We have arrived. Cherry blossoms are everywhere, and we are in high level discussion on what flora to embed in the two planters that flank the entrance of our store. We are lucky to have Robin in our sales mix...she 'moonlights' at a local nursery and has a penchant for planting. She has volunteered to plant Spring for us. Her suggested lineup?: black mondo grass, ivy geraniums, coleus and tasso daisies. Just writing her choices sounds like it will look beautiful. This level of plant/flower detail mystifies me. We work with a multi-talented dream team. Thanks Robin.
Speaking of planting, we are busy planting the permanent University Village store. The ground has broken there, and our favorite, Addado Construction, is making a beautiful space. A few elements to tantalize you with...the floors will be beautifully finished concrete. The point of sale will have drawers of glassybaby, a twist on our ever present shelves. Glide the drawer open for a helicopter perspective on a bevy of glasybaby. So sweet and somewhat dangerous in terms of throwing one more glassybaby in your shopping basket. The store will have the signature crisp, simple, elegant, glassybaby aesthetic, a great canvas for the myriad color.
P.S....Technology knocks at our U Village door...there will eventually be a live video feed of our glass blowers making glassybaby out of our Madrona hot shop. A nice James Bond element.
Along with the cherry blossoms are the lady joggers. I love that with the promising skies, we get to reacquaint ourselves with the outdoors. One customer came in having just jogged through Seward Park. Her carrot after the run was to replace the glassybaby she bequeathed to her friend visiting from Sweden. She implored to me that she has truly missed it (glassybaby waters run deep.) As our time together at the register wound to a close, I said: 'Thanks so much for thinking of us.' She replied: 'I think of you everyday lighting the glassybaby on our dining table.' Lovely.
End note. Just a smile for the week. Our 4 year old daughter makes mini masterpieces of art at 'school' which she signs with her name "Rae." She is currently in the habit of reversing the letters of her name. So regularly I pick up my daughter named "Ear." It makes me smile.
Happy Spring. Until Next Time, Nicola