Mother's Day from Fenton Art Glass. . .
As we celebrate Mother's Day this year, we pay
tribute to all mothers and special people who take care of
loved ones with a few quotes from some "well-known" children:
"Youth fades; love droops, the leaves of
friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all." ─
Oliver Wendell Holmes
"I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed
me. They have clung to me all my life." ─ Abraham Lincoln
"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I
owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the
moral, intellectual and physical education I received from
her." ─ George Washington
Fenton Presents. . . Whimsical Delights!
Fenton jewelry designers
Jena Lane Blair and Truda "TJ" Mendenhall enjoy teaming
up to create fun and playful designs for our popular Whimsy collection.
The 2016 Whimsy Collection includes beautiful glass hues of
blue, lavender, mint green, topaz and Milk Glass.
Jena and Truda added
colorful three-dimensional and hand
applied decorations. Each handcrafted bead is initialed by the artist
who completed it. According
to Jena, "Creating a three dimensional bead is like 'painting
glass' and takes patience as well as skill!"
The name of each bead suits the design
perfectly! A "story card" that tells the "story" for each
bead's design is included with this collection. Our 2016
Whimsy Collection includes the ten designs shown here (l-r by
Hey, Diddle, Diddle;
Just Snail'n Along;
Shelley the Sea Turtle;
Twinkles the Firefly; and
Wally Koala. Shown below (l-r) are our returning popular
designs: Beach Buddies, Bookworm Boogie, Delightful Dragonfly,
Feisty, Lavender Fields, Lucky Ladybug, Nighttime Garden,
Picnic Time, and Twitterlight Owl. Mix and match with regular
line beads to create a fun and festive look for your fashions!
Click here to view the complete Whimsy collection or visit
and be sure to register for your online shopping account!
Frequent Buyer Program for Beads. . . Changes Coming!
The current Fenton Frequent Buyer Bead Program will end on
May 31st, 2016. A new program will start through the Fenton Glass
Jewelry web site on June 1st. Details coming soon! What is the Frequent Buyer Program? Simply purchase ten beads from any authorized Fenton
jewelry dealer or website and you'll qualify for a FREE bonus
Click here for details! The current
offerings are Gracie (decorated)
and Mikayla (Vasa Murrhina) shown
If you have purchased ten beads, please let us know. Send an email:
firstname.lastname@example.org with "Frequent Buyer Qualifier" in the subject line.
Fenton Gift Shop
Limited Editions . .
Fenton Gift Shop is pleased to offer a new selection of
Each piece features a design by our
award-winning Fenton artists, and will be hand painted,
signed, numbered, and dated by the artist.
Included in this grouping are a 12.5" vase,
a 10.5" Feather vase and a 9"
vase, all handcrafted in Opal Satin by Davis-Lynch Glass.
Also included is a 5.25" Opal Satin Rooster figurine made by Mosser.
These pieces were made exclusively for the
Fenton Gift Shop, using a Fenton mould, and returned to
our factory where our talented designers created
these wonderful Limited Edition designs!
any of these Limited Editions, please call
the Fenton Gift Shop:
1-800-319-7793 or 1-304-375-7772,
ext. 342 or send an email, listing the item(s) you
email@example.com. You may also
request that we add your email address to Fenton Gift
Shop's mailing list so you may receive future limited
Left: We all agree that Robin Spindler's
creativity shines as bright as the golden sun on the back side
of this vase! This impressive Opal Satin vase provides the
perfect canvas for Robin's hand painted majestic elephant.
Robin added zebra stripes and leopard spots as the perfect
accents around the bottom.
Each Majestic Elephant Vase is $260.
Below: The shape of our elegant Feather vase appealed to Robin
for her hand painted design of a white-breasted nuthatch. She
added sprigs of berries and sparkling gem accents around the
top of the vase, along with a sponge-like background and
subtle airbrushing for a beautiful overall look.
Often seen at bird feeders, this petite
songbird is active and agile, often foraging up, down and
sideways on trees. You can attract nuthatches to your backyard by offering
sunflower seeds, peanuts, and by putting out suet. Each
White-breasted Nuthatch Vase is $185.
Note: Be sure to
watch for a companion vase with two birds coming soon on our Fenton eBay
Pre-orders for the Majestic
Elephant Vase and the White-breasted Nuthatch Vase
will be accepted until midnight (ET) on Monday, May 9th.
Frances Burton continues her popular
"Butterfly Rainbow" design on this 9" Opal Satin vase. You
may recall this design on our Alley Cat and Ghost
figurines and both were very well received!
Butterflies are meaningful to people in
many ways. To Native Americans, the butterfly is a symbol
of change, joy and color, and is considered a miracle of
transformation and resurrection. And in some cultures the
butterfly is associated with the soul.
