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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.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Need a Hostess Gift for New Year's Party?


Are you looking for the PERFECT Hostess Gift? Don't bring yet another bottle of vine, or another bouquet of flowers. THINK BLENKO - C O L O R at Blenko Glass http://www.blenkoglass.com/ or Blenko Glass gift shop in Milton, W.Va. (304 743 9081) the collection of glass and glass winter items on clearance has never been larger.

Look like the prince you are - come bearing gifts of GLASS colorful hand made in West Virginia Glass. At Blenko we have items from $17 to $485. so something to fit all budgets. At the shop in Milton most every item is 50% less than the catalogue price.

You'll save money just by being there.

BLENKO GLASS in Milton, West Virginia for all your GIFT Giving occasions. Having trouble deciding? Ask Mindy or Diana to assist, these ladies know 'glass' and they know every item in their little show - if you don't see what you want - 'ask' when it might be made? hjh

18 comments:

susan said...

Haven't been commenting of late but always enjoy your post and photos.
S. O.

chitrakahn said...

Beautiful is the items photoed blenko?

Anonymous said...

Happy Eve of New Year Hilly!
Sol

Anonymous said...

ISHES FOR A BEAUTIFUL NEW YEAR

I WISH YOU…

BUNCHES OF VIOLETS, THE BREEZE IN YOUR HAIR,
EYES BRIGHT AS DEWDROPS, PEOPLE WHO CARE.
TREES SWAYING GENTLY, A KITTEN TO TOUCH
FIELDS FULL OF CLOVER AND DAISIES AND SUCH.
DAYS FILLED WITH LAUGHTER AND DANCING SUNBEAMS.
I WISH YOU A CHILD’S SPONTANEOUS HUG
A WARM SUMMER NIGHT AND A LIGHTNING BUG.
I WISH YOU A BAREFOOT RUN IN THE GRASS
BRIGHT COLORED LEAVES AND FALL IN THE AIR
YOUR FAVORITE BOOK AND A ROCKING CHAIR.
LOTS OF WINS FOR LOTS OF TRIES,
CLOUDS OF YELLOW BUTTERFLIES.
I WISH YOU A WINTER WORLD OF WHITE,
WARM GINGERBREAD AND A SNOWBALL FIGHT.
FOOD WHEN YOU’RE HUNGRY, REST WHEN YOU TIRE.
SOMEONE TO HOLD IN FRONT OF THE FIRE.
A SRINGTIME OF DAFFODILS,
A RUN DOWN THE GRASSY HILLS.
A MOUNTAINTOP VIEW OF A WORLD CLEAN AND NEW.
A TALK WITH A FRIEND, THE TOUCH OF A HAND,
A TENDER KISS, A WALK IN THE SAND,
A ROBIN’S SWEET SONG, BLUE SKIES UP ABOVE/.
A YEAR AND A LIFE OF PEACE AND LOVE.

ANONYMOUS


FROM: SHERRY

Hillary J Homburg said...

Can't let this pass - That wish was from my (almost) 2nd grade teacher Sherri Hill.
Its a long story - my teacher was Annette Dumany who was also perfect...but Sherri Hill had STYLE something that in the 2nd grade I desired desperately....she was my role model...later she became my friend.
Do you have teacher stories? Teacher who made a difference in your life, and perhaps remain either in your life or your heart?
This week I spoke by email with my high school english teacher another role model.
I've been so fortunate to find these wonderful people - from grade school to dental school my good fortune re: quality educators and role models continues. hjh

Anonymous said...

Is she Mountain Rita? Since they both use capital letters?
Sue M.

Hillary J Homburg said...

Oh No! Sherri Hill is not Mountain Rita.
Sherri lives on the West Side of Charleston with her cats, blenko and art works, she's a retired teacher, she was a model, an artist, teacher and wore many hats but never a lawyer and she'd never call her self Mountain anything!
Hillary

Hillary J Homburg said...

Glass in photo was not made at Blenko glass, it was made by a WV artist and is available for purchase at Blenko Glass in Milton, West Virginia.
304 743 9081.

andreerods said...

It is written in the Tao
the truly "gifted" receive and give w/o thought.
Life provides for us what we need when we need, problem is only the wise are open to the 'having'.
My guess is you are always ready to learn and to do, to work, to give.
Now give up Blenko and move on to other life passions.
I leave for 6 months in Spain on 2/2. If you'll provide address I'll send goodies or signed postal cards w/o expectations!

westvirginiajanis said...

ANDEERODS. It is my understanding that you were on the "Heart of Glass" board. If so, I'm surprised that you are asking Hillary to "move on." Curious.

On another note, can you tell us what you will be doing in Spain. Spain is such a wonderful country and they also have fabulous glass. Perhaps you can take some pictures of Spanish glassware and send them our way.

May your trip be everything you are hoping it will be! Viva EspaƱa..... Viva Hillary..... Viva BLENKO.....

WV Janis

Hillary J Homburg said...

Andre great news about Spain.
I envy you and the world your talent has created for you.
You are the truly blessed one. Thank you for words from your heart, but we both know I'll 'move on' only when there is no Blenko in W.Va.
Trust me - I'm young there will be many other passions in my life of this I am certain. Comment when you find time and send photos of Spainish glass? Or Blenko in Spain?

andreerods said...

WestVirginiaJanis
Guilty I am a board member of Blenko Project since GAS l l/2 years ago.
Blenko Glass fired Richard, neglects PBS, neglects to give her photos and info, neglects to advertise her blog etc., my questions to her is Why continue.
She is as you know bright, the world will be her oyster.
Blenko would be a nice wallpaper.

andreerods said...

George Orwell 's ... I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. ... Blenko I would see as a childish thing for H.

Anonymous said...

SORRY ABOUT STARTING THAT FIGHT
I GET TOO ANGRY
I DO NOT UNDERSTAND MOST OF WEST VIRGINIA
THE PEOPLE ARE LOVELY BUT DO NOT DEFEND THEMSELVES OR SEE THEIR OWN WORTH
IT MAKES ME VERY ANGRY
AFTER A DECADE ONE WOULD THINK I WOULD GIVE UP OR ALSO MOVE ON, YET I STAY HERE, ANDREERDOS HAVE YOU BEEN TO WEST VIRGINIA? MAYBE SOMETHING IN THE WATER OR THE MOUNTAIN ON WHICH I LIVE. COME TO VISIT WEST VIRGINIA THEN TOO WILL UNDERSTAND OUR PASSION FOR THE STATE.
MOUNTAIN RITA

Phani said...

You know, I say the same thing to people in barren sucky Northern Illinois to visit gorgeous west KY.

Anonymous said...

Where is western Ky Phani
Sue M.

Hillary J Homburg said...

Andre
Many glass companies much greater than Blenko have gone under in the last 30 years. The Blenko Family has worked hard to keep Blenko alive. Often using their own money, because the family business is so very important to them. It is also important to us the People of West Virginia and I hope to the People of the USA - Blenko is the ONLY Manufactuer of ANTIQUE GLASS remaining in the USA. What does this say about US(?) as a country? We should be supporting this company (BLENKO) with $$$ and brain power to keep it afloat.
Supporting American Business makes good sense to me, but then sometimes I do seem to march to a different drummer. . .

Phani said...

I worked in Paducah and places around till bowling green are beautiful.