'It's coming on Christmas,
they're cutting down trees,
They're putting up reindeer
and singing songs of joy and peace.'
~'River' by Joni Mitchell ~
Above is a photo from the very first glassybaby holiday in the old Green Lake studio in 2003. Lee and Debra had been east of the mountains spending Thanksgiving in Mazama and brought back small trees to decorate. They built this winter-wonderland-of-a-set with reindeer and glassybaby as snow. What a joy that first holiday was in the gb studio which had previously been home to a dairy. Such promise and hope... and look at our glassybaby now!
Elves have been sprucing up our stores to spread a bit of holiday cheer. They are keeping the home fires burning. Stop by and see for yourself!
I was perusing the holiday glassybaby sets that are available this time of year, and they are an elegant delight! Just look at this magnificent Hanukkah menorah depicted in 'the miracle of lights' set. It would bring grace, honor and light to any space.
And I just love the holly, jolly 'sleigh bells ring' set.
And the Elvis inspired... I-hul have a-ha 'blue christmas' set:
All of these sets got my cheeky, creative juices going so I decided with a little bit of mischievousness to try my hand at the 'name your own' glassybaby bouquet that can be found on our website. (I had seen one of our customers so creatively do a bouquet of the Muppets and thought why not? That looks like fun!)
Here is my first bouquet name, 'santa-mental' with co-conspirators, in order:
'tangled tree lights'
'family love (no matter what)'
'lump of coal (you know who you are!)'
'uncle buck's spiked eggnog'
Once I got started, quitting was no option. Set making is sooo addicting.
Next, I came up with the sentimental 'shalom' set. It goes as follows:
'latkes like buttah'
'... and now this!!'
At this time of joy and peace, it gives me pleasure to think of connecting with our sisters and brothers of the world.
Shalom, peace and love.