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, June 11, 2008

To Collect or Not To Collect - Is this an Option?

" The most discouraging feature of mania for BLENKO GLASS - collecting is, that it grows by what it feeds on and becomes the more insatiable the more it is gratified." *

I saw this William Matthews quote about book collecting - I'm altering it a bit for us - it fits so well - next Friday is June 20th. West Virginia 's Birthday. If you aren't lucky enough to get one of the Birthday Pieces - the Blenko Glass Company will be offering many other very special items. Mr. Richard Blenko will be there to sign glass. This is a very special occasion. Any item signed, and most especially an item signed by Richard BLENKO is increased greatly in value. Given the opportunity to stand in line and have your glass signed, opt to do this. If you have have camera take photos and keep the visual documentation with your glass.
* At least for me the more glass I have the more I want, the more unique and beautiful Blenko glass I visit the more I want to own, I hope this is true for each of you - and that you are purchasing this beautiful glass while its still being handcrafted in West Virginia.


Dr.BOB said...

OK so now to we collect or try to stop the addiction before it overcomes us?
Take our counselor with us?
Hook the counselor on Blenko also?
Become addicted to your beau Damon's expensive stuff?
age our own?
buy more while we wait?
another questions, if Blenko goes out of business is the glass more valuable?

Anonymous said...

Not all addictions are bad.