#2,875 Open House.
by Erin Napier
Every year, the first Sunday in November, downtown Laurel shops open their doors and Christmas music starts playing and finger foods abound. This is the first year the Mercantile got to be a part of it since we opened up shop 11 months ago, and it felt like magic–the way this tradition has since I was a little girl.
People flooded inside when we opened the doors and I even saw Angie and Patrick, my TV bosses, buying Christmas gifts:
And Big played a rubber snake trick on Jim, par for the course:
Aunt Mae Mae is our newest sales girl with decades of experience in department store men’s clothing back before she retired and she was helping everyone who walked through that door try on the perfect flannel and get 10% off.
It was one in a handful of magical days on the Laurel calendar and I’m so thankful we get to be a part of it.
Also thankful that we did our Christmas shopping before we opened the doors this morning. #TCB
Ben’s truck and our Lindsey wagon Christmas ornaments are now available online here!
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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!