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, February 01, 2010

Blenko Glass

A reader from Clarksburg sent photos of 2 ornaments from Blenko. She states: " Hillary when you wrote about the college logo items you neglected to mention the balls - ornaments. These are less than $35 and make excellent gifts for students or recent graduates. Thank you.
Dede M.

Thank you. These items are in the photos I have, and I have not visited the new Blenko Website. Thank you for finding and sending the photo.


Anonymous said...

why is WVU ornament the 1st one
hilary Marshall is 1st in everything, remember this.
We live and work in Huntington and we cherish Marshall always and forever.
F. Collins

Anonymous said...

Hello Friends,
A powerful earthquake rocked Haiti on January 12, damaging not only buildings and roads but the foundation of the Western Hemisphere's poorest nation, which has struggled under decades of coups, and natural disasters.

It is apparent that the Haitian people are facing overwhelming and immediate challenges. Their needs include such basics as food, water, medical assistance and shelter.

Can We Help??


How you can contribute ? Check out this or other local newspapers.
You need to be contributing to this cause instead of buying glass for the month of Feb.
I've written to Hilary 9 times about this, I don't expect to ever see it published, but I am certain she cares as she donated. But why not allow every other Blenko glass collector to put up baskets in their office - or blenko glass bowls- for donations.
Don't ignore this need.
Please contribute immediately, or if you are a health care provider
make arrangements to donate your time.
Thank you.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Thank you for the reminder and for being persistent. My comments rarely appear.
At my office we are donating and have been for 2 weeks. Children in local schools are also collecting door to door.

Anonymous said...

are you with Doc Without Walls?

Anonymous said...

Let us not forget the pets and animals of Haiti.
Donate $$ and label it for Vet Services and /or Food for the animals.

Anonymous said...

What do you think about sending money to Haiti?

roundhead2 said...

I love those vases from The Bronze Look! Your Mom will have to take me there one of these days. Just to look. OHH! You could decorate three rooms from those vases. Lovely, just simply lovely! All three can take you somewhere else. The colors and design are very, very good. I do agree that The OLDER Blenko is better made. Only we do have to give the knew up and running to catch up glass blowers time, to perfect their wares. Haiti, I do what I was taught to do, I pray and leave the outcome up to God. We have enough of our own people in need that have lost jobs and everything, who need medical help and live in tents and drag their kids around in hope of getting a room in some place where you can get out of the weather for free. Have you watched some of those History channel shows? Really! We without insurance who have jobs pay like the devil to doctors when we need medical attention, so why if you got money to give why not set-up a fund for people who have NO insurance to get free medical care. REALLY, need to give, I cannot think of any better way than to help the people of this country first. Sorry! Was raised that you need to be able to take complete care of yourself and then when there is extra you help others.So by all means all I can do is pray for Haiti. The people of my country and state still have needs that NO one cares to give money for. I know I should not think this way only what country would come running to help US. Think about that awhile now. Guess you could say the subject of potitics fires me up and Hillary is working herself to death and needs a vacation before her daughter gets married. It is Monday and I have not comb my hair, what is wrong with anonymous, I sign my name and it is easy does it. Sol I guess this year I will place your vote as a Prince. Only it is afew weeks to Cupid day, things could change. To the lady talking about the sale help in Blenko get use to it. For some strange reason that is the way 75% of the woman are in this area. Sorry to any who read this only if the shoe fits wear it. Well I feel I wrote my book today. If I were the Blenko company I think that I would take a good look at some of the art work being done by the local glass companies, cause who ever the blower or the marker of some of the glass has a love for what they do. More than a job, makes glass. I would say someone has a passion for what they are doing. God Bless you!That red water bottle is beautiful and I too love red. Then again I love what looks beautiful to me for we each are different. God Bless and may peace come to your home. Roxie

Anonymous said...

We saw these, its a cheesy stick on label.
No etching with color.
Poorly made. Not a keeper!

Hillary J Homburg said...

F. Collins
Next time I promise to be more sensitive to the Marshall VS WVU crowd.
My thoughts are they are both wonderful State Universities and we should be proud of both.
Only exception when they play one another - what 2 times a year.
I get email from WVU fans asking why I publish Marshall logo items so often. I can't win with you guys!
These logo items make wonderful holidays gifts - and I'll bet F. Collins you know one or two WVU grads. The perfect gift for a MARSHALL or WVU grad.
Buy Blenko Glass gifts for each and every gift giving occassion.

Hillary J Homburg said...

#10 (A)?
Re send the info to theblenkoproject@aol.com and I'll publish. We support the Doc Without Borders work.
Thank you for your efforts in Haiti and in the world.

Hillary J Homburg said...

Thank you for being a lobbyist for the animals.

sweetdoc said...

The WVU Fan base should be in jail, they embarass the state each and every time WVU is on national TV.
Sad, sad, sad, when a winning team is embarssed by its fans.

Blenko WVU should appear last each time.