This Week at Mon Ami

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Greetings, mes amies!

Our little shop is hopping this week, with a fabulous menu of lunch specials and new products arriving, including a whole case of unbelievably delicious hand-crafted chocolates and decadent desserts from our friends at Coastal Mist Chocolates in Bandon! (see above)  This little delicacies are beautiful works of art!
Also in the shop are some amazing new bags & backpacks from Rice Love.  I met these folks a couple of months ago on  one of my trips and fell in love with what they’re doing to create work and educational opportunities for women in India.  Each bag is made with recycled rice bags, and every bag sold purchases an additional bag of rice that goes right back to their village.  Mon Ami is now supporting cottage industry projects for women that support recycling & repurposing in India, Nepal (felted bags & purses), Haiti (punched tin artwork), and Vietnam (planting buckets made with recycled tires).   Rice Love is a new company, less than a year old, but has already made a huge impact in two villages.    We’re excited to partner with them and support their efforts!
Estate Sale:  This Friday & Saturday, June 5-6, from 9am to 3pm, we’ll be conducting an estate sale at #5 Park Village Drive.  This is a GREAT sale!  There’s a beautiful king-size bedroom suite, living room furniture, Sansung washer & driver, oodles of tools, toolboxes, refrigerator, flat screen televisions …. don’t miss this one!  (Web album will be posted on Wednesday.)
Here’s this week’s lunch specials at the Mon Ami Cafe, courtesy of the always creative and ever stylish fashion maven, Chef Diane!
Monday:  The Monte Cristo Grilled Sandwich, Soup:  Loaded Potato
Tuesday:  Chicken Pot Pie, Soup:  White Bean-Tomato
Wednesday:  Turkey Burger w/Avocado-Tomato Salsa, Soup:  Tortilla
Thursday:  Tamale Pie, Soup:  Broccoli-Swiss
Friday:  Grilled Bacon/Chicken/Cheddar Panini, Soup:  Tortellini
Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Grace & Plenty,
Cindy Wobbe & Diane Marti

This Week at Mon Ami

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Greetings! We hope you all had a fantastic time during our Rhody Festival weekend!  A big thank you to all the many volunteers who worked hard to make it happen!
As we head into another holiday weekend, please be advised that Mon Ami will be closed Saturday through Monday.
Estate Sale:  This FRIDAY & SATURDAY our team will be holding a  sale at 937 First Street in Florence on behalf of Kelly Riggs (late of Kelly’s Cantina fame).  This riverview bungalow is absolutely stuffed with treasures – home decor, furniture, patio furniture, yard art, clothing, kitchen-ware, bar-ware and more!  We’ll be posting pics to the website tonight and sending out more information Thursday morning.  Stay tuned!
From Mon Ami Cafe …Diane is cookin’ up some favorites this week!
Monday:  Ham & Smoked Gouda Grilled Panini / Chicken Noodle Soup
Tuesday:  Old Fashioned Sloppy Joes / Creamy Carrot-Tomato Soup
Wednesday:  Tuna Melt on House Baked Rye / Split Pea & Ham Soup
Thursday:  Pulled Pork Sliders / Navy Bean Soup
Friday:  Roasted Italian Veggie Walkabout / Beefy Onion  Soup
Wishing you Grace & Plenty,
Cindy Wobbe & Diane Marti

This Week at Mon Ami

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Greetings! It’s a beautiful Monday morning here on the Oregon Coast! Here’s a quick run-down on this week’s happenings in Mon Ami Land.

TWO ESTATE SALES! This coming Friday & Saturday, May 1&2, my team will be conducting two estate sales – one in Idylwood and the other in Seawatch, both a short distance from each other on Rhododendron Drive. I’ll be sending out a web album on Wednesday. Both homes are full of lovely and useful items – furniture, beautiful crystal and glassware, beds, gardening tools, outdoor furniture, civil war books …. stay tuned!

Mother’s Day High Tea … Saturday, May 9, seatings at 11am and 1pm. Diane is putting together a spectacular menu for this annual event. Some of you folks have been attending this tea since we started it in 1999 – a 17 year tradition! I keep saying that one of these days I’m going to put together a picture album of all our tea guests through the years. We hope you can plan to attend this very special event. Rumor has it that Diane is planning a showstopping grand finale dessert …. Reserve your table at 541-997-9234!

From the Mon Ami Cafe … this week Diane introduces Mon Ami’s new spring & summer menu! Here are this week’s daily specials – sounds delish!

