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Making Things We Love For People We Love

Making Things We Love For People We Love

From building Erin's most cherished pieces in their first home to building a family, Ben knows that the most important things you can create are things that last. Our LMCo. Home and Scotsman American Heirloom collection, designed by Ben, in partnership with Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Co., is made for just that. LMCo. Home and Scotsman American Heirloom collection will be available in VB dealer locations all across the U.S. in JANUARY 2019. Read More



What is Loblolly Festival?

What is Loblolly Festival?

The Loblolly Festival is held annually on the first Saturday in October and celebrates Laurel’s heritage as a sawmill town. Parking and admission are free, so bring the family and get ready for a fun-filled day! Read More



Loblolly Festival: Things to Know Before You Go

Loblolly Festival: Things to Know Before You Go

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — It’s time for Loblolly Festival!  This year’s festival is one you won’t soon forget because it’s our largest Loblolly Festival EVER!  Here are some tips to help you enjoy the festival, whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned veteran.  Loblolly Festival is one of Laurel’s biggest events with over 12,000 people attending annually, so lace up your walking shoes, it’s festival time! Read More



Fall-ing for Mississippi's Downtown

Fall-ing for Mississippi's Downtown

Southerners crave fall more than any other group of people I know. The cooler temperatures bring a break from the oppressive heat, the humidity is nearly non-existent, and the flaming leaves of autumn trees put on a show that makes us all feel warm and cozy.  Read More



Laurel's Best | Mimmo's Ristorante Pizzeria

Laurel's Best | Mimmo's Ristorante Pizzeria

Are you visiting Laurel soon? Jim Rasberry, Laurel native and co-owner of LMCo and Scotsman Co, is bringing you the best of what Laurel has to offer when it comes to eats, sweets, shops, activities, and everything else! Read More



Ask Ben Napier

Ask Ben Napier

Ben Napier of HGTV Home Town answers frequently asked questions from viewers regarding his hometown, the show, and his company. His answers may not be what you expect... Comment your questions to Ben and you may be featured in our next video! #ScotsmanCo #LMCo        Read More



Erin's Birthday Surprise from Ben

Erin's Birthday Surprise from Ben

Ben is known for his woodwork and witty humor, but his most special gift are his gifts to Erin. To celebrate Erin's birthday, we're sharing Ben's best gift yet. Grab a tissue and be sure to wish Erin a Happy Birthday today! Read More



Last Days of Summer

Last Days of Summer

When I was a kid, summers seemed to stretch out for months, days lasted what felt like forever. I’d wake up with the sun each day and spend the early morning exploring in the woods behind my house. The sun would peek through the tall oak trees, casting shadows that danced through the woods with me. I would find a fort to explore, makeshift ones. The fort might be under a bridge or dug out of a large, fallen log. I’d loop through the woods, that opened at the foot of my driveway and come out at Rowan Oak in one direction, or the University of Mississippi Museum in another direction, then make my way home on the street. Walking home slowly. Read More



41 Years Gone

41 Years Gone

WARNING: If you don’t know or care what happened on this day 41 years ago, this blog post is not going to mean a thing to you. Read it anyway because you need to be enlightened.  Anybody who knows this family of mine knows that we revere his legacy, uplift his music at the weirdest moments and are dedicated to keeping the legend of Elvis Aaron Presley alive among our friends and family. Furthermore, we are always willing to indoctrinate the unfortunate among us who were born too late or into families where the rock-n-roll gospel of Elvis was never heard. Read More



How Do You Say Mercantile?

How Do You Say Mercantile?

How do you say it? Let's settle this once and for all.     Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel and see ore behind-the-scenes of HGTV Hom... Read More