This chalice was a gift from my sister-in-law this past Christmas. She had visited around Thanksgiving and mentioned that she thought she had seen what might be a piece of Blenko in one of her local shops and described it to me. I of course got excited and pulled out one of my Pina reference books to show her the piece. She said yes, that is it, and it was only $35.00 so she would pick it up for me when she returned to Florida. Of course, after she returned she pretended that it was gone, but low and behold Santa delivered this to me Christmas morning. One I had been hoping to add to the collection for years.
Moral of the story: Your friends and family may think you are over the top but they still can come through with some great finds for you.