There’s something about the soft glow of a flickering candle that transforms a space. Introduce a few hundred tea lights, each set inside a colorful votive, and the effect can be downright mesmerizing. Seattle-based glassybaby has supplied its popular hand-blown collectibles at events ranging from corporate fundraising dinners and company parties to birthday parties and weddings. Event planners can rent votives for $5 for four days off-site; events held at glassybaby’s Madrona studio and hot shop are lit for free as part of the ambiance.
Emily Cantrell has found her tribe in hospitality.