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Celebrate our state's 158th birthday with a beautiful piece of Blenko


In 1863 West Virginia was incorporated as the 35th state of the union and to commemorate this historic day Blenko Glass has designed 158 limited and stunning pieces to be sold to the public. (Items go on sale at 12 noon EST on Saturday, June 19.) 

Designed and hand signed by Liz Pavlovic, this year’s piece is a sight to behold! Standing at approximately 18.5” tall with a large leaf-shaped stopper, opaque Crystal body, bulb-shaped base and elegant glass foot, this piece pays tribute to the wild ramp plants commonly found in the mountains of our great state. The annual piece is also hand signed by Blenko Glass Company President, John W. Blenko. 

“To me, ramps are a symbol of springtime and renewal in West Virginia,” Pavlovic says. “The slender, graceful vegetable is unassuming in appearance but has such a potent flavor and scent! One of West Virginia's unique ingredients (and something highly desired elsewhere), they’re celebrated each year with festivals, dinners, and foraging with friends.” 

Read more and view a gallery of previous WV Day Blenko pieces: