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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.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Some Days. . .

Some days it all about 'teeth'. Today is one of those days.

The Heart of Glass blog welcomes photos of your glass, your stories of Blenko or WV Glass, your post about American Glass events. We welcome and publish most comments. We can not allow personal comments. We have no intimate knowledge of any blog readers or commenter's. Please do not write asking for contact info for another blogger.

If you collect glass, we welcome your request for identification, help in finding items. We welcome your photos, your stories. We can not and will not connect you to another reader or person who makes a comment. We try to respond to each email within 10 days, filling my box with spam or request to have contact info isn't appreciated.
If and when a reader offers glass for sale. We will forward your emails to the reader. Otherwise no forwarding. This is a blog to promote BLENKO GLASS www.blenkoglass.com, WV Glass and American Glass. We focus on the craftsman, we encourage everyone to buy local and buy Made In USA.
HJH

(photo) - Key / leash holder made by Glen Brogan.

17 comments:

DrAnnu said...

I certainly understand your comment about somedays.
Some weeks I have whole weeks where nothing happens as it should.
So sorry to hear you are frustrated by the blog and us.
I don't comment often, but read daily.
Hilary I admire your dedication to Blenko and WVa. After saying this, I must ask why you stay in a State where the average age is 50 and growing older and more poor by the day.
You are young, single, beautiful and you need to be married. Move. I am willing to give you our garage apartment for free rent and help you find a job and a good husband.
There is nothing of value east of DC.
Forgive me if this is invasive, I'm sure if you had a living Mother she would say the same.
Also when you are here, we could glass hunt, and do lunch weekly.

DrAnnu said...

Guilty.
I did ask for Dr Bob's email address as he wanted birthday pieces and I have 5 that I no longer want.
Gave up on trying to get the other 25.

Anonymous said...

adore the vintage fabric behind the "tooth?"

chitrakahn said...

Apologize Hilary
I was incorrect. This blog is not being picked up in search engines.
I'll attempt to seek help for you later today.

Anonymous said...

???
Why are so many of the collectors doctors?
Emaunuel

Anonymous said...

Blenko collectors are housewives, househusbands, police officers, security officers, lawyers, docs, engineers lots of engineers, scientist, students, mcdonalds part time worker, lab tecchs,
the guy who delivers my dry cleaning, city government officials, vets, ramp growers,
household help, gardeners,
these are the career paths of the 52 people I am friends with who collect american glass.

The Docs and engineers have computer access during their long work shifts so they comment more than others or else they feel they have more to say.

Blenko is factory glass, you will find it in every city, in many countries and in any flea market or 2nd hand store.
This makes collecting easy and finding unique pieces easy and inexpensive.

With $20 you can start a Blenko collection.

roundhead2 said...

Well! I have news for all of you! Someone is saying that they are me! Thanks for letting me know Hillary, I love you for that.Who in the world would go down to Blenko and run around saying that they are Roxie? I would like to meet this person for they have made fools of some of you. Angry, NO! Just alittle upset that someone is using my NAMES.

roundhead2 said...

Now to some other matters. Stop knocking the state of WV. Some of us have forefathers that come to America on a boat before Columbus. Some of us came over on the boats with Columbus.Do you know we could be our own country. Not need anything from anywhere else. Only we do sale our coal, gas, minerals to all of you. Our apples, peaches, veggies and glass. Most of us are smart enough to know that even if we leave this state of WV we will be back. It always happens.All I can say guess you cannot get away with mental abuse anywhere else so you pick on us. What does money really cause, people to think that they are more than they are. I pray that Our Lord Jesus turns on your lights to know the difference.

roundhead2 said...

Now to another matter. Hillary;s Momma is a very good person. Some of you seem to think that she is telling Hillary what to do. Well as far a an garage apartment. You being a doctor know that gas fumes are one of the number one things that give people cancer. Also might Hillary of done what her Momma wanted she would be in Ashville NC. being a dentist. Very popular place right now.Why would she want to live in an apartment when she has her own home, Plus her parents home, plus any of the rental properties that they own to live in. It behooves me that people think that we are all poor in Kanawha County. Those of us who do not have lots have other gifts that we share with people, from cleaning a house to preaching you a good sermon. I wish all of you would leave Hill's personal life alone. Why get married to only add stress to your life. To have more to take care of. To become a maid.When you can enjoy your young life. Hillary is not woo is me. Hillary is a young smart woman who already has plans for herself.All of you who need her to be where you are are only jealous that you most likely did not use your own mind but someone else's. Marriage is saying I have nothing better to do. Single leaves the door open to do as you see fit. Besides what is the rush. Maybe Hill's is saving so that when she does get married she can stay home to be a MOMMA to the children she will have. You know like I told my daughter get your life the way you would like it then find a husband. Leaving home is not getting married, it is becoming the person you would like to be. Hillary loves her home town of Charleston, WV I am glad and proud that she is one who is giving back to the roots that she was born in. Cannot believe a garage apartment. Worse than the coal dust the train makes hauling the coal out of the creek so you have electric to do your jobs. It makes me wonder how many people value human life, how many think about what they say or write before doing so. Mental abuse comes from anywhere and everywhere. Why in the world do people who hardly know you what to live your life for you. The good book does say Judge NOT for you will be judged also. I do attempt not to judge anyone for we were each made different that is what makes one special guess alot of you are jealous and need the special people to be like yourselfs, or else you need some of the special to rub off on you. In this life we are to make others happy before ourself. Only self has to be happy before attempting to look for someone to share that with. Just why would someone need to be me, like why should someone need Hillary to leave what she loves. Just like Blenko glass. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. The beauty is one thing. The cost is another. Then again finding beauty is worth paying the price, for is that not what your are paying for the pleasure, that the object gives, the memory of the way you feel when seeing what you like for the first time.

Debbie said...

DrAnnu, Which pieces do you have for sale?
I need 3 to complete my set.
Debbie

Anonymous said...

Hilary
Go back to monitoring the comments, these deep enders are a bit much.
Paul J.

roxanne said...

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roxanne said...

Roxie I owe you an apology.
I did attend the Blenko day.
I started reading heart of glass in the summer.
Today is the first time I knew another roxie was reading.
This is my first comment. I apologize.
I met many people during the day and the night before I used the name Roxie for each meeting.
I live in San Jose flew up solely to purchase glass.

My apology.
Roxanne
You are todate the only other Roxie I've ever known.

DrAnnu said...

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DrAnnu said...

I didn't mean my comment to be offensive.

chitrakahn said...

mmmmmm

Hillary J Homburg said...

Dr Ann U.
Your comments did not offend, a garage apartment rent free in a large city has appeal, most especially after an 11 hour day. I'm not shopping for husbands or new jobs. When and if I start (shopping) I'll certain ask my blog friends for recommendation / NOT!
Re: possible insult - - we knew you were stating factual info - our average age is old, our economy isn't the best. The people who live in rural states – including West Virginia feel connected and proud of their origin. Many are sensitive to perceived criticism. After doing this blog for 4+ years – I’m immune to criticism.
Re: Why live in WVa. - - I'm here because I choose to be here, and I feel I can make a difference.
I'm certain you are the type of lady who understands growing where you are planted - seeing value in all of gods wonders.
HJH
June 27th