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!

The Blenko Glass Visitors Center Gift Shop has again marked down glass. The shelf marked clearance is now completely full and there is a 2nd shelf. This is a bargain hunters paradise.
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


Anonymous said...

Why ever would anyone be proud of being born in or being stuck in West Virginia?

Anonymous said...

Dear Anonymous:

Where are you from? What are you proud of? Do share!

If you are from WV and not proud, Hillary's point is made!

Anonymous said...

CARE PSA "Beliefs and Actions"
"Be kind to the neighbor who is kin, and the neighbor who is a stranger" -Islam
"The more one does for others, the more one has himself" -Taoism
"Open your hand to the poor and needy" -Judaism
"Love thy neighbor as thyself" -Christianity
Going to church doesn't make you a christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car. G Meggs