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Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

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Friday, December 19, 2008

Palin for President & Blenko?

Blog Reader Terri photo shopped ed Tammy's BLENKO OBAMA AND MANCHIN tree in an attempt to be Fair and Balanced we are publishing the Palin for President tree. HJH
Please send photos or your BLENKO GLASS and if you have a Blenko story we'd love to share your story with our readers. Remember all photos and stories become property of the Blog and we may reprint them w/o contacting you. hjh

14 comments:

susan said...

Very funny, send this to one of the Palin blogs it will be a hit.
I prefer Manchin and Blenko on tammie's tree.

bridgett said...

No NO Hilary you can't possibly support Palin.
Hillary Clinton maybe but Palin?

bridgett said...

Thank you everyone for photos, I enjoy seeing your photos.

Dr.BOB said...

Fair and balanced? Why?

lewisdvdphd said...

This is not art!
Say NO to Palin and fair and balanced.
Say YES to change, hope.

lewisdvdphd said...

This is not art!
Say NO to Palin and fair and balanced.
Say YES to change, hope.

Phani said...

Palin...ewwww

Anonymous said...

Hillary,

Thank you for posting my Christmas tree pictures again this year. Each and every Blenko collector is different. None of us are identical and we all enjoy different things in life. Some Blenko collectors prefer Husted designs over all other Blenko designer items. Some prefer Don Shepherd designs over those of Husted, Anderson and Myers. I have Trey Gott and Matt Carter designs next to my Hank Adams and Winslow Anderson designs. There are collectors that prefer to collect samples from all designers; so no two collections will be the same. No one on earth should tell collectors not to collect designs made after a certain year. Collect what you like. I'm a collector that will buy designs made throughout the entire span of the company.

Just like when it comes to collecting Blenko, we are different with our politics. Blenko is not collected by only Democrats or Republicans. This year John, Andy and I decided to add the Obama and Manchin buttons to our tree. There are over 100 buttons on the tree and I personally love the mixture of buttons with the vintage and new ornaments.

I sent the pictures of our tree to several friends who are Democrats and Republicans. Teri and Barry, the owners of the http://www.usflagballoon.com/, are die hard Republicans. Teri and I usually agree on all things political until this year. We are still best of friends and will remain so for the rest of our lives. I personally enjoyed seeing what Teri did with our Christmas tree. I laughed so hard that my husband had to come upstairs to see if I was okay.

I hope everyone remembers Blenko is not only for the rich or poor, white or black, democrats or republicans, but for everyone. Blenko was sold worldwide with sales representatives not only in the United States but in Puerto Rico, New Zealand and Australia. Getting the world to agree on everything is a dream and most likely will never come true in our lifetime.

Our Christmas tree gives me pleasure. I am glad others have enjoyed seeing it. Then again, I also enjoyed seeing what Teri did with the picture I sent her. To me, collecting Blenko is fun! Remember, the love we have for Blenko should make us feel good and (when we can) laugh.

Like Hillary posted; I went to High School with Michelle Obama. I also have a semi connection to Senator John McCain. While I was in the Navy, I was stationed at VA-174 in Jacksonville, Florida. The very same Squadron John McCain was Executive Officer then Commanding Officer of. I did not arrive there until 1985; eight years after Commander McCain left. Another little fact; the VA-174 insignia was designed by Walt Disney. This was something we all learned upon checking into the squadron.

A couple years ago I had the pleasure of meeting the wonderful Governor of West Virginia Joe Manchin. Here was a WV. Democrat politician; and I was a registered Republican in Illinois. The only thing we had in common was the love of Blenko Glass (and the love for the state of West Virginia). I grew up around politicians thanks to my grandmother, and her very close connections to Governor Alexander of Tennessee. Imagine, being a Junior in High School; and your grandmother asking her very close friend Senator Howard Baker the Senate Majority leader to help you on a term paper! Anyway, here is proof that Blenko can and does bring everyone closer.

Remember, collecting Blenko (and anything else you collect) should bring you happiness. If you decide to bring Blenko and your other passions together, then so be it. Enjoy life!

Also, I would love to ask the residents of West Virginia if we here in Illinois could trade Governors with you?

Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year, to everyone that reads this wonderful blog.

Sincerely,
Tammy Kosla

Anonymous said...

I will make one little correction that Tammy made. Diehard Conservatives rather than Republicans. Other than that, she was dead on. Thanks for the post. Hope everyone has a great Christmas, Holiday or nothing, iffin' you're a Jehovah's Witness.
Barry D

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU TAMMY FOR BRINGING CIVILITY TO THIS BLOG PLEASE RETURN FREQUENTLY I LOVED YOUR TREE WITH PALIN AND ALSO WITHOUT ALTHOUGH WITH SUITS ME BEST.
I DID NOT GET TO MEET YOU BUT HOPE YOU WILL RETURN TO BLENKO COLLECTING AND MILTON
MOUNTAIN RITA

sweetdoc said...

OK if I forward this on?

Anonymous said...

The trees both were really unique and I will put them up on my own blog and pass them on to other 304 and 606 blogs.
alex.

Anonymous said...

Alex

Can you let me know if the tree pictures are posted elsewhere? I would love to read the comments good or bad.

Tammy

Dr.BOB said...

Laughing my Ass OFF