Erin Napier and her husband Ben are hard at work on their dream getaway. Erin posted a sneak peek of their family vacation home on Instagram recently. The post showcased glass window shelves ingeniously held up by decorative vases.
“Today we began demo on our family getaway in the country and I cannot wait for y’all to see what we have planned,” Erin captioned her photo. “It will be like taking a trip to the English countryside, like downstairs at Downton, plaid wool armchairs and wallpaper and copper pots and unlacquered brass faucets and handcrafted 1920s millwork: a vacation without leaving Mississippi.”
It sounds like the home is going to be a haven for the family. Also, a step back in time. If anyone knows how to create a lush, inspiring environment without even really leaving home, it’s the Napiers.
Erin Napier also posted a sweet photo of her oldest daughter on Instagram over the new year. Her caption reflected on the past year and how quickly it went by.
Erin Napier Reflects on 2021
“2021 is gone, in what felt like just a few sleeps,” she captioned her photo. “It was an important year for us: Helen turned 3 with the new year, broke her leg, underwent surgery, healed and life kept on going.
“We completed Home Town Takeover in Wetumpka and got to hear stories of how they’re enjoying this economic revival, then how it inspired so many of you in your own towns. Baby Mae was born and we know now our family is complete. She was our only missing piece. Helen has thrived as her big sister, and has been such a big girl about losing our dog of 12 years, Baker, in July.”
Erin continued, “We bought a farm in the country so our girls will know how to build forts in the woods, how to climb trees, how to catch fish. How to be in the quiet country. You’ll see us renovate parts of it on season 6 in a few months. Our American made companies @laurelmercantile and @scotsmangeneralstore grew by leaps and bounds because you were tired of waiting on things from containers stuck in the ocean. You supported hundreds of American makers, you paid their light bills and put food on their tables.”
She also made a note about her new baby. Erin wrote, “Mae was born with some congenital defects from the womb but is doing great in physical therapy, and is getting stronger everyday—almost crawling, always smiling. She is the sweetest and easiest baby the good Lord ever made. God held us in the palm of his hand through another year of uncertainty and pain in the world and keeps us close, ever present, never changing. He is so good. So let’s try this again.”