Foreshadowing our June Seconds Sale, a customer recounted her January sale experience to Jeanine our C.O.O., who happened to answer her phone call...clearly a blog worthy tale. In the bitter cold of January, our customer brought her reluctant 14 year old son into the fray of the sale...not exactly kicking and screaming, but resistant. However, the sale magic permeated this adolescent reticence and the 2, mother and son, had a great time choosing a batch of seconds. The son even chose one for himself, which has faithfully provided him with a cell phone port ever since January.
And furthermore...unsolicited product eloquence came from this same customer...we love her description of glassybaby as an "affordable luxury." She definitely gets it and so, apparently (no pun intended) does her son.
We now have etched glassybaby available in the store and by phone order. They are little beauties that come with marvelous words such as: hope, loyalty, joy, peace, imagine, love etc.. A glowing customer came to our Madrona store expressly for a 'Joy' glassybaby... in the color Mountain Lake. Exuding joy, her glassybaby purchase was obviously celebratory...2 of her nephews (brothers) were engaged within the span of one week. Their mother, our customer's sister, had been a ring purchasing mole for both sons, unable, under strict confidence, to breath a word of the news to anyone. At last, the rings have landed on fingers with "yes" all around. And Mom gets more joy from her sister, in celebration. Perfect.
Graduation is in the air, tassels and robes are standing at the ready. Sweetly, graduates receive glassybaby as gifts. A treasured customer, Tracy, spent time choosing glassybaby for her graduating from high school daughter, and her daughter's two best friends. She carefully chose 3 to suit their color types; and I love that her vegan daughter will receive the color Carrot.
Another baccalaureate purchase was, I believe an Aunt, buying for her niece...by the Aunt's account, a wonderfully politically minded, peacenik kid. The graduate will receive a 'peace,' Mountain Lake glassybaby. As I boxed, the Aunt said: 'She gets some stock too.'
Endnote, I do not want to belabor the cruel weather diatribe...so as a counterpoint to complaining...this made me smile. A small boy with Mom and Grandma came into our store on a recent grizzly day. From within gortex or maybe it was oilcloth...they seemed to bask in the rays of glassybaby color. The young lad, I am guessing 4 or 5 years old, said: "Mom, look at this beautiful gray one." A quintessential Northwest kid, who's cheery spirit I will try to invoke: "Look at this beautiful gray."
Until Next Time, Nicola