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 :)




glassybaby + Swedish Cancer Institute

10% from the sale of each ‘imagine’ glassybaby will be donated to the Cancer Patient Assistance Fund at Swedish Cancer Institute

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For many families, the past few weeks have been all about going back to school.  With backpacks and lunch boxes and colored pencils in hand, we embark upon the promise of a new school year.  Whether you held the hand of a scared kindergartner or loaded up a teen’s most prized possessions for the trip to college, starting school is a sure sign that summer is ending and fall is just around the corner.  Formerly carefree evenings must now be shared with homework, studying and (sadly, for the kids in my house) bedtimes.

glassybaby have become the gift of choice for teachers and school administrators that have had a special impact on my children and their education.  Each gift is accompanied by a note of gratitude and an explanation of why the color was chosen especially for them.  This year we decided not to wait for the end of the year or for teacher appreciation week.  Instead of an apple or flowers, my son chose to gift his teachers with a vibrant, lime green glassybaby and this message:  “Thank you for the great year that lies ahead.”  The glassybaby color choice:  ‘imagine’.  To purchase ‘imagine’, click here.

Happy back to school!  Here’s to the promise of a new school year:  discovery, growth and learning around every corner.