Monday, October 3, 2011

Custom Cutting Boards at Petit Coterie

The months are just flying by as evident by my last blog post.  We have just had so many exciting things going on and one of them is our new cutting boards. Of course we had to take one of our original pillow designs, the Cafe de Madaline and add it to a beautiful maple board.  We are now offering these boards as custom wedding gifts, with the bride and grooms name and date of their wedding as well as anniversary and house warming gifts. I think it's great when you can customize a gift.

We are also offering our Burlap Christmas stockings and our holiday pillows so please stop by our website.

I hope all of you have a wonderful week ahead.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Atlanta Market here we come!

Koi Fish on 20" White Cotton Twill

Growth and change can either be feared, or embraced. Our small group is fully embracing our fast paced growth (including expanded office space!) with focus, determination, and hope. We are more than pleased to be a little hectic getting every last detail, new products, and new designs ready for our road trip. Destination? The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market taking place in Atlanta, GA from July 12th - 20th! This exciting event will be the big introduction of our new Cotton Twill line, new Bedding, and assorted other goodies we have added recently.

Dick, Jane, and Sally Ice Cream on 16" White Cotton Twill

If you find yourself in Atlanta during the show, please come see us in Building 2 Suite 1801. We would love to have the opportunity to share our new products with you! We look forward to meeting everyone at the Atlanta Market, so mark your calendars for July 12 - 20!

I hope everyone's week is going great and continues to be wonderful!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Rain, Rain Don't Stay Away...

Finally! It is raining! We are in desperate need of rain, as I'm sure so many other states are. How sad to see so many of the wild fires across the nation. So cross your fingers and get your umbrellas ready as we all anticipate more rain.

We have been organizing today, as we're on the move again. Not going to far, we are expanding our office space and simply putting a door into the next group of offices. We seem to keep scrapes of fabric, thinking we might use it for something but that just never happens. Today is a day to just throw things out.

We are also getting ready for the Atlanta Market July 12 -20th. So much needs to be done. We do hope that if your going to Atlanta you will stop in and see us at the HomeStyle showroom 1801. We would love to see all of you.

I hope your day is filled with joy,

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Happy Small Business Week!

Do you ever have those weeks where nothing seems to be going the way you would like? This has been one of those weeks. I feel like I am going around a Monopoly board, I just cannot get out of jail. For all of you who are in business for yourself I know you understand what I am talking about.

Social media, how important is it for your business? Twitter? I really don’t think that there is anything special about my day that I could share. Except for chewing the erasers off every pencil in my office out of pure frustration. I would love to hear your thoughts on tweeting. Maybe I just haven’t gotten up to speed on it. My tweet for the day would be up to my ears in pillows. I can’t even imagine anyone being interested in that.

I just heard yesterday that it is Small Business Week. What exactly does that mean? Is there a celebration going on somewhere that I am not aware of? Does it mean this week has been set aside for banks to shell out small business loans? If anyone knows the importance of Small Business Week, I would love to know.
Please share your thought on being a small business and how you’re celebrating Small Business Week.

To all of you who own your own business, I wish you a very happy Small Business Week!

Friday, April 29, 2011

The Winner Is....

Not only is the royal wedding a spectacular event but seeing the gorgeous dress that Kate selected is amazing. Reminiscent of Grace Kelly's wedding dress. I'm sure it will start a new trend in wedding gowns.

We are so excited to announce the winner of our Pillow a Month event. We used and Nancy from Life Love Laugh was selected. Congratulations Nancy!

As always we want to thank each of you for posting a comment. We always appreciate all the visitors to our blog. We do hope that you will check back often as we love to share out pillows in giveaways.

The weather is gorgeous here and I hope it is the same in your city. Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

One day left to be the lucky owner of SIX new Petit Coterie pillows!

I want to remind everybody to leave a comment so you can be sure your name will be entered in the drawing for a new pillow a month for six months. The drawing will take place tomorrow (Friday, April 29) so be sure to let us know your interest in participating!

