|Erin and Ben Napier with Ben's iconic, vintage 1962 Chevy pickup truck with his Scotsman furniture logo.|
Sitting on the front porch this afternoon I was trying to decide how to write this blog post. The birds were singing and the breeze was gently blowing the elm tree in the center of our yard, and I was finishing a black tea, lemonade with no sweetener from Starbucks ... I could hear the line from Ben Napier, "We just want to give all the old houses some love." That was it, love. The new hit show from HGTV -Home Town, with Erin and Ben Napier has so much heart ... He is a craftsman, she an artist, and together their love for each other, and their home town of Laurel, Mississippi comes through in spades (I thought it might be too much to say hearts). You just want to have them over for BBQ, or for a pancake breakfast after church. They are the kind of people that make you want to move to a small town, roll up your sleeves, and help carry in a sofa. Here in California they are on Tuesday nights at 10:00 PM, which I DVR and we usually watch it the next day. Ben and Erin, with several of their friends, also own and run Laurel Mercantile, with an online shop for those of us who don't live in Mississippi, which includes Ben's beautiful craftsmanship, Scotsman Co. Furniture, and Erin's new line of wallpaper. I hope you tune in tomorrow night, Tuesday, for the season finale... you're going to love them.
Some pictures of Ben and Erin's warm and inviting home:
|Erin's restored 1988 Grand Wagoneer named Ouida, after her grandmother.|
|Erin and Ben, who she lovingly calls BIG, he is 6'6 and she is 5'5 and they are perfect for one another.|
Erin and Ben, Congratulations on your success, this is just the beginning. If you are ever in Cali, and need anything let us know. Lunch or dinner is on us.
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