My Regular Texas Trips
As many of you know, I work with JCPenney as their Green Living Partner and help them as a spokesperson and consultant on their eco-product designation campaign called "Simply Green." The logo helps our customers (and associates) identify products we create that are recycled, renewable or organic. I'm down in Texas quite a bit for meetings and one-on-one time with design directors, executives and buyers. So, this time I thought I'd share a little insider view of their Energy Star award-winning corporate headquarters.
Above is what is known as "the statue." This is a giant statue of the founder, Mr. James Cash Penney.
Here's a photo of the very first JCPenney store.
One of the first JCPenney promotional gifts given away: how green! It's a toothpaste squeezer so you can get every little last bit of toothpaste out of the tube. I want one of these!
Some old matches that were given away back in the day.
Vintage stationary with the old JCPenney logo. Seeing this photo makes me miss my old typewriter. I might go search flea markets or a Goodwill store to find an old typewriter to have on hand. I love the look of the fonts when freshly "struck" to paper.
I also stopped by the JCPenney Stonebriar store nearby to check on my Simmons Natural Care by Danny Seo mattress. I also go into stores and refluff the pillows and clean-up the displays. Sometimes I personally explain the mattress to customers who may be there when I'm there. I always end up giving away free signed copies of my books to people!
Anyway, here's a sign on the bed promoting their 40% off special sale right now. Good time to buy and save!
And here's how it looks on the sales floor. So pretty.
(PS-I've gotten lots of emails asking why it's not available for sale in some JCPenney stores. This mattress is on display in all 165 stores that have mattress departments; stores that do not have a mattress department will not have this on display. To find the closest store to you that has a mattress dept., all you have to do is go to www.naturalcarebed.com and type in your zip code in the store locator. It will be available for sale in a few weeks on jcp.com as well!)