Getaway Color Ways: Linville Falls & Caverns

This week we're heading to the Linville Gorge  to Linville Falls, and then on over to check out Linville Caverns. Linville Falls is located in Avery County on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It's said to be one of the most photographed waterfalls in NC, and that's no surprise. Linville Falls drops … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: A Beary Fun Festival!

Things are about to get beary festive in the coastal town of Plymouth, NC this weekend when the annual NC Black Bear Festival rolls around! Plymouth is located near the Outer Banks and it offers a little bit of everything for visitors. At any given time, you can find folks taking in the beautiful … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Anything But Dismal at The Great Dismal Swamp

Dismal. That’s not exactly the kind of word we normally associate with our Getaway Color Ways posts, but the place we’re heading to isn’t really dismal at all! Today’s Color Ways destination may be named The Great Dismal Swamp, but the scenery & activities there are anything but bland and … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Unplugging this Weekend!

Did you know that on average Americans spend 12 or more hours a day looking at a screen? Whether it’s a computer screen, a phone screen, tablet screen…..that’s A LOT of screen time! That’s why March 4-5 of this year have been set aside to celebrate the National Day of Unplugging. It’s a 24-hour … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: NC Black Bear Festival

Things are about to get beary festive in the coastal town of Plymouth, NC this weekend when the annual NC Black Bear Festival rolls around! Plymouth is located near the Outer Banks and it offers a little bit of everything for visitors. At any given time, you can find folks taking in the beautiful … [Read more...]

Sampling An Assortment of Pinks

While the cooler temperatures of fall are always nice to feel this time of year, we will miss seeing nature's colors of spring. Regardless of the calendar, we're always sampling some beautiful colors of Dreamwalls Color Glass in our sample room. Below are just a few of the pinks that have been … [Read more...]

Your Cabin In The Woods

Sure, at Gardner Glass Products, we live in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains, but even we sometimes forget to take in the beauty that surrounds us. It's the pace of modern life and families that keep us so busy, that we need to relax and unwind and make a conscious effort to get back to … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Grandfather Mountain

Recently, we've started to feel the shift in the temperature here in North Carolina. Burning hot temps in the 90s are slowly giving way to cooler 70 & 80 degree days, making it the perfect time to get some last minute end-of-summer outdoor activities in before the weather gets too cool. This is … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: National Bike Month

Sunny skies, warm weather, bright colors all around.....there's a reason why May is National Bike Month! It's the perfect time of year to get outdoors and enjoy a nice outing with friends and family, or to take a peaceful bike ride by yourself. National Bike Month was first started in 1956 and since … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Great Smoky Mountain Railroad

One of my favorite places to visit here in North Carolina is Bryson City, located in the western part of the state. Bryson City is home to the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, a very popular attraction for locals and tourists alike. I absolutely love riding on the train, especially in the fall or … [Read more...]