Sunday, August 8

McKinney - Part 2

We had such an amazing time in McKinney last week that it's taken me 2 posts to show it all to you!
Reading your comments from the first post reminded me how lucky I am to live in Texas.  We have so many wonderful places to shop. Besides McKinney, some of my fave towns for junking are Waco, Austin, Burleson, Benbrook, Fort Worth, Grapevine, Canton, Waxahachi,  Round Top, San Antonio, the entire Hill Country Area!
That's if I go out of town!
Right around the corner I'm blessed with Lonestar Antique Mall,
(Yes overseas friends, we have huge malls filled with nothing but old stuff!!)
& so many more I'm either forgetting or haven't experienced yet.
For months I've been obsessed with Prims, one of Stampingtons new publications.
I even bought some paper clay to make doll heads.  Well when I spotted this darling shop called
Plum Creek Primitives I had to check it out.  

The owner Bonnie has the place decked out for fall. 
She has an awesome selection of dolls, furniture & accessories, but the cutest thing in her store by far was......
her greeter, Maggie!
So after picking up a couple of gifts for my Sister, I headed over to Smitten.

This shop really takes your breath away!
Karen has filled her store with a perfect combination of luxurious linens,


and beautiful handmade treasures!
This trip was a last minute meeting with Cindy & Angela to discuss Wicked Tea business.
 (shopping makes me think clearer)
We were on a very tight time schedule. There were so many other shops I wanted to visit, maybe next time.
So I showed you the where & the who,
do you wanna see the what????
You know me, I can't just window shop....
 I was in a junk induced frenzy so I have no recollection which store I purchased each item from. 
I do know that all 4 stores got a bit of my mad money!

Boxes anyone??
I cannot pass up a great old box, drawer,

or suitcase!
This one is tiny, a child's travel case.

It's now holds my collection of child themed  cabinet cards.
Like these!
That I had to bring home.
I had to, they were ridiculously cheap priced really well!

A glass negative to add to my collection.

Beautiful vintage grosgrain & velvet ribbons.
In my favorite non-colors!

This was my find of the day!
Look at this book, someone loved it so hard they stitched up the cover when it was torn!
Now that's altered art.

Okay, maybe these were my favorite purchase.

Just so many cool things calling my name.

'Lisa, take us home'...

Speaking of my obsession with 'Prims'......
 one of my favorite artists featured from the magazine is Susan Pilotto of Mouse Droppings.

Did you know she is hosting her 1st ever give-away?
Check it out!


Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Simply amazing!
How can I pick a favorite? Yep, I think that sewn up book ranks right up there, but the garters are pretty killer, too.

Dang, you and me would get in SO much trouble if we lived within an hour of each other!

Call you this week...


Chris said...

Wow, you found some great stuff! I would love to get suggestions on where to go junkin' in the San Antonio area! Just moved here from CA earlier this year and so far have only made one trip to Gruene and one to Fredericksburg.

Linda said...

More fabulous shops, Lisa...oh that little Maggie is SO Adorable!


Lisa, love your photos and your found treasures, so many quaint names and graphics on some of these! I had a great time with you and Cindy. So much "junque", so little time. Thanks for the info re: Susan's blog. ~ Angela

Amy said...

WOW, that is a lot of stuff to take in.
What fab stores and I just love the prim stuff, all the fall and halloween colors are my favorite of all.
Then I scroll and see your boxes, OH MY. I just adore that childs travel case, what a find.
thanks for sharing such awesome finds
I can't wait to get another trip to texas to check out all the fun

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

I wished we would have antique malls over here. Hubby and I always had so much fun checking them out during our vacations in your lovely country.
You brought home some great things! The book you found is really cool. I've never seen one that had been stitchched up.
Have a great week, Lisa :-)!

TinyBear said...

Wonderful finds Lisa - those ribbons are yummi and that old book is awesome.
Wonderful shops too - I wish we had antique malls over here too, sign... :D
Have a wonderful day

clustres said...

Thanks for the tips! I have just bought a home in Frisco and I am dying to mosey on over to McKinney!

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

I was about to forgive you for going without me but then...
but then I see you scored on some velvet ribbon and you made me all jealous again ;)
I'm calling Kevin. And the kids. There's got to be something I can blackmail you with so you stop getting me in a tizzy with all these beautiful finds!
(or you just mail them all to me and we'll call it even)

I'm lonesome.
I think I'm moving to Texas.

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Wonderful, amazing blog. Loved all the treasures. Thank you for taking me on your trip. Sure would like to have some of that wonderful loot.
Hugs, Pat

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

What a blast !! I love McKinney but think next time I go it will be without the men in our lives ~ they came with me and my daughter and were so cute trying to be in to it ~ but hmmmm....


Debra@Common Ground said...

What an incredible little trip you had. I've studied EACH photo, and there's just so many wonderful things to see and so much inspiration. (I'm taking notes). Thanks for sharing it all. great photos,Lisa!

Storybook Woods said...

Oh my gosh, I am dying, especially over patinagreen. You have some amazing shops in TX xoxoxox Clarice

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Thanks for all the lovely morning eye candy! I went to Canton a few weeks ago. So many goodies to choose from.

Kelly said...

Wow, you are so lucky!! I wish we had stores like that around here.

Erica said...

