Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart.
Just look at this gorgeous neutral palette of glassybaby that was displayed at the Madrona store. The soothing colors, soft as a winter landscape, are: 'brother', 'wingman', 'wings', 'haze', 'halo' and 'chatham'.
They make me want to relax and light some glassybaby and a fire.
I am reminded of another quote, this one from British poet Edith Sitwell:
"Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home."
(I find myself smiling for I know it is she who also famously said, "I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty... But I am too busy thinking about myself.") Ha!
You won't be too busy thinking about yourself if you plan a "hands-on" glassybaby glassblowing event for your corporate team or for friends. Winter is the perfect time to accomplish that.
You and your guests will work one on one with a glassybaby glassblower to create your own distinctive work of art. You will be working with molten glass on a blowpipe and see "how it's done" firsthand using the bench, marver, blocks, and jacks. Talk about winter fun! Get your creative juices going. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to set youself up for a unique gathering you won't forget.
Anna reports from the Bellevue store that a lovely lady came in to buy 22 glassybaby for her guests who were coming to town for her retirement party. She had a marvelous time plucking gb from the shelves and bought two of many colors including: 'new fern', 'hide and seek', 'forever', 'pumpkin', 'great oak' and several others. She then bought two new drinkers for herself. She left a very happy lady, excited to give her gifts of light and warmth.
Don't forget the Seconds Sale at the Madrona store on Saturday, January 28. Doors will open at 9:00am this year instead of 10:00. Be there or be square. (I just had to say that!)
Stay warm, everyone
Until next time,