Apologies in advance for the bad clichés, but here they come:

This week’s Rubbish Chuck is more fun than a barrel of monkeys, more enjoyable than a barrel of laughs, and makes you want to roll out the barrel to celebrate.

That’s because it features a couple of cool and kitschy barrel chairs.

Officially dubbed an Ararat Chair, these babies sport the vintage barrel design that was hot stuff in the 1940s. It’s triple hot stuff now, thanks to the smooth grey leather seat, the neat-o plaid on the back and the real swell price tag.

Each chair measures 20 inches wide by 19 inches deep with a dandy plaid back that’s 34 inches tall. The seat height is 20 inches. 

  • Original price: $289 each
  • Sale price: $200 each

All sales are final. No Holds. Come in or call 281-290-9565.
Operators are standing by!
Ararat Chair Rubbish Chuck is valid Friday October 17 only!

We have two in stock. They’re waiting for you. Head down to Laurie’s and grab one or both now!

Ginny’s having a baby! And why should you care? Because it could net you a $1,500 Laurie’s gift card!

Before we get to the nitty-gritty details of the $1,500 gift card, we should probably fill you in on some other pertinent info. Like who the heck Ginny is.

baby2Ginny is a member of Laurie’s media team, and her baby’s due right around Thanksgiving! She’s very mysterious- for instance, we can never seem to get a picture of her face. Everyone’s pretty much over the moon about Ginny’s new bundle of joy, especially Laurie who gets to be an Aunt again!

Despite all the joy kicking around, we do have a slight issue on the table. It’s the baby’s name. Laurie thinks the new baby girl should be named Rainbow, while Sydney says Olga is the way to go. This is where we need your help. This is also where the contest comes in. No one knows the actual name yet- like we said, Ginny is mysterious.

Guess the Baby’s Name Contest

The Guess the Baby’s Name Contest lets you guess the baby’s name. If you’re right, you win a $1,500 gift card for Laurie’s. If multiple people guess the name, it’s first come first serve. Only one entry per person.

To enter, you just need to do two things:

  • Follow Laurie on Pinterest (her boards are a prize themselves)
  • Fill out the contest form below, submitting your guess and contact info

Cool, huh? Can’t wait to see your guess!

Your Name (required)

Your Pinterest Handle (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Guess


Sorry to our friends over-seas, but the contest is only valid for US residents. 

The contest ends when the baby arrives or November 11, whichever comes first. Good luck!


Everyone always oohs and aaahs over things like sled beds, fainting couches and armoires. But the poor bench is largely ignored.

We’re fixing that with this week’s Rubbish Chuck, featuring a Southern Bench that’s the king of all benches.

This beautiful bench measures 60 inches long by 22 inches deep by 16 inches high.

Why This Bench is King

  • Handsome wooden legs 
  • Sturdy foundation for standing on when you’re too lazy to get the stepladder
  • High-quality fabric with eye-catching pattern
  • Firm enough for several guests to sit on
  • Long enough for one average-height guest (or two short ones) to sleep on
  • Fits finely at the foot of your bed, the side of your desk or your empty-looking foyer that “needs something right there”

It’s marked waaay down for Rubbish Chuck

  • Original price: $695
  • Sale price: $400

You know the drill:
All sales are final. No Holds.
Come in or call 281-290-9565.
Operators are standing by!
Stop by Laurie’s and swoop this guy up fast. Royalty is always in demand!


When it comes to Halloween decor, you have two clear choices. You can get a trick or you can get a treat. What we refer to as the trick is all those ill-crafted, tacky decorations that are prone to falling apart before you even purchase your first bag of candy corn. These icky tricks include:

  • Gauzy spider webs that get stuck in your bushes and your hair, never to be dislodged
  • Faux blood and rubber severed hands
  • Chintzy plastic Halloween door covers that rip the minute a trick-or-treater pokes it out of curiosity

Go for the Pleasing Treats


Treat-like decorations are unique, quality stuff that you can use year after year. If you’re weird or happen to have a home outfitted in black and orange, you can probably even keep these goodies on display all year long. These pleasing treats include:

  • Halloween5Adorable skeleton heads and haunted houses
  • Folksy, rustic scarecrows and witches
  • Rhyming signs and charming knick-knacks, like old-time bottles labeled cyanide, Essence of Corpse and Old Witches Brew


Cute, kooky or spooky, the treats are waiting for you at Laurie’s!

