#923 Third Thursday.

Third Thursdays in Laurel are becoming bigger and bigger. People are starting to really talk about it and I’ll tell you why.

1. The Rusty Chandelier.

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:

And Mrs. Judi, our Main Street director, won the state’s award of excellence today. It’s incredibly rare, because she’s only been our director for a few months. She’s such a baller.

3. Free Movie Night behind the Arabian Theatre.
Tonight they showed The Lion King. We walked the dogs over and watched it from beginning to end. I haven’t seen it since I was a little girl and I cried at the end. Because it’s the best dang movie ever made. Period. 300+ people agree with me, apparently.



And now you know why there’s no place else I’d want to call home.