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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.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Vacation Time? THINK BLENKO GLASS - MILTON, WV


Its a new year 2009. When scheduling your vacation time, please plan to attend the Blenko Collectors Society Gathering in Milton, West Virginia this group meets yearly in August at the Blenko Glass Factory.

If you are a new or an old collector glass, Blenko or other WV Glass this will be an exciting time for you. If you live in West Virginia - well, you MUST come down to Milton, learn about the exciting world of collecting Blenko - learn some local history, meet your neighbors, make new friends and have the opportunity to purchase glass that may never been offered for sale again.

Blenko Glass each year make many items to sell for the Collectors Gathering - its the only time these items are offered.

Your opportunity to start a collection of limited edition items at bargain prices. The souvenir sun catchers are less than $20 - so everyone can afford something during this 'vacation period'. The older workers return to 'show off' their skills, the current group of highly skilled craftsmen will be working daily, you can bring the grandchildren, children, your school class, your neighbors children, this is an expensive fun filled weekend.

While I haven't heard whats being planned this year, in years past there has been 'hot air balloon rides', the opportunity to BLOW GLASS, take glass classes from the Masters, make sun catchers, and a Vintage Glass Sale is often a part of this gathering. For more information return here - but also check out frequently the BLENKO GLASS http://www.blenkoglass.com/ website and also the Blenko Glass Collectors Society website. Questions or Comments are welcome!
Note: Thank you to Bridgett for this photo of item she is in process of acquiring.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

OK IF BLENKO CAN MAKE THIS I WANT 12 BEFORE 2 14 PLEASE. HOW MUCH?
BEAUTIFUL? IS IT A LADY FACE ?

Phani said...

Did Bridgett take this picture???

Hillary J Homburg said...

Phani Just as I don't know you or most of the people who comment - I can't answer this question properly. Let me say this photo was one of four sent by screen name bridgett and she noted she plans to purchase this item.
The other three I will use later, less interesting waterbottle photos.
Hope this helps.
hjh

Hillary J Homburg said...

anonymous
from your keyboard to Blenkos ears!
Everyone has positive comments about this one, I've received several emails of inquiry.