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, November 30, 2017
Selling the collections of your parents or friends is never easy. We always suggest local folks
contact ThePurple Moon or Tammy Fowler from Trophy Antiques.
Penny was not local, and we were able to create interest and assit her by posting her collection here.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Blenko Glass Big Fish
20+ inches Long. Approx 225$
Don't let this be the gift that 'got away.' If you have a Sportsman in your life,
shop the fish at Blenko Glass. Blenko Glass
Monday, November 27, 2017
|Perfect Gift for the Guy on Your List!|
Unique in design and color....this is just one example .
This is the Small Fish 5422 Approx 145$
Sunday, November 26, 2017
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Blenko’s 2017 Open House and Holiday Sale
Stop by Friday & Saturday, November 24 & 25, 9am to 9pm to receive 15% Off select items in our Visitor Center Gift Shop.New Release: Stunning Tangerine Vase and Tangerine Pitcher. Only available for purchase in our gift shop starting Friday 11/24 or online at 12pm EST Cyber Monday 11/27 until the end of the year.
New Limited Edition: Turquoise Snowman Vase with contrasting colored scarf. Only 100 available in total: 50 in our gift shop starting Friday 11/24 and 50 online at 12pm EST Cyber Monday 11/27. Each snowman is unique and numbered individually in a series. Grab one while they last!
|For $10 you may add a Walter Blenko Signature to almost any online item|
where the gift you are about to give will be in - oh - say - 90 days from now.
|Flying Pigs - Hinkle Glass|
We recently had created 10 Flying Pigs in amethyst ( color of pancreatic cancer) for my Dad's medical Team. Ron Hinkle of Hinkle Glass made and shipped these to us. We appreciate the concept behind the 'flying pig'.
www.blenkoglass.com BLenko Glass
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
A few years ago my Uncle Gale started me with a collection of Blenko Glass trees - I now have a l/2 dozen in various shades of green and crystal.
New this year is the Blenko mini tree - its a bargain at $16
An ideal stocking stuffer, or closet gift ( you know for the unexpected guest).
Sunday, November 19, 2017
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Our volunteers didn't recognize them as Husted, but did acknowledge they are Blenko.
Please help us with this ID if you can.
We attempt to assist new collector, and folks like my parents who need to downsize and want to let their Blenko go to new home. We can not ID each and every piece , but most can give you a catalog year to search thru.
When possible we do provide the item number etc.
Thursday, November 09, 2017
Wednesday, November 01, 2017
Signs and symptoms of the most common form of pancreatic cancer may include yellow skin, abdominal or back pain, unexplained weight loss, light-colored stools, dark urine and loss of appetite. There are usually no symptoms in the disease's early stages, and symptoms that are specific enough to suggest pancreatic cancer typically do not develop until the disease has reached an advanced stage. By the time of diagnosis, pancreatic cancer has often spread to other parts of the body.
Pancreatic cancer rarely occurs before the age of 40, and more than half of cases of pancreatic adenocarcinoma occur in those over 70. Risk factors for pancreatic cancer include tobacco smoking, obesity, diabetes, and certain rare genetic conditions. About 25% of cases are linked to smoking,and 5–10% are linked to inherited genes. Pancreatic cancer is usually diagnosed by a combination of medical imaging techniques such as ultrasound or computed tomography, blood tests, and examination of tissue samples (biopsy). The disease is divided into stages, from early (stage I) to late (stage IV). Screening the general population has not been found to be effective.
The risk of developing pancreatic cancer is lower among non-smokers, and people who maintain a healthy weight and limit their consumption of red or processed meat. A smoker's chance of developing the disease decreases if they stop smoking, and almost returns to that of the rest of the population after 20 years. Pancreatic cancer can be treated with surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, palliative care, or a combination of these. Treatment options are partly based on the cancer stage. Surgery is the only treatment that can cure pancreatic adenocarcinoma, and may also be done to improve quality of life without the potential for cure. Pain management and medications to improve digestion are sometimes needed. Early palliative care is recommended even for those receiving treatment that aims for a cure.
In 2015, pancreatic cancers of all types resulted in 411,600 deaths globally Pancreatic cancer is the fifth most common cause of death from cancer in the United Kingdom, and the fourth most common in the United States. The disease occurs most often in the developed world, where about 70% of the new cases in 2012 originated. Pancreatic adenocarcinoma typically has a very poor prognosis: after diagnosis, 25% of people survive one year and 5% live for five years. For cancers diagnosed early, the five-year survival rate rises to about 20%. Neuroendocrine cancers have better outcomes; at five years from diagnosis, 65% of those diagnosed are living, though survival varies considerably depending on the type of tumor. ** Thank you to blog reader Amy G. for this info from wiki and other internet sites.