glassybaby men’s night

tuesday, february 12

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Valentine’s Day is almost here and we all know what every woman wants, and deserves, from her special someone.  glassybaby is the gift that keeps on giving in every way and will last you a lifetime.  How do I give my boyfriend/husband a hint, you ask?  Ladies and gentlemen, I give you men’s night at glassybaby!

Tuesday, Feb. 12, all three of our stores will be ready to welcome your men, with snacks and drinks, and help them pick out some beautiful hand-blown glass votive holders from 4-7 p.m.  We will have pre-boxed gift sets ready to go, but we can also help your significant others create a personal, unique set by grouping together a few of your favorite words and colors.  Who wouldn’t want to receive a set with ‘cherish,’ ‘dream’ and ‘grateful?’  I know I would.

Ten percent of all sales from men’s night will be donated to the White Light Fund at the University of Washington Medical Center.  Get a gift by giving a gift.  What could be better?  Hope to see you there.


A ‘hudson’ for Finn

and a very happy 5th birthday!

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Remember when you turned five years old and all you wanted for your birthday was a brand new bike?  Or a Barbie?  Or maybe even your favorite game?  Well, for Finn’s fifth birthday celebration, all he wanted was a trip to the glassybaby Madrona location with his family.

Early last week, our hearts melted when Finn and his family came in on his birthday to see the glassybaby dogs and watch the glassblowers in action.  Unfortunately, all the dogs had gone home, but Finn and his little brother, Mac, watched the glassblowers in awe.   Finn’s parents had taken him to the University Village store several times, and upon being mesmerized by the video playing behind the counter, he made it his mission to come visit us.  He even picked out a beautiful ‘Hudson’ glassybaby as one of his birthday gifts.  What great taste!

Finn’s mother, Molly, wrote to us, via email, “[Finn] was so excited to watch the artists blow glass and everyday, it was a countdown to his ‘glassybaby birthday party.’  Thank you so much for helping to make his birthday a memorable one! He was over the moon!  We went to dinner across the street and, while devouring his macaroni and cheese, he said with a smile, ‘Isn’t this the best birthday ever?’  That’s all we could ask for.  Thanks again.”

That’s all we could ask for as well.  Thank you for visiting us and we would love to see you all again soon.  Happy birthday Finn!


Off to the Emerald City

Seconds Sale contest winners Candi & Natalie
are on their way to the front of the line

(see their winning video here)

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Throughout this week, we’ve been in touch with our Seconds Sale First in Line Contest winners, Natalie and Candi.  We’ve all been anticipating their arrival and were thrilled when they sent us a few pictures of their packing efforts.  Although we’re beyond excited to have them both here so soon, we can’t help but wish that Natalie would bring along her adorable Dachshund puppy, Uno, to come play with all the glassybaby dogs!

We’re hoping to receive some more amazing photos of Natalie and Candi on their glassybaby journey.  And we’ll be sure to snap some of our own this weekend as they take their place, first in line, at the seconds sale on Saturday at 8 a.m.  Who knows?  Maybe we ‘ll even convince them to perform an impromptu glassybaby concert.  Hope to see you there!


Seconds Sale Contest Winners

Candi and Natalie will be first in line at this year’s seconds sale January 26th.

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We have a winner!  Or shall I say two?  Lee has selected two sisters, Candi Criddle and Natalie Decker, from South Jordan, Utah, to be first in line at the seconds sale when doors open this upcoming Saturday, Jan. 26, at 8 a.m. and we couldn’t be more excited to have them.  We were all blown away by their entry and I guarantee you will be too.  Who would have thought to use glassybaby in such an unconventional way?  These sisters gave us all a little holiday concert with their renditions of “Joy to the World,” “Ode to Joy” and “Doh a Deer,” using glassybaby as their instrument.  I highly suggest you check it out.

Not only did they provide us with an entertaining video, but they shared their love for glassybaby in a brief written entry and it sure hit a chord with us. In their entry, Candi wrote, “I’ve always been fascinated by the way things sound.  It was only a matter of time before I tapped my glassybaby and arranged them by pitch.”   After Natalie heard about the Seconds Sale First in Line Contest, she called her sister and said, “You know what we have to do.”

As original residents of Washington, these sisters are familiar with our gloomy weather and dreary winter days.  “Sometimes I remember where I came from, where people make the most beautiful lights to shine on days when the sun does not,” Candi wrote.  Well, we’re beyond happy to help shine a light on those dark days.

Candi and Natalie will be flown in on Friday, Jan. 25, and will be staying at the Pan Pacific Hotel in downtown Seattle.  Upon learning that they won the contest, Candi exclaimed, via email, “Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh!! We’re just so thrilled! I guess it’s finally paying off that Nat and I are such nerds.”  Meanwhile, Natalie wrote, “Yay, yay and YAY!  Candi and I were at a fitness class when we got your email and after screaming and hugging and making complete fools of ourselves, we totally left early.  So great!”

We loved their entry, we loved their reaction and we can’t wait to meet them both this Saturday at the glassybaby seconds sale in Madrona.  Hope to see you all there!


Mark your calendars

the glassybaby seconds sale is January 26th!

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The biannual glassybaby seconds sale is fast approaching. Are you ready? With over 7,000 seconds, we are eager for your arrival. So mark your calendars because January 26 will be here faster than you know it.

Our seconds sale is an event in which we sell the products that didn’t quite make it to the finish line in the race to becoming a glassybaby. These votive holders might be a little too small, a little too large, have a shape that is uncharacteristic of a glassybaby or a number of other minor imperfections. We greatly value the individuality and uniqueness of each glassybaby, but we want to ensure that we’re putting our best product onto the shelves for our customers.

Lucky for you, all of these seconds need homes and they come at a reduced price! As I mentioned before, most of our seconds have just a little something about them that prevented them from becoming glassybaby. However, there are some crazy-looking seconds; I even spotted a transparent blue one with hot pink lines running all around it. Whatever you’re looking for, I’m sure we’ve got it.

Doors open at 8 a.m., but I suggest you arrive much, much earlier to beat the crowd.

Hope to see you there!