Don t Forget To Fall Back On Sunday

Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour on Sunday – everyone enjoy the extra hour of the weekend and have a safe and Happy Halloween!

Everything s Coming Up Roses

We posted a few weeks ago that the first shipment of Ebby roses was ready for sale. Then we posted about 15 minutes later that they had sold out!

Today, Jack Walter of Kimbrew-Walter Roses, Inc. in Grand Saline arrived at the Ebby Corporate office to personally deliver the first official shipment of the yellow Ebby rose. You couldn’t miss him – besides driving a van filled with rose bushes, his personalized license plate read “ROSES-2”.

For those of you who don’t know, here’s the full story of The Ebby Rose:

There are many ways to honor a person like Ebby Halliday, who has accomplished so much in her life. The more traditional ways are to present them with awards, have a city or state proclaim a day for them or organize an event in their honor. During 2005, the Company s 60th anniversary year, Ebby experienced many honors like these. However, one honor she received was very different and really stood out.

That year, Ebby was presented with the Ebby rose that was named in her honor. The rose is a striking, deep yellow rose that is as vibrant as the woman it is named after. Its color was chosen for her love of the color yellow. Ebby frequently wears yellow and has a passion for yellow roses. Also, a favorite song of Ebby and her late husband, Maurice Acers, was Tie a Yellow Ribbon and even today that song is often played when she is introduced at events.

The Ebby rose is recorded with the International Registry of Roses and several first edition rose bushes were planted at the Dallas Arboretum, which also was the location of the presentation ceremony.

The Ebby rose is a unique and beautiful honor for a woman who embodies those qualities every day, and it also now serves as a visual testament to her in the many North Texas communities in which it will be planted.

Our apologies to those that weren’t able to get a rose in this time – we’ll keep you posted on the next shipment!

Ebby s Young Professionals Group Teams Up With North Texas Food Bank

Ebby Halliday founded her company on three points of service; service to the client, service to the industry and service to the community. That’s why the Ebby’s Young Professionals group has teamed up with the North Texas Food Bank to help feed needy families in our local communities this holiday season.

The NTFB has reported that donations are down by 40% this year, which means there’s an even greater need.

And making your donation has never been easier! Simply visit the online donation page here and make your monetary contribution. Even the smallest amount can help – every $1 donated provides 4 meals for the hungry!

And for those of you who would like to make some extra room in your pantry by getting rid of non-perishable food you already have, feel free to bring your donations by the Ebby’s Little White House office in Preston Center, located at 5999 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas, 75225, November 5-7 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m..

Thank you in advance to everyone for their help and donations for this worthy cause.


Ellen Terry Listings Featured In The Dallas Morning News

If you missed the back page of the Business Section in yesterday’s Dallas Morning News, you missed some incredible luxury homes listed by Ebby Halliday Company, Ellen Terry Realtors.

The featured homes ranged from an $18 million University Park manse in Volk Estates to a stunning authentic Hutsell on Lakewood Boulevard priced at just over $1 million. We also loved the dramatic two-story condo at the W Residences pictured above.

Ellen Terry also used this opportunity to announce their 2009 Community Holiday Affiliation with the North Texas Food Bank.

You can see the full ad here.

Fall Comes To Strait Lane on Texas Property Journal Cover

Be sure and check out the latest issue of Texas Property Journal which features the home at 10647 Strait Lane listed by Lynn Gardner Collins, Senior Vice President of Ellen Terry Realtors.

You’ll remember this home from a previous post – the early deadline for the magazine meant this Fall fantasy had to be created in 100 degree heat in late September – which was before pumpkins were officially in season. But the experts at Dr. Delphinium called in a few favors and several thousand pounds of pumpkins magically appeared (and just as quickly disappeared the following morning). Special thanks to our friends at Dr. D and Sean Gallagher for his incredible photography.

This masterpiece was completed just minutes before almost 100 of the area’s top Sales Associates descended upon this Louisiana plantation-inspired estate for a Fall 2009 Luxury Market Update by Brad Edgar and D.W. Skelton – you can learn more about what they had to say here. And yes, they were in the same room.

You can also see some behind-the-scenes footage of how this look came together in this video:

The October-December 2009 issue is full of other great properties from across the state. Be sure and pick up your copy today.

Latest Issue of D Home Magazine Features Ebby Listings & Associates

The latest issue of D Home Magazine arrived in mailboxes late last week, which means it should be hitting a newsstand near you anytime.

The cover story, The 2009 Restaurant Design Awards, is an entertaining read featuring the best of Dallas dining in categories such as “Best Lighting”, “Best-Looking Waitstaff”, and “Best Private Dining Room” (which went to the back room at Tillman’s Roadhouse designed by Todd Fiscus and Rob Dailey pictured above).

But back to real estate. At the front of the magazine (near the full page of homes listed by Jennifer Miller of Dave Perry-Miller & Associates), you’ll find the end result of our latest Dr. Delphinium-designed holiday home featuring 5106 Shadywood Drive in Bluffview listed by Joe Kobell. Be sure and check out the “making-of” video here.

In the real estate section, starting on page 104, you’ll find Real Estate Editor Candy Evans’ picks for “Hot Properties” which includes the majestic White Rock Lake-front estate at 4321 W. Lawther, listed by Penny Rivenbark. The home was designed by Howard Meyer and built in 1940.

The section ends with a neighborhood spotlight on The Peninsula, a neighborhood on the east side of White Rock Lake that the folks at D claim is like having a lake house conveniently located only 10 minutes from downtown. Janice Parson, an Ellen Terry Associate, is quoted saying “It’s Dallas’ best-kept secret, with an almost cult-like following.”

And if all this leaves you hungry for more, pick up your copy of D Home today at a newsstand near you or see highlights here.

October EYP: The Video

The buzz about last night’s EYP meeting featuring Ebby’s surprise Halloween treat is still going. We managed to piece together some of the highlights of the performance in the video below.

Note: While the great ambiant lighting at the Foundation Room at the House of Blues is ideal for hip gatherings, it isn’t quite ideal for video. Regardless, you’ll get the general feeling of last night’s event. Enjoy.