The owners of Patina Green Home and Market have a knack for taking something old and making it awesome. Husband and wife team Kaci and Robert Lyford, along with Kaci’s mother, Luann Van Winckel, have taken a 120-year-old space in historic downtown McKinney and transformed it into something new—a vintage furniture shop and farmers market. 

Their goal was to preserve as much of the original building as possible. The hardwood floors and ceiling tiles are original, as are the newly exposed brick walls in the bathroom. Contemporary wallpaper and earthy paint tones make the place feel refreshed. “We wanted to reuse what was already here,” Kaci says. “We really just had to clean it up.”

The space isn’t the only thing that’s gotten a makeover. All of the furniture and accessories they offer, with the exception of the sofas‚ are repurposed. On one visit, we spotted a Ford Model T trunk turned planter, herbariums from the 1900s framed and hung on the wall, and books re-covered with embossed leather.

The other half of the shop is devoted to a farmers market. Robert, a classically trained chef, stocks fresh, certified organic treats such as cheese and produce from Texas vendors. He also uses those ingredients to create a lunch menu that changes daily.

When it comes to green living, they’ve thought of everything—even the shopping bags are recycled. “We already have enough stuff in the world,” Luann says. “Why make more?”

Patina Green Home and Market
116 N. Tennessee St., Ste. 102, McKinney
972-548-9141
patinagreen.typepad.com