ML Edwards & Co in Mount Vernon, TX

Mount Vernon, Texas

My regular readers know I spend a fair amount of time at the family lake house in east Texas. (You can read about Winnsboro here and Clara Ida Frances here.) Imagine my delight when my mom asked if I was in the mood for crepes on Friday! (The answer to that question by the way is, Always.) A new store with a bistro inside opened up in the recently revitalized downtown Mount Vernon.

ML Edwards and Co feels completely on trend and very Joanna Gaines inside with its rustic chic aesthetic, oversized farmhouse tables, and floral touches. I resisted the urge not to run around shopping as we sat down to lunch at Bistro 1916, located on Mount Vernon’s historic square.

Bistro 1916 Menu | The Rose Table

A fabulous addition to east Texas, Bistro 1916’s menu has swimsuit-friendly options and heartier fare. I settled on a combination of both (as I often do): the Bistro 1916 Salad, which combines pasta with a salad. The pasta is pan seared, giving it a bit of crunch and body, adding texture to the salad . We also tried the sundried tomato and basil hummus with naan bread and split a lemon blueberry crepe.

Sundried Tomato Hummus, Bistro 1916

Bistro 1916 Salad | The Rose Table

Lemon Blueberry Crepe | The Rose Table

That crepe though! Filled with a lemon cloud, dripping in blueberry sauce, this is not to be missed. I don’t care how full you are. Burn it off on a wakeboard later. It’s a must!

Lemon Blueberry Crepe | The Rose Table

If you’re too full immediately following lunch, you can actually stroll around the shop in between courses. I’m having anti-buyers remorse, meaning I’m regretting not purchasing everything on the front table.

ML Edwards & Co Mount Veron | The Rose TableML Edwards & Co Mount Veron | The Rose TableML Edwards & Co Mount Veron | The Rose Table

Just look at that runner! I actually have a hard time finding floral prints that I love and this is so fresh and spring-y. What was I thinking leaving this table runner and the napkins in the store? I don’t know who styled this table but it looks like something out of a glossy magazine.

ML Edwards & Co Mount Veron | The Rose Table
So many treasures to be found at ML Edwards & Co!
ML Edwards & Co Mount Veron | The Rose Table
I’m also in love with this darling painting.

In addition to my exact taste in home goods, there’s a fair amount of wine, chocolate, oils, and other fun pantry items.

ML Edwards & Co Mount Veron | The Rose Table

After lunch, take a stroll around downtown Mount Vernon. It’s adorable! Be sure and take a photo with the tallest man in the Civil War. There’s also a new coffee shop that my mom tells me looks like something out of Tombstone.

Mount Vernon, Texas

Mount Vernon, Texas

Know an adorable small town I should visit? Comment and tell me!

Happy exploring,

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Carol Scott says:

    Great article. You nailed it!!!!

    Carol Ann

    Sent from my iPhone


    1. Thank you, Carol! 🙂

  2. Karen says:

    Great article! When we’re at our Lake Place (Holly Lake) in East Texas, love to explore the small town vibe/restaurants. The surprise of Winnsboro is that cute So African restaurant! If you haven’t been to the Red Rooster in Hawkins, Tx. You should try it. Not much in Hawkins, but this is farm to table food…very fresh, nice menu & entertainment. Very unique for the area. Such a fun place!
    I’ll look forward to reading more from you…thanks & best regards, Karen Finney

    1. Thank you for the recommendation, Karen! I’ll have to check it out. The South African restaurant is Liefie li Vine and I adore it. I’m actually shooting a video there for my upcoming video series so expect to see Liefie’s featured here soon. 🙂

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