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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.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Blenko's Celebration of WV Birthday - June 19th

We received this photo today from Katie Garrison VP Blenko Glass. Check out the Blenko Glass website for exact times - but activities are planned for the entire day. Blenko will be serving IceCream and Cake and Drinks.
Mr. Walter Blenko will be on hand to sign glass. The Birthday Vase is signed by Artist - Bayliss and Mr. Blenko.
Questions? Please phone Blenko at 304 743 9081 *Update from Christy:

We do not have the Festival of Glass schedule completed yet, but it will be held on August 6 & 7. We will again have classes (fees apply), an on site food vendor, signings, special pieces, glass demonstrations, etc.
We will get you more information as we get it completed.


29 comments:

Phani said...

Beautiful. I wonder what our number would be this yr B.

susan said...

My # last year was high 100s
this year I won't be coming. Its too hot and you can purchase in the after market immediately for market up of less than $100.
Last year we witnessed someone selling a low number for $100 plus the exchange of vases.
The # doesn't matter to me, and it cost $670 for the trip and hotel. For us, its cheaper to buy after.
Susan W

Anonymous said...

DOES ANYONE ELSE THINK THIS IS ART GLASS?
MOUNTAIN RITA

Anonymous said...

BAYLISS IS GIFTED HE CAN DO A HELL OF A LOT BETTER
BLENKO GIVE HIM SOME FREEDOM
MOUNTAIN RITA

Anonymous said...

CHARCOAL FOR THE FUNERAL PARADE

chitrakahn said...

Charcoal is a too die for color Mountain Rita get your nose out of the crime files.

chitrakahn said...

I saw the clip of that on the other blog.
The exchange.
Sad. But I also sell my extra blenko so I can buy even better Blenko.

Phani said...

Ive made my plans and purchased tickets well before there was picture out for the WV BD glass. I cant turn around and I plan to continue. Next year, Bridgett and I will visit together.

Anonymous said...

My question to you Hilary is
why did you wait so long before posting the photo of this vase?
Sue M.

Anonymous said...

I am sorry, this is a old piece with a different finish top. I love Blenko and own allot of birthday pieces. This piece is ugly and the white stopper looks stupid. This is just my opinion. Have a nice day.

Anonymous said...

I should not speak for Glasslady
but my guess is Blenko failed to send her the photo.
Sol

Anonymous said...

Could anyone please tell me if Kissin Kates Antique store closed. :(
Their website is down and their number is disconnected!

I was hoping to visit their shop after visiting Blenko.

Anonymous said...

Last time I was in the shop they were talking about closing.
I have heard nothing official.
Kevin

Anonymous said...

You guys should run to Osburns while your in Milton. See some of his new designs and solid colors. I was there today, He has Wayne Husteds new water bottles up there. They are in Ruby, Emerald, Cobalt, and Crystal. I'm getting one of each. He said later they are going to release more colors.

Phani said...

Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder.

Anonymous said...

Hello from Kissin Kate's

We did close our shop in Hurricane at the end of April. We are now located in a large booth on the 2nd floor at the South Charleston Antique Mall on D Street. We thought the South Charleston location would be more convenient for our customers. We are still unpacking and will be setting up an e-mail address for the business and possibly a Facebook page. We'll let you know via the blog when this gets done.

Thanks for asking and we look forward to catching up with all our friends!

Tim & Linda

chitrakahn said...

If you haven't been to the So Charleston Anitque Mall and the little shops in So Charleston make this a part of your next WV trip.
Last year I bought several thousand dollars of Blenko and Viking. Also the lady from Montgomery who is part of the ole Blenko 4 sells at this mall. Quality glass.

sweetdoc said...

Happy Birthday to WV

sweetdoc said...

Happy Birthday to my Friend A!
Happy Birthday to Blenko.

Dr.BOB said...

Blogger appears to be stuck.

Dr.BOB said...

Sweetdoc were you doing call?
The B-day event is the 20th of June.

DrAnnu said...

Comments are once again stalled.

Anonymous said...

This vase is very lovely. I don't think it is a reproduction of an old Blenko design.
Roxie do you like this?
For me it is pleasing to the eye.
Betty Sue

Anonymous said...

Hi!

To Kissin Kates: Thanks so much for getting back to me! Looks like we'll be making a stop at the Antique market!

I agree with the person who stated visiting Osburn glass! Last time we went to Blenko we stopped there. So many BEAUTIFUL pieces of glass! I bought two for my collection! Stop there and you won't be disappointed!

vintageshopgirl said...

Love charcoal,- only wish I would be able to stand in line to get one this year!!!

Be sure to stop by The Old Timey Shop on Main Street in Milton. I have a booth there and several vendors have nice vintage Blenko.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for telling me about The Old Timely Shop Vintageshopgirl! I put it on my list.

Do any of you have any other suggestions of places to stop for vintage Blenko? :)

Anonymous said...

go to osburns and see if Lemley will sell his old Blenko.

Anonymous said...

I saw no mention of Blenko and the Vase on the WVU website. What gives? Last 3 years there was a one page story.
Did you drop the ball Glasslady?
Steve Moore

Anonymous said...

Hilary you are very late with getting this message out.
Paul J.