we’ve “fall”en and we can’t get up

fall is right around the corner (this sunday to be exact,) and you can practically feel it in the crisp seattle air. here at glassybaby madrona we’ve made the transition into what I think is the most beautiful palette of colors we have, the fall palette.


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don’t get me wrong, I love the bright pops of color in the summer and the soft and cozy shades of pastels in the spring, but there’s just something so special about our fall colors. maybe it’s the way that the rich browns play off of the deepest purples, or how lustrous copper tones in ‘hide & seek’ magically blend with the yellow green undertones of ‘greenlake.’ whatever it is, it works, and I love it.

outside of the fall palette card, which is a brilliant blend of 30 of our best fall colors, our fall sets are some of my other faves. with names like ‘extended family‘, ‘at the cabin‘, and ‘sowing the field‘, these combinations of colors are the definition of fall in my mind.

even though this is the season of change, it’s a change I’m happy to make.  I hope you enjoy these fall colors as much as I do :)

xoxo

marissa 

 

‘creamsicle’ sunset

A glassybaby “faithful follower and collector” recently sent us an image of the most beautiful sunset off the Palos Verdes Coast in Southern California. She appropriately called it a CREAMSICLE SUNSET. It’s a perfect match to one of our all-time favorites, ‘creamsicle’! If you haven’t seen it before, you m-u-s-t check it out. It’s unique coral stripe hugs the soft white glassybaby in all the right places. Simply divine.

I used to think that my “glassybaby goggles” were only worn by those who worked at glassybaby and see the colors everyday. Well I was wrong. It turns out that our community also wears them, and wears them well if I don’t say so myself!

Color inspiration surrounds us every day. Were you recently inspired by something that reminded you of your favorite glassybaby color?  Please send it our way, we’d love to share:) email: photoblog@glassybaby.com

xoxo

Marissa

the moon did what?

It never seems to amaze me how much I continue to learn about glassybaby. How can one simple product have so much depth? The name, the height, the color, each hue more unique than the next. During our monthly managers meeting today, I learned even more about these one-of-a-kind vessels that have been working so hard in my life for the last five years.

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Each glassybaby is created by hand (eight in fact) and born in the usa, a citizen of the world. But what comes before it’s born? Where does glassybaby color come from? Brilliant Raya, one of our glass artists turned master of quality control goddess, honored us with her presence in the meeting and wow, she is fascinating. The art and science of glass come so naturally to her, I feel like we are truly blessed to have her in our little glassybaby family. She talked with us today about our unique color bars and how sometimes, when a color doesn’t come out like “it should” that we shouldn’t look at this as a mistake, but rather we should embrace it as just another great layer in the beauty that is a glassybaby. So, so brilliant. So, so glassybaby.

She told us about some of the many factors that determine how the color comes out, some controllable, some not. Things like the humidity, the barometric pressure, the amount of manganese being as little as a teaspoon less making a shade of purple a totally different shade of purple than the last time it was made. Even the moon!…well, maybe not the moon as far as we know, but it’s a fun notion to play with nonetheless. I’d bet that in some way or another the moon has an effect on glassybaby color. And after the supermoon’s of late (see above picture of the last one in case you missed it), I think I’ll go ahead and believe in that, true or not.

Just some fun stuff to keep in mind the next time you see a glassybaby color that’s a little different looking than the last time you saw it. It’s unique, it’s one-of-a-kind, just like you :)

xoxo

Marissa

 

no cloudy skies here

Summer is here in Seattle and in the midst of these seemingly endless 80 degree days an old favorite has made an ironically timed comeback.

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‘cloud’ recently made it’s return to our shelves and we can’t seem to keep it in stock. This perfectly pale blue with a hint of lavender is like looking at the clear skies just before sunset. A little darker than ‘cashmere’ but not as rich as ‘little boy blue’, ‘cloud’ is, in my opinion, one of our best blues right now. I hope you enjoy it too :)

xoxo

Marissa

p.s. more of a turquoise-blue lover? check out our new ‘color sets’ and see all your favorites shades together in ombre-styled color themes.