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Tomato Basil Soup made with Resident Chef mix

What’s for Dinner?

Ann makes dinner easy with delicious soups from Resident Chef.  Just add a few fresh ingredients to the mix for instant flavorful meals.   They make a thoughtful gift for someone who doesn’t cook much or when you’ve had a busy day and don’t want to cook a big meal.  They’re from Resident Chef and require the addition of just one or two simple ingredients.   Dinner is served!

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Texas Style: Clara Kasavina

It’s no secret that Texas style is bold.  We like you to notice our jewelry.  This bracelet is definitely loaded with Texas style:  Large leaf pattern studded with crystals has hinge opening and faux turquoise centerpiece.

Clara Kasavina gold cuff leaf bracelet

Cuff bracelet has hinge opening, loads of style. $255

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Simon Sebbag Leather Necklaces

Lightweight and colorful, Simon Sebbag Leather Necklaces are perfect for dressy casual.  Multi strands of leather hold a large silver Simon Sebbag bead.   Choose your necklace, choose your bead, put them together, and it’s ready to wear!  Necklaces ($79.50) and beads ($98.50) sold separately.

50 Caliber Father’s Day Gift

Give Dad something unusual for Father’s Day.   Ann’s 50 Caliber Bullet pen will get his attention!  It’s made from a 50 caliber brass shell casing and cocobolo wood.  Twist the top for the ball point pen.  $49.50 each.

You can have it engraved, too.  (Engraving costs extra; Ann engraves on site, please allow a day for her to do the engraving.)

Yellow Rose of Texas!

Forever Gold Roses

Wouldn’t it be nice if roses never faded?  Ann’s has roses like that.  Gold roses that never fade,  droop or lose their petals. That’s because Ann’s roses are dipped in 24K gold, preserved to last and be enjoyed forever.  Choose 11″ or 18″ stems, singles or bouquets, with vases or alone.  We’ll package them with big red bows for a bright, happy anniversary present she will love.

Gold Roses, 18″ stems:  $135 each
Gold Roses, 11″ stems, $105 each
Colored roses with gold trim, $74.50 each

Texas Eats. Well.

With Memorial Day approaching, you’ll need to brush up your barbeque skills.  Texas Eats by Robb Walsh is just the book.  Take one to your hostess for Memorial Day.  Or need a gift for someone who lives out of state?  Send ‘em a piece of Texas!

Texas Eats by Robb Walsh, $25

Texas Eats by Robb Walsh, $25

Texas Eats, The New Lonestar Heritage Cookbook is the latest book by local Houston author, Robb Walsh.  Mr. Walsh has authored 5 previous Texas cookbooks and is a three time winner of the George Beard Award.  He traveled Texas extensively looking for the best local food and recipes, current and almost forgotten.  Texas Eats is full of vintage photos, stories about food, beautiful photography and history in addition to delicious recipes.  Even if you never cook any of the food, the book is a great read and source of Texas lore.

Who would love this book?  The person you know who has everything, is hard to buy a gift for, or doesn’t really want much “stuff.”  It would also make a wonderful corporate gift for visiting executives or clients, a thoughtful piece of Texas they can take home with them.

It’s in stock now at Ann’s, and gift wrap is free!  Come pick up a copy won’t you?

Teacher gifts: Favorite Cookies!

It’s the time of year to say thanks to the teachers!   Bite-sized chocolate chip cookies are crisp and delicious.  Pick up a colorful quart-jar of Ann’s favorite cookies, $14.95.


Mother’s Day Gifts: Duchess Peony

Lovely pink art glass containers and the scent of delicate peony flowers are the perfect Mother’s Day gift!

Powder Room:  Duchess Peony

Duchess Peony candle is soy based, burns 90 hours and comes in a hand-blown pink glass re-useable container in a pretty gift-giving box, $60

“Duchess Peony” candle is a blend of full-bloomed peony and camellia blossoms.  It’s soy-based and burns 90 hours.  The hand-blown container can be re-used when the candle is finished, and it comes elegantly packaged for gift-giving.

You can also enjoy “Duchess Peony” in a diffuser.  It will last 9 to 12 months and has its own art-glass bottle and beautiful gift box that includes the diffuser reeds:

Duchess Peony diffuser comes in an artglass bottle, lasts 9-12 months.  $99.50

Duchess Peony diffuser comes in an artglass bottle, lasts 9-12 months. $115

Or maybe a luxury bath soap would be her idea of decadence!  Enjoy Duchess Peony in an all-natural, 100% vegetable base, solvent-free coconut oil soap enriched with olive oil and sweet almond oil. (Almond oil is the same pH as our skin, and leaves it feeling hydrated and soft.)

Duchess Peony (Powder Room)

“Duchess Peony” soap in 8.5 oz large bar, $17.50.

Indulge her with Duchess Peony in candle, diffuser or soap for Mother’s Day!

For more fragrances in soaps, candles and diffusers, click on the links.  And why not try NEW House & Home Reparative hand creams?  A touch of Champagne would be perfect for Mother’s Day!



Simon Sebbag Silver Earrings

Textured silver in earrings are classics that will never go out of style!   We love Simon Sebbag earrings because they’re hollow, so don’t weight your lobes down:

Simon Sebbag round earrings have textured gold and silver, $195

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Aurora Glass Jewelry

Artist Patti Quinn’s Aurora Fused Glass designs are original and hand-made.  She combines a variety of glass elements to create art-quality pendants by fusing them and firing at high temperatures before hand setting them in sterling silver bezels.  “Aurora” refers to the spectacular Northern Lights, a natural display of breathtaking and ever changing colors.  In Roman mythology, the goddess Aurora heralds the dawn, flying across the sky in anticipation of the sun, filling the heavens with color.   Aurora Glass Jewelry is truly inspirational:

"Starlight" necklace from Aurora Fused Glass by Patti Quinn, see description below.  $549

“Starlight” necklace from Aurora Fused Glass by Patti Quinn, see description below. $549

Starlight Necklace Patti weaves her magic by combining strands of bright purple freshwater large pearls, Swarovski crystal seed beads, navy blue vintage glass beads in 3 shapes and a hand-made silver toggle & ring closure.  The Pendant is midnight blue square hand-made fused glass set in sterling, hand-cut blue drusy quartz crystal, two large oval and tri-cut amethyst-navy blue coin pearls, and peacock BIWA (from mussels grown in Lake BIWA in Japan) freshwater pearl.  $549 More Patti Quinn Jewelry at Ann’s, click here.

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