Our Market Chef, Robert was on Good Morning Texas this week! Check out his cooking segment at the link below.
Inside our English Container!
We have been busy unloading a 40' container of antiques from our trip to England this summer. After weeks of preparation, we are ready to share our treasures with you . . . and, we are throwing a little party.
Be the first to shop these one-of-a-kind pieces on
Tuesday night, November 12, from 5pm until 9pm.
We will re-stock each night and bring new items in daily.
We hope to see you sometime soon!
Here is a sneak peak of some of the items we have unloaded . . .
Victorian cast iron garden urns
a unique collection of vellum luggage
Yorkshire pub tables, vintage wine racks, bottles, & pub signs
breadboards, pudding bowls, ironstone, & farmhouse tabletop
terra cotta garden bust & English school books
Victorian folding decoupage dressing screen
shutters & furniture from Provence
some very special oil portraits
a unique collection of science
rare moth & butterfly prints and metal embossed frames from Denmark
a set of four English garden chairs with new seat cushions
found one at a time, an amazing collection of print-ware
a french birdcage . . . a selection of black metal shipping crates
farmhouse furniture and vineyard finds
concrete statues . . . concrete pots . . . concrete furniture
English garden & terra cotta
one-of-a-kind European treasures
We hope to see you!
Robert, Kaci, & Luann
okay, so this is kind of a big deal ...
We are being HONORED as an early adopter of the farm to table movement in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area by the grassroots organization, Chefs for Farmers!!
"As we continue to mention those we are honoring at Chefs For Farmers this year, we look toward McKinney, where Robert and Kaci Lyford run Patina Green Home and Market, an antique/decor/lunchtime destination.
"I appreciate how Robert and Kaci stay true to themselves and support local farms," says FT33 Chef Matt McCallister. "And they make some pretty tasty food."
Kaci and Robert seek to source from local and responsibly operated sources, and the result is a unique representation of both food, design, decoration and even a little history of the area. It is, quite literally, a taste of what North Texas' farms and ranches have to offer!"
Each year, the Chefs for Farmers organization host a food festival showcasing some of the best talent in Texas.
Well known Chefs, Food Artisans, Farmers & Ranchers, Bartenders, and Wine/Beer/Cocktail Providers will come together for a one day foodie celebration.
The event is held at Lee Park in Dallas on Sunday, November 3.
Besides being honored at the event, Chef Robert will be paired up with one of our favorite farms in McKinney, Pure Land Organic sampling some of their best Fall ingredients.
We would love for you to join us on this special day celebrating the local food movement.
Tickets can be purchased on the Chefs for Farmer's website and are going fast - don't miss out!
Chefs for Farmers is a grassroots organization that celebrates all things local. We are a group of volunteers who put on no-fuss events in support of local farmers, as well as the chefs and businesses that participate in the local food movement. We donate 100 percent of our profits to charitable causes. Our goal as an organization is to raise awareness for the locavore movement in Texas.
In February, Mom and I traveled to England for our annual antique shopping trip. We found some great things to pack into a container and ship back to the store in McKinney!
Our trip started in the English countryside as we toured charming villages and towns, stopping to shop along the way. We traveled from the county of Lancashire, into Yorkshire, then Lincolnshire, and ending in the global city of London.
We shopped at all sorts of places, from architectural salvage yards, disorganized antique "malls", wholesale barns, and high end retail shops. We sorted through piles of junk and rubbage ... We found treasures in flea markets with lovely displays under white tents.
Knowing our container would arrive to Texas in April, just in time for Spring, we shopped for mostly garden antiques. We shipped home lots of fabulous architectural pieces from historical houses in England and France. In London, we purchased handmade bags & jewelry using reclaimed Army materials from a unique city artist.
Here is a sneak peak of some of our finds.
Our European treasures are now in McKinney, and soon in our store. You will have a chance to get first pick at our Unloading Sale next week.
I hope you will join us!