Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Blenko . Blenko. Blenko All for the Love of Blenko!

Perhaps if Blenko was worried about saving money they could cut you from the payroll,  also the hot air balloons,  the art classes and some of the other junk that isn't worth doing or related to Blenko Glass.
I don't expect you to publish this but do respond.
David S.

David,    Your comment made me think immediately of quote from Martin Luther King

Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
   Blenko Glass is managed by a professional team.  Blenko is very careful with money.  Blenko is a family owned and I'm betting you don't have a dime invested in Blenko!   In my family we have a rule - - "if its your dime - - you have a vote - - otherwise keep your mouth shut!"
   Many people (collectors, neighbors, friends) love Blenko Glass and want very much to help in any way they can.  In good times and in bad times!  
    We volunteer to the blog and the Blenko Project -  multiple  Blenko Collectors assist with both.        Neither this  blog  http://herald-dispatchblogs04.blogspot.com  nor The Blenko Project   www.blenkoproject.org  is funded by Blenko Glass. 
We are not paid for the blog or the Blenko Project  www.blenkoproject.org .  We are not on a payroll.
    The Hot Air Balloon - ( you have a long memory - this was 4 or 5 years ago)  was brought to Milton by a devoted fan of Blenko.  There was no cost to Blenko Glass for this event.
     Many glass  artist ( Ernie Downey - immediately comes to mind)  volunteer to take photos,  conduct classes,  and assist with promotion and art at no cost to Blenko. 
     While I appreciate your concern for Blenko's budget and I do believe you are writing not with malice but with concern - - -  Blenko's budget is something we should not worry with .
      You want to help.  I understand this.  One way you might assist  is to tell your friends and co workers about Blenko Glass.  Gift Blenko Glass for Valentines' Day,  All Holidays,  All Gift Giving Occasions.  Purchase glass from the factory.    Buying after market ( vintage glass)  does little to keep the lights on. 
      Thank you for buying Blenko,  for your concern.   I assure you many people find  'worth' in the blog and the www.blenkoproject.org, and the classes conducted at Blenko. 


Anonymous said...

2 issues
Eddie Powers left Blenko some time ago.
Why would you do this without pay?

Anonymous said...

Blenko lost a lot
when Tammy and Terri walked away due to lack of support from Blenko for
a nation wide collectors group.
Another of the major blunders made by Blenko.

Anonymous said...

Who is sweetdoc?

penny said...

you are so naive, this writer was not being nice, or trying to help.
he was / is a basher.

penny said...

i know who sweetdoc is, she is one of a large group of men and ladies from covington ky and ohio
that travel and buy blenko and fenton.
if i remember correctly she is tall and thin and about 35-36 most of the group is late 20s early 30s.

penny said...

What are the other glassdoc family rules?

Anonymous said...

Eddie did leave Blenko more than one year ago.

Anonymous said...

Penny! Thanks for the information. I recently posted a request on the blog to purchase a 533 in pink. Apparently someone was selling one and she scooped it up before I got in touch with the person. Kudos to her. I wanted to know who she was so if it ever came up for sale I could contact her.

penny said...

I met them in the Nitro Antique Mall - I bet one of those dealers would have contact info as they came in to purchase items being held for them.
This is in response to who is Sweetdoc.

penny said...

What is Tammie doing now, anyone know?
Amazing lady.

major thom said...

That's an interesting charcoal-like 5919 (without 5918 bowl) , but it's probably sea green since charcoal's not available during '59 and '60. When it comes to pictures, it's hard to tell sea green, and some sellers use Photoshop to "slightly" enhance the hue to aqua, jade, or '61-'62 charcoal. Buyers, beware.

Saleem Kumar said...

major thom are you in a local reserve unit?
I'm speaking to the local reserves re: investments
this weekend. Welcome always meeting new to me Blenko