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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.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Blenko Glass www.blenkoglass.com

Note: Photo of VINTAGE WAYNE HUSTED decanter available at the PURPLE MOON in Charleston, W. Va. Purple Moon located on Capitol Street is an eclectic shop filled furniture, glass, art from decades ago. All excellent quality. When you are there tell Chuck or Ms. Modern Guy what you 'need' and they will search for you - on their many shopping excursions. When I have money, (they are NOT expensive - excellent merchandise or a good price) PURPLE MOON will be the #1 source for my home decor. I like the idea of recycling excellent quality furniture etc.

In early December we'll do a post about Purple Moon with items available http://www.purplemoon.com/ ( Chuck if you read this please resend the email & photos., computer destroyed file when I tried to save. )

Blenko Glass websie Information:
Limited edition hand painted Blenko Glass ornament....available 11/28/08....numbered... only 50 available....come early to ensure that you get one.

Brand new set of 3 Holiday Medallion Ornaments

Friday, Nov 28 Retired Master Craftsmen demonstration 9am-noon.....Door prize giveaways....come in and sign up

Signing event....Friday, Nov 28.....W. H. Blenko, Jr. 10am-noon & Walter Blenko 2pm-4pm

Signing event....Saturday, Nov 29 Walter Blenko 10am-noon

Refreshments (coffee, cookies) for all those hungry holiday shoppers.

Make plans to come spend some time with us. It will be worth the trip.

Great holiday gifts & stocking stuffers from other West Virginia & American companies.....Christmas ornaments, hand painted glass items, jewelry, sun-catchers, candles and many more wonderful items.
Clearance Items and Daily Specials

Limited edition hand painted Blenko Glass ornament....available 11/28/08....numbered... only 50 available....come early to ensure that you get one.

Brand new set of 3 Holiday Medallion Ornaments

Friday, Nov 28 Retired Master Craftsmen demonstration 9am-noon.....Door prize giveaways....come in and sign up

Signing event....Friday, Nov 28.....W. H. Blenko, Jr. 10am-noon & Walter Blenko 2pm-4pm

Signing event....Saturday, Nov 29 Walter Blenko 10am-noon

Refreshments (coffee, cookies) for all those hungry holiday shoppers.

Make plans to come spend some time with us. It will be worth the trip.

Great holiday gifts & stocking stuffers from other West Virginia & American companies.....Christmas ornaments, hand painted glass items, jewelry, sun-catchers, candles and many more wonderful items.
Clearance Items and Daily Specials
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Blenko angels and snowmen are back for the holiday season, get yours today.
Limited edition hand painted Blenko Glass ornament....available 11/28/08....numbered... only 50 available....come early to ensure that you get one.
Brand new set of 3 Holiday Medallion Ornaments

Friday, Nov 28 Retired Master Craftsmen demonstration 9am-noon.....Door prize giveaways....come in and sign up
The Blenko Glass Web site is filled with information about the Holiday Sale - also professional photos of the items made especially for the Holidays!

If you don't visit this website weekly you will be missing coupons, and info about special events. I try to cull info frequently from the site for readers but visiting the website is also suggested.

Its 4 days until the HOLIDAY SALE! This is going to be the VERY BEST HOLIDAY SALE in BLENKO HISTORY. The shelves are completely full of colorful glass, most everything is in stock at the Visitors Center.

Remember if you don't see what you want - ask Mindy or Diana. They are always available to help. You might want to drive down today or tomorrow and then return on Friday - Saturday.


Blenko has so many different items, one can very easily fill their Christmas List without leaving the visitor center gift shop.


PINK ICE is available, last year they 'SOLD OUT' before I obtained an item in PINK ICE, this sales very quickly - while I'm not a PINK girl. This color in glass will make one want to have at least one or two items. Lovely, 'rare for Blenko' color.

Remember to SHOP LOCALLY, Shop for Made In the USA, and if its available buy MADE IN WEST VIRGINIA.


Blenko Glass in Milton, WV for nearly 100 years has been making handcrafted glass with the very best skilled craftsmen. The folks at BLENKO GLASS love West Virginia.

Make all your gifts special this year. Look for an item for each of the children - a water bottle collection, glass marbles, an angel or snowman, a pumpkin, a dinosaur tooth, an animal., a Holiday ornament. Start a 'collection' for your children or grandchildren. Collection is a teaching tool, the child learns about the maker, what goes into the product, and provides a life long memory. hjh

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hilly
Are you using an I Phone for this, confusing space allottment.
Sol

Phani said...

Can't believe this is glass, thought it was polished wood for a sec.

Phani said...

can someone explain me about the type of glass?

chitrakahn said...

Please do write more about Purple Man, I am learning about vintage items and quality made things from long ago.

Hillary J Homburg said...

Sol,
I manage to do confusing space with a 64k computer no I Phone in my life.
HJH
Chitra - post in early december is coming about Purple moon in the mean time Purple Moon has a wonderful interactive website. Check them out for special holiay sale items.

amodernguy said...

FYI - The Purple Moon is open Friday, November 28th from 8am - 8pm.

The Downtown Charleston ArtWalk is from 5 - 8pm Friday evening and includes 10 galleries downtown.

Join us for fun, art and friends!

Phani said...

Hillary,

You are not missing a whole lot with not having Iphone. Without tech, you are doing a great job managing and updating the info in the blog and everyone is proud of you.