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May 05, 2016



I have been following your blog and your great vintage finds. You find the absolute best "stuff" and treasures and congratulations on finding your someday beach house dream house!! What a charmer it is and will be even more fantastic when you give it your own signature Magpie Ethel makeover!


So happy for you~ A wonderful dream come true with dreaming and hard work on your part....Enjoy~
jody in Michigan (*J*)

Linda @ A La Carte

What a fun for you. I love it when dreams come true!

Melissa's Antiques

I've been following your blog for years and years and you've always talked about the beach house. SO so happy for you that it finally a reality. It truly is a HAPPY DAY, isn't it? :)


Finally! Congratulations.

Erica H

Can't wait to see what you do to the place!! Growing up 30 minutes from the beach in NJ, I certainly miss being so close to the ocean here in the middle of TX. You are going to make so many wonderful memories - it will be like you're on vacation all the time!


Congratulations! Love your whale collection


So happy for you. Dreams do come true.


So happy for you and Tom Laurie!
It's been fun seeing your finds on your posts about your someday beach house. Excited that we get to come along on your journey too:-)
Congratulations again!


Love it!!! Will there be another studio in the detached garage?

Kim K.

I'm just so darn happy for you, Laurie. Your special treasures and amazing talents are going to make this sweet beach house magazine worthy!! Enjoy every single minute. I know I will be constantly refreshing your IG feed so that I won't miss a single detail. Happy decorating! Happy playing!


I think you have it backwards...the house is the one getting the dream come true. I can't wait to see you work your magic on it. I am SO happy for you!!!


Wow, Laurie. This is a wonderful house! It has great spaces and nice details like the wood wall. All of your charming collections will weave a vintage thread throughout and make it your own magic place to relax and celebrate. I am so happy for you and your family. Thank you for sharing your process along the way It is such a treat to follow. I know how much joy you will have transforming this special home! Lots of memory making to come! Enjoy!


Seaside! You lucky girl!! I'm so happy for you and can't wait to see the beach treasures displayed in your new digs!


HOw exciting! and now.. I "shell" live vicariously through you! lol! I seriously cant wait to see all that you do with it. I know it will be fabulous. Also... that fish collection???? OMG!!
have fun Laurie!


I can't wait for Hanna, Nori, and I to visit! I am so excited for you guys!


Yay! It is an awesome house and you will make it "awesomer!!!" (yes, that's a word, in the dictionary of Karen!)
Congratulations Laurie! karen...


I'm so happy for you!


So great that you got your beach house at last! Look forward to seeing how it develops.


this is so wonderful! i've always loved seeing the treasures you've packed away and wondered if the "someday beach house" was a "we'll get to it someday" dream or if you were actively looking for houses! I know this place is going to be AMAZING! I'm so happy for your family and happy for us, your readers who will get to see the transformation!

Kelley Wright

Congratulations! So happy you got what you wanted!

mary scott

Good things come to those who wait....especially to good people. Congrats!! Can't wait to see it all decked out in your vintage beach collectibles.


Congrats on your new house! Do you still have all those shells that belonged to your Aunt? They would look great attached to your fireplace around the bricks!


Congratulations!! I'm so glad your dream came true! And thanks so much for sharing "Ethel's" world with the rest of us!


OMG I am soon late to this party! I have been off the blogs for awhile and I was actually in Fayetteville this weekend and Shara told me that you finally got a beach house! I am SO thrilled for you and now I have to go devour all these posts and IG and see all the pics!

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