We received a lovely email message and photograph this week (see above photo.) The email subject was: "huge fan." The message attached was this: "Just wanted to let you know I'm a huge fan and addict of glassybaby! Thought you would like this photo for your site." So sweet. Through an email volley, we found out even more about our Southern California, "huge fan." Paul Coates brilliantly scribes a blog entitled, "Cityfarm" (http://cityfarm.us/wordpress/.) Cityfarm is a website, a blog, a place and a philosophy. As stated on Paul's website: "Simple, classic country farm lifestyle meets the modern taste and elegance of urban living." If you have a chance, meander through his marvelous site. Where else can you find, in one week, a recipe for "Weekend Cake" (which includes 1 cup of coffee,) a photograph of a gorgeous spider on a lime at Cityfarm, a recipe for a cocktail named, "The Manhattan love story," a mock conversation between fledging canaries and a gorgeously evangelistic passage on glassybaby? Paul exclaims in his writing: "glassybaby 4 Ever"...we exclaim: "Cityfarm 4 Ever."
In an earlier blog, I referenced the purchase of a single happiness glassybaby that a grandmother was giving to her, soon to be wed, granddaughter and husband to be. There is nothing like the connectivity we share with our customers...we simply love the story telling. Here is a photo, beaming with the happiness of newly weds, shared by Karen, the grandmother:
I can not resist a glass blowing endnote. The fabric of our glassybaby life is woven of molten glass and the grit and physical mastery of our glass blowers. Hallelujah. Every day I walk by the plastic card file of employees...there is a clock in and clock out pulse here. Upon a closer look...I found the repetitive black smudges on the corner of the cards, where the blowers grab their cards to swipe... to be beautiful and a testament to our glass blower's grit...here is the smudge photograph to share:
I also learned, this week, that the glass blowers have invented a quotient called: "smedium." Some glassybaby require a smedium drop of color when being made. This makes me smile.
More Soon...thanks for reading, Nicola