Monday, February 21, 2011

Our Spring Reveal and a Giveback!

The Shoppe may look quiet and peaceful from the street with its’ draped windows. But, behind those drapes glorious chaos is taking place! My incredible crew has worked diligently with me all week without complaint as we have tilled up and replanted every square inch of the new MUCH LARGER Shoppe. I am continually blessed with incredible people that make all of these grueling hours fun.



Making over the Shoppe for Spring is nothing new for us, it’s what we do. But the past makeovers took place in the significantly smaller store that was a mere 1600 square feet. With the new Shoppe boasting 3 times that space, it also brings 3 times the work to transform, and more importantly 3 times the Spring goodies for you to browse and shop! 


And browse you will, with hundreds of new items that include fantastic French furniture, statuary, loads of dishes, florals, hip industrial accessories, beautiful new linens, and so much new lighting that it’s staggering! I’m in love with all of it, and judging by the responses of the girls as they’ve been opening and pricing, you’re in for a treat!

The unveiling takes place on Thursday, March 3rd at 9am.

I’m so excited I can scarcely sleep at night.....can't wait for you to see!  No sneak peeks just yet, but I did share a few Spring photos from 5th Place Cottage.


One more note of excitement. In the midst of all the chaos, we completely missed a wonderful gift you gave to us……we surpassed 3000 likes on our Facebook page!  I cannot believe that...thank you!

So, it’s time to do something else that we do…..it’s giveback time!


Leave a comment on the blog or FB page and you are automatically enterered to win a $50 LaurieAnna’s gift certificate. And, if you don’t live close enough to shop with us in person, don’t fret. We also have an online store…..an online store that will soon have loads of new Spring products!  How would you spend it?

Have a wonderful weekend!





115 comments:

Sherri Mitchell said...

Well, I'm a mile away and to be the lucky recipient of a GC - how fabulous! I know it has been glorious chaos inside those draped windows LaurieAnna, but you know that we'll ALL be squealing with delight when we can visit on March 3rd. It's almost here!! Have a good weekend! You are very blessed :)

Lara Hodges said...

LOVE your store and would LOVE to win the giveaway :) I am already a customer and can't wait to see the Spring goodies in the shop!!!

Janice said...

How would I spend the gift certificate? I would buy items (well, MORE of your items) for my daugther's wedding in our backyard!

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Oh my gosh Laurie I cannot
believe you expanded!!
I knew you were getting ready
with spring decor but didn't
know that too!!
WOOWWZAAA!!!!
I cannot wait to see when I
come for next First Monday ~

xoxo
Lori

Pattie said...

WOW I could use that 50.00 I already know what I want for your store.. Thanks LaurieAnna for giving such a nice gift.

Pattie

Antiques & Uniques said...

I don't live close, Georgia to be exact, but I could certainly spend a GC online!!!
Carol in GA

Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants said...

I am hoping to come in March, that would be perfect to win the gift certificate!

Jennifer said...

I love so many things in your store :) I would be saving the gift certificate for my next trip home when I could come and browse in person! I can't wait to see all the spring goodies!

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

If I won your giveback I would purchase some of your darling pillows.

Danielle

molly said...

Oh me that would be hard to choose from all the wonderful things you have in your store!!! I would love to have that to add to what I have been saving to spend at your open house!

Ruby Grace's said...

I can't wait to see everything! Pick me, pick me for the gift certificate!
Denis

Rhonda said...

I sure wish I was closer so I could shop in the store, but shopping online at LaurieAnna's is the next best thing.
Thanks
Rhonda

Deborah aka Miss Bee said...

I would so love to visit your place, but alas, I'm too far away!

I would, however, love to win that $50 gift certificate!!

xoxo
Deborah in NC

Becky C said...

Well, you know I'm not missing it! I'm bringing friends, and a big expedition to fill :) A gift certificate?? I'd buy dishes, lavender, pillows, lights, oh you name it! How I wish I could be there helping you put it all together right now. I know it will knock our socks off, can't wait!!
It can't come fast enough...
Blessings
Becky C

Angie said...

Can't wait to see all the new spring stuff! :)

Stephanie said...

Oh, so many choices...how would I spend it? I would spend it quickly that's for sure. I can just hear your sweet cashier now - after your gift certificate that will be $298 -ha! I can't wait for the spring reveal!

Cheech said...

Can't wait til March3

Cheech said...

Hurry get here March 3rd!!!

