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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.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Best Holiday Gift for Under $50

Blenko Glass # 384 Water Bottle. The longest running item in the Blenko Glass catalog. The waterbottle is a pre designer item.
Its 8 inches high, holds 36 ounces and comes in a variety of colors. My favorites are ruby, cobalt, and gold (harvest).

At $42 plus shipping & tax this item can be yours! http://www.blenkoglass.com/
This season, please buy local, support your local merchants. Check the label and BUY MADE IN THE USA when possible. hjh

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

hilly
blogger has really screwed with you 4 post in one day?
Sol

Dr.BOB said...

If you want the first you'll have to pay at least 37 at the visitors center. The 2nds have strange streaks of dark colors.
We are better off buying the 1st quality.

sweetdoc said...

Should I collect monies so that we might buy a gift for glasslady (doc)?
Thank you Hilary

Anonymous said...

The inconvenient truth. Its actually a great gift for under $60! Handling is $5 and shipping is about $7-$10. If you want Ruby, its a great gift for under $70! The inconvenience is that if you order today you may get your beautiful water bottle about the 1st of February. Production and shipping at Blenko are closed and will reopen until after New Years Day.

Anonymous said...

May I ask when production and shipping shut down for the holiday?
Sue M

Anonymous said...

Is antique shop working?
What shops are working?
Just the office and the
gift shop again?
Is production the making of glass?
Sue M

Anonymous said...

Hi All,
I was out at Blenko this week trying to get in the back to pick up gifts. Didn't realize that the factory ( production ) and "shipping" would be closed this early. I was told they would not reopen until after New Years.
I just assumed that given the economic climate Blenko would be shipping out until the last minute. I know we are at "Kissin Kates".
The Blenko Visitors Center still had a good supply of snowmen and angels as of Sunday morning. Everything else was getting a little picked over.
I did buy a gorgeous frosted crystal/seabreeze lamp - Merry Christmas to Me! Props to whomever made that one - if you're reading!
Merry Christmas All!
Linda King
Kissin Kates

Anonymous said...

??????
blenko, for blenko is this normal or is the again
the beginning of the end
or the final
chapter 3
fat lady is singing?

Anonymous said...

This is what pisses me off.
Why shut down production and
keep a 1/2 +dozen women in the office?
Why fire Lemy and have inexperienced people?
Why shut down shipping
and production these are money makers.
How many people work in that office and what % of the wage budget goes to office?
This was a negative when Bill's father was living
and remains a negative.
One good bean counter with a computer program should be able to handle a failing factory with less than 25 production employees.
Bad Bad managment.
Katie is very young to be tainted by this.
I feel very bad for her, she walked into this, she didn't create yet we will remember her as the failure. Next job may not come easily for anyone, more difficult for those with no skills, and who look very stupid.
Mountain Rita
Roxie, you have remained very quiet for a long time.
What gives?

Anonymous said...

Blenko closing.
Well I will not attend aother
going out of business sale
for Blenko.

Anonymous said...

In case memory fails you...Blenko has shut down for nearly two weeks if not longer every year for a long time. It has not been since the late 80's early 90's when the company worked straight through the Holiday Season. Not to mention that this is a Holiday Season. I want to wish you and your families a Merry Christmas! I hope that you all find the grace and humility to realize that this is the season to be spending time with your families and not passing petty comments on a blog.

Anonymous said...

yea she will be rememered as the one who raised prices so high, layed the guys off and kept the girls working. Fired all the experience. Blenko used to ship right up till noon on the 24th. I know I worked in shipping for 12 years. It is her fault she is in charge and the buck stops at the top.

Anonymous said...

Hi - Annu bought this Blenko piece for me... - it looks identical at any rate. (Guessing this one has 4 - spouts - or whatever those projections at the top are called- but we can see only the 2 that are perpendicular to our plane of vision)

J

Anonymous said...

Lucky you J
Your friend has good taste.
the ones with 4 spouts if yours does indeed have 4 spouts are
very special and cost a bit more.
They aren't made often.
Ted E.

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Anonymous said...

Mr PB
Happens to me all the time. Blenko Glass amazing in color and design.Blenko Glass fill in the blank.
May I suggest add similar statement and your comments will clear.
Alex

chitrakahn said...

Wrong.
No magical answer. Blenko is always mentioned in my comments yet less than 35% of my comments appear.

chitrakahn said...

Just a reminder:
We collect Blenko, so far no one has ask any one of us to give up our day jobs and either manage or work at Blenko.
So until you walk a mile or two in the shoes of a Blenko manager or worker don't comment.
Also Hilary has no control over Blenko, she is a medical resident most of us have been there, and know residents are under paid and over worked. Additional stress is not required. Take your complaints to Blenko, why not write a letter.
I did this last year and felt much better after.

Anonymous said...

On the blenko web page I see a Clam bowl for $90
will you tell me why its $90 and also can you publish a large photo so I can see it better.
I looked for it last week when we visited Huntington and it wasn't in the gift shop.
Margie Hale

Phani said...

Trust me, I have included blenko in all my comments and B did too and I dont see mine or her comments...Blenko Blenko Blenko

Hillary J Homburg said...

Margie
I don't have an answer for you re: the bowl and the cost.
Perhaps another reader is familar with this design and will step forward with a response.
Your questions was sent to Blenko Glass and when a response arrives I'll post it.
Check back.
HJH

Hillary J Homburg said...

Sol,
Blogger / NO
It was a human error.
HJH

Hillary J Homburg said...

Sweetdoc
Don't send me anything, I can't afford postage to return the gift and keeping the gift would be unethical.
HJH

Anonymous said...

Thank you Ted. She does indeed have great taste.

J