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 21, 2012
Blenko Birthday 2012
OK I admit - each year I think ' this is one is the best' but this year -The vase is awesome! - well you'll have to see for your self!
Arlon Bayliss each and every year - makes a very special design for the WV Birthday Collectors', he understands us. He knows we come a day or two in advance - we come from Texas, Virginia, California, Fla, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, Conn. We sit in the Rain, the heat, we tolerte the bugs. We are engineers, doctors, painters, housewives, executives, IT folk, students,Realtors, nurses whatever - but for the 24 hours we are together we are brothers and sisters - we are united by our collections - we are FRIENDS who meet yearly. IF you don't collect WV Birthday Vases why not start this year - don't let us have all this fun without YOU! Blenko Glass collectors are a great group of people. If you do decide to come, make certain you let us know you are here - and you are a first timer!
If you are looking for older Birthday Vases I've heard from five collectors they will be offering vases 83 to 2003 during the sale. I suggested folks bring photos of what they are offering. Also if you wish to purchase - having a photo helps - not every one knows the year or the designer. GOOD LUCK! See you in Milton early Saturday morning!
Remember to bring your check book and do some early Xmas Shopping - The Blenko will be available for signing glass.