#2,366 Sweet Somethings Bakery.
by Erin Napier
Finally, 5 months after we started designing the exterior of Laurel’s long-awaited bakery, today was the ribbon cutting! Do you remember when we first began how different the building looked?
Big worked through the night to finish the bakery’s bread cabinet made from the reclaimed wood salvaged from their building’s renovation for the ribbon cutting today. The rain stopped just in time to transport it from his shop to Central Avenue. It was a little homecoming parade for the scraps that left and came back as something more. My heart could burst with pride. It’s so beautiful. Even in two pieces strapped onto a trailer.
Hopefully, you can be part of it all if what was filmed today airs in season 1 next year, but trust me when I tell you it was a really special day to be in Laurel and lots and lots of happy tears were shed.
The Watkins’ investment in downtown Laurel means so much to every person who will pass through their doors. It will give someone the courage to take a step out in faith and start that business they always dreamed of.
And it will make my pants too small.
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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!