Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass
Blenko Glass is a West Virginia treasure that spans generations. Nothing symbolizes the state of West Virginia better or more beautifully than Blenko Glass. We will discuss current and former craftsmen and designers and how important it is that Blenko and West Virginia glass be appreciated and valued by the younger generation.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Blenko glasses always add a flare and certainly a conversation about Blenko. This photo was sent in by Billy from DIXIE's of Texas .Dixies has them. Contact at email@example.com .
Monday, October 29, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
* Beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.
* Change your life by trusting your ability to respond naturally to the circumstances of your life.
Words. . written, spoken, have power! The ability to use words is - - 'Who said " The pen is mightier than the sword?" We've all been touched by words.
Some very blessed people have the unique ability to always say the right thing. My friends
Mr. (WH) Blenko, and Eon analytical by training are eloquent and stimulating conversationalist on most all subjects. My blogger friend Chris http://not-my.blogspot.com/
a lawyer by training is an excellent listener and professional writer. I am admire these men and their ability to use words.
While I never met T.S. Eliot+ or DH Lawrence ++ their words
+ " What I love determines how I love ..." TS Eliot
++ " Are you willing to be singled out,
Are you willing to be made nothing?
dipped into oblivion?
If not, you will never really change? " DH Lawrence
remained embedded in my thoughts since my initial reading (1998). Words that can encourage, inspire, hurt, defeat, to be used as verbal weapons or loving arms . . the power of word seems almost mystical.
After being introduced in Ms. Blau's honors English Class I learn to find hope and courage and answers in the words of Kahill Gibran and Lao-tzu.
This week . . . take some time to think about words . . . before you speak...
-Blunt your sharpness
-Untie your knots.
-Soften your glare.
-Settle your dust. . . and remember ' Those who care least about approval seem to
receive the most!'.
- Live calmly.
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Oct. 27th Ms B's birthday - she's 4. (see above photos) http://www.smallpawsrescue.org/
Friday, October 26, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Most everyone will recommend that you read, look at books with photos and talk to other collectors. These are excellent suggestions. When it comes to BLENKO GLASS there are a half dozen people who write most often of Blenko.
Damon Craine is a name you will often find attached to BLENKO GLASS COMPANY reference material.
The new Vintage Modern glasshouse Newsletter, No. 2 article about selecting good items so you have a collection of 'art glass' not a warehouse - is very appropriate for the new collector.
Damon Craine article in the Vintage Modern glasshouse Newsletter, No.2 is a great
place to start.
Good, Better, Best: What Makes a Piece Exceptional
Vintage Modern glasshouse Newsletter, No.2
In matters of qualitative judgment, which are inherently subjective, expertise - deep knowledge in a narrow field - is usually given deference. But expertise alone neglects to acknowledge the role of skill and undervalues an outsider’s fresh perspective. Thankfully, for those lacking expertise, thoughtful consideration is a reasonable substitute. Following are some no-nonsense tips on evaluating the merits of an item, peppered with specific insight into collecting Blenko.
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Your comments are most welcome HJH
NOTE: DIDDLY SQUAT is a term my Popaw uses to mean void of knowledge
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
From center piece solutions to flower vases to tableware, stemware, gift ideas. BLENKO GLASS Company in Milton, West Virginia should be your first stop. Check them out! www.blenkoglass.com
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Ms. B and Mordi (age 10) also a Bichon Rescue Dog
How Can I Help?
initial veterinary care expenses (including medication expenses),
boarding and food expenses,
on-going veterinary expenses,
expense for crates, collars, leads, and food/water bowls,
and many more.
While donations are received from new owners adopting rescued Bichons, these do not cover all the costs of the effort. For example, the specific costs associated with a particular dog may exceed the donation received and funds are expended on dogs that may not be ultimately placeable.If you want to make a donation, please use any of the "happy tale" PayPal buttons on this site, or make a check payable to: Bichon Frise Club of America Rescue (or BFCA Rescue)Send to:Gail Antetomaso1 Dolphin DrMassapequa, NY 11759-7916. Note: Lynn Ramich was recently appointed - she is from Pittsburgh Pa..Trustlynnramich@comcast.netwww.bichonrescue.org . Small Paws Rescue http://www.smallpawsrescue.org/ knows as Small Paws® Rescue Inc., is a 501-C3 Tax exempt, charitable ORGANIZATION! All donations to both groups are tax deductible!!
Inform others of the time and expense associated with grooming.
Inform them of the personal attention that this companion breed demands.
Inform others that they should be prepared to take more time and work harder in housebreaking.
Insist to those, who may not be interested in rescue, that they wait (however long it may take) to obtain a dog from a responsible breeder who is concerned about the health of Bichons being bred, the resulting puppies, and how and to whom the puppies/adults are being placed.
Insist that they do as much research and perform as many "checks" as they can about a breeder from which they may be contemplating obtaining a puppy.
Tell them to inquire about the types of health/ genetic tests (i.e., concerning the eyes, patellas, and hips, etc.) that are being performed on the sire and dam before breeding. Also, if these tests are being performed, tell them a breeder should be able to produce documentation supporting such.
Tell them to ask about information in order to contact others who have previously obtained Bichons from the breeder.
Insist that one should not ever purchase a puppy from a pet store, uninformed backyard breeder, broker or puppy mill. Inform others that a broker may even have an adult male and/or female on the premises which is just a "front" for selling the puppies that the broker has bought elsewhere.
Tell others to never, never, never, get in a hurry to obtain a Bichon (or any dog for that matter).
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
May I suggest BLENKO GLASS www.blenkoglass.com. Blenko has a reputation for classic design and an array of colors that will delight any decorator.
Blenko Glass Company located in Milton, West Virginia - Off I-64. Open daily for demonstrations of glass blowing - and a Visitors Center GIFT SHOP offering Blenko Glass often at greatly reduced prices.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
18 1/2" tall, Electric Blue with crystal accents. Designed by the Bayliss Design Team
Reserve yours today. Order by calling: 877-425-3656
Monday, October 15, 2007
Sunday, October 14, 2007
About Dale ChihulyWith vibrant colors, larger-than-life dimensions and a penchant for creative collaboration, Dale Chihuly has revolutionized the way artists look at glass. Always a believer that "more is better," Chihuly directs teams of people to execute his vision, both in the glassmaking studio and at exhibition locations such as Phipps. A prolific artist, Chihuly's works can be seen throughout the world, where his love of abstract natural forms brings a fantastical beauty to galleries, residences and a variety of unique venues.
Exhibit HoursDaily from 9:30 am to 5:00 pmChihuly Nights: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings from 7:00 to 10:00 pm
On October 1, Chihuly Nights expands to 6:00 to 10:00 pm Wednesday through Saturday
Chihuly Gatherings The entrance....
Delight in several of Chihuly's dramtic IKEBANA sculptures nestled among the exotic collection of plants.
These green and blue reeds spiking up from a floor of luscious plans is dazzling. The color of these reeds is spectacular - each is similar but unique - must see in person to realize the beauty.
A great photo of this boat was in the Pittsbugh Post -Gazette last week. FLOAT BOAT this dramatic display features a wooden boat overflowing with multi colored glass spheres that spill over onto the water of the pond, surrounded by FLAMINGO FLOWERS and Creeping Jenny. Chihuly first filled boats with glass in Finland during the Chihuly Over Venice project in 1995. After several days of glass blowing his team made temporary installations along the Nuutajoki, the river nearby. He often tossed glass into the river, letting it float downstream. When the team found a partially submerged wooden rowboat, Chihuly filled it with glass.