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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.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Happy Birthday !

Today is April 1st - known as April's Fool Day!
We won't try to 'fool ya' BLENKO Visitors Center has reduced prices on three tables with prices that are less than 60% of retail.
Today is also the 'birthday' of my Dad. John - who was born on April Fools Day.
Let me today say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Dad, Uncle Remmas and everyone born in April! All you Aries birthday people.
Blenko Glass for a very long time in the 70s made sun catchers with zodiac signs - if anyone has a collection or even ONE I'd like to post a photo. HJH

The Ram March 21 to April 20
TraditionalAries Traits: Adventurous and energetic Pioneering and courageous Enthusiastic and confident Dynamic and quick-witted
On the dark side...Selfish and quick-tempered Impulsive and impatient Foolhardy and daredevil

6 comments:

sweetdoc said...

This is also my birthday month!
My office staff has been instructed to purchase all gifts from your outlet store in Milton.
You are doing a great job, will they ever make more pink glass?
Also what about that Birthday Collector thing when does it happen?

GlassVA said...

Have not commented for a while,
but continue to read.
How is school?
Did you graduate?
Surprised to see Blenko is still around. We had our last glass plant to close several years ago and I thought BG would have folded before now.
Is the 'Collector' group still going?
My parents keep planing to drive down for this, perhaps this will be the year I take them.
Do you write to inform dates etc.?
I miss Va WV and Ky always want to return home, but the money just isn't there.
Move west Hillary when you finish your trainng.

h0llyk911 said...

HI!
I have a very large and recent Blenko collection and do have some Zodiac plates that I've collected along with other pieces.
Would you mind if I sent you some pictures some time for you to look at and maybe you can even tell me if I'm wasting money (or time) on my collection?
GREAT blog, by the way!
h0llyk911@aol.com ( that's a zero in the "h0lly" part!)

Hillary J Homburg said...

Sweetdoc- I don't know about Pink Glass, I go home May 7th and I will ask Mr. Weekly and Rodney Wade and let you and the other people who have ask know, there seems to be a demand for the pink glass.
The Birthday (WVA) will happen in JUNE - Ill write about it so many times you'll be sick of hearing I promise!
Glass Va.
School is good. I graduate May next year. Blenko with the suppose of a local customer base and more people beginning to BUY made IN USA and WVA will continue to produce made in WVA handcrafted glass. Keep supporting them and tell your friends!
The ability to do antique glass for windows and architectural (sp) glass also assist with Blenko's success.
Re: Moving - I don't have a job offer - or a job lined up so I may have to MOVE but I'd love to start in or around Charleston, W.Va.
We'll see.
Collectors Group - I'll be writing about their meeting its usually in August - wait for this but you can join anytime. Great group!

HOLLY will you send photos of your zodiac for me to post - I haven't been able to acquire photos of these I use to have the Virgo but she was lost in a move.
HJH

Hillary J Homburg said...

Sweetdoc- I don't know about Pink Glass, I go home May 7th and I will ask Mr. Weekly and Rodney Wade and let you and the other people who have ask know, there seems to be a demand for the pink glass.
The Birthday (WVA) will happen in JUNE - Ill write about it so many times you'll be sick of hearing I promise!
Glass Va.
School is good. I graduate May next year. Blenko with the suppose of a local customer base and more people beginning to BUY made IN USA and WVA will continue to produce made in WVA handcrafted glass. Keep supporting them and tell your friends!
The ability to do antique glass for windows and architectural (sp) glass also assist with Blenko's success.
Re: Moving - I don't have a job offer - or a job lined up so I may have to MOVE but I'd love to start in or around Charleston, W.Va.
We'll see.
Collectors Group - I'll be writing about their meeting its usually in August - wait for this but you can join anytime. Great group!

HOLLY will you send photos of your zodiac for me to post - I haven't been able to acquire photos of these I use to have the Virgo but she was lost in a move.
HJH

h0llyk911 said...

I sure will get you some pictures!
My mom used to have all of our signs hung from wires in her dining room windows - they were so pretty!
I'll try to get those for you this weekend!
Have a great one!