Frogs On The Square

I went down today to take a couple of pictures but I kind of got carried away.  I came back with a collection of photos that I think really bring out some of the best in the square.   

Frog By The Attorneys Office

Frog By The Attorneys Office

 

 I stopped in at Lulu’s and it was absolutely packed.  Adorable clothes.  I got a couple of shirts and drooled over one summer dress that they only had in small.  It was so cute and comfortable looking.   

Patina Green Home & Market (opening in June) has made some major improvements to their storefront.  I can’t wait to see the completed product.   

Patina Green Home & Market Store Front Improvements

Patina Green Home & Market Store Front Improvements

 

I think I took the shot below in front of Ambrosia Vintage Vogue.    

Frog Outside Ambrosia Vintage Vogue

Frog Outside Ambrosia Vintage Vogue

 

 The frog in front of And The Party Never Ends is kind of hidden.  See him back by the post?  The bicycle is a nice touch and looks great.  We may be seeing more biycyles between now and Bike The Bricks in June.  By the way, And The Party Never Ends has even more stuff in it than when I first went in.  They have these little candles in a tin that smell like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups!  The scent is dead on!    

And The Party Never Ends

And The Party Never Ends

 

 The frogs are connected to the upcoming Artwalk the weekend of May 22nd.   

Frog by Garrett Art Gallery

Frog In Front Of Garrett Art Gallery

 

 Some frogs are outside.  Some are inside.   

Frog at Cupfiller

Frog In The Cupfiller Window

 

 Of course, I couldn’t just take pictures of all of the frogs.  I couldn’t be that close to the shops and not go in.  This frog was outside The Little Red Hen.  I love their sale rack.  (I also brought home purchases from Lulu’s and Patsy’s). 

Frog Outside Little Red Hen

Frog Outside Little Red Hen

 

I should also mention that Chick Charm is open for business on the weekends now until their official grand opening early in June.  (June 9th I think?)  The place looks adorable and I hope they do really well.  They’re going to be re-doing their web site soon but it looks pretty good now.  Something really cool and impressive are their glitter letters.  They can make anyone’s name in the large glitter letters.   

Chick Charm Open For Business

Chick Charm Open For Business

 

 It’s neat when the shop can customize their frogs thematically with what they sell.  This frog in a tutu is outside Upstage Dancewear.   

Frog Outside Upstage Dancewear

Frog Outside Upstage Dancewear

 

When I made it by Coffee N Cream, I stopped to enjoy this mural again.  I love the goats having spiral eyes because they are hopped up on coffee.    

Mural Outside Coffee N Cream

Mural Outside Coffee N Cream

 

 Just across the street is the Alternative Furnishings frog.    

Frog In Front of Alternative Furnishings

Frog In Front of Alternative Furnishings

 

 On the corner by Spoon’s Cafe and Landon’s Winery, Home & Garden Consignment is open and ready for business.  They are still doing some finishing touches.  It’s such a large space, it will take some time for them to settle in but their doors are open now.  They have some gorgeous furniture in there now.  They also have some neat little etched mason-type jars made for hanging tea candles out in the garden.  I had to have one of those to light up a corner of my back-yard garden.  If it looks as great as I expect, I’ll be back for a bunch more.   

Frog in Home & Garden Consignment

Frog in Home & Garden Consignment

 

This frog outside the back entrance to Smitten is camouflaged.  A light blue frog in front of a light blue building.   

Frog Outside Allstate & Smitten's Back Door

Frog Outside Allstate & Smitten's Back Door

 

I ended up down by Shelby & Company.  They have done a great job on their space. They took over 120’s old space in a recent expansion.  I can’t wait till my next appointment to see everything they’ve done.   

Frog By Shelby & Company

Frog By Shelby & Company

 

I caught The Brier Patch open.  I LOVE this store!  They have these wickless soy candles that you just open and set out to disperse the scent.  I got one coffee and one sandalwood.  They also have fresh cut grass, wine and hot cider amongst other scents.  All were spot on.  They also have a lot of mixes for making dips and lemon bars and cobblers.  I took the last Ranch dip but I’m betting they’ll get more.   

The Brier Patch

The Brier Patch

 

I stopped into so many shops and came home with so many bags.  By the way, The Gallery has a great little selection of casuall summer clothes.  I was surprised because I usually think of antiques and home decor items when I think of The Gallery.    

On my way back to my car, I ran into the McKinney Equine Patrol coming back in from a patrol.  They were giving the horses some water and cooling down.  I asked to take a picture and the officers invited me to come pet the horses as well.  They are awesome animals.  So big and strong.  And friendly.  As I approached, one walked towards me to meet me.  The officer said that the horses are very well-trained and he isn’t concerned about riding them around so much concrete.   

McKinney Equine Patrol

McKinney Equine Patrol

 

I’m hoping to make it by the Soli Drum Festival’s Grand Finale tomorrow in Old Settler’s Park. I hope it doesn’t rain.    

Until next time,   

Happy Shopping!  

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2 Responses to “Frogs On The Square”

  1. PAM OLIVER - OWNER OF CHICK CHARM IN DOWNTOWN MCKINNEY

    Just wanted to say thank you for doing this wonderful blog and thank you for giving us a shout out in this article! We are now officially open Wed-Sunday’s 10-5 or later depending upon traffic! I have also created a fan page on facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/edit/?id=129964650350569#!/pages/McKinney-TX/Chick-Charm-By-Treasured-Trinketts-LLC/129964650350569) and I also created a blog (http://chickcharm.blogspot.com/) and would love for people to follow us and join our mailing lists so they can be involved in monthly drawings for custom magnet charms! Help us spread the word! Take care for now and thanks again!

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