I have had the wonderful pleasure of exchanging emails with Thomas, a customer hailing from Minneapolis Minnesota. He eloquently queried for help putting together the first (as far as I know) Northwest glassybaby Sea Glass collection. His message went like this:
"Our dearest Gretchen Mathers introduced me to glassybaby. I visited the store in the old Vitamilk Dairy just before Lee went on Martha's show, then again last year at your new location. Linda, my wife, ordered a clutch of glassybaby for the Lorig Wedding. While talking of what colors to select we came upon a great idea, a sea-glass collection. Yes, those sparkling jetsam finds from Northwest shores, sea green, seven-up green, cobalt blue, amber and oyster mother-of-pearl, there may be more.
Would you please identify six, one of each from your offerings, a perfect sea-glass collection? I'd like to order it for our hostess when we visit their seaside home at East Sequim Bay later this Fall. Thank you. Thomas"
This is the crown jewel of emails at glassybaby where color is our palpitation. I exchanged color ideas with colleagues then Thomas until we landed with this sextuplet:
- lady di
- root beer
Voila...a Northwest sea-glass mix. Each email that I received from Thomas had a photograph of Sequim's beautiful landscape/seascape attached, I am assuming from previous trips Thomas and his wife have taken there. The photos were so helpful for imagine traveling to the Washington coastal shore, they helped inspire the 6 glassybaby finalists for this collection. What a wonderful exchange. Thank you Thomas and have a great Fall trip to Sequim.
Another journey to share...an amazing local visionary named Carol Schillios, is the founder of an organization named the Fabric of Life Foundation, a meaningful, giving, entity who's mission is to empower young women globally to move from begging to business. Describing Carol's vision as a global one helps explain the enormity of her character, which also helps explain why she is living on top of a roof in Edmonds, Washington right now. Carol is encamped aloft in an earnest attempt to raise one million dollars from one million people. Her equation?...raising hefty dollars while raising important awareness about her cause. She will descend only once she has reached her goal. Click on www.upontheroofwithcarol.org for a journey into Carol's worthy adventure.
Below the rooftop is the Fabric of Life Store (523 Main Street, Edmonds WA, 98020.) The store currently carries a bevy of glassybaby color. We are overjoyed to join their inventory of wonderful products...thanks to Valerie Waltz our outside sales impresario. An inspired field trip to Edmonds could include waving at Carol on the roof, dropping a dollar into her tethered basket at street level, shopping for glassybaby at the Fabric of Life store and of course lunch somewhere delectable. Good luck Carol.
End note. glassybaby was featured wonderfully on the Seattle evening news. Carolyn Douglas of King 5 visited our Madrona store and hot shop. Lee was there to greet and explain the glassybaby story in her inimitably touching way and the King 5 piece also included the beautiful presence of Lisa Thompson who has inspired the glassybaby giving trio, 'Marsha's Hope,' which contributes toward ovarian cancer research. The link to this marvelous King 5 feature is: http://www.king5.com/business/stories/NW_080709WAB-glassybaby-KS.b9cd73f0.html. Enjoy.
Until Next Time, Nicola