Wednesday, April 1, 2009

An April Giveaway!


So way back when I really started focusing on running this business full time, I happened to catch an episode of Martha Stewart which was all about becoming an entrepreneur. One of her guests was the owner of Glassybaby, Lee. The story of how Glassybaby came to be, struck a cord with me and suddenly I was in my living room crying at how beautiful Lee's story was. This is a video of the actual episode. I would take a few minutes to watch it. Its moving.

I always tucked that information away and kept the Glassybaby website in my brain but I wasn't sure what I could do with that information. I've used one or two photos of their beautiful products in some inspiration boards but that was it. That is, until now!

We have teamed up with the good folks at Glassybaby to offer you a very special giveaway! But first, an interview with Nicola, the sales account manager at Glassybaby:

How long has Glassybaby been in business?
Glassybaby has been around for 10 years.

How did you get started?
Lee gave her husband a glassblowing class and absolutely fell in love with the simple vessels he brought home. She began calling them 'glassybaby' and gave them as baby gifts to friends with new borns. With a warm and enthusiastic response from friends...she began selling them out of her garage.

What is the best part about Glassybaby?
The best part of the ability to operate a 'for profit' company that makes a beautiful, simple, hand blown product and give a % of sales to cancer related causes. Lee is a cancer survivor.

If you could trade places with anyone, who would it be?
I can't answer this one for Lee...however my guess is...she would not trade places with anyone.

What do you wish you could do differently with your business?
Sell internationally.

Where do you see your business in 5 years? 10 years?
In 5 years, more stores and more web orders. In 10 years, more stores and more web orders and it is always our aim to raise a heftier dollar amount for cancer research.

What would you want customers to know about your services?
Customers should know that we are a company with a commitment to giving to cancer causes and lighting a glassybaby will change your life.

And now, on to the contest!

One lucky winner will receive ONE gift set that includes 3 glassybabies! These beautiful pieces of art are perfect for your home or your wedding day!

All you have to do is select which gift set you would choose from the Glassybaby site and tell us why in the comments section of this post (make sure that you leave your email address too)! The winner will be chosen at random and announced on Tuesday, April 7th.

This contest closes on Monday at midnight (cst). Available to US residents only please.


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Emilie said...

I like the Best Friends set...I like the colors :)

Tyffanie said...

"Best Friends" is my favorite!!! So beautiful!

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Anonymous said...

Would like to vote for Always Love.
Beautiful colors- the name says it all. For someone I've always loved and always will.

Renee G said...

Wow - these are lovely. I guess I like the "with a twist" set the best. They are all bright and cheery and make me think of summer.


Anonymous said...

i love the thankful set! those colors, the colors of earth really do make me thankful for what i take for granted in the world around me. it's good to have that reminder... and in hand-blown glass... who doesn't love that tangible connection to an artisan?!

Stitchify said...

Always Love. Beautiful.
I just spent 3 nights on the cancer ward of UCSF Med Center with my aunt who's battling AML. I got home this afternoon. I'm still processing everything that I saw and all the people that I met. I think it's fantastic that a portion of the proceeds benefit cancer causes. <3

Lauren said...

always love. although witchlight is an awful close second! I would absolutely love to have some of these in my home!

Anonymous said...

I love them all! It's so hard to choose just one! ... Decisions, decisions. If I had to choose just one, it would have to be "With A Twist". I'm from the Seattle area, where Glassybaby is made, and this set feels like springtime and summertime to me. We so need that sort of pick me up around these parts.


Marie said...

Has to be Hot Date, love those color, how romantic!

Gregg said...

How about the best friends set for my daughter, who loves glassybabies...Thanks!

Annie H said...

Orange you glad!
The orange is stunning!

Susan said...

The always love set is so versatile - I love the colors. Just amazing!

Melissa Hall said...

I love the calm set. I'm getting married soon and I want to decorate my whole house in these lovely shades of blue!

Thank you for the giveaway!

anna said...

I love the "got to have them greens" --my favorite colors!

Miss Charleston Bride said...

Always Love or the Sweetheart Mix would have to be my favorites :) They would look great with the colors of my upcoming wedding & in our home afterwards! :)

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Kendall said...

I'd choose gotta have them greens! So cute! Great giveaway :)

Anonymous said...

I would go with downtown browns! The pinks are too girly for my boyfriend, but the browns are perfectly neutral!

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Kara Jo said...

I love the Orange Your Glad glass set! The bright colors are so happy and vivid, such a great collection!

Thanks for this post!

Kara Jo (

Anonymous said...

I would like to get the hot date set because my hubby and i need one. will use to set the mood.

Anonymous said...

The Best Friends set, because it reminds me of my best friend. We used to have a twenty dollar bill that we would borrow and loan back and forth throughout college. She (and it) was always there when I needed it. Thanks for the opportunity.

neuwaver1 @ hotmail dot com

Erin said...

The colors of the Marsha's Hope set are beautiful. It represents a wonderful cause and is a great way to spread the word about a great cause. Ovarian cancer is a terrible disease and women and men need to know more about it.

mayec83 at msn dot com

Anonymous said...

I would love the "Orange you glad" set just like a lot of the past comments it would fit perfect with my wedding colors and I would use it in the sweetheart table.

I send you a picture of it. : )

bizness said...
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bizness said...

i would choose 'thankful' to use on our wedding day and to give away as a thanks. the warm light would be so lovely at an october wedding!


Unknown said...

I like Marsha's hope. It is for a great cause and the colors are perfect reminders of the soothing ocean.

Sandra said...

Oh how can you chose just one! I LOVE the orange you glad - everyone needs something orange in their home to bring life into it. I'd roll out my orange yoga mat and light up those gorgeous candles and let the room glow in recreated sunlight. The orange you glad is 4, not 3, so my 2nd choice would probably be best friends. how can you go wrong w/ that? something light, something bright and sexy and something sweet. let the room glow! i hope i win! =) thanks!

Unknown said...

Orange you glad(I diid'nt say banana) thats the best set because you get four glassybabys not three. When given a chance you cant resist having the most glassybabys in your home and the colors will set off my soon to arrive tulips.

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

Yes, yes, yes I LOVE glassybaby, especially the citrusy bright colors

Anonymous said...

Orange you glad...I love the bright orange, how can you not feel pepped up as soon as you see it? and it's my wedding color!

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