|a little souvenir from yesterday|
McKinney has a great downtown and like many towns in Texas (and many other places) there is a big courthouse in the center of town. The stores and restaurants run all the way around the courthouse square. I will share the best stores we visited...some you may have already heard of, but all are worth the trip even if it's just for the inspiration.
Shop No. 1- Smitten
|from the upstairs loft|
|old ironstone, a true classic|
|german glass glitter in every weight and color..."I would like it all please"|
This newly opened shop is the one we first read about that spured the visit to McKinney. The shop is part antique store and part restaurant and they do both things very well. Visually beautiful, the whole space is exploding with good things.
|love all the little bottles lined up in a row...a little pricey at $10 a piece though.|
And then there's the bathroom...no words needed here.
Shop No. 3 - Chase Hall
This shop had new and old things...great decorating inspiration. Love the original brick wall and sign.
Shop No. 4 - The Antique Co
Probably the best antique mall I have ever been too. There is one or two vendors that have multiple booths that were right up my alley. We all had a great time looking for just the right things...deb got vintage prize ribbons and old pictures, Patty got a flower frog, Ellen got acrylic letters and numbers and I got everything else (really).
|water turn off handles, glass bottles, cigar boxes, small salt shaker, graduation diploma...|
|pharmacy boxes from the 1800's, file folders, small black leather books|
|and Patty's buy of the century...chalkware stackable casserole dishes (about 5 x 6") for $2.99 for the whole stack.|