A Little of This, A Little of That

Ever since we moved to McKinney, we feel like we’ve been dating our little town.  We try to get out and see and taste and experience all that this place has to offer.

On Saturday morning I got to go to the Farmer’s Market in Chestnut Square.  If you’ve never been, or if it’s been a while, then you need to go.  It’s a great way to start the day.  It’s been quite some time since our last visit, and I have to say it was better than the last.  There’s not only farmers selling their produce, but also coffee, baked goods, and even doggie treats.  I picked up some green tomatoes that we fried for brunch on Sunday.

01182e37d1501571ddd9fd57369bb0dceb2962efb0After brunch, we hopped on our bikes and took advantage of the short bike ride to downtown.  It was the perfect day for Bloody Mary’s on a patio.  And, walking through the square we came across the newest restaurant to open.

0122a1e4c1e19089364ed1416af85323cce6d3d508Harvest just opened last week, and I’ve already heard it’s amazing.  The farm to table dining experience seems to be going full steam, and McKinney is spot on with this one.  While they were closed on Sunday afternoon, I was still able to take some pictures from the outside…

01c545644065b5e315fcb1d12468ca6fe71437a68f017529ecb0f76bc3fe7c38d52987b27f917278c2b0Who wants to join me for drinks on that patio?  Love the hanging swings and little tables!  I can’t wait to see inside.

Continuing my quest to explore McKinney, I decided to go thrifting.  I had already been to a couple of them, but had never been to Friends of the Inn.  I can’t believe I waited so long!  I will definitely be checking in frequently.

A few “project” pieces…perfect for painting and adding your own style…

01e5af972fda87446a2b797e6ad84cfbb48c6b1f76There were two of these end tables for $35 each.  They were solid wood with a shelf below (which I love for putting baskets) and campaign style hardware on the corners.

01d0a26e62618c843f409665d239c7a5f47e22654bThis dresser came with a mirror, and while it needs some new love and hardware, at $125 I still think it was a steal.  Pardon the phone pics, but if you could scroll in you’d see there’s plenty of detail to add some glaze and make it unique.

0177ecdda025e302b51bb37a91ae412701de35f8b5There were also two of these chairs.  The fact that they need paint and a seat cushion is just reason enough for me to want them–I call that opportunity!  $35 each means you don’t have to blow your budget on a pair of chairs.

01e622da1057e533825bf762221ae0ff77d6f11538And, lastly, there was this cute little chest.  I’m thinking it was someone else’s project piece, judging by the great agate hardware and not-so-fab silver paint job.  Keep the pulls and repaint it a glossy navy for a classic, yet slightly edgy statement piece.  $35.

Well, here’s to hoping my great week continues past the weekend.