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.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Commemorative Event - Think BLENKO

Commemorative plates? Are you hosting an event, a conference, or want to honor someone in a special way?
Blenko Glass may be the answer.
At Blenko Glass www.blenkoglass.com we can make a special ornament, an engraved block, engrave a water bottle, an unlimited array of products can be engraved.
This photo is of a disc - engraved for a 1968 Glass Tour. It is used as a light catcher - hanging in a window.
Blenko Glass - let Blenko make your special occassion " memorable."


Anonymous said...

Hillary I'm sending a copy of a note from my best friend Gayle King, it isn't orginal but thought since its popular right now and true and most of us are Women you should publish.
Blenko Blenko Blenko not off subject as the subject is always Us.

A young wife sat on a sofa on a hot humid day, drinking iced tea and visiting with her mother. As they talked about life, about marriage, about the responsibilities of life and the obligations of adulthood, the mother clinked the ice cubes in her
glass thoughtfully and turned a clear, sober glance upon her daughter.

'Don't forget your sisters,' she advised, swirling the tea leaves to the bottom of her glass. 'They'll be more important as you get older. No matter how much you love your husband, no matter how much you love the children you may have, you are still going to need sisters. Remember to go places with them now and then; do things with them.'

'Remember that 'sisters' means ALL the women...
your girlfriends, your daughters, and all your other women relatives too. 'You'll need other women. Women always do.'

What a funny piece of advice!' the young woman thought. Haven't I just gotten married?
Haven't I just joined the couple-world? I'm now a married woman, for goodness sake! A grownup! Surely my husband and the family we may start will be all I need to make my life worthwhile!'

But she listened to her mother. She kept contact with her sisters and made more women friends each year. As the years tumbled by, one after another, she gradually came to understand that her mother really knew what she was talking about. As time and nature work their changes and their mysteries upon a woman, sisters are the mainstays of her life.

After more than 50 years of living in this world, here is what I've learned:


Time passes.
Life happens.
Distance separates.
Children grow up.
Jobs come and go.
Love waxes and wanes.
Men don't do what they're supposed to do.
Hearts break.
Parents die.
Colleagues forget favours.
Careers end.


Sisters are there, no matter how much time and how many miles are between you. A girl friend is never farther away
than needing her can reach.

When you have to walk that lonesome valley and you have to walk it by yourself, the women in your life will be on the valley's rim, cheering you on, praying for you, pulling for you, intervening on your behalf, and waiting with open arms at the valley's end.

Sometimes, they will even break the rules and walk beside you....Or come in and carry you out.

Girlfriends, daughters, granddaughters, daughters-in-law, sisters, sisters-in-law, Mothers, Grandmothers, aunties, nieces, cousins, and extended family: all bless our life!

The world wouldn't be the same without women, and neither would I. When we began this adventure called womanhood, we had no idea of the incredible joys or sorrows that lay ahead. Nor did we know how much we would need each other.

Every day, we need each other still. Pass this on to all the women who help make your life meaningful.

I just did. Short and very sweet:

There are more than twenty angels in this world.
Ten are peacefully sleeping on clouds. Nine are playing. And one is reading her email at this moment.

Send this message to ten of your friends including me. If you get 5 replies, someone you love will surprise you.

Happy days!

Don't break this; it's working

DrAnnu said...

For a my best friends' daughers wedding last year I had 75 of the 2x2 blocks engraved with the date and an image of the couple.
Cost was less than $12 per person.
Blenko and the engravers are inexpensive, the result is totally awesome.

sweetdoc said...

Hello everyone.
Quick note to say Happy New Year to all my blenko collector friends.
Our group goes out only once a month during the winter, we have found many Viking, Fenton and Dunbar Glass Co pieces but few Blenko.
In March we'll be coming up or is down to Milton for the warehouse sale.
Hilary Thank you for your continued efforts with the blog.

Sweetdoc & friends

lewisdvmphd said...

Yes Dear Hilary one can order, the problem is getting the order
done and delivered.
Several years ago we tried, it was a diaster.
You might want to ask others, but my experience was not good.
At this time they were working on something for 4H and didn't have time to devote to my 75 disc.
I wouldn't do this again.

lewisdvmphd said...

OMG you people and OPRAH
Hilary how do you stand these addicted women?

sweetdoc said...

We suggested the small 2x2 blocks of glass for our co workers marriage.
She spoke with Blenkko and the cost would have been $28 per block engraved.
She later went to Applachain Glass and bought engraved wineglasses for $12@ made in WVa.
The current prices at Blenko are not favorable.