The Seabrook 5th Annual Porch Illumination was a great success this past weekend, and the glassybaby roadshow was delighted to be a part of it. The festivities began with a meet & greet cocktail hour with glassybaby. Just feast your eyes on some of the dramatic patriotic displays:
10% of glassybaby sales from the weekend will be donated to the Seabrook Foundation to support the Aberdeen Hospital cancer care center.
A wise person once told me, "Any chance you can, eat outdoors." And that's just what we did on Monday night after an incredibly gorgeous drive back to Seattle from Winthrop, east of the mountains.
We bought dinner at the deli, set a table, lit glassybaby, poured a glass of wine and sat back to enjoy the fireworks display going on across the lake. The perfect end to a warm summer holiday weekend. Hope your holiday was also restful and filled with fun!
Our mountain-men glassybaby glassblowers, Ryan Mellinger, Andy Martin, and Nick Ashman are back down to sea level after having reached the summit of Mt. Rainier!
Speaking of sea level and warm summer days, this is an especially fitting time to 'love our oceans.' 10% from the sales of each 'love our oceans' gift set will be donated to Conservation International to help them protect our magnificent, life giving, bodies of water. Aren't the colors scrumptious... 'ocean,' 'dolphin,' and 'safe?' Makes you want to dive into them!
Two dear baby stories:
An expectant mom bought two 'baby' to be presented this weekend to her parents and parents-in-law when the family takes a wine tasting trip to Walla Walla. The young couple thought that suspicions would be raised when she didn't raise a wine glass ... so they came up with the ideal way to share the news that they were going to make them grandparents.
Another customer came in to buy two 'baby' for her friend who had delivered twin girls a bit too early at 27 weeks. She wanted to light both 'first kiss' and 'baby' but decided on 'baby' and then, as Jacqueline put it, "darted off to the florist to fill each with flowers." So sweet.
But before she set out for the florist, she had some suggestions for another customer who was trying to find a special glassybaby for her friend's 50th birthday. She proposed the lovely 'friendship.'
The ladies had a great conversation about giving gb as gifts. The customer decided on 'friendship' and said that neither she nor her birthday-girl friend had ever owned a glassybaby but had heard about them and had seen them everywhere. As she was leaving she mentioned that she would be back soon to buy more as a wedding present for her friend, for along with turning 50 she was recently surprised by a wedding proposal!! Sigh.
Have a great week and enjoy that giant yellow orb in the sky!
Until next time,