Frances added soft pastel shades of blue and pink to the
vase before hand painting these delicate winged creatures.
vibrant, multi-colored butterflies encircle the vase. This
Butterfly Rainbow Vase is $180 each.
Robin Spindler has created a tender scene of a mouse
peacefully "cat napping" next to a tiger kitten with
another kitten snuggled in a blanket on this Opal Satin
Chessie Cat Covered Box. The hand painted details are
meticulously done and Robin's technique of adding slightly
thicker white accent lines really make her design stand
out, especially on the ears and eyes. We're positive that
you will smile every time you see this piece! Each
Cat Nappin' Chessie Cat covered Box is $195 and is
limited to just 12 sets, so don't you be caught
nappin' and miss your opportunity to add this wonderful
Chessie Cat Covered Box to your collection!
Roosters may be funny looking creatures,
but we think figurine collectors will want to add this
5.25" rooster to their collection! This Opal Satin Rooster
figurine looks great hand painted in a folk art style by
Frances Burton. Her use of pastel colors are perfect for
this figurine! The polka dot accents on the rooster's
comb, front and tail feathers complete the folk art look
of this rooster. Each Folk Art Rooster figurine
Pre-orders for the Butterfly Rainbow
Vase, the Cat Nappin' Chessie Cat covered Box
and the Folk Art Rooster figurine will be accepted until midnight
(ET) on Wednesday, May 11th.
To pre-order any of these Limited
Editions, please call
Fenton Gift Shop: 1-800-319-7793 or 1-304-375-7772, ext.
or send an email, listing the item(s)
you would like to
Visit Fenton Gift Shop. . . Perfect Gifts for Any
Fenton Gift Shop Hours:
Wednesday-Saturday: 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. (ET).
Please call to
confirm hours as they are subject to change.
1-800-319-7793 or 1-304-375-7772
Stop by and see the latest offerings in glass, jewelry
specials and Fenton memorabilia at Fenton Gift Shop,
located at 420 Caroline Avenue in Williamstown, WV 26187. Fenton
Gift Shop has a nice selection of NEW one-of-a-kind art glass
creations and limited editions, as well as excellent
regular line glass with newly arrived items. . . all
available while supplies last as they may be just one of a
Be sure to check out our specials on handcrafted jewelry
from Designer Sample and one-of-a-kind beads to sterling
silver accessories and art glass earrings in a rainbow of
colors, designs and glass treatments!
Love history? We have catalogs, marketing materials and
other unique items related to the Fenton Art Glass
Company's 111-year-old history. You never know what you'll
find in our odds and ends section of remaining factory
Fenton Art Glass. . . perfect for gift giving, for
special occasions or treat yourself!
eBay Auctions. . .
Here's your opportunity to own
a beautiful one-of-a-kind item through our
Each one-of-a-kind art glass
creation is dated, identified and signed by the
award-winning Fenton artist who designed it. Shown here are our latest offerings.
Items featured this week. . .
Here's a wonderful, one-of-a-kind hand painted
Alley Cat (11" tall) by Robin Spindler. The Alley Cat is one of
our most popular and collectible items. The mould, which
originated at the old U.S. Glass Co. in Tiffin, Ohio, in the 1920s
was purchased by Fenton in the 1960s. That original mould was used
by Mosser Glass to produce this example in their Buttercream glass
color. You'll love the hand painted, stylized floral motif
accented with gemstones. My, oh my, look at those big, beautiful
With Lotus Mist Burmese (a classic Fenton glass color that
contains pure gold) for her canvas, Michelle Kibbe created and
hand painted this splendid one-of-a-kind pitcher (4.25" tall). The
vivid colors and realistic daisies and dotted accents will amaze
With Persimmon glass for her canvass, Frances Burton designed and
hand painted this remarkably delicate floral motif on the shiny
surface of this vividly colored vase (Persimmon glass has an inner
layer of Milk Glass). Every hand painted flower and leaf is just
perfect, and the white beading adds a note of real elegance.
Take a look at these offerings and other "Buy It Now" items
available on our Fenton eBay Auctions.
have a question
about a piece of glass. . .
We no longer
have the staff to respond to questions regarding glass
identification, values of antique glass, or related
matters that come to us through “Ask Fenton” or by
telephone. There are two collector clubs devoted to
Fenton glass, the Fenton Art Glass Collectors of America
(FAGCA) and the National Fenton Glass Society (NFGS),
that may be of assistance to you. Reference books on
Fenton Art Glass are also available on our web site:
and magazines, however, they do not include current
price guides. We suggest you contact your local antiques
dealer(s), the local library, or one of the collector
http://www.fentonartglass.com/collectors. There are
also fan sites, such as the Fenton Fanatics, on Facebook. You may
also find your piece listed on eBay, which may provide
current pricing information. The Williamstown Antique
Mall may also provide assistance: 304-375-6315.
Otherwise, please send email inquiries about glass