Months ago I reported the jubilant news that Coco and Robin (2 of our adored, core glassblowers) are expecting a baby. Speed forward...we know it is a boy, who will be named Akira. In his honor, we gathered last Saturday for a co-ed, potluck, baby shower. It was so sweet, our little circle of love. The stroller/car seat combination was a hit...very handsome with sensitive colored polka dots on a khaki canvas background. They also received what we are calling an 'action sling.' Imagine the James Bond of slings, not made of kevlar, however possessing a kevlar aesthetic. Many other snuggly, adorable items were cooed over. I brought the utilitarian 'Aquarium Bath Center,' not only for its use but for its name. I can sleep better knowing that they have a 'bath center.'
It was a lovely gathering; however unknown to Coco's Japanese cultural heritage. What fun to introduce her to a good old American baby shower. Robin took a snap shot of Coco standing before the baby gifts...looking so darling in braids, a black jersey shirt/dress, with a guilt laminate graphic and of course high heeled boots and a gorgeous belly.
Shower endnote...the food was delectable. In my top 5 items from the banquet table?...the pumpkin crumble, who's creator allowed me to know the three key ingredients within: sweet pumpkin puree, yellow cake mix and butter. Sublime.
Other minutes... One of our treasured customers who hails from Princeton, New Jersey, has repeatedly earned glassybaby ambassador status. I had the pleasure of receiving a phone call from her last week, on the heels of her recent trip to Holland. All of the family and friends that she visited received sets of glassybaby and fell in love. We are so thankful for the international glassybaby seeds sewn.
I am really trying to channel Spring and Easter, especially since last Sunday (March 15th) we awoke to snow that was falling in earnest. By lunchtime we endured a muscular hail storm. Sleet preceded afternoon tea and then, hopefully, dusk brought rays of sun and a gorgeous, momentary, blue sky. Peter Cottontail, we beckon you. For your Spring table, think citron, pollen, taffy, cashmere and milk, all bathed in sunlight.
Until Next Time, Nicola