Words of late artist Frank Howell...I totally relate!

"There are few days off and no retirement from this entanglement of knowledge, passion and vision that will be molded and converted into creative expression. There are no guarantees of acceptance, understanding or reward, but...the noise inside the mind never ceases. I will paint today, tonight and for as many tomorrows as I am given..." Words of the late artist Frank Howell...

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Goodness Gracious!

I mentioned Goodness Gracious in the last post, The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pimperl Place, and I wanted to share an actual tour in pics with you today.  It is one of my favorite places to shop for home decor, seasonal decorations and gift items.  If you get a chance to visit, I'm sure it will become one of your favorites too, just as soon as you step inside the front door.

I have family in Laurel, Mississippi, and my sister-in-law is the one who introduced me to Goodness Gracious several years ago.  It's located in a funky old industrial warehouse space, and the brick walls and heavy metal details provide the perfect atmosphere and backdrop for the fabulous pretty things that abound.  They carry a wide variety of styles, so there's sure to be something for everyone, and the things you purchase here are the kind of items that you keep forever...really good quality things.  The sign hanging in the store, "Good Things for Gracious Living" tells the story, and the pictures speak for themselves. Now, let me introduce you to Goodness Gracious.  If you see something you like, contact Lisa, or better yet, make the trip over there.  I promise, it will be worth the drive! 

Gorgeous natural themed decor...feathers, antlers
& more.
Moss balls and reindeer...
Red pom-pom garland and green natural moss stars
adorn a twig tree at the front entrance.
Red and green old fashioned Christmas decor...
...and, I fell in love with these old looking Santas.
I purchased a blue one, which I'll share tomorrow.
Red with natural touches...

As you enter the second section of the store, to the left, you go through an arch of twig trees full of sparkling tinsel and silver wings...These are the wings that I purchased and shared in the post yesterday.  

...and, into the second section of the store.

Goodness Gracious...Look at this!  I just want to jump into the pillows!
Pretty whites, pinks and light blues...very soft.
Crosses & crowns...

A Heavenly collection...
Beachy tree...
Mercury glass, twigs & pine cones...

Well, our pic trip has come to an end...that's all I have.  You'll have to go to Goodness Gracious in person to see more, and when you do, please tell Lisa that Judy sent you. They are located at 602 Carroll Gartin Blvd. #7 in Laurel.   Phone number is 601-649-3915, and you can follow them on facebook by clicking on this link:  Goodness Gracious on facebook. 


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  1. What a gorgeous store! Wish it were closer!

    1. I do too! I would be in there WAY too much, I'm sure. It's a 3-hour drive from Bay Minette, so it's probably about the same from Fairhope. It would make a fun day trip!

  2. Okay Judy a road trip to Laurel is a must!!! Funny thing is...I follow this shop on facebook and they have a t-shirt that I want.


    1. Wow! Who would have thought it? Okay, then a road trip must be planned. It'll be fun!


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    1. Okay! Sounds like we're planning a party! When should we put it on the calendar?