Lagniappe: something given as a bonus or extra gift.
[Mark Twain, "Life on the Mississippi," 1883]
We picked up one excellent word -- a word worth travelling to New Orleans to get; a nice, limber, expressive, handy word -- 'lagniappe.' They pronounce it lanny-yap. It is Spanish -- so they said.
About Louisiana Lagniappe -- we are a small internet run business featuring uniquely designed and attractively priced home decor and gift items. Our wide variety of styles include vintage farmhouse, retro, french country, and primitive -- our extra gift to you is our pursuit of excellence in providing you, our customer, with superior service, fast shipping, and a desire to make your shopping experience with us extraordinary.
We run our internet business from our home in Natchitoches, Louisiana, the oldest settlement as part of the Louisiana Purchase -- a quaint and picturesque small southern town where the pace of living moves a step or two slower than in other parts of the world.
In moving here almost 15 years ago we purchased a small old home – “a fixer-upper” – in the Historic Bed & Breakfast District and nestled in for the long haul.
In the process of renovating the old ‘fixer-upper” we began filling it up with antiques, primitives, rustic and country decor. Over time that affection for vintage-inspired home accessories led to becoming involved in a business where the products are related to the leisure pursuit that we enjoy being involved with – thus, the inception of Louisiana Lagniappe, . A shop geared toward providing you with product ideas to "exercise your imagination" in planning and adding to your own home experience.
We invite you to take some time and explore the various product categories that have assembled for you. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact and "send us a message" via the "Voicestak" icon on the right side of each page and we will promptly respond.
Enjoy and Thank you.