Sunday, January 22, 2017

Here we go.............

It's taken a year to settle into being solo here at Pate Meadows but I've done it!  Hootie Hoooo!!!  As most of you know (or not), Leigh (Pate) retired after creating together for over 25 years.  As of January, 2016, PMD has now been completely relocated to beautiful and historic Franklin, TN

where I live with my husband of 37 years, Dan although he will always be Danny to me.

And also with my sassy little Abigail - who by the way - folds and packages the patterns, cleans the workroom and helps with the shipping,

 and also plays Vanna when there's a drawing for a give-a-way to be done


and of course, my sweet SadieBoo.  Where would I be without her to protect me from Mr. UPS and any other varmints that might pose a problem! (She's the best squirrel dog EVer)!

Last but not least, there's Yoda.  Always ready to take a phone order or answer technical support when I'm all tied up!

Or just hang out.

All along I've been encouraged to get the blog going  (relentlessly nagged ) by Danny Molloy,
the social media / video person here at PMD who just happens to be my son-in-law, married to Haley (always sitting patiently - ready to help with hair and makeup - or anything else we need - she did NOT get that from her mama).

 I've been so hesitant - not for lack of projects to share - certainly not - there's not enough space on this blog for all the ideas that are constantly running through my head - but merely just for the simple fact that one more thing might make my head spin off !!!  But I'm determined !  I'm gonna do it !

So now that the Calvary is here, aka Bill and Claudine, aka my sweet parents who recently relocated just down the road a piece to Fairview, TN just to help with whatever I need at PMD.  They work circles around me.

So far........, they've done whatever I say....... even if it means riding the 4th of July Parade in the back of a pick up filled with water - (also known as a "water bed" here in Caterina World).

So..... now you know the inner workings of Pate Meadows Designs.   Thanks to all this wonderful help I have........., I can come up with all kinds of ideas to share with you from my time, well spent........

          OutOnThaPorch !

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Goodness, gracious !!!  Look what I found while unpacking old boxes.  This was the first Decorator Show House we did together way back in 1990.   What in the world did we have on ..... our pajamas ?

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Pate Meadows hosts WCAA Slipcover Seminar with Angie Knowles

We are enjoying our two day slipcover seminar with Angie Knowles here at Pate Meadows Designs.  The Greater Birmingham Area chapter of WCAA is learning lots of techniques in this hands-on class.  Angie has a wealth of knowledge to share and we are soaking it all up.  There is definitely more than one way to "thread a needle" .  Thanks Angie!!!

And the food is good too !!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

See Our Segment on ABC 33/40's Talk of Alabama

Leigh and I were thrilled when we were approached by a local TV station about doing a segment on our business. When asked which one of us wanted do the talking during the interview -- there was no doubt -- loud-mouth Caterina, of course!!! As usual, I always have something to say and Leigh would rather be off camera being the brains of the business!

We hope you enjoy!


Monday, October 5, 2009

Birmingham Chapter of WCAA host Scot Robbins

We recently had the pleasure of hosting the seminar "Roman Shades And Creative Cascades" with Scot Robbins. Scot showed us his techniques for producing beautiful roman shades and innovative cascades. This event was sponsored by the Greater Birmingham Chapter of WCAA. Everyone had a great time learning how to take our business to the next level with the help of Scot's vast knowledge and experience.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Hoover High Interior Design Class Visits Pate-Meadows Designs

About 20 students from the Hoover High Interior Design Class visited our studio on Tuesday. Teacher Teddie Butcher, organized the event. We met her when we spoke at the Alabama Association of Family & Consumer Sciences.

Hopefully they learned something in addition to how fabulous Caterina is!!!!

Our Picture Gallery is Updated

Hugs and kisses to Anna (Leigh's daughter) for uploading all the wonderful pictures that our customers have sent in. Be sure to check out our picture gallery with the all the new photos. Sorry we got a little behind, but keep sending in all those wonderful pictures!