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First look at the 2021 West Virginia Day Piece!

Jun 8th 2021

First look at the 2021 West Virginia Day Piece!

Celebrate West Virginia's 158th birthday with a beautiful piece of Blenko!

(2021 West Virginia Day Pieces go on sale 12noon EST [9:00am PST] on Saturday, June 19 and will ONLY be available for online purchase)

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.

Pavlovic says “To me, ramps are a symbol of springtime and renewal in West Virginia. 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. It’s a special feeling to find your own ramps and enjoy cooking with them before the season is over. I was also inspired somewhat by the preserving of seasonal foods, such as pickled ramps, ramp jelly, dressing, etc, and thought a glass piece would be another neat way to “enjoy” ramps year round”

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How to Order

The first 50 pieces (#1-50) will be offered for auction on our eBay store at https://www.ebay.com/str/blenkoglassco  beginning at 12noon EST (9:00am PST) on Saturday, June 19. The auction will run through June 23, lasting five days in total. The pieces will start with an opening bid of $158.

The remaining "Ramp Decanter" pieces numbered 51-158 will be offered on our website at https://blenko.com/shop/ as individual numbered items beginning at 12noon EST (9:00am PST) on Saturday, June 19.

Please be aware that the “Ramp Decanters” are limited in number and will sell FAST! We are strictly enforcing one piece per customer so that more people may have an opportunity to own one of these historic pieces! We will be monitoring the sales closely and any sales found to have purchased multiple pieces WILL be cancelled.

If you are interested in purchasing a particular number, you should be paying close attention to our website at the time of launch. As always, sales are first come - first serve - and you must be quick to lock in your item (Simply adding an item to your cart does not secure the item as other customers can add it to their carts as well. You must add your desired item to your cart and be the first/quickest to checkout and finalize your purchase to secure your desired item).

To ensure a fast and smooth checkout, it is best if customers make accounts and are signed in before hand, It is advisable to also checkout with ONLY the ramp decanter in carts so that they are fastest, customers can add the other items in separate orders that we can combine.

Items will be available for pickup and start to ship on Monday, June 28. As always, customers will receive an email notification when their order is ready or ships out.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us via our website and a member of our Customer Service department will reach out. https://blenko.com/contact

As always, we appreciate your continued support and we are very much looking forward to this event!

Thank you!

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As a companion to this year’s West Virginia piece, we have designed a “Ramp Salad Bowl”! A functional piece of glass art, this 5.5” tall bowl is crafted in our Azure Blue color and finished with a Citrine Lip to add a little style and color. It’s the perfect vessel for your next salad! To give customers a taste of West Virginia, the first 150 Ramp Salad Bowls purchased will be paired with a bottle of “Uncle Roy’s Old Fashioned” Ramp Dressing.

(Ramp Salad Bowls go on sale 12noon EST [9:00am PST] on Saturday, June 19 and will ONLY be available for online purchase)

*Bowls are approximately 5.5" tall and 8" wide. Each bowl will be slightly different due to the handmade process.

Items will be available for pickup and start to ship on Monday, June 28. As always, customers will receive an email notification when their order is ready or ships out.