Saturday, June 4, 2011

I thought Maui was Heaven, then I went to LaurieAnna's!

I did not know that Laurie has a thing about scales!  In all the times I have visited, I never noticed all the scales she has around the shop.  And, she was trying to buy more from customers while I was there!

Every table looks like it belongs in a magazine!

I am going to redo some light fixtures in my house and I know where I am going to get my new ones!

Did I mention that she likes scales?

So much to see!

I would love this piece in my house!

These light fixtures are incredible.

I have admired this collar display for some time now...I know it is in Laurie's will that I get it!

Can you find the scale?

Once again, I am speechless.  I don't know how Laurie and the gang at LaurieAnna's get (and keep) this shop so amazing.  And every time it is different!  You just have to take a step back and breathe when you walk in.  Then you have to roam the rooms several times to take it in and see it all.  It was fun to see folks I knew and fellow bloggers with their mouths open like mine.  I ran into Felicia from Bountiful (Lone Star Mall Dealer) and she was almost giddy.  She said she was so inspired and could not wait to get back to her house and her booth to re-do them both.  We both agreed that we want to spend a day with Laurie when she is redoing just to be free help and watch her in action.  And to think that Laurie has no schooling in fact, she is a former banker!  We worked at the same bank years ago...but I missed the training she got on design.  Not only is the shop visually incredible, but you feel so warm and welcome there.  Laurie's name gets called not less than 50 times an hour, but she smiles, answers everyone's questions and makes you feel like you are the most important customer she has.  I could type and go on for pages and pages, but the pictures speak for themselves.  Again, if you have not been to LaurieAnna's in Canton...don't walk, RUN!


  1. Ohhhhh I love your post and so very much agree!! Her shop is beyond beautiful and Laurie is as precious as can be!

  2. I've been there and yes, we were speechless. We did roam the rooms and the outside porch several times and of course, we bought some wonderful things!

  3. Oh my gosh, I love this store!!! Even though it is 750 miles to the shop from my house , I'd go again in a heartbeat!! Wonderful,creative displays! So, so much eye candy!! You lucky dog,getting to go! I'm so jealous!!

  4. Hi Denis, so glad I found your blog... I thought Ruby Grace's was just the name of your business, didn't know that you had a blog. This is such a sweet post about Laurie's store, and your pictures are absolutely beautiful. Hope you have a wonderful and blessed Sunday!!!

  5. What a beautiful surprise to find tonight after a gloriously exhausting show! You made me cry Denis, I just love you to pieces my precious wonderful friend!

    The girls and I are planning a trip to Lone Star this week! After this show I need stuff....lots and lots of stuff!!! Think I'm bringing a trailer with me!

    Thank you for your sweet and generous words, and your photos are wonderful! :)

    Love you my friend!

  6. Hey Denis, I was in Canton on Thursday. We got there by 8am and we left by 10:30. It was just too hot. I've been to Canton when it's this hot and almost passed out so I knew I could only stay a few hours. Hope you found some great things, I found very few things. Have a great week, T

  7. Isn't that store to die for? I could spend days in there and not grow tired, it's beyond gorgeous! I love it too!

    P.S. Your photos are beautiful

  8. Love this place, wish it was open all month long!

  9. Love this post Denis - LA's shoppe is one of my all-time favorites and I talk about her shoppe (and my purchases from her shoppe) on my blog all the time! Wish I could make it every month!

  10. Don't you just love that store and La? We shop a lot and I've never seen anything else quite like it! Found you through LAs blog and am your newest follower! I'll be back!

  11. Oh Denis, this is a beautiful post of LaurieAnna's place! Gorgeous photos. It sure was a fun time. And I just posted about that scale that she was trying to get from us :) LOL It was great to meet you. We are planning a trip to see you in August! Have a great day
    Becky C

  12. Loved your post and photos! What a great article! Loved having you and your friends in the shop too. Can't wait to come to Lone Star sometime soon! And if I decide to sell my garden/cupcake cart I will let you know! So nice to meet you!