Sunday, September 11, 2011

Carolyn Westbrook: Live from the Plantation...Big News!

Hey Everyone. I have some big news that I want to share with all of you...and want you to know without everyone's support, this would not be possible. The summer was spent with trips back and forth to New York, and yes we have an incredible announcement...after months and months of negotiations, we were just able to sign our big deal with one of the largest bedding, quilt and bath companies. Featuring the Carolyn Westbrook Home brand of bedding, for adult and kids, and bath, for rollout with major retailers in Spring 2012.

I have been busy, designing, creating, and merchandising the new line, and the showroom. It is an amazing and huge showroom, in NYC on Fifth Avenue. So, all of the fabrics that I have carried around in my mind for years, as well as the bits and pieces that we brought back from Paris, have all come together to create beautiful bedding and pillows. I go back this week to do a final walkthrough of the showroom and see the final display, before the stores come in next week. I wish that everyone could be there with me, as we see this for the first time. How great would that be?? It is truly unbelieveable.

Everyone keep their fingers crossed that the retailers will love the line. I will try and take some pics while I am there, so that you all will be able to see it for yourselves.

Want to tell all of you to keep living your dreams. Even and especially when that seems impossible.

This week...I am in NYC and then off to Roundtop Antiques Week. We open Sept. 23rd-October 1st at Zapp Hall in Warrenton Texas. The motto here is "Come for the shopping, stay for the Party!" Right outside my door is gourmet comfort food from Royers Cafe and it is always a good time for a glass of champagne from the "Bubble Lounge."

Also, I am doing a book signing with my friends from Leftovers Antiques in Brenham TX Sept. 24th at 6pm. They have an amazing store and should be a great party!

I hope to see each and every one of you there...cannot wait. xoxo Carolyn

12 comments:

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Congrats Carolyn, can't wait to see more from your bedding line, and of course photos from Round Top, have a great time!!
xo Debra

Lauri Evans said...

How exciting for you C. But long overdue........you have always been an inspiration to me.

Stephanie said...

Congrats - this is SO VERY EXCITING!!!

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Congratulations Carolyn! Can't wait to see your line!

Hugs,
Judy

JUNK PALACE said...

Congrats on your bedding deal. I proud of you. Good luck in Warrenton.
Lillie
aka Junk Palace

Cathy said...

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to you Carolyn! I can't imagine how proud and thrilled you must be....can't wait to see pics of the showroom in N.Y. Enjoy the "Ride of a Lifetime"! Cathy aka GGJ

Trisha said...

Oh Carolyn, what wonderful news! Congratulations! Don't even give it a second thought- everyone will LOVE your line! Can't wait to see pictures!
xoxo
Trisha Evans
A Vintage hite

THE VERANDA said...

CONGRATS!! So excited for you! See you at Warrenton.... Maggie

JunK GyPSY said...

WE ARE SOOOO PROUD OF YOU!!! thank goodness that texas talent is being recognized!!!!woooohoooo!!! xoxoxoxo the junk gypsies
amie, jolie and mama janie

Red Shed Cottage Chic Antiques said...

Carolyn,
Congratulations! That is wonderful news and I am glad that all of your hard work has paid off. Will all retailers be able to carry your line, or just large ones?

BTW, I was also hooting at your previous behind the scenes, post. We woke to a raccoon in china cabinet night before last! One reason not to have a doggie door if you live in the country!
Hope you are well,
Valarie
The Red Shed

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Glad to found you have a blog~I love your book The French Inspired Home and was happy to be able to offer it as a giveaway on my blog from your publisher. Anyway I just hung some purple toile curtains and transferware in my kitchen, ever so inspired by that wonderful kitchen in your book! What a marvelous kitchen that was. Have a great time at Round Top~I just got back from Brimfield, do you ever go there?

VERBENA.... NESTED TREASURES said...

stopped by to say hello...hello.. what great news!!! I know it will be a hit. keep us posted where to purchase.. I will spread the good word. xo Laura