Blenko design celebrates West Virginia's 149th birthday
MILTON, W.Va. -- Blenko Glass has designed a vase inspired by the state's valley landscapes to celebrate West Virginia's birthday this year.
The annual celebration is Saturday in Milton. The visitors' center opens at 8 a.m.
This is the 32nd year Blenko has designed a collectible glass piece to celebrate the state's birthday.
Only 149 pieces have been produced for 2012 -- one for each year West Virginia has been a state, according to the company's website.
The 12-inch turquoise vase wrapped in zigzag yellow, brown and green lines, by designer Arlon Bayliss, sells for $149 and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis, according to the website. The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last year and is continuing operations.