Did you know. . .
became the 35th state in the
USA on June 20, 1863.
Origin of the Name: Virginia was named for Queen Elizabeth I of England
(known as the Virgin Queen).
Sir Walter Raleigh may have suggested this name around 1584.
The West was added when "West" Virginia separated from
Virginia in 1863.
State Nickname: Mountain
State; State Bird:
Cardinal; State Animal:
Black Bear; State Flower:
State Butterfly: Monarch;
State Tree: Sugar Maple;
State Fish: Brook Trout;
State Fruit: Golden Delicious Apple
State Colors: Old Gold and Blue;
State Motto: Montani semper liberi (Mountaineers
are always free)
State Song: West Virginia
My Home, The West Virginia Hills, This Is My West Virginia;
here to learn more about special events commemorating the
150th Anniversary of West Virginia's statehood!
Learn more about the Fenton Art Glass Company (1905-current):
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Celebrate the Artistry of West Virginia with Fenton Art Glass
. . .
We are pleased to offer these
selections in the West Virginia state colors of Blue and Gold.
Our Cobalt Blue Stretch Glass
Rolled Top Trumpet Vase was handcrafted at our factory in Williamstown, West Virginia.
The mould is from the 1920s
and was also used to make our Fan Vase. This vase stands
approx. 6-1/2'' tall.
The Cone Flowers and Butterfly design is
by Michelle Kibbe,
and each vase is signed by
the talented Fenton
who handpainted it.
More than 60 different
are in the Fenton product line. Cobalt creates a dark blue
and copper imparts a light blue. In combination with each
other or with additional coloring agents, cobalt and copper
are used for almost all
of our blue colors.
CV640EL Cobalt Stretch Trumpet Vase $90.00
Stretch glass was first made
about 1915 and played an important part in Fenton's production
during the 1920s. Decades later we made this glass once again
in much the same way. After the glass is sprayed with a
solution of metallic salts to create the iridescent finish,
are reheated so that they can be reshaped. A skilled
glassworker, called a finisher, reshapes the item causing the
iridescent surface to stretch. This process creates a myriad
of striations and a texture that is a delight to see. Each piece reflects some of the
great traditions of the American glass industry as well as our
pride in handmade art glass.
We've made these pieces even
more special by adding George Fenton's signature!
Each piece is signed George Fenton 13.
CV164AQ Autumn Gold Leaf Bowl $50.00
Our Autumn Gold Leaf Bowl is the
perfect tabletop companion for the Trumpet Vase. The fiery
fury of Fenton's furnaces create a ''liquid gold'' that, when
cooled, is captured forever in the honeyed shades
Gold glass. Measuring approx. 8-1/2'' in diameter, this
elegant bowl features a unique ''zipper-crimp'' edge. George
Fenton's signature appears under the top of one of the crimped
Fenton Gift Shop Presents. . .
Dave Fetty Bear Figurines!
Nothing could be
finer than a Dave Fetty Bear figurine,
handcrafted in West Virginia's state colors!
The Fenton Gift Shop has a very limited quantity of these
unique and wonderful bear figurines. Each handblown bear is
unique. . . handcrafted in Milk Glass, Golden Yellow and Blue
colors. Dave created his distinctive hanging hearts
design on the yellow and blue bear figurines. He brightened up
the Milk Glass bear with a festive yellow and blue frit
design. Because of the
handmade process, no two will be exactly alike.
Yellow Bear w/Blue Hanging Hearts, $150.00
F5151BWBY 3-1/2'' White Bear
w/Gold and Blue Frit Design, $130.00
F5151BBYH 3-1/2'' Blue Bear
w/Gold Hanging Hearts, $150.00
Each bear includes Dave's
personal stamp and he also inscribed
Dave Fetty 2013 on each figurine. Since
quantities are very limited on these bears (fewer than 12
remain), only one figurine of each
bear color will be sold per customer.
Heritage and Special ''West
Color Beads. . .
Our popular "color-themed"
glass beads are top sellers! Choose from a variety of
colors and styles to create your own West Virginia look!
Click on each bead image for details.
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I Love Blue
Click here to view the current Fenton Jewelry Collection,
including our handcrafted glass Teardrop earrings. Don't forget about our Frequent Buyer
Program. . . Buy 10 beads from one Fenton dealer or via the
Fenton website and you earn a FREE limited edition
Click here for details the Frequent Buyer Program.
Fenton Jewelry retailers in West
Virginia have ''custom designed'' beads available.
Adams Hallmark, with six store locations, has exclusive
beads in the Blue and Gold colors. The Bronze Look,
with stores in Princeton and Bluefield, WV, has a ''Black Bear
150th WV'' handpainted bead. Watch this newsletter for a
link to our "custom designs" page.
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