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The Dancing Clothespins

Posted on: July 23, 2018
The Dancing Clothespins 7/23/18  The other day while doing laundry in my musty basement, I thought that I should look for the clothespins and clothesline I had bought when I moved into this house 25 years ago. The truth is it is probably lying under a read more …

An Amish Tea Party

Posted on: July 11, 2018
  Amish Tea Party Blog      7/9/2018             This weekend my friend Tweety and I put on a tea party for eight Amish women and Tweety’s ninety three year old Mother read more …

The Elusive Peach Season

Posted on: July 9, 2018
It is almost peach season. I am always searching for the perfect peach. The first bite through the fuzzy slightly bitter skin into its tender sweet flesh should be nectar sweet, and so juicy that its sweet liquid  spills out of the sides of your mouth read more …

CLOSED July 4th

Posted on: July 3, 2018

CLOSED July 4th

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Hot Summer Day

Posted on: July 2, 2018
Today is a very hot summer’s day. I enjoy watering my garden and the potted geraniums I grow on the porch. We live in a house that was built in 1905. Most of the residents that lived here before us never knew air-conditioning. There are transoms above read more …

My Cousin Connie

Posted on: June 21, 2018
I was walking through the Cafe the other day and someone called out my name from a table for two. Seated there was  a very distant cousin of mine, Connie Naber.  As a teenager in Finneytown, I used to babysit Connie and her siblings once in a while, read more …

Memorial Day

Posted on: May 25, 2018
There are quite a number of people who probably think Memorial Day is the day to celebrate the beginning of summer vacation with swimming pools finally opening for the hot summer months along with food and music festivals like the Taste of Cincinnati lining read more …

Mother's Day

Posted on: May 8, 2018
There is a lot of mothering going on at the BonBonerie…… all year long. Our staff Mother each other as they go through rough times at home or at work . A word of encouragement here,  a surprise lunch bought for them when the blues have read more …

Easter Bonnett

Posted on: April 5, 2018
Our customer service staff is wonderful. I am amazed at their commitment to fun and their ingenuity.  For Easter this year our counter manager Christine encouraged each one of them to create their own Easter bonnets. From the whimsical fascinators that read more …

White Chocolate Fervor

Posted on: March 27, 2018
White Chocolate Fervor     Some of you may wonder why we love white chocolate so much at The BonBonerie .The Easter season tells the story. Last weekend I was in Louisville, Kentucky at the Humana New Plays Festival. It is a yearly event that read more …

Open House

Posted on: February 20, 2018
YOU’RE INVITED, finally……… Well , we are finally able to create a proper open house for our NEW Tea Room on Madison .The good news is that we have been busy with parties in there since we opened our doors in late November. As much read more …

I Love Valentine's Day!

Posted on: February 9, 2018
I absolutely LOVE Valentine’s day!! On a very cold grey morning last week, while eating my hot oatmeal, I stared at the large cylindrical empty cardboard oatmeal container and a flood of memories filled my early morning dreaminess. I started to remember read more …

Opera Cream

Posted on: February 2, 2018
Opera Cream....Our signature cake for over 30 years. This double chocolate chip cake is filled and iced with our rich vanilla opera cream filling. The layers are enrobed with a rich chocolate glaze and decorated with Belgian chocolate shavings. We elegantly read more …

Waitress, The Play

Posted on: January 15, 2018
I went to see Waitress tonight at The Aronoff Theatre. I had seen the movie and I loved it , but I had to see the play too. I love musicals. I love theatre. I have acted in numerous plays in high school and college. There was a time when I thought that was read more …