lavender, minted basil, sweet olive, and mahogany & tobacco are some great scents for spring!

Sweet Revenge "Pure" Cupcakes Recipe

Sweet Revenge "Pure" Cupcakes
This recipe for delicious “Pure” cupcakes is courtesy of Marlo Scott, of Sweet Revenge Cupcakes in NYC, as seen on Martha Stewart.
Cupcake Ingredients
Makes 24 cupcakes
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups sugar
5 extra-large eggs
3 cups self-rising cake flour**
1 cup buttermilk
3 tablespoons “Traditional” Mexican vanilla(Pick up your bottle at Bonnes Amies)
Sweet Revenge “Pure” Buttercream
Turbinado or demerara sugar, for sprinkling

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cut out twenty-four 5 1/2-by-5 1/2-inch squares of parchment paper. Fit each square of parchment into a standard muffin cup so the edges stick out from the muffin cup; set aside.
2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter until softened. With the mixer on medium, add eggs and sugar; beat until well combined. With mixer on low speed, add flour in three parts, alternating with buttermilk and beginning and ending with flour. Stir in vanilla.
3. Fill prepared muffin cups three-quarters full with batter. Transfer muffin tins to oven and bake until a cake tester inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cupcakes cool completely in muffin cups.
4. When cupcakes are cool, frost the top of each cupcake with a thin layer of buttercream. Fill a disposable pastry bag fitted with a 3/4-inch St.-Honore decorating tip with remaining buttercream. Pipe three waves on top of each cupcake, each slightly smaller than the next. Sprinkle with turbinado sugar and serve.

Buttercream Frosting Ingredients
Makes enough for 24 cupcakes
1 1/4 cups (2 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
6 tablespoons vegetable shortening
10 cups (from about two and a half 1-pound boxes) confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons “Traditional” Mexican vanilla

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together butter and shortening. Add sugar, and beat to combine. Add milk and vanilla, and beat until well combined.

**For self-rising cake flour
1. Measure out the desired amount of flour and place in a large bowl.
2. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder for every cup of flour used. For example, if you have 2 cups of flour, add 3 teaspoons of baking powder.
3. Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt for every cup of flour used.
4. Stir the ingredients thoroughly.
5. Pour the flour mixture into the flour sifter and sift into the bowl for immediate use or store in an airtight container.
Our Traditional line of Mexican vanilla extract is the best of what you can find in Mexico. The Canosa family, who produces our vanilla exclusively, has been winning the Gold Medal of Honor award in Mexico for 30 years running. Both the Traditional & Pure Mexican Vanillas are all natural, produced in Mexico using only the highest grade, single sourced, Mexican vanilla beans. Our Mexican vanilla is never blended with another grade or type of bean – it is the absolute best vanilla available in Mexico.

Metallic Vintage Club Bags & Mercury Glass Hearts

These colorful metallic club bags are vintage inspired and embellished with shimmering accents for your phone and smalls for an evening out! A sweet little Valentine gift! $20.95 each
Silver Mercury Glass Hearts $5.25 each

Bohemian Tassel Scarves

These scarves are bright, fun, and bohemaian inspired! Luxuriously oversized and made of soft cotton, their bright striped patterns and tassels are so fun for spring! Perfect as well for a beautiful table topper and runner! $18.00


Succulents are some of our favorite things to work with. Loving this rustic old wooden container filled with brightly colored succulents and soft purple lavender. We have so many great ones to choose from!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Vintage Style Signs

Some of our favorite vintage style signs have arrived from market. Signage is great to incorporate in any space for a whimsical touch! Which one is your favorite?
Metal Maison Pig $34.00
Coffee $29.95
Metal Potting Shed $22.00
Hand $20.95

Follow Your Burro

Valentine yourself with one of these so soft coral long sleeve “Follow Your Burro” tees! One of a kind design created by the girls at Bonnes Amies. What’s new for spring? Donkeys and cactuses, you will more than likely see them everywhere this season. Hurry and get one we just printed a few for fun!! $28.95 each M-XXL Full back burro with front left chest cactus.

NEW Santalum Blooms Home Fragrance

New Santalum Blooms will fill your home with the scent of freshly bloomed lavender & jasmine accented with sandalwood & musk. The mercury glass votive candles and diffuser sets make a simple and beautiful gift as well!

Mrs. Meyer Garden Scents Are In!

Mrs. Meyer’s garden collection of cleaning surface sprays, hand soaps, and lotions will make your kitchen a happy place to be! Basil, Lavender, and Rosemary are bright, fresh scents fron the garden!