One instance of success is good. But Laurie’s is going even better with a double dose of the stuff. The first comes from our festival. The second comes from a chair. Yes, a chair. But we’ll get to that part after we talk up our festival.

Laurie’s Fall Festival Success

fallfestival7Laurie’s east lawn was exploding with excitement last weekend when our second annual Fall Festival kicked into high gear. This annual event features entertainment, food, vendors and a chance for the community to mingle and grin.

Yeah, it’s pretty cool. And pretty tasty too, especially with our baking contests that judge things like pumpkin cookies, pumpkin bread and pumpkin pie.

fallfestival1Congrats to all the baking contest winners for sharing your scrumptious creations. Thanks to Bernie’s Burger Bus and Oodles Entertainment for the burgers and balloons and face painting, respectively.

And a big bushel of appreciation goes to our vivacious vendors that included:

  • Arbonne
  • Stella & Dot
  • The Vintage Birdhouse
  • Silpada
  • Whimsical Works

All that fanfare, fun and frolicking was exhausting indeed, and we have a very special chair where you can sit back, take a load off, relax.

hayden1A Chair that Says Success

Folding chairs say
-Last-minute planning

-Too cheap to buy real chairs
-Unexpected guests.

Beanbag chairs say
-Too cheap to buy real chairs
-A kid that never grew up.

Wicker chairs say
-Here, kitty, kitty
-Come wreck me
-To the cat.

And the Hayden linen leather seat says

A Hayden linen leather seat says Success.

Chairs really do make a colossal impression, don’t they?
Make your own successful one with this Hayden wood, linen and leather beauty from Laurie’s! Stop by or shop online today.


baking5Grand Big Prize Winner!
Kristi (pie)

Pumpkin Pie
1st- Shirley Shirley
2nd- Katie Smith
3rd- Faith Longnecker

Pumpkin Cookie
1st- Becky Havill
2nd- Maria Baldera
3rd- Laura Watson

Pumpkin Bread
1st- Roslyn Gorder
2nd- Rusty Barron
3rd- Georgie Dale (youngest contestant)

Please drop by the store anytime after 11AM on Monday for the next two weeks to receive your prize!
Thanks for all who participated. There are so many good bakers in our area. Laurie’s is happy to share the “leftovers” with all of our fun customers. Love it!




There is no rubbish chuck today…
Because Aunt Laurie is throwing a Fabulous Fall Festival!! 
In case you didn’t know, here’s what’s going on:
- Bernie Burger Bus from 11-3. Get you some! 
- Vendors including jewelry, skincare, accessories, adorable kids clothes and more!! 
- And inside? Well we’re bursting at the seams with fall decor for your home, of course!! Not to mention a smattering of new pretties you cannot live without.


Last, if you are competing in Saturdays baking contest- you can drop that off today as well. 
So there’s your Friday- food, fall, and fun. See you soon!!!



Well, you’ve been hearing about it and it’s finally here- Laurie’s 2nd Annual Fall Festival starts this Friday! Here’s a rundown of all the goings-on:

  • Bernie’s Burger Bus will be here on Friday from 11AM – 3PM. If you’ve never had Bernie’s, you’re missing out. Check out their website.
  • Judging for the Baking Contest will be happening on Saturday at 2PM with special a guest from Treat! If you want to enter your delightful delectables, just drop off your entry at the front desk on Friday or Saturday morning. We promise that most of it will still be there when it’s time for judging (just kidding).
  • Free Facepainting and Balloon Art for the kids on Saturday from 1-3 PM by Oodles Entertainment
  • Great Vendors will be on hand, and you can get a look at their wow-worthy wares all weekend long!


RubbishChuck9-19-14Few things are more sinful (or boring) than bare walls, and this week’s Rubbish Chuck gives your home the quick fix it needs.

Head over to Laurie’s Art Room for a juicy 50 percent off the original price of anything and everything in it!

What the heck’s the Art Room?

Our Art Room is a rather small room in our rather large store with art literally spilling out the door. That’s why we want you to come and buy the stuff.

You’ll find goodies of all shapes, sizes, colors and styles to match any imaginable type of décor or mood.

  • Illustrations of mushrooms for your kitchen
  • Mini-posters of acrobats for your hall
  • Artsy photos of people you don’t know that would look really cool in your den

Rubbish Chuck: 50 percent off original price

Hurry down before someone snatches up the mushroom!

Our inventory and pricing changes frequently. Call or email to check availability and pricing.