Monday: Quiche Florentine
Soup:Creamy Chicken and Rice

Tuesday: Old-fashioned Tuna Noodle Casserole
Soup: Italian Bean and Kale Soup

Wednesday: Shepherd’s Pie
Soup: Tomato Tortellini

Thursday: Ham and Smoked Gouda Melt
Soup: Sweet Potato and Ginger Bisque

Friday: Garlic Chicken and Broccoli Croissant
Soup: Smoked Salmon Chowder

And finally, tickets are now available at the FEC box office for this year’s Rhody Court Showcase. I’ve had the great pleasure of working with the senior court boys and girls for the last several months and can promise you that they’re going to be putting on a pretty doggone spectacular show! It’s Wednesday, May 6, at 6:30 p.m. This year’s Rhody Festival is in its 108th year, and what a wonderful tradition it is. We’d love to see a packed house for our Rhody Court!

Wishing you a wonderful week filled with Grace & Plenty,
Cindy Wobbe & Diane Marti

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Warm greetings to you this morning!  As usual, things are bustling here in the shop.  Diane is busy preparing delicious a menu of lunch specials for the coming week (including a to-die-for chocolate cheesecake), and the gang is hard at work moving several new items of estate furniture into the shop as well as setting up for our upcoming estate sale this Friday and Saturday here in Florence.   Never a dull moment around here!

Upcoming Sale … this Friday & Saturday, our team will be conducting a complete home liquidation at 04878 Sea Pine off Rhododendron Drive in Florence on behalf of Marge & Joe Temple.  This is a TERRIFIC sale – lots of quality used furniture, like new queen & twin beds, an  RV barn full of tools, fishing gear, BBQs, dining sets, occasional chairs, and tons of great household goods.  You’re gonna love this one!  Hours are 9-3 both days.  We’ll be posting more info and a web-album mid week for your viewing pleasures.

From the Mon Ami Café …  if you missed last week’s Souper Salad specials, fret not!  This week Diane is cookin’ up some fabulous home-town favorites, including her much-raved-over Chicken & Dumplings and Sweet & Sour Meatball Hoagies.

Monday:  Roasted Vegetable Tart.
Soup:  Split Pea

Tuesday:  Baked Penne with Italian Sausage
Soup:  Cheesy Asparagus

Wednesday:  Chicken and Dumplings
Soup:  Tomato Zucchini

Thursday:  Sweet and Sour Meatball Hoagies
Soup:  Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Friday:  Grilled Smokey Chicken Salad on Sourdough
Soup;  Thai Noodle

And don’t forget, our award-winning clam chowder is gluten-free and offered on the menu EVERY DAY!

Have a terrific week!

Diane Marti &  Cindy Wobbe

This Week at Mon Ami!

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Greetings!  And a big “merci!” to all of you who joined us for our Business After Hours on Thursday!  It was great to see so many familiar faces, and meet some new ones, too!

Upcoming Events you don’t want to miss

April 3 & 4 – Estate Sale in Eugene . 
May 9 – Annual Mother’s Day Tea

New at Mon Ami

  award-winning artisan chocolates from Coastal Mist in Bandon
– beautiful cards and matted prints from local artist (and one of our favorite customers!) Susan Canavarro
– handwoven sea grass market baskets

From the Café …

Monday … Ham and Asparagus Walkabout / Navy Bean Soup
Tuesday … Turkey, Bacon and Avocado on Sourdough / Carrot Ginger Bisque
Wednesday … Thai Chicken Salad on field greens / Fresh Pea Soup
Thursday … Egg Salad Sandwich / Smoked Salmon Chowder
Friday … Grilled Hot Tuna Melt on House baked Rye / Spring Vegetable Soup
Hope you have a terrific week!
Grace & Plenty,
Cindy Wobbe & Diane Marti

This Week’s Happenings

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reuben11Greetings to you on this lovely Monday morning!  The sun is out, the daffodils are blooming, and it certainly feels like SPRING!

Mon Ami has been bustling over the last week. in the shop AND the kitchen!.  The Pastry Princess was a non-stop baking machine, preparing a bevy of show-stopping desserts for Saturday evening’s Rotary Auction.  The corned beef is brining for tomorrow’s St. Patty’s Day lunch special, and we’re decorating the shop with lots of new estate treasures in preparation for this Thursday night’s “Chamber After Hours” event, from 5-6:30pm.  We would absolutely LOVE to have you join us for Nibbles & Nosh and lots of door prizes!  We’ll even have the Annex open for your treasure-huntin’ pleasure!

Upcoming Event

April 3 & 4 … The Mother of All Estate Sales … in Eugene.  If you haven’t already, mark your calendar and plan to be there!   My crew has been working for the last couple of weeks on this 5000 square foot warehouse chock full of “You Name Its and You Gotta Have Its” – this one is truly a picker’s paradise!  We’ll start photographing and posting later this week, so stay tuned.

