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.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Last Shopping Day Before Christmas !

My Uncle Skip lives in Charleston, South Carolina. Each year he does all his Holiday Shopping on Dec 24th. as a child I found this both exciting and a bit
odd as my parents shopped all year for this Holiday!
Yet somehow Uncle Skip always gave the very best gifts, enjoyed the Holiday even more than most adults, and never seemed stressed.
Now I'm not suggesting you wait until 12/24....however, if you haven't completed the shopping or you want to shop its not too late.
This year I'll continue to make 'cookies and cakes' for friends. I've never enjoyed shopping. To be honest, I don't like spending money, but I do enjoy walking around shopping centers, watching people, enjoying coffee or a meal with friends.
If you haven't made arrangements to attend a midnight mass or church service this week, check your newspaper for local services.


Anonymous said...

A woman who doesn't like to shop?
Yet the same woman has turned by wife into being a Blenko glass addict.
I need someone to explain this to me.
Dave Spano

Anonymous said...

I would like to wish all of you a Merry Christmas, and say thank you. As someone who was in the glass industry for years I know the small factories can't to it by themselves. It takes people like you that love glass, to buy it, collect it and talk about it to keep this old craft alive.
Don Lemley

Anonymous said...

It takes more than customers who are loyal, it takes skilled labor and good management.
It takes craftsmen such as yourself who know the product and value the customer, and who continue to educate themselves.
Being in fear of management and having incompetent management and a declining skill base is like a terminal illness.
We read in this blog you may be going to work later with Osburn. When this is finalized will you tell us more and send photos. You'll publish them won't you glasslady doc?
Mountain Rita