We live about 2 1/2 hours north and by the time we arrived, we were starving! First stop? Miss Pearl's Diner This is a new place, only open for a couple of months but boy is it good! Ben and Erin found a house for Miss Pearl and renovated it...it was a great redo! Back to the food....YUMMY! The fried chicken was awesome and the sides were even better!
|A view of Miss Pearl's from our booth!|
We then went to the Laurel Mercantile which is a store owned by Ben and Erin and relatives and friends. We did get meet Mallorie who is one of Erin's best friends and who is featured on the show when she helps Erin shop and decorate the renovated houses.
|Blue Vases Print|
We then went outside and took pictures(which was a good thing since I kept forgetting to get my camera out!!
|The side of the Laurel Mercantile|
We then headed for the Historic District and all of the beautiful homes located there.(Be sure to read the link to the City in a Bubble so you will understand how all of this gorgeous architecture came to be!)
First off we visited the amazing Lauren Rogers Museum....it was unbelievable especially since it is located in such a small Mississippi town!
|Lauren Rogers Museum|
It was filled with wonderful painting but my favorite part was the collection of baskets! They were amazing!
|Some of the baskets...see the teeny, tiny baskets|
After the museum, we just drove through the neighborhood and looked at all of the wonderful houses! We did see quite a few that Ben and Erin could do a remodel of!!
|Ben and Erin's cute little craftman's bungalow|
|Wisteria Bed and Breakfast|
|Laurel City Hall|
We had a wonderful day and can not wait to return! Next time I will remember to keep my camera out and ready! If you ever have the chance to visit beautiful Laurel, Mississippi be sure to take the time and go! It is such a beautiful place!