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, November 29, 2008

Blenko Holiday Sale

Check out the www.blenkoglass.com website for coupons then head on down to Blenko Glass in Milton, West Virginia.
The Holiday Sale started yesterday - today Mr. Walter Blenko will be available until noon to sign your purchases.
Blenko Glass we have something for everyone on your shopping list.
BLENKO GLASS is MADE IN WEST VIRGINIA buy made in the USA and when possible buy LOCAL! questions phone 304 743 9081


Phani said...

I for one would not be able to visit blenko but I am sure a lot of the blog viewers/writers and glass enthusiasts would be able to visit Milton and buy glass (local) and get is signed by Mr. Walter Blenko. All the best for all you who can attend and be proud on supporting the LOCAL American WV glass.

If you can visit Milton, please provide some pictures hillary of the people I hear-from in this blog, so I know the faces behind their marvelous posts.

So, Bridgett are you in Milton yesterday or today buying your fav. rubies and orange glass by blenko? I'd like to see your collection.

Phani said...

Cool, They have UK glass available at blenko, I would have to order one online.

westvirginiajanis said...

Well, during Thanksgiving I just logged over 500 miles of travel in West Virginia going from the Pennsylvania line (Morgantown) to the Virginia line (Bluefield) and wrapping around the western part of the state from Charleston to Parkersburg to Clarksburg and everywhere in between. With the 2,000 miles logged this summer, I'm earning my name (West Virginia Janis) honestly!!

I didn't make it to Milton. I just couldn't take that extra day off. But I'll try to get there in December. I concentrated on the secondary market-- glass collections (in homes of friends, museums, and items for sale in stores).

I stopped in to the Purple Moon on Quarrier St. during my whirlwind tour. If you haven't been, this place is a "must see." For people who love vintage stores, the PM is a delight. For people who like moderne but are put off by "second hand," the place is so clean and the glass so sparkly that you won't even suspect that the items have a previous history.

Sorry I missed the Blenko Visitors' Center and the eastern and southwestern ends of the state, but that just gives me a goal for the next trip. Oh, and then there are the panhandles. So much to see, so little time. West Virginia is, indeed, Almost Heaven!

All the best to the BLENKO blog gang.

West Virginia Janis

westvirginiajanis said...

Dear All:

As you send out holiday messages, may I suggest adding a link to the BLENKO website? Some people I know have friends and relatives who are impossible to buy for. The BLENKO water bottles with their sports team's logo sounded very appealing to them because nobody else had ever thought of this gift.

My experience with calling the factory and ordering exactly what I wanted and getting it shipped out has been very successful. Just best do avoid waiting until the last minute.

WV Janis

Anonymous said...

Just returned from a road trip to Delaware.
Nice to see everyone is having a good holiday.
Hilary what do you hear from Roxi, Ravi, Dr Bob, Susan? Is everyone alright? Roxie's puppy?
Good night
Margie Hale

Anonymous said...

Front page is easier for me to find you. So today I was here many times, Thank you.
Margie Hale