Made in Oklahoma: Antiques shop spices up with homemade Cajun food

Les Debris in Oklahoma City stocks “addictive” sweet pickles alongside wide range of antiques.
by Jennifer Palmer Published: June 21, 2012
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When Tina Fausett returned from a decade or so living in New Orleans, she brought with her a delicious Cajun sweet pickle recipe and a handful of French antiques. She manages to meld the two interests in her new retail store, Les Debris along Automobile Alley.

The “addictive” pickles persuaded Victoria Holland, a family friend, to begin marketing the product.

It was the first time she'd seen people “fall in love with a product,” she said.

A Made in Oklahoma-themed room in the store (and separate website) showcases the pickles, which are manufactured locally, and other edibles like Split-T Theta Hickory Sauce, Suan's Scotch Bonnet Pepper Jelly and Apple Envy candied apples.

Antiques are the main attraction. Items range from $5 to $50,000.

“You're probably not going to find all the pieces for your house at our store, but you'll find that one piece that makes the room,” Holland said.

Fausett's favorites are a Boulle desk and buffet and a very unusual porcelain French plateau.

The store also has professional artwork for sale and is working to promote local artists through art openings and charity events.


by Jennifer Palmer
Investigative Reporter
Jennifer Palmer joined The Oklahoman staff in 2008 and, after five years on the business desk, is now digging deeper through investigative work. She's been recognized with awards in public service reporting and personal column writing. Prior to...
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About the company

• Address: 7 NE 10

• Opened: May 3

• Website: www.lesdebris.com and www.hotmammasfamily.com

• Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Saturday; closed Sunday

• Employees: 6

• Owner: Tina

Fausett

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