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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.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

WV Birthday Celebration - Blenko Glass - June 23rd

Mark your calendars  Saturday June 23rd - WV Birthday Celebration at Blenko Glass.
The birthday vase goes on sale early am -  however,  Blenko is open all day.
On the 2nd floor in the Museum area -  you'll find  delicious cake decorated with the outline of our beautiful State of West Virginia and a cake that is a replica of the 2012 Blenko Birthday Vase.
   Each year the Blenko family and staff  graciously offers cake and drink along with glass signing
and other special events ( www.blenkoglass.com  for complete schedule).   You'll have an opportunity to meet and speak with  Blenko family members, Mr. Andy Blenko,  Mr. Walter Blenko Jr. - President,  Arlon Bayliss the Blenko Glass designer and creator of the 2012 Birthday Vase,  and
 Katie Trippe Blenko VP Blenko Glass.   Its an opportunity to meet and greet these important folks.
     Several years ago WV Janis ( a blog follower) submitted ideas for future WV Birthday Vases along with a request for the size to remain less than 18 inches tall to Blenko Glass designer
Arlon Bayliss.  Blenko wants to hear from you - what you like, what Blenko you collect.  Your favorite colors, 
what we can do to make your shopping experience more pleasurable. 
    Blenko understands not everyone is 'into' the Birthday Vase -  for this event the shelves are fully stocked with glass.    If you are looking for a unique hand crafted made in WVa item -You will not leave Blenko disappointed.
     Bring the family,  plan a picnic near the pond -  unless the ducks are sitting on nest - the glass garden is open.   The grounds at Blenko are wonderful all year long,  but I'm particularly fond of June and July when everything is in full bloom.
      Decades ago Marion Blenko ( Spouse of WH Blenko)  envisioned a peaceful garden, filled with unique plants and a pond.  Joel P. Myers designed the panels surrounding the garden,  in the time since many other designers,  Blenko employees and others have worked hard to  keep the pond, and the garden open for your pleasure.
      Blenko Glass.  Blenko Glass,  Milton, WVa.   Where everything is Made In USA  - most 
items are made in West Virginia.  hjh
 Ps  Don't forget to bring a camera.  
       **Blenko Glass Waterbottle card from the collection of Diane Weber
         available at Blenko Glass giftshop and also on Etsy.
    

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can attend but want to purchase immediately after.
Will pay 40% above price.
Elliott

Anonymous said...

Can not attend want to purchase, if you can get an extra please sell to me.
Elliott

Anonymous said...

Hilary
we wont be there but please tell Mr. Blenko we are most grateful to him for keeping Blenko alive and working.
We live Mr. Bayliss' retro designs and we appreciate that he thinks the WV Vase is special.
The trip is too expensive we usually have a friend from Ashland go stand in line and ship to us.
Thank you for the blog and the updated BlenkoProject. The catalogs are awesome, will you add more?
Darlene & Deneeze

Anonymous said...

live= love
sorry
D&D
Next year we will be attending this event along with our friend Charlie from Ashland.
That is if airfare is reasonable
and there is no war for my hubby to be involved with.

Anonymous said...

Hilary
We would like to purchase the entire
collection, can you provide contact information?
Piper Miller
emailing address & phone number to
blenkoproject@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Hilary
Any other things going on? We'll be in WV until Sunday 6am. Your parents garden open?
Terrance S.

Hillary J Homburg said...

Comments:
Terrance & others -
In Charleston the WV Birthday Celebration and Festivall ( google Festivall) are happening.
Live music on the levy, lots of ethnic foods.
HJH

Anonymous said...

Blenko Glass start offering these cards again please.
I like the glass plates also
but having a nice card is as important as having good glass gift.

Anonymous said...

Blenko Glass start offering these cards again please.
I like the glass plates also
but having a nice card is as important as having good glass gift.

Unknown said...

I will be listing two sets of seven different colored cards in my Etsy shop this weekend. They aren't yet completed or scanned, but the colors are red, orange, green, aqua/turquoise, blue, purple and brown. Individually, the cards sell for $10 each. For these two sets, the price will be $60 for all seven. There are three singles listed at the moment, in orange, green and purple. Check it out - The Renaissance Woman's Etsy shop

Thanks for all your inquiries!

Diane

Unknown said...

Forgot to add...Etsy will be down for maintenance for a few hours starting on Saturday, June 16th at 2 PM Pacific time. I hope to have the listings up and active later on Friday.

Thanks again!

Diane

Unknown said...

OK, the photos are up and both listings are live. If the previous link isn't working for you, try this: The Renaissance Woman at Etsy

Thanks!

Diane