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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.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Osburn Glass Hearts

Valentines' Day is fast approaching. A blog friend sent these photos of currently available Osburn Glass Hearts.
A friend from Tamarack phoned to say " we have hearts and V Day items from over 10 vendors" . This year for V-Day BUY MADE IN THE USA! Buy local when possible.
Check out Osburn Glass, Milton, WV
and Tamarack in Beckley.



14 comments:

Phani said...

I would like to see more items for the V-day. Please...

Anonymous said...

one is candy dish and the other is a vase the candy dish is 3" tall and the vase is about 8" tall

Anonymous said...

WOW! those are beautiful!colors and craftmanship makes great looking glass!Dave knows how to make it!Im going to buy both of them for my wife

Steve

Anonymous said...

WOW! those are beautiful!colors and craftmanship makes great looking glass!Dave knows how to make it!Im going to buy both of them for my wife

Steve

Anonymous said...

When you say buy only made in the usa
you are being ignorant, very little is made in usa.
You are also a bigot to say this
Blenko should be ashamed of you and your small mindedness
Global economy little sparrow.

DrAnnu said...

Please do link to any source you mention and a phone number would be useful.
Ann

Dr.BOB said...

Hilary
Your newspaper should be doing feature stories on Osburn and his successful venture.
Starting a company in these economic times is courageous
to succeed is unheard of, yet this young fella is standing strong.
Blenko also appears to be doing well. Keep up your daily support of glass arts in West Virginia.
Do more post about the small set ups. I bet Tamarck could guide you to some of the independent artist.
Keep on keeping on.

Dr.BOB said...

Just read annonymous' post where he called you a bigot and ignorant.
Annonymous, next time sign your comments so we can assess your qualifications as a judge of intelligence.
If Hilary is a bigot I am an even bigger bigot. I refuse to buy a car that doesn't have direct ties to the USA. Don't wear clothing without a union label, and believe me it is growing more difficult weekly to find items made in USA.
Global economy is a wonderful idea, if you live in China, India, or Mexico.

Anonymous said...

This is directed to all of those individuals who believe it appropriate to leave negative/nasty comments on this blog page and wish to hide behind the heading of anonymous. Besides being a irritation to those of us who come to this site to educate ourselves, share insights into finding and collecting Blenko, or just want to be inspired by the great photos, you should know that we don’t really care for your comments. You are welcome to your opinion of the world, its’ injustices and the like, but unless you have the courage to identify yourself with your comments I will continue to wonder why Hillary even bothers to give you a platform for your venom. On second thought, I do know why, that is because she is a decent person who you are taking advantage of. Most of us are very aware of Blenko’s current challenges through other sources. I would suggest that if you feel this strongly that you instead post a letter directly to Blenko management that outlines your concerns. I have yet to meet any Blenko management that did not give serious consideration to issues brought forth in letter form or through direct communication.
I am.
Bruce Specht

Anonymous said...

Bruce
I am Ann Mullins and I write often with negative comments about my Blenko experiences I have yet to see one of those comments printed.
Hilary protects Blenko too much.
If a bowl doesn't sit without wabbling it should not be sold for $45. I should not have to check every item for chips, bubbles, or stability.
Blenko quality is at an all time low.
Blenko management is Blenko's business, deciding not to purchase inferior products is my business.
Your comment about Blenko management respondng is an untruth.
The management became angry when I complained on more than one occassion.
Mr. WH Blenko Jr had a quality control person, the person doing this job now should be allowed to retire or be given new glasses.
Thank you for allowing me to vent. I don't expect this to be published, but Hilary you know I am telling the truth.
Why do you choose not to publish my comments.

Anonymous said...

WQW Bruce are you looking through Blenko colored glasses?the management doesnt care about yours or anyone elses opinion.They only act like they are listening to you just to get you out of their hair!
Do you REALLY believe what you said?I sure dont and i dont think many other people do either that knows Blenkos.

I AM an insider

Anonymous said...

Solid Colors? Photos of what he has in solid colors if you can produce this.

Anonymous said...

WAY TOO NICE TO GIVE AWAY
I'LL BUY FOR MYSELF.

Anonymous said...

Hillary
What are your plans for after June and when you leave Ohio?
Will you work in Ohio or return to WV?
What will you do about the blog?
Also I wrote to volunteer to help with your web needs for theblenkoproject and got no reply.
Peter M