Getaway Color Ways: Book ‘Em North Carolina

Next week in Lumberton, North Carolina, authors and law enforcement officers will be coming together for the annual Book 'Em North Carolina event. Founded by suspense author P.M. Terrell and Waynesboro, Virginia Police Officer Mark Kearney, the purpose of the event is to raise public awareness of … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Flowers That Will Last Forever

  Happy Friday! Sunday is the 14th, which means that all across the world cards will be exchanged, chocolates will be nibbled on and around 189 million roses will be bought and delivered! Valentine’s Day is the 3rd most important day for flowers, following behind Christmas and Mother’s Day, … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: The Music of Molasses Creek

Throughout the years, a lot of great talent has come out of North Carolina. Actors, sports heroes, great politicians, inventors, musicians.....the list goes on and on! There are so many wonderful musicians that call North Carolina home, like The Avett Brothers & the Carolina Chocolate Drops, so … [Read more...]

The Top 10 Blog Posts of 2015

It's the time of year when we all look back and review our year. At Gardner Glass Products, it is also the time when we plan for the coming year and formulate ideas for future blog posts that will interest our readers and help with their real-world dilemmas. During this analysis, we always feel it's … [Read more...]

CIAV: A few glass balls….

  The Center for glass art Meisenthal France creates lovely blown and molded Christmas decorations each year.  Located in Meisenthal, a community in Lorraine of north-eastern France, the village is famous for the Centre International d’Art Verrier. Glass has been produced in Meisenthal … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: National Saxophone Day

  Today, October 6th, is National Saxophone Day. We here in North Carolina can't talk about saxophones or jazz without thinking of the legendary John Coltrane. One of North Carolina’s most famous natives, John Coltrane was born in Hamlet, NC back in 1926 and had a love of music from a … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Ignite a Spark!

Sparks will be flying this weekend in Raleigh, North Carolina at the annual SPARKcon festival. SPARKcon is a creativity, art and design festival sponsored by the Visual Art Exchange group. SPARKcon takes place each September and it's open to anyone who wants to get involved. Festival themes range … [Read more...]

An Impressive Glass Flag in Kansas

[This is one of our favorite all-time art glass projects, and while we have shared it before, we always think it's worth sharing again,...especially on Independence Day. Be safe and have fun, and remember,...American ingenuity is what makes our nation great. As this project proves!  This amazing … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Roanoke Island & The Lost Colony

Roanoke Island is one of the best summertime getaways along the Outer Banks in North Carolina. The island contains the town of Manteo and a small fishing village called Wanchese, and  makes a great day trip for anyone visiting the Outer Banks. You can park and spend the day strolling along the … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: BrickMagic LEGO® Festival

The 4th annual BrickMagic LEGO® Festival is taking place this weekend, May 9-10, at the Embassy Suites in Charlotte, NC. The festival is for LEGO® lovers of all ages, and if you're like most people, you never get too old to play with them. The folks that participate in this festival aren't just … [Read more...]