OK, that does it. I'm going to McKinney next weekend! We went out to Mineola on Saturday, mostly because I NEEDED some peach custard from Ham's Orchards on the way :)

Where do you shop in Burleson? We go through there on our way to Antique Alley in Cleburne, but haven't shopped Burleson before.

Lynn Richards said...

Oh, me, oh my!! What a wonderful time and beautiful treasures!!!! AND time away. What could be better???

Erica said...

Forgot to mention - I sent you a couple emails this morning. Not sure if they went to your junk mail. I signed up for the Halloween Tea, so I will be looking forward to that!

Katsui Jewelry said...

What a beautiful couple of posts! I have read them twice. You are lucky to live in Texas. And you get to be a Paper Cowgirl, too!

Dorthe said...

Lisa dear,
you so lucky woman, so many fantastic malls, with so many ,many beautifull treasures to find...
And you did that Lisa, the book is gorgeus, I can`t believe this sewing!! and the little suitcase,must look so sweet with the photoes inside-the bling-the rust-the ribbens,-and boxes, jubiii for you sweetie, you did wonderfull buyes.
Hope you have a lovely day, friend-and that you will soon show us some amazing creatings using all this.
Love and hugs, Dorthe

sweetpea said...

Lisa, my sweet I have an award for you over at my blog. Stop by when you have a moment.



Anne Marie said...

Hi Lisa! I'm new here...and it's because I saw your name on the same list as mine at the sweet Shelley's (sweetpea) and I know for certain I haven't been here before!!

i have a secret crush on prims too...I usually start getting the itch when fall approaches - I don't buy much - but LOVE the stores that are like that.......

Anne Marie

Sue said...

Just catching up on some posts and I loved seeing your McKinney trip pics and reading about what fun you had. Love all the goodies you snagged (got to love that mad money)

Thanks for sharing!


Ann Tatum said...

I grew up just south of Ft. Worth. Going back in September to visit my dad. Your post makes me look forward to doing some shopping. He even told me recently that he found a place in FW that had things like the old skeleton keys that I use in necklaces. Can't wait to see the kinds of shops he comes up with!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Lisa, sounds like you had alot of fun! I've been wanting to go to McKinney just haven't had time to go, another place I would love to vistit is the Lone Star Antique Mall. Looks like you found some really cool treasures!!! Thanks for sharing all the eyecandy! hugs~~~ Daphne

Inspired-Simplicity said...

Love you and all your blog posts. Fun day in McKinney. Good finds.
Miss u,

Cottage Panache said...

Lisa, I will just have to live vicariously through you until I can find a free Friday ~ oh who am I kidding?! I don't need to shop right now ~ I am going through all of my goodies I've been hooarding! tee hee! My bad? It is so distracting/can't concentrate/oh my!/help. So much to do and so little time!
I just want it all to be done right now!!! Can you send a jeanie my way!
Oh and my fav or your haul is the little childs overnight case! Too cute!
hugs ;> Maureen

Miss Sandy said...

Hi Lisa,

I am right there with your new finds, crying out, "Take me home with you Lisa!" So I can marvel at your finds. What a great trip and what a treat that you shared it with us!

Anonymous said...

How come all the GOOD STUFF is in TEXAS? LOL!

Rebecca said...

Hey Lisa Girl
I am still alive and doing well, looks like you are having a ball shopping... I am in purging mode! I am a wheelin and a dealin :)
I figure another week of regular shop hours and then I open when I feel like it on the weekends for the rest of the month, and then I am done.
Many Blessings

Anonymous said...

Hey, Kiddo! Well, some of that GOOD STUFF from Texas arrived in MY mailbox yesterday! Come on over to see the pics I posted on my blog!
A HUGE BIG HUG AND THANK YOU IS BEING SENT YOUR WAY VIA THIS CYBER POST! Girl, ya outdid yerself! I LOVE IT!! Thank you with major hugs and kisses!

trash talk said...

My secret love is primitives...SSSHHH...don't tell Cat Daddy...he thinks it's him!
I have to cast my vote for the Frankenstein-stiched book. Love the size and bulk of it.
P.S. BTW...did you find me in McKinney...tee hee!

June said...

Hey you! I have missed you. I'm covered in grit and grim right now, but had to come by long enough to thank you for your sweet message and to see what all I have been missing here at your place.
I'm a little light headed from looking over and reading about the great shopping in Texas. I knew it was great, but I didn't know just how great. I can't even believe the wonderful old stuff you found.
Now all my 'stuff' just looks like stuff.hehe
My daughter has free flights anywhere in the US and she can get me anywhere I want to go, so I'm thinkin' Texas next Spring! (If I can stand to leave Landon that long) My son-in-law had better not opt for a new job anytime soon. I so would love to meet some of you Texas gals and hear those darling accents in person.
I know you will be creating some more gorgeous stuff for us to see I'll be checking in...A LOT.

Six in One Hand said...


Your finds are divine!!!
I am totally in love with that little wooden box!!!

I think it's secretly calling me. said...

What a mousey!! Love that little face.

I just bought a book from the 1800s that had pages sewn back together. How sweet that someone loved it so much that they repaired a page. Of course, it didn't stop me from ripping into the book and tearing out pages myself...

Susie Jefferson said...

Oh oh oh - I'm totally green with envy! What great shops, and what wonderful finds you came home with! Simply stunning.