#1,748 Photo Boards + Roses.
by Erin Napier
Last night, Ben, mama and I glued some pretty fabrics to foam core boards for Lucky Luxe invitation staging photo backgrounds. In that past I’ve managed by just spreading it out and ironing on a table top, like so:
And with linen, it’s virtually impossible to make it perfectly smooth.
This afternoon we got the fabric wrapped and secured around the backs of the boards and made a space to store them in the pantry at the loft. It’s just perfect.
I’m dying to photograph something on that peach silk!
In other news, I walked into the mall movie theatre just to get some popcorn. Don’t worry, they gave me extra butter.
And later, Mallorie and I went to Roses because someone gave me the tip that they had lots of old school flannel shirts for men.
My lumberjack has lifted a lot of weights since last October so I went in hopes of finding a new one that would fit his shoulders. Maybe by next year’s festival he’ll be sponsored by L.L. Bean, but for now—the Roses $10 rack is a good place to start. And much to my surprise… We found so many good things for Ben and Jim. Besides really good looking, heavyweight flannel button downs (for $5), they had men’s Gap jeans ($10), Carhartt looking canvas pants by Wrangler, and my favorite—canvas flannel-lined shirt-jackets that look just like J.Crew quality by this brand called Big Rock Canyon with a mid-century style label that made my design heart flutter ($10):
Anyway, what I’m saying is, if you have a Roses in your town—go get the man in your life some cool stuff for (basically) free. You might also find yourself a silicone spatula for $1.
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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!