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.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
January Madness at Blenko!
All prices at the Gift Shop are much less than retail and when an item is on the clearance table it may be 75% to 90% off retail price. These prices are very low! Many one of a kind items all over the store. A number of old molds were brought out during the holiday - just to see if they could be used again - one to dozen things were made - not enough for the catalog - but just to experiment - these items went as they always do to the gift shop. When you shop the gift shop. Take your time. Look around. Ask Diane and Mindy, " do you have any 'one of a kind, unusual items, any thing out of the ordinary I might give my Auntie?" or else say : " Hillary, told me you often have one of a kind items, where are they." what ever works for you.
Many sellers report finding 'jewels' at the visitors center. One needs to visit often.
If I lived withing 50 miles of Blenko Glass I'd go twice a week. If I had young children I know I would take them to see glass being made every few months, so their little minds would grasp the memory of this experience and their heritage.
Growing up in West Virginia we often are not told about the things we have to be proud of, when in reality every time we walk out our doors we should feel pride in the very beautiful hills and valleys. West Virginia is a beautiful state filled with people, who value family, truth, honesty, education, religious freedom and hard work. We are always willing to lend a helping hand to a friend in need, or anyone in need. That's just what West Virginians do. http://www.blenkoglass.com/ 304 743 9081