Sunday, January 01, 2012

2011 - What a Year!

Without a doubt, no exceptions, 2011 has been the best year ever for the Shoppe and for us personally. 

So many wonderful events and milestones took place this past year that it's hard to name them all, but I hope you will indulge me as I reflect on a few of the highlights.....

Things such as our 3rd Annual Spring Serendipity Market. You blew us away with the turnout!
In May, Southern Living magazine gave us the honor of being named one of the top 5 places to shop in Canton.  We have our amazing customers to thank for that!

The following month in June, FD Luxe Magazine named LaurieAnna's Vintage Home as one of the 50 Best Stores in the State of Texas....what an honor!  We're still smiling about that one!
In July, we indulged my vintage home addiction and bought our sweet Farmhouse on Main.
Oh the projects....happy happy joy joy!
That farmhouse love stimulated the beginning of Farmhouse Friday's here on the blog in August, which has been a big hit!
Then in September we hosted our 3rd Annual Fall Serendipity Market at the Shoppe.
And, once again you amazed us with the turnout!

The following month we hosted our 2nd Annual Vintage Farmhouse Christmas in October, and have never seen the likes of the turnout!

In November, we took the show on the road to the Mistletoe and Magic show in Tyler, Texas. 

And, then finally in December...we were honored with another magazine feature!!
I will share all the details on that tomorrow!

Amazing amazing amazing.....what a year!

Thank you so much to all of our customers and friends for supporting us this past year. 
You are the reason we do what we do!

We have crazy BIG business plans for 2012 and are so excited about the New Year ahead!

Wishing all of you a healthy, happy, and prosperous 2012!
P.S.  Thank you for the record setting 315 entries for the giveback!  The winner of the $100 LaurieAnna's gift certificate is Vickie J!  Congratulations Vickie, email us at to claim your prize!


Pamela said...

What a wonderful year! Congrats!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

What a wonderful year you had and i'm sure 2012 will be great too!!! Happy New Year!!!


Glimpse of My World said...

Congratulations on a great year!!!!!!!

Ribbonwood Cottage said...

Yay! So glad to hear of all your blessings, and I can appreciate your thankfulness! What a great year. Looking forward to this year and all the blessings it will bring...sort of farmhouse style!

paperjunk-lc said...

I remember you were so nervous when you decided to open a store. Everyone said the economy is so bad and you went ahead and took the risk which has lead to soooo much success! I tell everyone about your wonderful story of following your passion and making a living doing it! You are such an inspiration. Can't wait to see what 2012's gonna be a great year!

trash talk said...

Makes you want to kinda channel ol' Blue Eyes and hum "It was a very good year"...huh?
Here's to twenty twelve and all that it holds.

joanne said...

fantastic year! encore, please...

Amy Chalmers said...

You had a wonderful year and I am very happy for you! I love your style, your enthusiasm and of course your new home!!

Sueann said...

Congrats on your wonderful 2011 year! That is super!!
May you have a joyous and blessed 2012!!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

You deserve it Laurie!! Your talent is so amazing and inspirational!!

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

WOW! That is an incredible year you have had!!!
You deserve it! How wonderful to be praised for having such good taste - I have never told you how much I love the look of your house... that porch!!!! I hope this New Year finds you equally as blessed girl!!!!!!!!
Much affection,
the Parisienne Farmgirl

Parisienne Farmgirl Magazine

Stephanie said...

Happy New Year LA! Can't wait to come and see you in 2012!

Amy R. said...

Awesome Year! So happy for you. I have got to make plans to visit your shop this year. Happy New Year from Ga!

sparkled*life said...

You have had an amazing year with great successes but I believe the best is ahead of you! Your love for Christ shines in all you do! You are not only transforming peoples homes but you are touching their hearts! Love you so much and am rejoicing as every dream in your heart is coming to fruition! See you soon my sweet friend! xoxo