A Holly Jolly Christmas!

Yesterday, Marty, Brittany and Melanie worked hard getting all the final Christmas touches put on the store in preparation for our open house tomorrow!  Don't forget about Christmas at Colony Park from 5:00 to 8:00 tomorrow evening! There will be fun and food (and CARA animals that need good homes) for the whole family!

Even after the open house is over, be sure to visit us often as we have great new gift items arriving daily!  We also have a new station set up for you to fix a cup of coffee or warm cider so you can sip on something good while you shop! (Just make sure you don't spill any coffee on a white sofa... :) )

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow night!

Invest In Your Nest

Well, we had an exciting weekend! SummerHouse was a participant in The Classic Bridal Showcase!  It was our first bridal show and we had so much fun! We met some cool brides and some really amazing wedding vendors!

For those of you who may not know, we have a bridal registry! It is called Invest In Your Nest, and it is awesome.  For details, go here:  http://summerhousestyle.com/registry/.  If you are a bride, or know of a newly engaged couple, let them know about our registry! We promise they will love it and find it to be VERY hassle-free and easy!

Here are a few shots from the show.  The Mississippi Craft Center was a beautiful venue!


Welcome back from the weekend! We hope you had a great one! 

We wanted to remind everyone that we are going to close this Thursday (Sept. 2) and will not re-open our doors until next Tuesday (Sept. 7)  You are welcome to stop by and look in on our progress through the windows, but the store will be closed!

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Be sure to go ahead and mark your calendars for THE BIG REVEAL party on Tuesday, Sept. 14!  We will have a drawing for a beautiful leather Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams chair, as well as some items donated by our fabulous neighboring businesses!  And we would like to give a big thank you in advance to Viking Cooking School for catering the event!

Just for you, our blog readers, we want to give you a little taste of some of the changes we'll be showcasing at THE BIG REVEAL.  Take a peek!  Can't wait to see you on September 14th! :)

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To learn more about THE BIG REVEAL, check out last week's blog post about it: http://summerhousestyle.com/blog/?p=758

Behind the Scenes: VIP Photo Shoot

We were recently asked by VIP Jackson for a room to photograph for an upcoming issue.  Since one of the teen rooms we recently did turned out SO well, we decided to use that one! Here is a little behind-the-scenes sneak peek of the shoot:   

[caption id="attachment_690" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Katie is showing off her flower arranging skills. Flowers always make a room photograph better!"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_691" align="aligncenter" width="448" caption="Here is Laurel, preparing one of our props: A bowl of popcorn! We put cute Izze drinks out, too, so it looks like a party!"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_692" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Allison Mazurak (photographer) and Erin Cogswell (VIP Editor) watch as Katie does a little rearranging"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_693" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Allison working her magic!"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_694" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="The colors in the room turned out so pretty!"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_594" align="aligncenter" width="448" caption="We absolutely loved how the window seat turned out. The button braid detail on the drapery is the best part!"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_695" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="CHEERS! That's a wrap!"][/caption]

Spring Market Review Designer Luncheon

We recently hosted our first annual Spring Market Review Designer Luncheon, where we invited some of our favorite outside designers to come in for lunch and a presentation of all the new Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Spring Market intro's!   Michael Cantwell of MGBW did a fabulous job of preparing a slideshow with all the new products.  Here is a quick look at what all went on...

[caption id="attachment_379" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Marty and Melanie did a great job with the food and flowers"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_382" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Everyone waiting on the slide show to begin!"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_385" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Meagan Burks, Katie Phillips, Betsy Pevey"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_384" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Melanie McGee, Gina Latham, Betsy Latham, Patti Hairston"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_380" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Rebecca Stephenson, Betsy Pevey, Cynthia Thomas"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_383" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Kelly Griffin, Katherine Brown, Jim Wilkerson"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_291" align="aligncenter" width="595" caption="Chatting about design"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_386" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Ruth McMillan and her assistant Kay with their goodie bags!"][/caption]