O.K....It is not really Siberia...but temperature-wise, it is as close to a Siberian Doppler reading as Seattle gets...indoors...where we humbly work. Let's call it a temperature adventure, one that our dearest customers forged in order to take part in the biannual Seconds Sale.
To describe...Sunday January 14th dozens of customers, swaddled in fleece, lined up outside of our Greenlake store (temperature: low 30's.) We opened the store door with a flourish at approximately 9:55 am. Customers streamed in for the sale with excitement (temperature in the store:mid 30's.) They strode down onto the glassblowing floor and shopped adjacent to our furnaces (think perpetual fire...a wonderful visual.) It was a great, cheerful, determined, color saturated swarm of shopping. Notably included in the mix...2 scruffy-lovey pooches, and the sweetest eyes peeking out of a 9 week old baby. It was the third Seconds Sale that I have witnessed and simply put...it was a completely marvelous spectacle.
A sweet anecdote culled from our sale experience...one customer, in the midst of buying her chosen seconds...held up a framed photograph of glassybaby lining her mantle.She explained, her friend and sale side-kick...had taken the photo on New Years Eve. The friend framed it and bequeathed it to her as a gift, a thank you and a memory from their New Years Eve together. Sweet.
One tell tale sign of a glassybaby Seconds Sale... the ghost cups of Starbucks lattes lining our ledge just outside of the store. We were tickled to find a host of them...post sale...again a great visual and Seattle style cairn of the sale.
Until Next Time When a glassybaby 'second' is still an oxymoron. Nicola