As the owner of one of the state’s more progressive marketing and public relations companies, Carol Morgan of Cartersville is used to national exposure. Denim Marketing is well established within the buidling and real estate industries. She’s authored several books and is a constant presence at trade shows, webinars and a decade’s worth of podcasts.
But her home, on 20 acres outside Cartersville, and more specifically what she calls it is what got the attention of the editors at The New York Times.
The real estate story posted Nov. 3 is about what we call our homes and it opens with Morgan and her two German shepherds (Zen and Champ) at … Thistledown.
The story opens as follows:
Carol Morgan called her Chevrolet Tahoe, Thelma; she christened her diesel truck, Louise. It was only reasonable then that she would demonstrate at least as much regard for the house she built with her former husband in north metro Atlanta.
Welcome to Thistledown, named for the prickly purple-topped weed that dependably covers large swaths of the property every summer.
“I had never owned a house with a name before. But it’s a house on 20 acres so it just seemed like it needed a name,” said Morgan. For a while, she toyed with “Thistle” but “‘thistle’ by itself didn’t work,” Ms. Morgan said. A body of water known as Two Run Creek runs along the edge of the property; that, too, was on a list of name possibilities, but — who can explain why — didn’t feel right. Thistledown it was. Expanded story