Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Valentine's Day! Blenko Has Your Gift Giving Covered.

Saint Valentine's Day, commonly known as Valentine's Day, or the Feast of Saint Valentine,[ is observed on February 14 each year. It is celebrated in many countries around the world, although it remains a working day in most of them.

St. Valentine's Day began as a liturgical celebration of one or more early Christian saints named Valentinus. The most popular martyrology associated with Saint Valentine was that he was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted under the Roman Empire; during his imprisonment, he is said to have healed the daughter of his jailer Asterius. Legend states that before his execution he wrote "from your Valentine" as a farewell to her. Today, Saint Valentine's Day is an official feast day in the Anglican Communion, as well as in the Lutheran Church.The Eastern Orthodox Church also celebrates Saint Valentine's Day, albeit on July 6th and July 30th, the former date in honor of the Roman presbyter Saint Valentine, and the latter date in honor of Hieromartyr Valentine, the Bishop of Interamna (modern Terni).

The day was first associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. By the 15th century, it had evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines"). Valentine's Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.  Blenko Glass in Milton, WVa  www.blenkoglass.com  yearly manufactures  vases to be used for Valentine's Day -  these vases may be filled with appropriate flowers .  

The above information from wiki and sent to blog by friend and follower Carolee.

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CPK.collectoroffineart said...

Nice post.
Happy Holiday to all Blenko Collectors and Blenko friends.

Anonymous said...

Pink and white glass looks a lot like
the current multi colored glass on facebook designed for this occassion.
I like these special designs.
Limited edition items.

Anonymous said...

Crystal fish can be used with red hots for Valentine's Day
Multi color M & Ms for Easter
so forth
great purchase.

Anonymous said...

Blenko does have a large selection of good glass.
Not all tables are filled, but many signed pieces and a number of 1st run items.

Anonymous said...

Time is the only gift we have to give.
It is the only lasting gift - time makes for memories and they last a life time.
Melissa T.

Anonymous said...

We are new to West Virginia, this weekend we made our way to Milton, saw Blenko for the first time.
Bought five water carafes took the carafes to the florist on Monday, he will deliver them to the ladies in my office.
Thank you for the suggestion. It was less expensive than purchasing good chocolate or taking everyone for diner.
Peter Myers

penny said...

Blenko is Weight Watchers Approved for Valentine's Day!!!

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