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.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

July 4th Weekend At BLENKO GLASS

The July 4th weekend is approaching - take some time out, take your out of town visitors down to BLENKO GLASS http://www.blenkoglass.com/ for an afternoon or morning of shopping. My Blenko friends, tell me the shelves are full of new and exciting creations. There are numerous items marked at up to 75% OFF and remember every item in the Visitors Center started at l/2 of retail.

Buying at the factory is always a 'good idea.'

You don't have to collect WV or Blenko Glass to enjoy a day trip to Blenko or Milton, Milton, West Virginia is a wonderful small town experience. The shops are clean, and full of items from the past, the shopkeepers are informed and always ready to make a deal! Milton has home town cooking and a number of national chain fast food places.

The people who decide to live in Milton are self reliant, independent and very welcoming, you'll enjoy your visit.

Announcement: There will be no demonstrations on Friday, July 3. The Visitor Center will be open on July 3 and July 4 for the holiday. Hours for July 4th are 9 to 3.
Photo of Visitors Center from Blenko Glass Company website.


annu said...

My preference is the photo of VC that includes the new circle of flowers and glass.

Hillary J Homburg said...

Larry T sent this to theblenkoproject@aol.com:
Hillary, I noted that some one asked how Nitro got it name, In 1917 the Government brought in over 5000 workers and built the town and a factory to make Nitrocellulose. [Smokless gunpowder] for cannons. they built the town and factory in one year, just in time to get two train loads of Nitrocellulose shiped before the war ended. The town was abandend. In the1920s it was taken over by private investers. The man that runs the antique mall, [three story building] has a book on the subject. Thanks Larry T.

glassbug said...

Bad photo of Blenko VC, I agree!