Sometimes it is just the simplest passages that highlight the week. An adoring customer phoned in an order from our nearby sister city...Bellevue. She had received our E Blast, touting free shipping until midnight on Mother's Day (I bequeath you with the promotional code that lands you free shipping...just type in 'mom' and voila...shipping is on us.) She was ordering 1 Peony glassyaby, acting as a personal shopper for her 13 year old nephew. He had called his auntie life line saying: 'I need a Mother's Day present...please help.' Having free shipping on her mind, auntie suggested her 'go to ' gift, glassybaby; and the deal was sealed. We both paused on the phone at the time of her ordering to delight in a 13 year old's strategical planning to get his mom a Mother's Day present. Infinitely Sweet.
Another passage. A gentleman entered our store on an express to buy his wife a glassybaby. I am not sure if it was Mother's Day inspired, but my hunch is it was a May birthday gift. We plucked various colors to consider, one of which was Great Oak. To sing the praises of Great Oak is to celebrate the random black veins that often are embedded in the circumference of the glassybaby somewhere. This is just the sublime, beautiful nature of Great Oak. The one we gazed upon had a black line 'drawing' that made me think of the 16,000 year old French cave drawings of Lascaux. With the internet at my fingertips in the store, Wikipedia provided a kind of cross reference for the Lascaux glassybaby. Although our dear customer did not choose this transcendent Great Oak...we had to marvel at the dimension of Art History meeting glassybaby (possibly a bit of a stretch, but fun nevertheless.)
Speaking of cave drawings, the blog seems archaic and dark aged compared to Twitter and Facebook. What a great opportunity to reach our glassybaby tribe through these alternate medias (that frankly still mystify me.) Marissa, our darling of marketing, has launched both a glassybaby Facebook page and a Twitter account. I, ignorantly, love it. For now I remain a Facebook and Twitter nubie...in the near future I hope to twitter and tweet and 'face?' often. To be continued...
End note... a passage into glass. Ryan our wonderful Production Manager and Melanie our scheduling everything, both spear headed an evening of glass blowing for our sales team, a hands on glass blowing tutorial. Ryan stepped forward to explain the process of making a glassybaby, something we all should be versed in. Then we each got to try our hand at pipe meeting molten glass. It was thrilling and very hot. We have all been baptized into glassblowing. (Thanks Ry and Melanie.) It was wonderful, and anything hot is very medicinal right now.
Until Next Time, Nicola