Good luck and take care!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A Pillow Each Month Giveaway

I am really entertaining the idea of doing a pillow giveaway which would consist of giving one pillow away each month for six months. Like a pillow of the month club. I have seen so many monthly clubs from giving flowers to fruit each month. I think it would be fun for one person to win a pillow each month.

Let's just do it! I Think it will be fun. All you need to do is leave a comment on why you would like to win a pillow each month for six months and we will draw a name on Friday, April 29th.
Just think, a new surprise pillow arriving at your home each month.

Happy Tuesday!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Made In The U.S.A.?

How important is it to have pride that your items are "Made In The U.S.A."? I felt it was very important. If Petit Coterie could put 20 unemployed workers to work then we have made a small contribution to the unemployment in this country. Unfortunately, to be competitive I must offer pillows and bedding at a price that small stores can achieve a decent mark-up.

As the manufacturing pool get's smaller and smaller due to the imports coming in, it is harder for small manufacturing plants to keep up with the high cost of insurance and overhead. So naturally they are not in a position to offer rates that are competitive with China and India.

Which brings me back to the realization that just like many other wholesalers/manufactures in the U.S. we may have to move our production to China. A very sad thought.

I would love to hear your thoughts on this topic.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Monday, April 4, 2011

Petit Coterie Pillows on The Martha Stewart Show

We were completely taken off guard when we received an email that Martha Stewart had picked several of our pillows as her favorite items. Our pillows will be on The Martha Stewart show tomorrow April 5th. They will then be offered for sale tomorrow on One Kings Lane. We do hope that you will have a chance to view the show which is on the Hallmark channel.

If you haven't had a chance to visit One Kings Lane we hope you will do so. There are so many great items for sale at amazing prices.

Wishing all of you a wonderful week!

Monday, February 14, 2011

What Kind of A Shopper Are you?

The discussion topic in the office today is shopping. We discovered that we are not shoppers and that when forced to shop (usually out of necessity) we tend to have buyer's remorse. What kind of shopper are you? Are you the bargain hunter, always ready to find a great deal? How about the super dedicated shopper who will spend the entire day buying anything and everything? Possibly the window shopper...always looking but never really making a purchase. Do you prefer Internet shopping, sitting in your PJs and waiting for all your boxes of goodies to arrive? When it comes to holidays are you the frantic last minute shopper or are you already prepared for Christmas though it's only February? As a group of non-shopping women, we are curious to see how everyone else does it.

Have a fantastic Monday!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

A Very Blustery Day

Two days ago I was basking in the sun wearing flip-flops, now...not so much. The temperature dropped when the rain came in and now I (like so many others) just want to curl back into bed and hibernate til Spring! But not today, today there is a winner to be announced! Congratulations to Alison Royer of Belmont Design Group (
Alison is the new owner of our 100% linen "Compass" pillow.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our giveaway! I always love reading all of your comments and spending time following your blogs.

Stay warm and Congratulations again to Alison!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Linen, lovely Linen!

We have had such a positive feedback on our new 100% linen designs, I wanted to share one of our favorite of the new pillows:

Our "French Text" in a beautiful blue linen!

Thank you to everyone who has already posted and for those who haven't... don't forget to post and be entered in our giveaway for February 3rd!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Another Great Event!

Thank you to everyone who came and supported Petit Coterie at One Kings Lane. Our new linen line was very well received and to show our appreciation we are having another giveaway. This lovely pillow is our 20" Compass on 100% Linen.

The winner will be announced Thursday, February 3rd.

Good luck to all!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Its All New Now!

Happy belated Holidays to all! This year has started with a bang as we prepare for the introduction of new products, new designs, and new fabrics for the
New Year!
On Tuesday, January 18th our new linen pillows and 10 oz cotton canvas totes will make their debut on One Kings Lane. Here is a little peek at two items that will be featured:
"Penny" tote"Paris Stamp" on grain sack
As you can see, the new totes and linen pillows will be sold alongside new designs in our burlap and grain sack fabrics you have all come to know and love. Many fabulous items will be available for purchase on on January 18th, 19th, and 20th. Please stop in, browse, and see all the new designs Tuesday!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend and stay warm!