Main Street. Its expectation is the same regardless of location: vintage charm and a way of stepping back in time. Street parking, antiques shops, and perhaps a soda fountain or full-service gas station; they all play a role in perfectly blending old and new. Main Street in Frisco is all of this and more. So when Anne-Marie Lindsey decided to open a boutique, the gray brick building on the corner of 5th and Main was exactly where she wanted to be.
“The longer I am here, the more I realize it is a part of me that I absolutely have to share with the world—or at least my little corner of the world,” Lindsey states.
Lillian Welch is a lifestyle store. Inside this inviting space awaits an atmosphere of comfort and relaxation. The perfectly positioned bed, piled full of soft pastel linens with a pop of bold velvet and an eye-catching chandelier overhead, instantly lends support to the feeling of tranquility. Bella Notte Linens is a staple product sold by Lillian Welch. This American-made, vintage-inspired line of luxury linens is a rare find in the Dallas area. The high-quality fabrics and custom designs are hard to walk away from.
Having grown up with a great-grandmother who thoroughly enjoyed antiques stores, junk stores and specialty shops, Lindsey has always been drawn to rare finds. “We spent what felt like hours wandering through charming shops, searching high and low for old perfume bottles, vintage jewelry and timeworn treasures,” she says. It seems only fitting that the store’s name pays tribute to her adored matriarch who introduced Lindsey to and developed her eye for unique finds.
The history behind the name is only the beginning of what can be learned at Lillian Welch. Every product line tells a story. Each piece from Blessings In Disguise jewelry is handmade and full of tales of travel and tradition. This exquisite line of beauty came to Lindsey by way of BLO Vintage jewelry, which just happens to be owned by the sister of the Blessings In Disguise founder. The BLO Vintage collection was inspired by a whistle that a mother gave to her child as she embarked on her college journey. This heirloom whistle inspired the design of necklaces that now double as safety precaution and fashion statement, all in one.
If jewelry and bedding are not enough to draw you in, perhaps bath products and robes or unique table, desk or wall décor will catch your eye. If you need to style a nursery or want an extra-special gift for a baby on the way or young one celebrating a birthday, Lillian Welch offers the perfect gift for anyone on your list. And no matter what you choose, Lindsey will share the story behind your selection, leaving you with a feeling of nostalgia and happiness. And there’s no doubt your gift will be unexpected and appreciated for its rarity.
Lindsey offers this advice to her shoppers: “Buy what you love, the things that you know you will regret having walked away from. It doesn’t matter where or if it fits, it will find a home. I don’t know how it works, but it does … it’s a special kind of magic.”
Magic is the perfect word to describe Lillian Welch and all of its pretty little treasures.
Courtney Jackson is a journalist and short story author. She is also a volunteer with the Miss America Organization.