Texas Day Trip: Old Red Lumber Yard Market

It has been a stressful week. Monday my youngest knocked a table over on her hand, breaking her middle finger and cutting the other so badly it required three stitches.  We came home from the ER just as news was breaking about the Boston Marathon. As a runner, my heart ached for the joyous moment that was stolen away from those athletes and families. As a mother, my mind was full of all the 'what-ifs' in life, how at anytime, something horrible could happen. What has become of the world? How do we face a dark tomorrow?

 My only answer is with light. So as I cling to my faith, I am looking for light. Light in a dark world. Let us fill our hearts with prayers for all those affected by Boston, prayers that we might see the light in dark times, prayers that we might be the light for others.

Today, I thought I would share with you a little light from our weekend...I hope that you do the same, take a moment to share your joys and spread some light for all to see.


Saturday morning we woke up a bit earlier than we usually do on a weekend and headed out to the Old Red Lumber Yard in McKinney. We have been redecorating the back patio-- moving to a more 'industrial chic' look with accents of turquoise and tin. Our new patio is in need of new lighting, a vintage chandelier to add a feminine touch to the hard scape. After a quick stop at Starbucks for coffee, muffins and donuts- we were set to pick treasures. 

The "ORLY" as it is called is a cozy outdoor market full of vintage goods arranged in the most adorable vignettes and pairings.

These chandeliers caught my eye.

The house behind me "Fringe" was a little slice of heaven. Vintage lace, burlap, linen-- the girls and I could have stayed in there forever. 

Excuse my 'blue steel' face-- Jeff likes to snap photo without giving me warning!
I love these succulents in this pot.

Afton was determined to buy something-- anything! She has some allowance money that is burning a hole in her pocket.

This is a cool 'sign' idea-- add vintage letters to a screen door.

Old ladders make great shelves indoors or can be used as a garden trellis outside.

I want lights like this strung across my backyard. 

 Great shade of turquoise.

 Add a photo or wall paper to the front of a dresser.

No Texas backyard is complete without a cactus in a cool planter-- I am adding this to my list of 'must have patio accessories'.

All in all, it was a fun market. We ended up leaving empty handed. But spending the morning shopping outside together was worth the trip.

What moments of light have you enjoyed lately?

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  1. Looks like a fun filled day enjoyed with the family

  2. wonderful things to enjoy and get inspired. And yes, we can only cling to our faith for such a time as this

  3. I could have so much fun in a place like that!

  4. Holy cow - how fun!! I would LOVE to visit some time! Looks like y'all had a blast:)



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