Archive: Shopping

With the Help of Friends

Posted on: Feb 19, 2015        In: Life and Love        With: 3 comments
We have all done it.  It is our turn to host a meeting or event in our home, and suddenly we go into overdrive to spruce up home sweet home. Margaret has certainly had her hands full during the last few years with taking care of ailing parents and successfully battling cancer.  So as she […]

Whimsy Finds – Celina, Texas

Posted on: Feb 10, 2015        In: Out and About        With: 3 comments
North of Richardson, North of Plano, North of Allen, North of McKinney, North of Frisco, And North of Prosper is the little community of Celina. Urban sprawl has come to Celina, and it is beginning to boom.  It is still a small quiet community, but many of the major builders are building homes in this […]

A Consignment Shop for People Like Me

Posted on: Jan 9, 2015        In: Out and About        With: 3 comments
Super Sister and I shop when she comes to town.  On her latest visit, I asked her where she wanted to go. “Where is that shop where you got that black and white jacket?” she asked. Earlier I had told her that I got the jacket at a consignment shop.  If Super Sister wants to […]

Richardson Mercantile

Posted on: Jan 5, 2015        In: Out and About        With: 4 comments
Alert!  A new business called Richardson Mercantile has opened in Richardson.  Richardson Mercantile has various small shops in booths that sell a vast variety of items – antiques, crafts, clothes, decorator items, jewelry, paint, and collectibles.  Honestly you can find a little bit of this and that in this mall. Occasionally I have enjoyed shopping at the Frisco Mercantile, but […]

Thrift Shopping – AKA “Badwill Hunting”

Posted on: Feb 19, 2014        In: Out and About        With: One comment
Today Mrs. Ralph (My dear friend who channels Ralph Lauren in her decorating style.) and I were doing one of the things that we most enjoy doing – shopping thrift stores (Also known as “Badwill Hunting.”) Of course, we do not “need” anything, but the thrill of the hunt, and the bargains found made for […]

The Austin Antique Mall

Posted on: Jan 17, 2014        In: Out and About        With: 3 comments
It is like the Odd Couple – Felix and Oscar – when two different businesses share the same building.  Just like the movie – it makes me laugh. While in Austin I noticed an Allergy Clinic that shared space with a Subway restaurant – strange but true.  The Austin Antique Mall is in the same […]

Ben Franklin – Stephenville, Texas

Posted on: Oct 9, 2013        In: Out and About        With: 2 comments
Do you remember the Ben Franklin stores?  Back when, they were a type of five and dime variety store.  Then some of them changed, and many of them closed.  If my memory is correct, Michael’s (MJ Designs) began as a Ben Franklin store.  This said – There is still a Ben Franklin Store in Stephenville, […]

Greek Food Festival 2013

Posted on: Sep 28, 2013        In: Out and About        With: One comment
Many moons ago Ever-Lovin’ and I stumbled upon the Greek Food Festival when the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church was located in East Dallas at Swiss and Apple.  It was serendipity – an unexpected pleasure.  We loved the food, the dancing, and the atmosphere. Many moons later we continue to enjoy the Greek Food Festival […]

The Store in Lake Highlands

Posted on: Aug 31, 2013        In: Out and About        With: One comment
Next door to Gecko Hardware is one off my favorite stores called The Store in Lake Highlands.  Stanley Marcus’ book about Neiman Marcus was, “Minding The Store.”  Some people who graduate from a major university in Austin refer to their alma mater as “The University” –  And in Lake Highlands, they have The Store in […]

Shopping Downtown Weatherford, Texas

Posted on: Aug 26, 2013        In: Out and About        With: One comment
More fun began when Jorene and I hit the streets of downtown Weatherford.  I was shocked how many shops there were. Basically we shopped York and Main Streets which are side streets to the square. First stop was in a most unusual boutique called Something Special.  Sherry O’ creates hand painted shirts (she is wearing […]