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Heart of 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.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Chinese New Year

( Not exactly a Tiger - a Blenko Cat).
Celebrate The Chinese New Year! The year of the Tiger. Its a 10 day celebration, Chinese New Year is Feb. 14. (info obtained from web)
Blenko Glass has a $ off coupon on the website - cut and take with you to the

Blenko Gift Shop in Milton, WVa.

Prices have never been lower.
Chinese New Year or Spring Festival, is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. The festival traditionally begins the 1st day of the first month (Chinese calendar) and ends on the 15th. Chinese New Year's Eve is know as chu xi It literally means "Year - pass Eve.
It is a tradition that every family thoroughly cleans the house to sweep away any ill fortune in hopes to make way for good incoming luck. Windows and doors are decorated in red color paper cups and couplets with popular themes of "happiness', " wealth," and "longevity". On the Eve of Chinese New Year, supper is a feast with families.
Why not celebrate while cleaning all your Blenko, then plan to host a party, using your colorful Blenko to bring in a New Year of happiness, wealth, and longevity?
**Thank you to reader Lewisphddvm for photo of Blenko Cat - one he is currently watching on E Bay.