#1,337 Flea Market Style.
by Erin Napier
Finally, at long last, I can tell y’all about the magazine shoot from last October! Flea Market Style Weddings contacted me about featuring Lucky Luxe invitations way back last summer, and they told me they are the sister publication of a twice yearly home design magazine. I told them I would probably love it since just about everything in our house was either from a flea market or made by us.
They said, “Really? Would you be interested in showing us pictures of your house?”
And so I sent them the link to the blog about our house on Hooked on Houses. And they said they would like to give it a feature. And last October they sent the fabulous Jean Allsopp, a former Southern Living and Coastal Living photographer who specializes in white interiors. I can’t imagine what made our house special enough to dedicate a 12 page feature to it. I don’t think it’s as cool as the other houses in the magazine, but we are proud of all the work we put into our humble digs with as little cost as possible.
This morning I found the magazine in my mailbox which means this, the winter issue, should be in stores probably sometime next week. It’s a weird weird feeling. Seeing your porch made to look like a Pottery Barn living room, your stoned dog on tranquilizers lying there looking (miraculously) like a majestic hunting dog whilst you sit there in your favorite sweater reserved for the coldest New York City winter day, sweating in a way that no deodorant can stop because it’s October in Mississippi which is like summer everywhere else, while your soaked husband is smiling in his winter flannel and keeping the other stoned dog from wandering toward the photographer to sniff her out for treats.
Y’all need to know. The people (and dogs) in magazines are on a stage, in costume, for your reading pleasure. And it was a whole lot of fun, playing dress up with our house, even if no one ever reads it but our mamas.
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I’m Erin Napier, co-owner of Laurel Mercantile Co. and Scotsman Co. with my husband, Ben. I’m an artist and he’s a craftsman and we help people moving to our town find and restore old houses on HGTV’s Home Town. In an effort to count my blessings, this journal has documented only the good things that happen on each and every day of my life since January 1, 2010. I am a wife, a daughter, a homebody, a bubble bath lover, a book reader, a sentimental, stressed out, slightly obsessive southerner. Welcome!