Lee Anna Ward has been passionate about antiques and design since she can remember, and as a child, she frequented boutiques with her mom. For the last 32 years, she has pursued her love affair and opened Notting Hill Antiques.
Lee started with a small retail shop in her hometown on Main Street in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. After meeting her husband, Todd, she moved the business to Nichols Hills, which has been immensely popular with Oklahoma City residents.
Lee’s incredible antique prices caused a dilemma – the store emptied upon each shipment. After 21 years, she switched gears and discontinued selling antiques retail. Instead, public antique sales were held to support her loyal customers. The remarkable journey she embarked on years ago has become a new chapter in the history of her business, leaving a lasting legacy of accomplishment and fulfillment.
Lee also has a passion for interior design. After three decades of business, she opened a studio in Casady Square, and she frequently visits England to source items for her local and out-of-state stores. The studio is open for local sales, which features fantastic deals on handpicked treasures from England and France. During the holidays, Lee showcases UK-made gifts and antiques perfect for Christmas.
Moving to Oklahoma City without knowing anyone was a scary and risky prospect. But now, Lee considers it her home. She cherishes her hometown and Osage County patrons, the friends she has made here, and fondly remembers hearing her dad’s words echo in her ear, “Never forget your roots. It is what keeps you grounded.” It’s a testament to her strong connections and sense of belonging in the 405.