I have quickly become an HGTV junkie, considering that my life has been consumed with home renovations. Although I have a few favorite shows that sweep the HGTV channel, one of my newest obsessions is Home Town. If you haven't seen it, you are truly missing out! The couple that star in the show, Ben + Erin Napier, really seem to be down to earth, hardworking, passionate individuals that love their hometown and truly want to restore the area. And having gone to the town and experience it for just a short period of time, my opinions seemed to be confirmed of the HGTV stars! And I have to comment on her style! I would love to shop her closet! She is always casually styled in the cutest clothes! I have quickly become a huge fan of the show and ever since it aired I have been dying to go see the city of Laurel that Ben and Erin speak oh so highly about!
As we began to arrive in Laurel, MS, all I could think to myself (through the excitement) was how quaint and traditional the town seemed to be. It definitely had a southern feel about it! We pulled into Laurel Mercantile Co., the shop that is full of wood items that are handcrafted by Ben Napier and his crew from Scotsman Co., blue and white china, one-of-a-kind watercolor prints by Erin Napier herself, and by the far the cutest, sweetest employees that made us feel nothing short of instant friends. I could have stayed and talked to them the entire day. The shop itself was even more beautiful than I thought it would be. It had a lot of items that were displayed in the renovated houses that were featured on the show, such as the wallpaper and pillows.
I came out of the store with one of the softest, cutest baseball tees, a watercolor print by Erin Napier, a cookbook, and one of their signature candles that are handcrafted in Mississippi. The scent is called Sweet Olive Blossom and it is amazing! It has to be one of my favorite candles. And if you know me, I L O V E candles! The cookbook has some of my favorite southern recipes that I cannot wait to try! They included family recipes in the cookbook, which is one of the reasons why I adore the couple. They are truly relatable and we share a common love for southern food!