Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

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Saturday, October 20, 2007

PUMPKINS To Carve or NOT To Carve!

A dear friend, who was almost my 2nd grade teacher - long story - often sends
quotes and links to quotes. Thought I'd share these two Halloween inspired quotes!
“Men are like pumpkins. It seems like all the good ones are either taken or they've had everything scraped out of their heads with a spoon.”

"On Halloween the thing you must do Is pretend that nothing can frighten you And if somethin' scares you and you want to run Just let on like it's Halloween fun." -19th Century Halloween postcard.

Last evening we went to a Pumpkin Carving Party - It was great fun! I'll bet you are going or have already been - - - I must confess my 'Favorite' pumpkins are BLENKO GLASS CO. http://www.blenkoglass.com/ see photo above of 2007 frosted PUMPKIN.

A frequent reader George often sends me articles about FENTON GLASS http://www.fentonartglass.com/ and I must admit his Fenton Pumpkins are very beautiful.

Consider adding one glass pumpkin to your Halloween Decor - they last forever, make great hostess gifts - are a good gift for Teachers ( a break from apples may be appreciated), the October Birthday Gift, my own parents set a couple on the deck each year in late September and don't move then until December 1st. Blenko Glass is remarkably strong and durable. Pictured Below are Handpainted Pumpkins from the party - not BLENKO!


Ram said...

Hi Hillary,

nice pumkins on decor and I like the quote too :)

wonder its better to be like a frosted pumkin or be scraped out
lol :)

I enjoy visiting Bush Garden/Kings Dominion during Halloween week they have this Halloween theme and I like getting scared. I just close my eyes and scream :)


Anonymous said...

make those photos so
we can enlarge them
Margie H.

Hillary J Homburg said...

I like 'fright nite' a parks also Ram. Our local park (nearby Pittsburg) is doing this.
Have you ordered your Blenko pumpkin?
re: photos Margie - I'll try to remember - and you remember to remind me if I don't.

Bob said...

sIs this a riddle
a friend who was almost
my 2nd grade teacher??
complete the riddle please.

Bob said...

Is this a riddle?
My friend who was almost my 2nd
grade teacher?
OK solve the riddle please.
Dr Bob

Bob said...

I disagree the Blenko pumpkin
is no common.

Anonymous said...

is this pumpkin the gilted on
photographed at blenko?

jlewisdvmphd said...

your publishing program does not always allow my post to appear
and often cuts off words or letters
I see this in others post also
see Bob's post
no (probably is not) - this should be addressed. Also the not published comments.
thanks you.

Anonymous said...

The quote about the scraped out pumpkin was almost man bashing
U R 2 young for this!

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