A Howdy From Houston Gift
My cell phone rang a couple of weeks ago while I was shopping at HomeSense. I answered, and a mischievous voice on the other end said "Sally, this is Tom from Houston"! Oh my goodness. How did Tom know that I was shopping at HomeSense and had just put a couple of nice, shiny lamps in my buggy, along with some orchids, and ferns?
Tom had just written a post about how stagers shouldn't go shopping all the time, but should use up what they've got in their inventory. Yeh, right. I'm bored with my current lamps, I don't have any more orchids, and I was inspired by Tom's ferns to purchase some of my own. I expected a Texas drawl on the phone, but was surprised to hear more of a New York style accent. I was corrected. This was a Philadelphian accent.
Tom told me that he wanted to send me something. What? - I asked. He wouldn't tell me. I was intrigued and very excited. Well, wouldn't you know it, today I opened up my mailbox, and along with bills and flyers, was an intriguing looking package, post marked Texas! I rushed in, placed the package on my mantle, and took a photo. Come on, how else did this photo end up on this blog? Ok, then I opened the package.
Inside was a copy of Tom's latest marketing venture - a gorgeous book of photos featuring staging jobs completed by Houston Home Staging. The book is extremely well done and a wonderful keepsake. But wait, there's more... also in the package was my very own copy of Absolutely Katy! Sept/Oct 2010 edition, featuring Tom's own house. I had seen this article on Active Rain, but to actually have the magazine sitting tactile in my hands was wonderful. I bet I'm the only person in British Columbia, no wait, all of Canada, with an edition of Absolutely Katy! magazine!
I believe I made a passing comment a while ago, stating that I wished I could have Tom's new book in my Christmas stocking. Well, Christmas came early for me this year. Thanks, Tom, for a wonderful, thoughtful gift and gesture. It means a lot!
Sally aka Digby Mahon