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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.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Foot Prints In The Sand

Photo: The Bronze Look
Princeton, W.Va.
Richard Needham - "For the first half of your life, people tell you what you should do; for the second half, they tell you what you should have done."

When you spot a special piece of glass one that touches your heart, or causes a rise in your temperature - in an antique shop, on Ebay, at the Blenko Visitors Center, or in the on line shop of your favorite vendor.
Purchase that glass. Eliminate the remorse that comes with passing by, then returning to find the item was purchased by another.

Blenko and American Glass are under priced and under valued at this time. The prices in my humble opinion will increase greatly with time.
In the 25 years I've been living more than 2 dozen plants have closed. Fostoria closed when I was in grade school, I still recall the shock and awe of the Wheeling community. Morgantown Glass' closure left a large void in the American Glass stemware market. My family collected both Fostoria and Morgantown Glass. The value of this glass increases yearly and my family uses the glass daily.
Use your BLENKO, enjoy it, and buy only what you love. Not with the expectation of making a mint.
Nothing makes me happier than being surrounded with object of art, its my belief colorful glass made by hand in West Virginia is certain to improve the mood of your daily life.