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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, March 16, 2008

Friends - Blenko Collectors and others...

"Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget"

We acquire friends all through out our lives - Dental and Professional Schools seem to bind people in life long friendships, other friends we simply choose.
(pictured above me with one of my 'best' dental school buddies TIFFANY BROWNING)

Tiffany and I have a many things in common - we both grew up in West Virginia, we both have a passion for rural dental education, we both love the state, and we are both 'only children'.

Tiffany collects FIESTA WARE if you are a regular blog reader - we've done several post about FIESTA WARE. Awesome colorful tableware made in WEST VIRGINIA!

Have I influenced Tiffany with my crusade 'to buy Blenko'? Well...its true that I now own several FIESTA items but to my knowledge Tiffany hasn't been shopping at the BLENKO Store. Before we graduate I do believe she will make the pilgrimage - after all collecting should not be limited - and BLENKO colorful glass blends very nicely with FIESTA WARE.

Being a BLENKO COLLECTOR or a Friend of Blenko - for me will be a lifelong goal after all "A friend is someone who understands your past (see the www.blenkoproject.org to understand Blenko's past) believes in your future (Join the BlenkoCollectors Society www.blenkocollectors.com) and accepts you just the way you are. (handcrafted with air bubbles and occassional tool marks). I aspire to always be a Friend of West Virginia Crafts and the West Virginia Craftsmen and I hope you will consider joining the Blenko Collectors Society or the West Virginia Museum Of Glass or a similar group to begin supporting West Virginia Glassmakers.

7 comments:

lewisphddvd said...

Hilary
Beautiful, beautiful post. Photo is lovely and the expression of love and devotion to glass, friendship and craftsmen . . . well, I do not believe you are a
real person. No one can be so Nice, sweet, gentle, full of hope, love, trust.
Can you provide proof that you exist?

lewisphddvd said...

I am back for one more comment.
Just noticed you are wearing
what looks like
'black pearls' no white pearls
or creme pearls.
Interesting!
Black pearls are a mystery and the sign of mysterious, person did you know this?

Anonymous said...

hillary you are cute
and your friend is hot.

Ravi said...

everybody has good and bad(thoughts from mind)...but if you develop the habit of mothering the good ones you will allow yourself to become unlimited self.

Hillary J Homburg said...

Ravi,
Your ability to express yourself with the written word is most excellent. Aspiring to positive thought - would eliminate many of todays social and behavioral problems.
HJH

Hillary J Homburg said...

LEWIS'
I can not prove (proof) that I exist.
Perhaps I don't!
HJH
ps I have white and creme pearls also - so does this make me bi polar or multiple personality? or quasi mysterious?

KFAlooking4light said...

Learning to expand our world thru
friendship is ideal life.