Saturday, December 19, 2009

Carolyn WEstbrook: Happy Holidays

Dear Friends,

I just wanted to wish each and every one of you a very Happy Holiday Season.
Here's to hoping that we remember the important things in life come from
the heart and not from the department store.

Remember my friends, it is our ability to get creative and give heart felt gifts
that have true meaning, and these do not have to be expensive. A photo album,
a handmade scrap book, a handwritten letter telling those we love, how much
we care, perhaps some homeade cookies or other sweet treats that we have baked
ourselves. These are the real treats in life.
Let's remember, most importantly the Reason for the Season: A Celebration of the
Birth of Jesus, and to share that love this Holiday Season.
I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Holiday Season to remember!

XOXO Carolyn
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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Carolyn Westbrook: Tis the Season

Can you believe it my friends??? Christmas has snuck up on me this year. I am so far behind and running to catch up. It is Christmas here at The Oaks, and trying hard to get everything ready for the Season. It is a tradition around here that before the turkey is even taken from the table that we all have to gather outside and wrap the massive columns on the porch with garlands. Good thing that I have brothers, and one that is still agile enough to scurry up the 40 ft. ladder. It makes me worried just to look at the ladder, it is so incredibly tall. Of course, when my smarty pants brother starts cutting up, I have to give the ladder a gentle shake and tell him that I hope he doesn't fall. Truly, he is a sweetheart. All brothers, Mom, Dad, Papa, Nana, cousins, sons and daughters have to pitch in, as it is a HUGE undertaking. There are five trees all with vintage ornaments and this year trees are wrapped with lights, as my son Nicholas is feeling even more festive and he is the king of Christmas decorating. He has been busy after school wrapping trees with lights and garlands around the long fence across the front of the property.

This is a great time of year and I cannot believe, SNOW???? This is a shot from last year as it snowed and Victoria and Alex were trailing off into the woods. I love this photo. Meanwhile, perhaps a chance of snow tomorrow, in Texas...seems that Jack Frost is here early
Just an update about the book. We did some shooting already and looks like it will be a fantastic book. I am so fortunate to be working with reknowned photographer, Keith Scott Morton, and he has done a magnificent job with the photography and is a joy to work with.

I wanted to let you know also, that I have two matching twin sized red velvet spreads that were made specifially for the book shoot. I now will offer them for sale and they are stunning. They are made to layer over a white dust ruffle and there are pillows to match in the white box pillow and red velvet Euro and some smaller pillows. It is absolutley stunning and thinking that it would be even more so with a white Jr. Box in the front monogrammed in red. Contact us, if you are interested in matching twin and they will be discounted below wholesale.
Meanwhile, hoping that all of you are decorating for the Season and in the Spirit of the Holiday! Hoping that all of your dreams come true for the Holiday Season!
XOXO Carolyn

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