Treasure Hunting at Miss Lucille’s Marketplace

It is day three in this President’s Day weekend adventure (read about the full weekend here, here, here and here).  So where does good food, a friendly atmosphere and treasure hunting all meet up?  That would be Miss Lucille’s.  Located off Madison Street near Sango, this is a great place to find the unexpected and be creative.  They have a large warehouse filled with vendors who sell a wide variety of things and also have dedicated space for consigned furniture.  My favorite thing about this place is going through each booth to see if there is something I can reuse or repurpose for my home.  I like the idea of blending old world things with contemporary design so it suits my style very well.

This brass tray was reused to hold candles on my coffee table.

This brass tray was reused to hold candles on my coffee table.

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I have a terrible habit of not being able to walk out of this place without something.  On this particular trip I picked up a brass circular tray, a wire egg basket and silver box.  Above is a picture how the brass tray was reused in my house.  And this jacket was just stunning, but unfortuantly didn’t fit or I would have brought it home.

Another reason to stop at Miss Lucille’s is their addition of Miss Lucille’s café.  Lunch there was delicious and eating at this café is worth the trip even if you don’t want to shop.  On this particular day I had their brisket sliders on a pretzel bun.

Pork sliders on a pretzel bun.  Delish!

Pork sliders on a pretzel bun. Delish!

It came with melted cheddar cheese, but next time I will be sure to ask for swiss cheese instead.  My friend had their Wilbur panni.  It is a hot pressed sandwich with ham, apples and cheddar cheese.  While I didn’t try this dish, I was told that the sauce that is on it really makes the sandwich.  And even better, it comes with sweet potato fries (but you must already know I love sweet potato fries from this post).  While the people who work here are gracious and deliver great customer service, this café has its own unique charm.  All the design elements are reused items you could find around Miss Lucille’s.  Take for instance this wall of window shutters.

What would you do with a bunch of old shutters?

What would you do with a bunch of old shutters?

So what has been your favorite find while treasure hunting?  Do you like large vendor shops like Miss Lucille’s or yardsales?  What have you done to repurpose or reuse something in your home?

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