Simply charming is what I would call Lone Star Antique Mall and SimpliciTea's Tea room. But not simple on size, for it is a grand 60,000 square feet and has over 200 dealers. Wares range in variety from primitive to county, jewelry, ephemera and more. There are several great cottage dealers as well. All with affordable prices. Affordable!
I found Lone Star Antiques (in Ft. Worth) through a tip from Theresa over at Garden Antiques blogspot. She had stopped in on her last whirlwind tour of this side of Texas and thought that I might like it too. And I did.
And I had a simply charming afternoon yesterday, spent there, in the company of a dear friend. We had a nice afternoon of lunch, girl talk and browsing for antiques in this wonderful mall.
We started the afternoon with lunch at SimpliciTea's Tea Room. It was so very good. I had a wonderful homemade chicken salad and pretzel bread, as well as a spinach bisque and a delicious chicken and apple quiche that was fantastic. They had lots of lovely desserts and chocolates as well, but we were good gals and abstained.
The tea room is open and inviting. And lovely, live, piano music was a treat. One very, young man excitedly exclaimed, "that's Toy Story!" as she begin to tinkle the ivories with the tune, "You've got a friend in me". But once lunch was finished, it was time to shop.
This cute, garden style booth had a lovely mix of vintage and new. Lots of vintage,garden goodies. There was a great gate (say that three times fast) that I tried to convince my friend would look good in her entry way. She was not having any part of it. LOL. She's a "modern decor" gal. But that's ok, I like her anyway. :D
I was told by a customer in the know, that this little, lovely booth by Flea Chic did not look like this yesterday. LOL. And it was so very pretty. These kind of set-ups make me wish I could take the entire look home!
A little booth called Bountiful also held a lovely mix of vintage and hand-made. Which I always enjoy and appreciate. Especially if one compliments the other.
I especially loved this wonderful wreath. Lots of lovely lace bits, old photo's and silver spoons tucked amongst the twigs. All of her booth was done in creams, whites and a wee touch of black.
And there were many more wonderful spots as well.
Today is Good Friday and I wish everyone a blessed Easter weekend.