#2,241 Sketching & Dreaming + Ashes.

I had so much fun digging through years of inspiration images I’ve saved and scouring Pinterest for design ideas on the bakery that’s coming to downtown Laurel that Ben and I are doing design consultation on. After a few hours of researching, I did a 5 minute sketch that will be the beginning of a new chapter in this building’s story. Here it is, the old Help Your Self Store next door to Pearson’s ice cream parlor in the 1950s:

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And here it is last week…

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But here’s my dream. With a big new cornice at the top and no facade covering the brick, painted millwork up to the sign, little red awnings over the windows and door, classic gold lettering on the windows that feel like something you’d see on a street corner in Stars Hollow, and gooseneck lights shining down on the signage at night. Wouldn’t it be amazing? We’ll see how close we can get to this and I’m excited about the challenge. I’ll tell you all about the inside as we progress!

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Tonight we went to the very somber Ash Wednesday service, where we made our commitments for Lent.

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How can we be so close to Easter? Didn’t we just clean up the Christmas tree?




Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Daily Journal

8 thoughts on “#2,241 Sketching & Dreaming + Ashes.

  1. The design looks great! I’m curious though… I loved your tweet that said “let’s stop decorating based on what we see on Pinterest” but now you say you are scouring Pinterest for design ideas for a bakery….. That is two completely contradictory statements and now I’m totally confused:/

    • Hey friend! I’m talking about let’s stop decorating our houses based on others people’s taste. Let’s dig in and make things our own. Pinterest definitely has a place, and for me it’s research.

  2. Erin, I really like your idea so far! The sketch is so charming!

    Do you know I have given alot of deep thought about what you said of letting our homes tell stories of our lives and who we are. I have to admit I have been a follower of trends and I think it’s ok to a degree but really when a person steps into your home they should see a reflection of you. That makes it so much more interesting. The Tew’s entry hall filled with family photos made such a statement and the dining room table made from wood in Josh’s family’s old cabin. I teared up when you and Ben revealed the table to him.

    Yes Easter is just around the corner. Sweet photo of your hand in Ben’s.

  3. Love the photo of Ben and your hands together.. but I really thought your hands were kid’s hands. Ben’s hands are huge!

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