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, February 04, 2010

The Valentine's Day Countdown

Margaret Mead said, " Having someone wonder where you are when you don't come home at night is a very old human need."

A Swedish Proverb sent to me my a Blog reader " Shared joy is double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.

Valentine's Day is the time to honor friendships, this year step out of your comfort zone and send V-Day cards to your friends, give Ruby Glass or other Blenko Glass http://www.blenkoglass.com/ to your friends. People you value.
The purchase doesn't have to be large, or perhaps gift from your collection.

One of my favorite quotes is from Annie : How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.

Make this month of Feb, a month of reaching out, tell others about your passions, perhaps introduce them to American Glass?
Margie Hale (blog friend) sent me a suggestion for V-Day - she suggest visiting with your elderly neighbors for 10 or 15 minutes, or sending a card to an elderly relative.

Valentine's Day has been taken over by vendors, it isn't just a day for lovers, its a month to focus on heart issues, to make new friends, to reach out to neighbors, to take some time to be grateful for the many blessings in our lives.

NOTE: Hearts are from Osburn Glass located in Milton, WV


valentine sms said...

its really very nice and beautiful blog thanks for sharing this with us...

Anonymous said...

Annie the musical?

roundhead2 said...

I have not thought to much about Valentines Day. Other than I would like to know if anyone knows where they carry the KEEPSAKE Roses. Rog has brought me two and I would like to have all the colors. They are real long stem roses preserved in 24karat gold. For people with NO ideas these Roses look lovely in Blenko vases or in any of the WVa glass we all love so well. Rog brought these from a jewerly store over at the Quincy Mall that went out of business. It was my plan to get one every year until I had them all. That is the problem with collecting and it was easy for Rog to shop for me. I do not like fake flowers. Sometimes the silk ones. To all these are something to add too the glass. Say alittle pray and peace to everyones homes. Roxie

Anonymous said...

Having someone to worry if you close?
Having someone or someones to protest if have problems with the government or creditors?
Blenko will sorely miss those of us who once loved and cherished Blenko.
No more Valentine Blenko for me.
Now I say close anyday, no tears from me and no maxing out my charge cards on inferior products at a fire sale.
Paula D.

Dr.BOB said...

I see readers continue to send quotes to you.
Your collection should be quiet large.

glassbug said...

More Osburn glass????

DrAnnu said...

Annie is one of my favorite musicals also
In the Ga production there was a
Blenko vase in 2006 - used as a prop. FYI -
Thus there is a blenko connection.

DrAnnu said...

valentine sms
welcome to heart of glass
do you collect hearts? blenko? Osburn?