The History and Art of Glass Christmas Ornaments

  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: Pumpkin Guts for a Great Cause

It's all about guts this Saturday in Charlotte, NC. Well, guts and making some well-deserved wishes comes true, when the annual GUTS event takes place at the NC Music Factory. The event is a friendly pumpkin carving competition whose goal is to raise money and awareness for the Make-A-Wish … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: John Coltrane International Jazz & Blues Festival

This weekend, September 3-4, the 6th annual John Coltrane International Jazz & Blues Festival will be held in High Point, NC. Coltrane is a legendary saxophone player and one of our state's most famous natives. The festival aims to keep his influence on music alive. John Coltrane was born … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Airlie Gardens

Warm temps and blue skies make this the perfect time of year to get outside and enjoy nature. One great place to do that here in North Carolina is at the Airlie Gardens. Located in Wilmington, Airlie has been one of the top botanical spots in the state ever since it was opened to the public in 1999. … [Read more...]

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...]