Karen said...

Hi Laurie~I'm looking forward to seeing your new shop! I dream of having a shop and can just feel your excitement. I live in Wisconsin so I would not be able to come to your store but I do love your online shop. I'll be watching for the unveiling!
Karen

Ashley said...

wonderful giveaway!!!!! :)

Amy R. said...

Would love to win and shop with you! Someday I will make it to see your new store!
Wish you the best!
Amy

Kathy B. said...

I'm looking forward to the big "unveiling" on March 3rd. I'm sure it's going to be quite the event! I will be "taking the trip without leaving the farm" back here in cold Wisconsin, dreaming I am there in person drooling over all the wonderful pretties you will have. Please send lots of visuals for those of us who can't attend in person, but will be there in spirit & shopping on-line! Best wishes for a great Spring!

kathy.bruner@hotmail.com

raggygirlvintage said...

Oh I would love to visit your sweet store, but will have to suffice with online glimpses for now!
Tracey

Faded Charm said...

I so wish I lived closer to your store because I'm pretty sure I'd feel like I'd died and gone to heaven. Thanks for sharing all your photos with us and can't wait to see what you've done for Spring.

Please add my name in the hat fro your giveaway. I've been eyeing you bottle drying rack for some time now.

Thanks,

Kathleen

afistfullofweeds* said...

I would have absoultly NO trouble spending that puppie!!! Rhonda

slommler said...

Oh how exciting! Wish I was there...I would love to help decorate the store for spring. And those plates you are showing. I want them!!! They are so gorgeous!!
Can't wait to browse online!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Liz in Texas said...

We are planning a trip soon! I cant wait to see the unveiling!

Liz

cityfarmer said...

no one person should be having this much fun!

bless you as you work so hard

Life In My Nest said...

I visit your store just about every month. Can't wait to see what's new and I know I would have no trouble spending a gift certificate! You always have the best.

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

wow, Can't wait to see the Spring things! judy

Lori said...

Can't wait to see what Spring has to offer in your amazing store!

Mammy said...

I would be begging for lots of new merchandise to choose from in the online store to spend my $50 on. I love those crown dishes so the money might go for those....
Can't wait to see the Spring lovelies!

shabbyloft said...

Hi Wow I would buy more of your wonderful stuff. I love it all. Thanks Stanna
(shabbyloft@aol.com)

Just Me and My Halo said...

absolutely astounding and beautiful~i wish i lived closer to browse for hours~instead i do it online in my pj's! i'd use the gift certificate on those spectacular crown dishes! also, i love how you use the word giveback-nice! grace & blessings, ~Crystal

Sherrie said...

How exciting! Wish I could see it in person!
Please enter me in you drawing.

erin said...

thanks for the opportunity! would love to see your shop in real life......perhaps one day.

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

I can't wait to see the big reveal! I know it will look great.

Mary Ellen said...

How fun would it be to be close enough to go shopping at your wonderful place!! Am glad you make on line shopping available! Would love to win and shop!

bee blessed
mary

Junker Newbie Stephanie said...

Was just checking out your shoppe online - so many goodies! Wish I lived closer so I could come visit once you are ready for spring. Good luck with everything!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Love the linen pillow with crown and lots of other goodies online! Would love to visit in person!

A Thrifted Market said...

Really..pick me, pick me!! I love your store and can't wait to get back up that way to see the goodies..I'm sure the new Spring line is to die for!

Amy Kinser said...

I know it will be wonderful! I would love to live closer so I could come in person. Maybe someday I will be visiting with Becky in Louisiana and she will bring me for a shopping adventure.

I would be happy to order online though, so thanks for the chance to win.

Alf N Stitches said...

Wow! What a fun give away! I can only imagine what I would purchase on your online shop!
Amy F.

Lynnette said...

I'll take one of everything!! :-).
nettecan at hotmail dot com

mitchiesmom said...

I'm way far away - but I have no problem spending money in your delicious store!! Love your blog and I'm a fan on Facebook!!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

What a fabulous giveaway.... I would love to have some new touches for spring! Please enter my name too.


Warm blessings,
Spencer

shopgirl said...

I'd have no trouble spending $50 at your online store. The problem is stopping at $50!

shopgirl said...

I'd have no problem spending $50 at your online store.....the problem would be stopping at $50!

shopgirl said...

