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.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Blenko WV Birthday Vase - Saturday 8 am

The 149th Blenko Birthday piece sale is TODAY!
Birthday at 8am  Cake is  available on 2nd floor in the Blenko Museum area -  You'll want to take photos of the cakes.  The taste is equally awesome.  hjh

Don't miss your chance to have 1 of 149 vases ... and  a serving  of cake!


Anonymous said...

Just heard someone was at Milton with entire collection when I ask her to find them again Shelia could not
I want very much to purchase this glass , I'm sending you my email phone number work and cell have them contact me.
I'll need photos
Thank you

Anonymous said...

Can you ask the people who have the entire collection to identify themselves.
Your blenkoproject.org says 5 people.
WVU has one, Cultural Center has one, South Charleston has a collection these are not listed
I'm also guessing many other exist.
Any other entire collections?

Anonymous said...

Happy 140 years to the Blenko family.

Anonymous said...

Hilary where was the red flower?
I heard you were in Milton, I also was here until 9:30.
Katie said she saw you several times on 1st floor earlier.
Next year wear the red flower please.
I was impressed to see Mr Blenko handing out the cards and to see the grankids opening doors. Family working together in a family business. Wonderful.

George C.

Anonymous said...

Blenko Glass gives annual gift to WVU collection
June 21, 2012 @ 07:13 AM

The Associated Press


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Blenko Glass Co. has given its annual gift to West Virginia University’s art collection to celebrate the state’s founding.

WVU said in a release that this year’s addition to the West Virginia Birthday Blenko Glass Collection is a turquoise vase wrapped in zigzag yellow, brown and green lines. Every year Milton-based Blenko contributes a piece to WVU on June 20, and the number of pieces produced each year is equivalent to the state’s age.

Blenko Glass started the collection in 1980. The company produced 149 original pieces this year.

Glassdoc even your own newspaper fails to mention you donated the first 39 pieces and also that you blog daily about blenko for them.
Rodney Dangerfield would love this.

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Anonymous said...

west virginia is 149 not blenko.

Anonymous said...

Yet another successful Birthday
Next year start this in April so we can gear up.

Anonymous said...

Thank you to everyone i met on friday and saturday.
The cakes were beautiful and taste wonderful. I saw so many happy and sleepy people.
I wanted to see glass lady from the blog and also to see Diane and Bruce. I missed them.
I did meet for the first time the Blenko's and everything Hilary says about them is true. So so nice.
I felt like old long lost friends.
If schedule permit we will come agin in August
and we already are scheduled for June next year.
Thanks to all.
Mrs. Ethel Bailey

Anonymous said...

I have the first 10 I'd like $1000 each for these.
Excellent conditon
all have a number smaller than 100.
Samuel Tyree
Send my email and phone to your blenkoproject

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