Another inspiring spirit, Gretchen Schodde, was in yesterday. She is the Executive Director of the Harmony Hill Retreat Center. I could feel Gretchen's warmth before she entered the store. Harmony Hill offers abundant retreats to individuals affected by cancer. Many of the retreats thoughtfully include spouses and care givers. The retreats are offered with all expenses paid. It is our joy to partner with Harmony Hill. We were able to adorn their tables with glassybaby candlelight at a recent fund raising event. And just around the New Year corner Harmony Hill will host a glassybaby event at our Madrona studio. It will be a festive, unique party that raises funds for the retreat center. Stay tuned, you may want to join in.
Yesterday, Gretchen returned glassybaby and brought us sachets of lavender and a gorgeous bouquet of dahlias as a sweet thank you. The sachets and dahlias came from the grounds of Harmony Hill. There is such 'harmony' in the self sustaining, non profit, model of Harmony Hill. The retreat center grows and dries lavender, their garden is a cornucopia of fruits and vegetables, beds of gorgeous flora abound; but most importantly Harmony Hill cultivates important, soulful, guidance through their various retreats.
End note on beauty. We are all swooning over this wedding mix that is poised to adorn a September wedding:
The wedding will take place at the exceedingly lovely Seattle institution, The Sunset Club. The club is beautifully refined with exquisite antiques throughout. It has an airy, lovely, ballroom/dining room that carries with it exponential old school charm. Just the beauty of the ballroom wall treatment is disarming. This color pentagon of glassybaby will soar and I can hear the din of swing music and laughter...when I think of this wedding to come.
Until Next Time, Nicola