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, January 09, 2008

Berdine's Five and Dime

On Tuesday some friends and I went on a mini-road trip to Cairo, WV to do some antiquing, and much to our surprise all the shops were closed for their winter hours (weekends only).

Luckily our trip was not in vain as we were still able to visit Berdine's Five and Dime in Harrisville (this is the oldest five and dime in America - it has been in operation since 1908!). With old fashioned tin and wooden toys, an antique confection counter - I picked up some chocolate covered cherries and orange slices - and many other treasures, Berdine's is a trip back in time worth taking.

Of course, I had to look for Blenko while I was there. See if you can spot the bit of Blenko glass in the photo below:


Anonymous said...

and the purple vase in back.

Anonymous said...

your readers are all over 60
with expection of a few single men.
large photos or photos that can be enlarged are appropriate.

bridgett said...

My friend George who knows Blenko Glass reports No Blenko in the photos.

Dr.BOB said...

We need more post about these
type stores and places to purchase
blenko and other glass or collectibles.
Get on it, in your spare time!

Anonymous said...

Roxie says she see's all kind' of Blenko in that picture from small pieces to a feww large piece's.