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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.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Columbus Ohio & Blenko


My family and I are on our last mini road trip before I return to school - late tonight. We have been visiting COLUMBUS, Ohio http://ci.columbus.oh.us/ it's a short drive from Huntington or Charleston, usually has great theater, more ethnic restaurants and some event we have a desire to attend.
This visit, we ate, and went to visit BLENKO GLASS dealers:

1) DAVE BORCHERS - 772 Cameo LLC Columbus (phone 613 252 1952
614-294-7726
2) FRANKLIN ART GLASS http://www.franklinartglass.com/ (this is my favorite - we've gone here for stain glass making materials for decades) Franklin Ave, GERMAN VILLAGE, Columbus Ohio. 614 221 2972
3) Camelot Cellars -camelotcellars.com http://camelotcellars.com/ 614 441 8860

You don't have to drive to COLUMBUS or any of the other 500 cities that sell BLENKO GLASS. The BLENKO GLASS Visitors Center is off I-64 Milton, exit less than 30 minutes from Huntington or Charleston. A great day trip and a wonderful place to shop for Weddings, Birthdays, Office gifts, or something for yourself.
Note: The photo is from the PITTSBURGH GRAND PRIX VINTAGE CAR SHOW - the owner was kind enough to take a photo of me and my Mom- then mail the photo to me. It arrived in a New Years Card a few days ago.

10 comments:

Ram said...

my god so beautiful

Ram

Hillary J Homburg said...

Isn't it beautiful its a vintage FIAT
the owner paid 21,000 for it and then continued to restore to original conditon.
In person - it is even more awesome
but nothing on the inside except a radio and heat...kinda like the new proposed NANO?

Dr.BOB said...

The Nano will never get off the ground.
Another promise that won't be fulfilled.
Hype.
You neglected to call the orange Blenko orange - gotcha~

Anonymous said...

Hilary
Please ask to get my blenko glass purchases labeled.
New collector and I want to know what I have, I took your suggestion and searched the web, but my glass isn't on page that I visited.
Saul

Ram said...

Hillary yes the car and you and your mother all are so beautiful but I guess I was more stunned by you
so much freshness in your look I could not say anything but 'god so beautiful' you should thank your mother for passing those genes to you lol :)

thanks for the vintage car info thats good to know I could never imagine I could afford such pricy hobbies

Ram

sweetdoc said...

Tell me the secret to parent / child relationship.
You obviously seem to enjoy being with your parents.
My children don't want to accompany me anywhere.
I need lessons.

Anonymous said...

I would like to have that piece of glass for the yard. Very beautiful! Tell Morti I said hi and I miss seeing him.

Anonymous said...

I was wondering if there is any news about this years Blenko's West Virgina Birthday piece of glass? I hope it is blue and gold.

Anonymous said...

My grandbaby's birthday is coming up and I would like to know if Blenko makes play dishes or little girl Tea sets? Thought it would be a way to get Lilly started collecting glass.

Hillary J Homburg said...

Annonymous.
Blenko does not make children's play dishes.
Many parents start collections of
paper weights, water bottles etc for their children.
The cost isn't great the color fascinate children.
Light shining through Blenko Glass is an awesome way to wake up - consider something like this - placed in a window.
another suggestion to to speak with Rodney Wade at Blenko - he may have additional info about whats available.
hjh
SWEETDOC
The hearld just started a blog for parents - seriously - I have been reading it - check this out!
This lady may very well know the answer to your parenting quesitons -
All I can say is 'respect' my parents and I have respect for one another.
hjh