This past weekend my grandmother made her famous shrimp & lobster sauce. I asked if I could post the recipe but was told only if I wanted to be disowned. But what I can share with you is another family secret...we love North Dallas Antique Mall (formerly known as Destiny's Antiques). It's the closest thing I can find to a NY flea market, only it's indoors. We have found SO many treasures (remember the set of books?). The pale green hand-painted vase below is from there as well as the set of gold fish that held a song about shrimp. But if you do go, please do not buy the ship paintings...I'm still contemplating them.
Here are a few more pictures from our lunch.
Gorgeous hydrangeas in my mom's kitchen:
Stella's dress goes perfectly with the tablecloth:
i love blue & white ticking stripe. coral peonies. raspberry tarts. monograms. iced coffee. inside jokes. dinner parties. gas-lit lanterns. tartine in san francisco. ideas on napkins. fried okra. francesco clemente. striped beach umbrellas. arnold palmers. the honor system. old domino issues. room service. cobblestone streets. finding the perfect seashell. banana pudding. polaroid cameras. letterpress stationery. pumpkins in the fall. lemonade stands. the sailboats in conservatory water. old souls. starfish. wes anderson and woody allen films. plain white wedding cake. the velveteen rabbit. flea markets. slim aarons. "silly love songs" - paul mccartney. snail mail. sofia coppola. park avenue christmas trees. seaside, florida. mexican dresses. dirty martinis. the great gatsby dust jacket. galatoire's in the french quarter. lobster rolls. 84th & 2nd.