Our 4th of July locally was 'hotter than a box of nails,' as my many Montana friends would say. A hot 4th of July? This is completely divergent from my decades long Northwest memory of always rainy 4ths. It was divine. My cast of characters ate American with reckless abandon. Our menu included homemade baked beans, coleslaw, a baked potato dish with the suspicion of mayonnaise in it and the confirmed topping of corn flakes (my personal favorite.) This was all rounded out by homemade rhubarb pie...not too tart, not too sweet. We were fire works free due to tinder box conditions. Instead, my brother in law hoisted a pinata in the form of Uncle Sam's hat...happy kids.
All of this 4th reporting is a send up to sharing my favorite email of the week. My inbox on July 6th held a message and attachment showcasing the stylish photographic eye of our treasured customer and glassybaby 'share holder,' Susan. (Her fame with us is years long. She gave her husband a pre-knee surgery, surprise party, catered and lit by dozens of glassybaby...'one for the books.') Susan's email message said: "We brought them out as our contribution to the fireworks on the 4th...looked great." Here is the visual...Thanks Susan...so stunning.
It is never too early to plan your Halloween costume. Another all time favorite email arrived to us. It read: "Dear glassybaby, As promised here are a couple pictures of our Halloween costumes. We each have a name we felt best represented our color, and if you look close you will see there is even a light inside our costumes! We're always happy to represent! Best Regards, The girls of Sunnyside, Mindy, Jessica and Alicia."
Here are the beyond adorable photographs...
From left to right, Mindy is tutu, Jessica is hidden moss and Alicia is true love. Thank you Sunnyside girls, Halloween ambassadors...glassybaby super models. We adore you.
End note, a summer notion...we have a beautiful new color named twilight. It is kindred to cloud and periwinkle. It is sort of a French Provencal color. Here is the summer notion: carve out an hour for yourself, plan it for a gorgeous summer evening, read Twilight (saucy, vampire, light read,) at twilight (earth's magic hour,) by the light of a twilight glassybaby...a perfect summer moment.
Happy Summer from all of us. Until next time, Nicola