Category Archives: Crystal, Glassware and Serving Pieces

Texas Crystal

You don’t have to be a cowboy to appreciate the beautiful hand-etched crystal with Texas scenes.  Longhorns, bluebonnets and boots remind even the city-slickers of the open range and it’s wild beauty.   Display them in your collection and enjoy using them, too.  They make wonderful corporate and client gifts, too.  Decanters, wine glasses and serving pieces easily pass for art pieces:

Texas Crystal

Everyone knows we Texans ride horses to work, have oil wells in our backyards, and all our cows have horns, really long horns.  Right?  Perpetuate the myth when you give Texas crystal from Ann’s, such as these etched crystal glasses.   Images are subtle enough not to holler, but are a cheerful reminder that Texas is a great state as well as state of mind.

More Texas gifts at Ann’s, here.

Easy Dip

A cup of mayo, cup of sour cream and a package of Ann’s new Roasted Garlic dip mix is an instant party!  Just add veggies, chips and friends.    Serve in Ann’s 1 cup Dip Chillers, and keep it cool with the reuseable chiller cubes…just freeze and pop them in the bottom of the chiller.

Want to get fancy?  Try this warm dip:

Hot Roasted Garlic Spinach Dip

8 oz cream cheese
8 oz grated cheddar cheese
10 oz frozen, chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed of excess liquid
1 ripe tomato, chopped and seeded
1 package Roasted Garlic Dip Mix

Combine all ingredients in a microwave safe bowl.  Heat in 1 minute increments on medium setting until cheese is melted, stirring frequently.  Do not overheat.  Stir when all ingredients are melted.  Serve warm with pita, crackers, or veggies.

Cheese Boards for Gifts

Casual entertaining pieces make any gathering a party.  Cheese boards and cutting boards are decorative to dress up the food and make great hostess, house-warming or wedding gifts:

Crystal Vases for Anniversary Gifts

June is wedding month, and crystal is perfect for anniversaries and wedding gifts.  These vases come in range of prices, shapes and sizes.   One is sure to be perfect for the couple on your list!

Crystal vase in Daisy design, $137.50

Clever Condiments

How cute are these ketchup and mustard servers?  They’ll pep up your cook-out and they look great displayed in your cabinet, too.  Add some fun to your next grill party, or give these as gifts!

Set of Mustard and Ketchup bottles with pump dispensers, $39.50/set