Flowers and Candy! This year let's vow to stay away from 'candy and flowers'. . . .no one needs the additional calories from sugar or red roses from Mexico.
Look for a handcrafted item - a Made IN USA item. Diane Weber hand crafted cards are a unique V-day gift. I often frame Weber cards. If Blenko or factory glass isn't your thing - consider Ron Hinkle Glass or one of the many WV Glass makers who sell their wares at Tamarack.http://www.tamarackwv.com .
So many questions? Who to give a gift. What gift to give? One doesn't want to give a gift that's more sentimental than one receives. There are Rule Books for gift giving.
|Ruby Red 4 spout Blenko Water Bottle ( fill with flowers?)|
|Diane Weber Handcrafted Cards - Etsy and sometimes at Blenko Glass|
|Crystal Heart - Blenko Glass paper weight (less than $10).|
|Water Bottle Blenko with Handle - Ruby (vintage glass). www.theblenkoproject.com for additional photos of vintage Blenko Glass|
|Ron Hinkle Glass - Hinkle and Homburg - Ron Hinkle is WVa's most well known independent glass maker|
In West Virginia we are blessed with many small glass makers, and of course Blenko Glass and also Fiesta Glass. Purchasing a handcrafted tableware item is as simple as placing a call or driving to the factory. With the popularity of on line shopping - now everyone can enjoy BLENKO GLASS www.blenkoglass.comwithout leaving their homes. One reader from Louisville, Ky recently wrote she shops the gift shop by phone. She's call and ask if they are busy and if NOT - she ask whats on the clearance tables etc. - gives them her credit card. The gift shop prices are 50% less than online store ( note: gift shop is made of of 75% 2nds - the 1st quality items are priced similar to catalog). I'm not suggesting you try this - - but, I was impressed with her ability to save a drive to Blenko and to save on the glassware.
"Time is the most Important Gift" we can offer or receive.