Thursday, June 25, 2009

Roundtop Antiques Fair this Weekend!

Everyone get ready for a summer road trip to the Hill Country. It's time for the Roundtop Antiques Summer Show at the Big Red Barn in Roundtop, Tx. Check our website at www.carolynwestbrookhome.come for more details under Upcoming Events page.

We have a wonderful gathering of treasures from cross country including a mid century modern tufted couch and chair (fabulous!) and some gorgeous antique oil paintings, along with urns, statuary, and of course, our signature bedding and pillows.
Cannot wait to see you there!
XOXO Carolyn
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Friday, June 12, 2009

Sometimes it takes a little disaster to find out how truly blessed you really are!

I just want to say thanks to all of my friends out there, who took the time to let us know that they were thinking of us, as a humongeous tree was laying across our garage. I know everyone has things happen, and feeling really blessed that our house is still here! The sheriff's dept. confirmed a tornado and it is so funny, like it seems like it was concentrated on the grounds here. The county sent out a truck to get the one laying across the road, but this morning bright and early, we had a gang of young men, Nicholas, Riley, Brian, Blake, Christian, Dalton, and the grown-up's Kenneth and his wife, showed up with chainsaws and trailers. These friends worked all day, and were able to get most of the tree cut up and carried off in the front yard, and that was no small task. We are talking sweaty, gut wrenching work and we had a team of 4-wheelers, trailers, and people stopping by to check on us. Thanks to all of you who sent me notes of concern, and for all who helped! We are all blessed to have each other!

I am leaving and will be traveling up I-35 to Oklahoma City and Wichita...if anyone knows any great shopping stops to hit along the way, let me know, especially you Miss Garden Antiques Vintage, as you have been everywhere known to woman,where antiques are sold and find the best treasures. Would love to hear from all of y'all!
XOXO Carolyn

XOXO Carolyn

Thursday, June 11, 2009

A tornado hits The Oaks Plantation

It is so heartbreaking. Today, 200-year-old oaks that stood proudly around "The Oaks Plantation" were torn apart and uprooted today, as a tornado came through our area. Five trees total were blown down, one on top of the garage...unbelievable. It is so sad, as these could never be replaced and they will be missed. All of the oaks are now gone that stood proudly in our yard. The windows bowed inward and looked as if they were about to burst, and we were thankful that they did not. A tornado came through in the 30's and blew the entire town away, but our house creaked and groaned, and every window was said to have been blown out, but the house stood through it all, one of the only structures to survive. We are thankful that she withstood the test again today. We are blessed that everyone is safe and the house survived. Hope everyone else faired well, during these storms, and is safe and sound.
XOXO Carolyn
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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

You better go...Garden Party Sale

Attention Friends. Some of my best friends are gearing up for the annual "Garden Party" sale in Dallas. It is Portia, from "Garden Party" and Gina, from "Country Garden Antiques," and there is no time to waste, as it starts tomorrow. Gather here for antiques, garden, architectural, and just great stuff. Make sure to get there early for best chance of finding your treasure. Here is the info:
June 11 6pm-9pm
June 12 9am-4pm
4224 Allencrest
Dallas TX. 75244
Gina- 214-770-3038
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