by Erin Napier
We made a date night trip to Jackson where we bought 4 gorgeous antique fixtures for the Laurel Mercantile: 2 big display cabinets, a wrapping desk, and a huge old tiger oak checkout counter that had a past life in the early 1900s as a desk in a cotton exchange where the bales were weighed and tagged.
Every piece is so finely handcrafted and beautiful and we couldn’t have asked for a better deal. To celebrate, we went to Crechale’s for dinner upon Ben’s daddy’s recommendation as one of the best seafood and steak places in the state. He wasn’t kidding. SUCH A COOL PLACE!
We met another Big Ben who eats there all the time:
He was so kind and I think that’s a big part of the reason restaurants like his stay open for decades and become the real establishments in the culinary world. The people who eat there are regulars and he knows them very well. What a gem.
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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!