Sunday, July 29, 2012


While at the Dallas Gift Show last month,
I had the pleasure of visiting the charming
historic town square in McKinney, Texas.
Charming as it is the main reason I wanted
to come was to see GRAY LIVING Randal Weeks
 the owner of AIDAN GRAY HOME  opened
this store, and I was very excited
to finally get to see it.
This is not only a place to display the
products of AIDAN GRAY, it is a
lifestyle store and boutique specializing
in a European rustic chic collection of
new and vintage home furnishings and
accessories for the entire house.

Besides the great merchandise and the
creative displays the building itself
makes for a great setting.  Two floors.
brick walls and wood floors are
a great backdrop.

He carries all my favorite lines, along
with AIDAN GRAY, there is DASH & ALBERT 

Around the corner is PATINA GREEN
where the fabulous food came from
for the Aidan Gray lunches and
party for the new Dallas showroom.

This is a family run store that perfectly balances
home decor items, and yummy local bites.

The "home" side of the store is loaded with
furnishings from Europe as well as repurposed
pieces like cabinets made from found shutters.

The restaurant side has a smal
deli that features freshly-made dishes
with local ingredients put togeother
by market chef Robert.

They are also know for ladies
rest room that has some
wonderful old pieces to distract you.

This beautiful lady is Roberts wife's
mother Luann, and designer of the place Kaci,
was out taking care of all the events the
store gets involved in.  Kaci orginized the
events at Aidan Gray that turned out so well.

Visiting McKinney was a perfect diversion
from the trade show and I suggest a
visit if you find yourself in Dallas.

Gray Living
113 N. Kentucky Street

Patina Green Home and Market
116 N. Tennessee


  1. I love Patina Green and visit every chance I can. Robert is actually married to Kaci (not pictured) and Luann is her mom (which you pictured). They are all a sweet family.

  2. Yes thank you I have just made the correction.