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.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
L ete c'est fini
Hillaryy the French say L'ete' c'est fini - - - and the calender is a reminder end the summer on a high note.
If you haven't take 15 minutes to write down all the things you wanted to do over the summer but never got around to. Put your list in an envelope. When you get next year's calendar, paperclip the list to the first day of June and then open it. Don't forget to mark
the calendar with the Blenko Glass Festival, The WV Birthday /Blenko sale in June and Ganesh Chateurthi ( for Chitra's calendar. Mark local glass festivals - in Conn. its the 2nd week of July, In West Virginia Appalachian Glass does a Glass blower reunion / Festival of Glass in March. One way to include everything is to check out your state and neighboring states website.
Observe this year the autumnal festival of Michaelmas on Sept 29, which is the feast day of St Michael the Archangel. This ancient English harvest festival dates back to the sixth century. Its a tradition in our house to have blackberry or raspberry treats - pies, tarts or blackberry jam on scones with tea.
As a reader of the blog, I am aware of the infrequent post. I'm in agreement with Bridget we should all be contributing with possible articles and photos. Next week after our
glass trip I promise to send photos. We're a thousands miles from WV but Blenko is Blenko
and as Blenko Collectors we enjoy seeing photos.
Bridget suggested you ask readers for contributions of articles / post / what ever it is you call writings for a blog. Do this, you have nothing to loose. Also ask local vendors to send you photos of WV Glass they are offering. We visit each year the Purple Moon and Mason Blues in Mason County, start with these shops.
If you ask, people will contribute and the people who write the long and caustic post might focus their energy on a well composed
post for an upcoming blog.
Just wanted to sound off.