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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.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Oct 25th Blenko's First Open House




1st Annual Blenko Open House
Saturday, October 25

9am-5pm

Refreshments & door prizes.
This info was taken from the http://www.blenkoglass.com/ website: Click to learn more.
Special discounts on selected items.

Jewelry Making Demonstrations by Blenko employee James Woodson 10am-2pm

Mobile making class ---- *Call to reserve your spot, space is limited. Class filling fast
10:30am

Special coupon for use on 10/25 only

$5.00 off $20.00 purchase

Valid at Gift Shop only, must be presented in person, not valid on limited edition items, one coupon, per customer, per visit

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

My questions are:
1. Who will sign glass?
2. Will someone be available to sign?
3. Will the Holiday Sale be in November?
4. Is this the 1st Open House ever?
lol check the records, not, so 1st open house of October?
5. Now my turn to be angry with you
glassy lady. I ask for photos of pumpkins in the colors they are or were selling. It didn't happen
6. I ask you for photos of the glass currently on sell, it didn't happen.
7. If your goal is to have us buy, you should use current bait as temptation.
8. You wrote about James Woodson the blenko jewlery person but did no pixs of him or the work.
9. Photos of current line, photos of items on deep discount would be helpful in decision to drive across the state line to Milton and spend money for gas and glass.

Anonymous said...

I visited the website and my questions were not answered.
I did discover they are making a new color and you didn't mention this.

Hillary J Homburg said...

Anonymous
Get a screen name if you want me to respond.

I do not work for Blenko. I am not paid to promote Blenko.
Blenko has a 'highly professional paid staff' to market Blenko.

. To clarify & For your information I did write to ask for photos of the current pumpkins& fall items in early Oct when you wrote. The material was not received.
Read the bio-I am a full time student. My address is not Milton. It is my assumption IF the management at Blenko WANTED 'Heart of Glass' to publish the photos they would have answered the email. Same with the new color. I have no photos of the new color.

I do the very best I can, with the help of many friends, collectors, blog friends, and others, to have nice photos and the information readers request. The 'blog' is a co operative effort of people who care about West Virginia and West Virginia Glass , not just Blenko Glass. Perhaps in the future we need to focus more on the glass companies that do provide us with current information.

Anonymous said...

Whoa! Anonymous! Hillary does what she can to promote Blenko in her spare time. Remember, she is not paid to promote Blenko. She sends out information as time permits and as it becomes available to her.

Why don't you take the initiative to find out information and share it. What is the new color they are making? Do tell! Why dun her so proudly and smugly, while contributing NOTHING yourself? Is that how you are walking through life?

Anonymous said...

HOW DOES BLENKO GLASS MANAGE TO PISS OFF SO MANY PEOPLE?
MOUNTAIN RITA

Anonymous said...

I do not know. Only there is always one in the cword of many. I just wish that who ever it is or was that they be person enough to be American enough to say who they are. Open mouth insert they foot is what we just got. There happens to be alot of web sites for Blenko and some have the phone number or you could contac customer support with a e-mail. You need to call the people who get paided for saling Blenko, they get paid and need to work for their money.Hillary had trouble with download,did you not read. Must be a man, only hears what he needs to and knows to much to read.Hillary has also let us know about coupons and the cost of gas is down. You must not have a life, The trees are at their peak and today it is awesome for a drive. You could go take your own pictures and share them with all of us. Sorry Hillary we need to talk like adults and ladies. Across the state line, well you know what I say don't you. Got to go West by GOD to live or even visit WEST VIRGINIA.Roxie

Anonymous said...

Just us anonymous and sign my name.It is easier to reply and easy does it. ROXIE

bridgett said...

Your blog was my first contact with Blenko or WV Glass.
If Blenko doesn't value you, or the blog, then I for one would cease to promote Blenko
and do other West Virginia or American Glass.

Anonymous said...

If you decide to do other glass,
lets do seneca and fostoria
and fenton. I have cabinets full of these glasswares. I can attempt to get photos to you should you continue to need photos.
Margie Hale

Anonymous said...

HOW DOES BLENKO GLASS MANAGE TO PISS OFF SO MANY PEOPLE?
MOUNTAIN RITA

laughing at this comment the list is long. the rumor is all these people
Hank Adams, Wayne Husted, dozens of former employees, matt carter former collectors, and collector club members, vendors
have experienced the Blenko 'disenchaned' bug.
what goes around comes around, I knew you would be bitten sooner or later.
If you will recall H I told you 2 years ago to get out of Blenko while you could, your response was a blog about positive addict.
UMMM.
PJ

Hillary J Homburg said...

Let me say that I am not angry with anyone. To my knowledge no one is angry. I try to avoid anger, and most especially any strong emotion toward insignificant issues in my life. 'Heart of Glass' is fun but not a significant event in my life. Blenko will or won't survive these horrible economic times - its not my problem, so I have no strong emotional attachment to the success or failure. My concern and focus has always been on the wonderful men and women who work in the factory. The community that makes up Blenko Glass. We always want the best for these men and women. A Blog Reader sent me the following comment - very appropriate for today.
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned." The Buddha ...

Anonymous said...

No one said anything about value,
Bridget. You are such a Rick B nut you just try to cause trouble.
D.V.

westvirginiajanis said...

"Bravo" means "bold" in Italian. The Bayliss team must be trying to make the Italian connection. After all, some fabulous glass blowing has been and is still found in Italy.

Is Bayliss still designing for BLENKO? He had some great ideas. One piece that he was "piloting" was an upside down iceberg looking piece. The outside texture reminded me a bit of Seneca's driftwood casual line. I'd love to have the piece; however, Bayliss said it would have to be quite pricey because of the amount of glass, process, and work involved. If I can find a photo, I'll send it through Hillary.

I agree with Roxie. Happy for Uncle Skip (whom I think I met in line one time) but GLAD to get back to glass and off the topic of weddings!!!

WV Janis

WV Janis

Phani said...

Thats not very nice thing to say D.V.

Anonymous said...

HILARY
MOUNTAIN RITA HERE, ABOUT A DOZEN OF US HERE READ THEN DISECT YOUR THOUGHTS DAILY DURING COFFEE.
MUST ADMIT I WAS NOT UNHAPPY TO READ YOUR COMMENTS: "BLENKOS SUCCESS OR FAILURE IS SOMEONE ELSES PROBLEM". . . "I CARE ABOUT THE PEOPLE OF BLENKO."
I ALSO LIKE THAT YOU OFTEN SAY, " I DON'T KNOW" THEN INVOLVE THOSE WHO DO KNOW BUT MIGHT OTHERWISE NOT HAVE FOUND THE TIME.
IN MY SMALL GROUP YOU ARE ADMIRED AND WE APPRECIATE THE HUNTINGTON HERALD, HD MIGHT ALSO FEEL USED AS WE DO NOT PAY TO READ.
WHEN THE BAD WEATHER ENDS CONSIDER A LUNCHEON MEETING AND INVITE EVERYONE WE COULD START THE TRI STATE wv va pa GROUP IN THE BCS.
THE ITEMS I WANT ARE THE 4929L IN RUBY TANGERINE AND BLUE PLEASE AND FOR LESS THAN $1,400@ ok?
MOUNTAIN RITA

bridgett said...

DV I am a fan of Rick Blenko. Not a personal friend but you must admit we think of RB when we think Blenko.
The subject wasn't RB it was Blenko currently not providing the Blog up to date info and photos when new items are available.
Mountain Rita is correct to ask why Blenko pissed off people? Not good company policy.
Phani thank you for defending me.

Phani said...

How about giving me a call to thank me :)