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Old 11-29-2020, 04:52 AM
 
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I watch the show to see what Erin does with the houses, much like I watched to see what Joanna did with hers. It doesn't matter so much about the locations, it's the houses. I like it most when they do a truly historic home (some are just shacks). I especially like that Erin isn't afraid to use color, for example pale yellow cabinets. Joanna always uses gray, which I got tried of. Love Erin's wooden floor guy.
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Old 11-29-2020, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Texas
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You ain't kidding!
I spent 30 days there after Katrina. Nice to see this show and the nice rehab they did.

I remember buying food at the Piggly Wiggly, staying at the EconoLodge...

Quite a memory.
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Old 11-30-2020, 07:16 AM
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Location: Coastal Georgia
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I watch the show to see what Erin does with the houses, much like I watched to see what Joanna did with hers. It doesn't matter so much about the locations, it's the houses. I like it most when they do a truly historic home (some are just shacks). I especially like that Erin isn't afraid to use color, for example pale yellow cabinets. Joanna always uses gray, which I got tried of. Love Erin's wooden floor guy.
I also like how their basic mission is to attract businesses, restore neighborhoods, and attract young people. As Erin said, high tide raises all boats.

The Indiana show, Good Bones, is doing the same thing. Most of the other home improvement shows are almost offensively self serving.
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Old 12-03-2020, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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I always get a chuckle because that husband can't keep his paws off of Erin. Not that I blame him.
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Old 12-04-2020, 11:59 AM
 
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A favorite son of Laurel, died earlier this year. He played the naive, but smart-mouthed farmhand on the old TV sitcom "Green Acres."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Lester
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Old 12-04-2020, 05:47 PM
 
Location: 2 blocks from bay in L.I, NY
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I have become so addicted an HGTV show - in fact, I am watching it now. "Home Town". What an idyllic little southern town! I returned from church today and began binge watching. My husband loves it too, although he'll be departing for the family room when the Super Bowl starts.

Erin has my taste - or very close to it. She restore and doesn't demolish. Ben is such a talented woodworker.
I also love how they make do, repurpose, and work with smaller houses that are not mansions - cozy cottages.

I am so shocked by the prices! Incredibly low. Is anything WRONG with this little village? It just seems picture perfect.

Can anyone tell me about Laurel? Does anyone, perchance - know them?

I like Chip and Joanna, but I don't find Waco to be appealing and their taste can be repetitive - ship lap, for example. They are not as unique in their use of color or design as are Erin and Ben.

Is anyone else in love with "Home Town", and Erin and Ben?

Surely, I can not be the only one.

Love it when Ben says "I like a little dinge" 'cause I do too.
I've just gotten into this show lately over the past couple of months when I can catch it. I'm loving it! Thanks for stating their names as I couldn't remember. Erin has my taste, too. It's hard not to compare this couple to Chip & Joanna. I love them too but yes, Erin's taste is much closer to my own. Same for Hilary Farr of Fixer Upper. The work that she does is AMAZING!

I'm beginning to recognize that each of the celeb interior decorator-designers have their own signature and most don't really go far outside of that. Maybe after awhile, I'll get bored with Erin's taste but for now, I'm loving everything that she does.
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Old 12-04-2020, 05:53 PM
 
Location: 2 blocks from bay in L.I, NY
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We love this show, also, and we're amazed at the price of houses and what Ben and Erin do with such small budgets. My husband said...I wonder what the crime rate is for Laurel. I Googled it and it's really high...unfortunately. It said 1 in 19 will be a victim of a crime. There's few jobs and what there is doesn't pay much. Too bad. This is filmed with the best backgrounds possible. I wondered if it would become another Waco that was ruined by Chip and Joanna.
This is my first hearing of this. How did Chip and Joanna ruin Waco?
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Old 12-05-2020, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Coolidge, AZ
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Has anyone ever driven thru Laurel on the interstate? Some of the most depressing, impoverished scenery I've ever seen. Literally, third world level poverty on display for all to see.

Laurel is a hole.
Are you trolling??? Laurel is literally one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever driven through with the rolling hills, so atypical of Mississippi.
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Old 12-06-2020, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Eastern N.C.
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A favorite son of Laurel, died earlier this year. He played the naive, but smart-mouthed farmhand on the old TV sitcom "Green Acres."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Lester
Even with all the 'who died this year' articles I hadn't seen this. A Green Acres actor dying should have been front page news.
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Old 12-07-2020, 01:01 AM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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A favorite son of Laurel, died earlier this year. He played the naive, but smart-mouthed farmhand on the old TV sitcom "Green Acres."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Lester
Awwe...I remember him. I didn't know he had been an evangelist. RIP.

Green Acres and Petticoat Junction were some of my first favorite TV shows. I am also surprised that this is the first I heard of it.
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