#63 The bookcase.
by Erin Napier
Well, I don’t know if I’d really call it a bookcase but that’s how Miskelly Furniture classified it (tax write-off! wahoo!)
We walked in the store yesterday and I made it 15 feet before I found the very thing I (and our hallway) could not live without. Today Ben and I drove back to Jackson to pick it up and bring it home.
The wood is dense and dark beneath the coats of paint. It smells like… Well I just can’t explain it. It smells fantastic, kind of like old books and furniture wax. It’s 7 feet long, resembles a church altar and is painted in bright colors that have been sanded and worn down to the wood. If this piece of furniture were a book, it would be Love in the Time of Cholera (my favorite of all time). As of tomorrow it will be a home for invitations from past clients’ weddings, CDs, books, and my collection of 1950s fashion magazines. I think it was worth every penny.
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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!