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.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

A Good Tooth . . . .

In  1923  John Rockefeller is to have said " a good tooth is worth its weight in fine diamonds."

In 1923  only the rich had access to quality dentist and doctors,  and teeth were not always valued by the middle and lower class.

I wish I could say everything has drastically changed.  It has not.   While affordable and often free dental services are available.  Attitudes about oral health have been slow to change, I'm happy to report in West Virginia   the publics desire to ' keep their teeth a life time'  is  slowly improving.

Among my circle of friends,  there seems to be an effort to purchase close to the source - food from
farmers,  clothing made IN USA - which I might say is more and more difficult.  
We are buying furniture that was either handcrafted locally or was made of quality wood or steel by a USA maker.

Blenko Glass is made in the USA.  Made in Milton, WVa ,  made daily by local craftsmen.
If you haven't tried Blenko Glass - go on line to the www.blenkoglass.com   website or visit the gift shop in Milton, WVa.  A list of shops carrying Blenko may be found on the Blenko Glass .   Check out the Blenko Project website to learn more about Blenko Glass.  www.blenkoproject.org
Ms.  B  and Mordi using Fiestaware for outdoor dining.  Fiestaware is made in West Virginia by Homer Laughlin China.


Anonymous said...

That dog does not age, I just compared photos from 2007.

Anonymous said...

dogs with their own fan and fancy bowls, while people are starving in so America.
What is this?

Anonymous said...

Please block sol. I posted this in other post also. why are you not blocking sol? hillary, please post this. I want sol gone. I dont appretiate his comments. blog admistrator must block him.

Anonymous said...

The people in the small town where Fiesta is made would be starving were it not for the H L Co.
Why buy from China when you can buy from W.Va.?
Fiestaware is sold in all major department stores. Blenko was once sold in all major department stores.
Don't let fiesta fall like Blenko did.
We should support WVA and American companies.
Hilary you let your dogs eat from anyone you want and can afford. Don't listen to these comments.
ps google wouldn't let me sign in with my google account.

Anonymous said...

Nice post, lots to think about.

Anonymous said...

I also think we need to return to a society that values home made items.
Joyce Fletcher
Mingo County

Anonymous said...

Forget about Fiesta
tell me where to purchase the dogs?
What is the bred?
Elizabeth Conrad