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, February 22, 2011
Heart of Glass readers often hear me say ' the Blenko Water Bottle is the longest running item in the Blenko line'. The water bottle makes a perfect gift, for use as a pitcher, or to hold flowers. One often over looked idea is to have the bottle engraved. An engraved Blenko Water Bottle is a very special gift.
This one belongs to a Deputy Chief in California.
As with all Blenko Glass there is a story! Most often, the story is either about the person who made the glass, or the idea behind the gift.
This photo and story are from Blog friend Diane Weber.
I hope Diane doesn't mind that I'm sharing her story - - -
" When thinking of a really special gift, I naturally thought of Blenko. I asked Martha of Touch of Glass to etch an Electric Blue water bottle (closest thing to LAPD blue) with the Bureau and his badge. It came out beautifully. He loves it, and has put it in a spot where it grabs your eye when you walk into the office. One of our Commanders even commented that she could tell it had come from me, because I have two bottles on my desk, and she recognized the shape. At any rate, Blenko and Martha Buchanan helped me give a very kind leader an extra special gift"
If you buy Blenko for engraving Touch of Glass is located in Hurricane WV, they do phone orders.
You can order at Blenko pre pay, and ask Blenko to drop off at Touch of Glass for engraving and
then prepay and Touch of Glass will send your gift to whomever.