Nationally Recognized Artist Collection Available for Three Days Only

Raleigh, NC (PressExposure) May 27, 2009 -- Goldbug Studio ( announces today its debut open house and retail show. Vintage inspired follies for the home and any occasion are handcrafted in Raleigh, North Carolina and sold exclusively wholesale through fine retailers—until now. For three days only, May 29 through 31, Goldbug Studio is making its entire collection available for the public to view, enjoy and purchase. The Spring FOLLY Event will be held at the Raleigh studio located at 518 Pershing Road in the Five Points area.

Jo Packham, author of "Where Women Create" ( will make a guest appearance signing copies of her book at the preview grand opening gala on Friday, May 29 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The retail sale is Saturday and Sunday, May 30 and 31 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“Hosting a gala and our first ever open house is the perfect way to share our follies and a little bit of our vibe with the Triangle community,” says Ashley Carter, artist, founder and collection designer of Goldbug Studio. “I’ve wanted to open the studio for events for couple of years. Clients and friends tell us our pieces are joyful, childlike and a bit glamorous. We absolutely love what we do.”

Carter and her artist team use vintage materials and found objects to create a limited edition and one-of-a-kind collections. Creations include fairy-tale inspired figures, decadent crowns and party hats, custom bridal and baby products, and vintage style party and holiday embellishments.

The Spring FOLLY Event will showcase the Goldbug Studio collection, as well as an eclectic mix of other unique products: vintage toys and curiosities, German glass glitter, vintage French ribbon, antique Santos, millinery flowers, artisan jewelry, and collections from other nationally recognized artists.

Each day a lucky attendee will be selected to win a custom piece from the collection. To learn more and see some of these unique creations, visit

Media Contact: Cindy Stranad (919) 232-5008

About Goldbug Studio

Goldbug Studio was founded by Ashley Carter in July of 2001. The Goldbug collection includes one-of-a-kinds, limited editions, bridal collections, crowns, party hats, glass glitter birds, butterflies and other embellishments. The collection is sold exclusively through high end retailers including Bergdof Goodman, Anthropologie, John Derian Company as well as through hundreds of boutiques around the world. Goldbug Studio follies have been featured in some of the nation’s most popular magazines including: Modern Bride, Bride’s, Martha Stewart, Elegant Bride, Town and Country, Country Living, Better Homes and Gardens, Southern Living, Romantic Homes and Where Women Create. Visit or call (919) 834-1523.

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Press Release Submitted On: May 27, 2009 at 11:39 am
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