When Lee Anna Ward moved her antique store to Oklahoma City in 2002, she never imagined Oklahoma City would welcome her with open arms.
Lee owned an antique store in her hometown of Pawhuska and moved her business to Oklahoma City after marrying her husband, Todd. Knowing not one soul in OKC, Lee chose to place her retail store in Nichols Hills. Her store kept selling out after each shipment! Soon, out of state stores began finding her and buying her goods.
32 years later, Lee now has a studio located in Casady Square. No longer doing retail hours due to providing out of state stores with inventory and doing interior design each week, Lee opens the studio several times a year for public antique sales. Private appointments are always welcomed as well!
Lee has spent more time in England than she can count and travels to the UK four times a year to source her inventory.
She takes pride in buying authentic antiques for her customers.
The studio window is always changing and social media (Facebook and Instagram) keeps customers up to date on her travels and upcoming public sales.
When asked why she continues to open to the public on occasion, Lee’s response is “the public is what got me started and my father taught me to never forget your roots, it’s what keeps you grounded.”
Lee’s public antique events are eagerly anticipated by the public and lines form outside before each event. Her annual holiday public event is her largest with amazing holiday gifts all made in England!
Lee now considers Oklahoma City her home. “I came here not knowing a soul and now I consider it my home full of people who have loved what I do and continues to support my passion all of these years. For that I am grateful” Lee says.