McKinney is just north of Dallas and about 25 minutes from Kim's house. I always like to visit this charming town on our trips to TX.
The town was founded in 1848.
The historic downtown is filled with interesting shops and lots of restaurants.
From Thanksgiving thru Christmas the calendar is filled with festive Christmas events; tree lighting ceremony, candlelight shopping, Dickens Days, carolling, sleigh rides, parades and a visit from Santa.
The town is all dressed up for Christmas. Each tree is filled with tiny lights. Beautiful after dark.
"Even stop lights blink bright red and green"
We were here for a late lunch. When I entered "Gather" I said yes!
This is what I had in mind.
The view to the front door.
Filled with crystal chandeliers. Note the square wreath.
I couldn't get a good picture of the square wreath without the window glare. It's burlap wrapped around a square frame, topped with a cream satin ribbon. There are three clear glass ornaments hanging from the ribbon with twine. I love this wreath!
The back wall has cubbies filled with white tea pots.
They also serve afternoon tea with tea sandwiches and sweets.
All the tables are covered with white linen tablecloths and butcher brown paper runners.
The silverware is bundled with twine.
The adjoining room is filled with salvaged architectural and industrial elements.
All the decor is for sale.
Metal conveyor racks as art.
A tin wash basin becomes a lamp suspended from a rope.
The crystal lamps juxtaposed against the salvage items.
Lots of small and large chandeliers.
Bold oil paintings.
Salvaged old windows, an old cabinet, wood trough, and rusty outdoor lantern,
all make an interesting vignette.
A cluster of hotel silver creamers are used as a centerpiece.
Galvanized ribbed sheet metal becomes an awning by the bar.
A little moss is strewn on top. Caged lamps complete this look.
Lunch or tea at Gather McKinney is also a feast for the eyes.
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