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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.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Decorating for the HOLIDAYS!

Have you finished decorating for the HOLIDAYS? Have you started decorating?
If you are like me - you maybe somewhere in between starting and finished ....or between thinking about doing it, and starting!
Beginning December 1st - I will post any photos you send to theblenkoproject@aol.com attention: blog of your decorations or tree - or just great decorations not your own that you have photographed. IF they contain WV Glass all the more wonderful!
BLENKO GLASS COMPANY www.blenkoglass.com has a wide assortment of Holiday ornaments and tree trimmings, in addition to glass ware in HOLIDAY COLORS.
When you are shopping for HOLIDAY DECORATING and/ or GIFT GIVING think BLENKO GLASS, MILTON, West Virginia.
hjh

10 comments:

sweetdoc said...

I was there Hillary, didn't see you
I did get my glass signed by Richard Blenko. He looks much younger than the photos you post.
He was gracious and generous as you mentioned. It was fun. I will plan future visit and take friends.

sweetdoc said...

I was there Hillary, didn't see you
I did get my glass signed by Richard Blenko. He looks much younger than the photos you post.
He was gracious and generous as you mentioned. It was fun. I will plan future visit and take friends.

Dr.BOB said...

Hillary
My own tree is covered with Victoria Secret models
cut outs they sold in the early 90s.
Are there limits on your Send in Tree photos?
If not I'll send mine.
Great work you do for Blenko.
We bought Holiday gifts most all at Blenko this year. I will later let you know if it was successful.
I am enclosing your blog with the gift.

Anonymous said...

Hey Hills
Just wanted to say hello
I may be back in states for
xmas. Address is unchanged
if you care to write.
Paul Jordan

Anonymous said...

Happy Holidays! I have just seen a Lamp by Blenko and wonder do you have to find these items at auction or can you go to Milton to buy a lamp?

Hillary J Homburg said...

Blenko and Lamps
The combination is very old and you can certainly find great BLENKO lamps at auction.
NEW BLENKO LAMPS are offered at the Gift shop most all the time. BLENKO will make a lamp for you - if you ask - RODNEY WADE 304 743 9081 ... my folks have presented me with 4 lamps in the last 6 years all made just for me by BLENKO - the added cost is miminal.
If this doesn't work for you take your BLENKO to
LAMP n SHADE in So Charleston and they will make it (or most anything) into a marvelous lamp.
Let me know how this works for you.
hjh

sharon reed hill said...

I loved getting the Blenko circular in with the newspaper; what a great idea! The "Pink Ice" collection is beautiful as is the new "Dreamcicle!" Will just have to see it in person.
Can't wait for the Blenko blocks to go on sale online: what a beautiful idea. And they would be a good thing for safety as well as beauty to put in windows.

susan said...

Would it be possible for you for blenko to have pictures of the items they have available that can be used for holiday decorating?
The website doesn't address this, nor have you in the blog.

Anonymous said...

We don't care for a lot of color
does blenko make anything without the harsh bright colors?
Roxie

Hillary J Homburg said...

Susan
Good question!
I will ask Blenko Collectors for photos.
My schedule isn't going to allow for 'Holiday Decorating' this year.
Many Blenko Collectors do use their BLENKO daily and special pieces on Holidays.
I'll re post the XMAS Card made by Karin and Tim Alonzo of Texas from last year ( a work of art )they used 2 very rare Blenko water bottles. I'll be interested in your comments - wait do blog history I posted it last December!
hjh