Whilst I am gone, a few accumulated notes. (Using 'whilst' in this text seems very Scottish... this is where I am currently...blissfully.)
A wonderful, tall, blond gentleman entered our store a few weeks back and summarily abdicated pleading color paralysis. His mission had been to choose glassybaby for a wedding gift. Recently he conquered this common glassybaby ailment. He reentered our store and chose a stunning combination of 3 glassybaby... his gift mission was a success. His presence was remarkable and his height allowed him to line up glassybaby combinations on top of our custom built, gigantic, shelving piece. He perched different ensembles without lighting them and landed a stunning, sublime trio of Angel, French Vanilla and Grandma Jane's Caramel. The bride is East Indian, her fiancee will ride in to be married on a white horse...in accordance with tradition. This just captures my imagination. How wonderful.
Another store anecdote...a marvelous, soggy customer visited our store. It was a wet July morning. She stumbled upon us from the bird's eye view of her walk in the rain. What I learned...she was visiting from Stanford California. She and her husband, affiliated with Stanford University for years, are in retirement. Her husband had been a tenured Music professor.The great presence of this woman filled our store. She told me that she revels in the rain...of course she does come from parched Stanford. We stood together and I explained the process of making a glassybaby...she was just fascinated. She left with the promise to return.
In the spirit of objects that march through our door...a grand, frequent, glassybaby customer came in with 2 objects carefully swaddled in dish towels. What was she holding? Two gorgeously painted ostrich eggs of course. One glance led me to suggest the out of season colors...Roots and Harvest. After a short trek to the back...she purchased 2 of each. I love it. I ate ostrich scrambled eggs in South Africa one time...I can definitively say that I prefer the painted ones that match glassybaby colors.
In the spirit of travel I post to you...Until Next Time...post Scotland, Nicola