#923 Third Thursday.
by Erin Napier
Third Thursdays in Laurel are becoming bigger and bigger. People are starting to really talk about it and I’ll tell you why.
A junktiques paradise for the hard-to-find and one-of-a-kind. Mallorie and I wanted to beat the crowd and get there right at opening, but we pulled up at 9:05 am to a packed parking lot and 50 shoppers were inside grabbing the good stuff and the big furniture pieces. I came away with some great finds for the house:
This cushy 1960s throw pillow with a huge hand-embroidered cicada on it in the very color of our house. Perfect for any of the porch chairs and $9.
A crock that will become a planter. Always wanted one, but never found one for $20! We also got a couple white hardback books and a beautiful old 1-color screenprint of a New England townhouse.
2. The Farmer’s Market.
By 5:00, 220 people had come through to buy fresh bread, vegetables, honey, jam and handmade pottery. Of those 220, this is my favorite one:
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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!