#2,635 Portrait Day + Mal’s 31st.
by Erin Napier
I spent 30 minutes doing my hair this morning which can mean only one thing: tintype portrait day! We needed new portraits of all the Mercantile owners and today was the day. It’s always a treat to spend time with our friend Michael and watch with fascination the entire tintype photo process. A single metal photograph takes 30 minutes from start to finish and I don’t know what it is about them, but there’s a magic that sticks to the metal and makes every portrait have an ethereal, heirloom quality you can’t find with any other method.
I can’t wait to share them with you… When our brand new website launches in a week! Ahhhhhh!
Also, tonight my best friend wanted steamed snow crab legs from Red Lobster for her 31st birthday, SO BY GEORGE WE ATE SNOW CRAB LEGS. Like, tons of them. I couldn’t even take a photo of it because my hands were buttery and crabby. But she was very pleased with the whole thing.
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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!