I'd have no problem spending $50 at your online store.....the problem would be stopping at $50!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I would love to win the gift certificate and be able to shop at your on-line store. I would choose the chalkboard storage bin. Thanks for such a generous giveaway.
Hugs,
Sherry

bth said...

Will shop online--look forward to seeing the new items.

Katie, Trevor, and Baby Probandt said...

Oh my! I love your store! 50 bucks would definitely be lovely!!!

Katiebelle08@gmail.com

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

I wish I lived close enough to see the shop in person but a gift cert to your store would sure be nice too! Congrats on your continued success!

Abby

Tracy said...

Another great giveaway, please enter me. Tracy

About Vintage French Hen said...

I love everything you have, so spending a certificate on line would be a breeze! I ordered the bottle rack from you and it's adorable, thank you! Marcia

Sherry said...

I am in Canada and just found your blog while web cruising. Not sure if I am eligible for the contest but I would love so many of the items in your shop. The mercury glass pendants and the bottles with crown stoppers are just some of the items on my wish list. Love your blog.

Niki said...

Coming your way in April, so would love to have an extra $50 to spend. Can't wait to see the new space!

TAPASH said...

It is a nice blog. thanks for sharing this blog.

Susan Hemann said...

I do love your shop and blog. This is my first time visiting. I love everything in your shop!I love your spring baskets. I would love to have one of your aprons or the pillow with the crown. I'll be back!

The White Farmhouse said...

Ugh, what wouldn't I spend it on? Everything is so lovely. I am so ready for spring too. Can't wait to see what you have in store!

Pattie said...

You must be so tired I wish I lived closer so I could shop at your store, Going into a store like your is pure therapy for me.. Lauieanne, I would love to win....

~~Pattie~~

~ Dreaming ~ said...

Oh how I wish I lived near your shop!! Cant wait to see all the new Spring goodies online! Thank you so much for this opportunity!! :)

Mia's Cottage said...

ohhh how i would love to win.... I spend hours just looking at all your beautiful pictures and then the daydreaming begins...
Donna

Patty C. said...

Your store is so beautiful - definitely a talented bunch you work with !!

Lisa said...

I know the store looks spectacular! Spring has definitely sprung...what a great way to celebrate!

Christopher said...

Hard to choose what I would buy from the online store but the Burlap floor cloth is speaking my name.

Tarrah at The Pottery Shed said...

AAHHHHH!!! Please enter me....I so need that GC for my vintage white basement re-do....I need everything....it's looking plain and simple, needing some accesories badly for that new re-do space. Congrats on all the followers!

iheartsunnydays said...

Congratulations on your expansion, you must be very super-excited! I would love to win - that way I could shop on-line and have something gorgeous from your shoppe here in Auastralia!

Terri said...

I would spend it in person. I will be flying into your area to do some major shopping. My Dad thinks I'm coming to visit just him. I'll be there and at the Canton market! Hugs, Terri

It's Just Me said...

Oh Laurie Anna, congrats on expanding. I hear your store is unbelievable. Maybe someday I will be able to visit. Also, YAY on 3000 followers on FaceBook. That's actually not a shocker. Your amazing : )
Have a wonderful week ~
Deanna

Liz said...

This would definitely give me a reason to drive over there.

Susan said...

I've been wanting to purchase those beautiful white crowned chargers from you for a long time, among other things and a gift certificate would make things pile up in my cart a whole lot faster.

jose said...

OMG I have my eye on the bottle drier thing, so I really hope to win!

fluerdelyis said...

One group of items that I would be thrilled to purchase with the gift card would be these:Burlap Bordeaux Buckets w/ Handles - Set of 4 and then something for my tabletop.
thanks
Chris Ann

follow on gfc as Chris
treehouse.queen18(at) (yahoodotcom)

Melodee, said...

I would LOVE to see your shop . . . unfortunately you're too far away so online will have to suffice. Thanks for the cool giveaway and congratulations on the followers AND your new spring look.

Time for Treasures said...

I also love the burlap bourdeaux buckets ! So many uses ! Great giveaway

barbaraboxell said...

I love visiting your online store-wish I lived closer so I could see the "real" store!!

Cheech said...

Can't wait!!

Cheech said...

Can't wait!!

Cheech said...

can/t wait!

Cheech said...

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Cheech said...

can/t wait!

Cheech said...

can't wait!!

Cheech said...

Can't wait!!

Miss Madison's Mommy said...

Canton is coming soon so I could totally use this when I stop by your shop!!

brittany said...

