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, January 14, 2008

Valentine's Day - Count Down - THINK BLENKO!

Valentine's Day Feb 14 - 30 days away~ but a very important holiday!

Red is the color most often associated with V-Day. FLOWERS and Candy and cards are always given to people we feel affection for or those we would like to attract.

Now is the time to phone your Florist http://www.floralandgift.com/ (then click on state/wv ) or if like my parents your person is a gardener try http://www.wvnps.org/ . Arrange for the flowers to be delivered in a BLENKO GLASS http://www.blenkoglass.com/ vase. Or even better stop by Blenko, purchase the vase and take it to the florist - this way you won't have to settle for the crystal Blenko most florist have in stock.

BLENKO GLASS also makes ' message hearts' little pieces of blenko glass shaped like hearts that say things like : ' be mine', 'I love you', ' sweet heart' - - you'll find dozens of different messages. Ms. B has a blue heart that says 'puppy love'. BLENKO has something for everyone!

Plan ahead, shop for cards now. Get addresses ready and phone your florist, visit BLENKO before the months end. Gifts of newspaper subcription http://www.herald-dispatch.com/, or Magazine or membership to a club with newsletter http://www.blenkocollectors.com/ are excellent gift ideas for friends.I'll be posting photos of RED Glass to temp you. Along with other suggestions for Valentine's Day.

Below is a bit of Valentine's Day trivia.

Saint Valentine's Day or Valentine's Day is a holiday on February 14. It is the traditional day on which lovers express their love for each other; sending Valentine's cards, donating to charity or gifting candy. It is very common to present flowers on Valentine's Day. The holiday is named after two men, both Christian martyrs among the numerous Early Christian martyrs named Valentine. The day became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished.
The day is most closely associated with the mutual exchange of love notes in the form of "valentines." Modern Valentine symbols include the heart-shaped outline and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten notes have largely given way to mass-produced greeting cards.[1] The mid-nineteenth century Valentine's Day trade was a harbinger of further commercialized holidays in the United States to follow.[2] The U.S. Greeting Card Association estimates that approximately one billion valentines are sent each year worldwide, making the day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year behind Christmas. The association estimates that women purchase approximately 85 percent of all valentines.[3] Info provided by S Rowe from Wiki.

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Anonymous said...

I would like to see what Blenko has for valentine's day in their new pink ice collection for Valentine's Day. I wonder do they mix the pink ice and red together?

Anonymous said...

Hillary good luck in college this year. Hope to see soon, after this snow. The tree's are attempting to Bud-up, and the spring flowers think it's time to grow. Won't be long and we will be working in our flower beds and gardens and I need information on what colors of glass can you get those Blenko glass brick's in,that look beautiful in and around a flower bed. A good place to start collecting and usng Blenko Glass and a good way to meet and say hello to people. It is also something to work on while we are in the long days of winter. Is Milton the only place you can purchase those glass bricks?

susan said...

Can you special order a
heart with
whatever you want to say
on the heart?

Like the link to blog on home page
will this become permanent?

Dr.BOB said...

Last year I purchased a $50 ruby vase for white roses. Big Hit!
This year I will spring just for roses.
Recycle the vase. Think Green!
Also bought vases for my secretaries, have been purchasing Kroger Grocery flowers weekly for the vases. People are seeing me as a Big Spender! When I am spending under $10 and everyone is happy. My coffee cup is always filled and the ladies make cookies for me.
Keep the ideas coming.