Thanks everyone for posting their favorite local store. I'm happy to say that I have even been to some of the them. One of the stores mentioned in the comments was Patina Green which segues nicely into today's post on McKinney, TX. I have have been to McKinney once before and knew what a fun place it was, so last Wednesday morning my sister and I headed out for another adventure. McKinney is across the metroplex from my sisters home. We were getting close to our exit, when my sister looked in her rear view mirror and said to me, "don't look now, but we are being followed by a hotdog". What? a hotdog? When I turned around I saw what she meant and then we both burst into laughter. The kind where tears are coming out and you can't catch a breath.
A great way to start the day!
Bye hot dog car! Till we meet again!
Then across the street to Letterpress Paper Goods.
Jason McDaniel, the owner of Missing Q Press was in class the previous Saturday to make the Gilded Christmas Box and mentioned he had a shop in McKinney. What fun to be able to see inside. He even showed us around the backroom where all the presses are and explained how he used each one.
Missing Q Press from Sandy Mozur on Vimeo.
Here's Jason behind the counter at his shop. Do you not love that little glass case with the etched curved glass on the counter? We had a discussion about how wonderful it is to be looking for something for a long time and then suddenly come upon it (and at a reasonable price). Thank You Jason for the tour of your shop and your kind demeanor. I am glad we stopped in to say Hello!
See what I mean?
I have never seen a sleigh for one! It was still covered in the original fabric. Notice the very small (seriously child size) fur covered seat at the back? I am guessing the driver would sit there to hold the reins and steer the sleigh. What a wonderful piece.
Patina Green Home and Market, our favorite place to have lunch. I will admit, much of this store has turned into food goods like bottled jars of jam and vegetables (not in the same jar though) but it was no less beautiful. The front of the shop has some fun displays that incorporate a huge chalkboard wall that was hard to take your eyes off of. I love how the wire birdcage was screwed directly to the wall.
Today's sandwich was ham with smoked cheddar cheese, jalapeno peach jam on jalapeno cheddar loaf. Wow, was it good!
I said in the last post I would give some goods away if you told me your favorite store. Here are the goods and here is the winner! Thanks to all who commented.
Cheryl C - please email your shipping address to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get the goods out to you!
I will be back on Friday with my Houston Quilt Market report...oh, and maybe another giveaway...because you know I couldn't come home empty handed!