Love your store and wish I were closer!!! Your blog is great. Looking forward to seeing new things available online!

mzzterry said...

i would love a chance to try to spend the $50, bet I could spend it in the blink of an eye! if nothing else i would stock up on my fav soaps that you carry! yea!

Tiffany said...

I am a New fan, thank you for the giveaway!

Ticking and Toile said...

Can't wait to see the shoppe unveiled! You are amazing! :)

Mz V said...

Yours is the only store I drive 3 hours to shop! I would spend the $$$ on your linens. Those yummy linens! See you in a few days!

mitchiesmom said...

What a super give-back!! I know there are a zillion things I would buy - and probably spend lots more than the $50!!! I love your spot!! I wish I lived closer - but hey, I love to get packages in the mail!!

shabbyloft said...

I so need to win. I love everything in your shop. Thanks, Stanna
(shabbyloft@aol.com)

Kary Ross said...

love your blog and your store! I'm so far away in Arkansas. But, will love to win and shop!!

My Grama's Soul said...

Oh Laurie....it is so great that you are expanding your special place. It is good to hear of a success story in this world of ours.

Xo

Jo

Lydia Wanda said...

Your things are adorable :) there are a few things on your site I already want to buy! but with your spring collection coming out, who knows what else I'll fall in love with :)
It would be awesome to win a certificate :)

clustres said...

Love LaurieAnna's!!!

Outofmymind said...

I LOVE visiting your blog and I adore everything in your shop. Thanx for sharing!

Curiosity Cottage said...

Laurie,

I so LOVE your blog and have to make a road trip there one day!!

Hugs!
Jen

GinaW said...

Great giveaway!! Would love to win. Can't wait to see the spring reveal.

Vintage Bee Design said...

If I won how would I spend it??? Maybe dishes???birds???Glassware??? who knows what treasures would lie ahead for me??? hope I get the chance to find out...Brenda

Kat said...

Unfortunately I don't live close enough to shop in person (sure wish I did) but I have seen some great stuff online that would help me burn through that $50 gift certificate! I so envy the people who can see your store in person!

Dina said...

I wish you lots of luck on your spring sale! I can't wait to see pictures! Or I might just have to make a trip out there.

Linda said...

I would be delighted to shop on line an use the gift certificate to purchase items from your store. It is hard to believe Spring is around the corner. I started early with my tablescape. I have a mint green tea for one on the table and beside it I have a metal branch candle holder with a wooden bird birched on the branch. My sister gave me the bird candle holder. It is snowing tonight so Spring will be around the corner. Thank you for the giveaway, please enter me in the giveaway. Blessings

Shabby Chatue said...

I LOVE your online store! Yep..have some things picked out! Love the crown stopper bottles..and the bottle drying rack..my fave! The black and white signs..to die for! and the mercury glass pendant lights...should I keep going?? lol! Beautiful shop, home and ideas! More photo's please : )

Shabby hugs...xo..Dawn

kallen1105 said...

I'm about 2 1/5 hours away and have already planned a girls weekend to come to your shop. A good friend of mine visits your shop often and has told me so much. I can't wait to see it in person... great giveaway... thanks for the chance... Happy Spring! Karen

Simply Domestic said...

Love your store...and I'll see you Thursday!

Autumn said...

Hi Lori, You've been my favorite for YEARS...sometimes the only reason I go to canton! Thanks for the opportunity to win a gift card. And thanks for sharing your tallent with all of us!
Autumn

Robert said...

I have a new home which is a French style and I am dying to come and see all your new things in March! I could spend it a million ways! Thanks for the chance! Terry

Pam said...

I would love to shop online. Hope I get the chance!

Lolo @ The Adventures of Stig and Lolo said...

I am too far away for your store, but LOVE visiting your online shoppe! Cant wait for all of the new items :) Especially the lighting....i am on the look out for a pendant for my kitchen/dining area!!
Have a blast with the store spring opening :)
XOX

Mema's Attic said...

Can't wait to see the new "stuff". I love your shop!!

Mema's Attic said...

Can't wait to see the new "stuff". I love your shop.

Fabulous Terrah said...

We are soo excited about spending the weekend at Trade Days. :-) Hope to see you there!

Kary Ross said...

Thanks for giving back to those that watch and love your style! I would use the GC on something to get me in the mood for Springtime!

The Rustic Victorian said...

Every inch of the shop is wonderful! so many choices!
May God Bless all that you do!

Marcie