Annex Hours This Week
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday … 11 to 4

Thursday evening 5 to 6:30

On the menu this week at the Mon Ami Café …


Ham, Cheddar & Asparagus Melt

Soup:  Cream of Broccoli


Corned Beef Reuben on House-made Rye

Soup:  Irish Stew


Chicken Caesar Wrap

Soup:  Beefy Noodle


Smoked Salmon Quiche

Soup:  Cheesy Cream of Cauliflower


Homestyle Fried Chicken & Potato Salad

Soup:  Tomato Basil

This Week’s Dessert:  Berry-Cherry Cobbler

And finally, a personal note from both Diane and me … we are delighted and truly humbled to be the first place winner of the 2105 Siuslaw Reader’s Choice Award in the following categories.

 *Most Interesting Antique Store

*Best Deli

*Best Dessert

*Best Caterer


Thank you from the bottom of our home-cookin’, antique pickin’ hearts for all the accolades!   We love hearing that YOU love what we do!

Wishing you a week filled with Grace & Plenty
Cindy Brent Wobbe


This Week at Mon Ami!

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Greetings! It’s another busy, bustling week ahead at Mon Ami and Cindy Wobbe Estate Sales. Diane is preparing some delicious lunch specials (check out the Shrimp Melt on Tuesday and the Spinach Frittata on Thursday) and my estate sales team is working overtime prepping for another fabulous sale this Friday and Saturday here in Florence. It’s also the beginning of Rhody Court presentations so I’ll be spending the next several weeks escorting our nine amazing senior girls and boys to local civic organizations for introductions. This afternoon, we’re headed to Elderberry Square to visit all of the residents there and hand out homemade cards that each of our kids have made. If you want to watch a miracle happen, just take a bunch of delightful princesses into a memory care unit and watch them hand out hugs and happiness to the residents. Wish I could take a video to share with you – it’s a beautiful thing to watch.

Upcoming Estate Sale: This Friday & Saturday, 9-3, we’ll be in Florentine Estates for a FABULOUS sale. Lots of beautiful treasures in this lovely home, including a Kimball grand piano, queen oak sleigh bed, two refrigerators, washer & dryer, antiques, artwork, bar, a cook’s kitchen full of necessities, and a garage full of stuff we haven’t even begun to tackle! Florentine Estates is a gated community. You will need to line up and enter at the 35th Street entrance (off Hwy. 101) and follow the map the gate attendant hands you (or just follow my signs once you’re in). We are not allowed to post the street address, but you won’t have any trouble finding it. I’ll be sharing a web album in a few days.

From the Mon Ami Cafe …

Monday: Chicken Salsa Verde grilled Panini. Soup: Creamy Enchilada

Tuesday: Shrimp Melt with Roasted Red Bell Pepper Mayo. Soup: Sweet Potato-Ginger Bisque.

Wednesday: Vegetarian Chili Cornbread Sandwich. Soup: Broccoli-Cheese.

Thursday: Spinach Frittata on Sourdough. Soup: Hearty White bean & Tomato.

Friday: Italian Grilled Ham & Swiss. Soup: Italian Wedding.

This Week’s Dessert: Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Wishing you a wonderful week full of Grace & Plenty,
Cindy Wobbe, Diane Marti and the Mon Ami Gang

This Week at Mon Ami

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Greetings!  It is a beeeeeeuuuuuutiful day here in Florence!  We’ve got a busy week here in Mon Ami Land ahead of us.  We continue to bring in some lovely pieces here at the shop from a local estate, and the team is working hard to prepare for our upcoming sale this Friday & Saturday.  Here’s a little more info for you …

Estate Sale this Friday & Saturday (2/27-28).  This is a complete liquidation of the contents of both the home and garage.  As I mentioned last week, this sale is conducted on behalf of Bill and Virginia Butt who many of you will recognize as long-time supporters of our local events center.  Virginia is also an accomplished artist.  Both have moved to Elderberry Square care center and it is our privilege to handle the disposition of their home.  You’ll find a plethora of lovely things here – furniture & antiques, art/painting/needlwork supplies (including a sweet little French portable easel that makes me wish I could paint!), lots and lots of household goods and kitchen appliances, a garage full of tools, clothing, and many of Virginia’s original paintings (as well as one of local artist Bernie Herr).  I’ve posted a few pictures on my website and will send out a full picture album on Wednesday.
Upcoming Sale:  Hot on the heels of this weekend’s sale is another FABULOUS sale on 3/6 and 3/7 in Florentine Estates.  Stay tuned!
From the Cafe at Mon Ami –  Diane is cooking some delicious favorites this week!
Chicken & Asparagus Walkabout
Soup:  Ginger Carrot Bisque
Savory Beef Pot Pie
Soup:  Fresh Pea
Meatball Marinara Hoagie
Soup:  Hearty Vegetable
Turkey-Bacon/Avocado on Sourdough
Soup:  Cream of Tomato
Roasted Vegetable Panini
Soup:  Beefy Noodle
This Week’s Dessert … Dutch Apple Pie
Friday Night Take-Home Supper … Chicken Sour Cream Enchiladas