Day. . .
Three years after the Civil War
ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of
Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) —
established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to
decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Maj.
Gen. John A. Logan declared that Decoration Day should be
observed on May 30. It is believed that date was chosen
because flowers would be in bloom all over the country.
The first large observance was held that year at Arlington
National Cemetery, across the Potomac River from
Washington, D.C. - US Dept. of Veterans Affairs.
"Let every nation know, whether it wishes
us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any
burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any
foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty." –
President John F. Kennedy
“Decoration Day is the most beautiful of our national
holidays ... The grim cannon have turned into palm
branches, and the shell and shrapnel into peach blossoms.”
– Thomas Bailey Aldrich
“I don't have to tell you how fragile this precious gift
of freedom is. Every time we hear, watch, or read the
news, we are reminded that liberty is a rare commodity in
this world.” – President Ronald Reagan
"A people that values its privileges above its principles
soon loses both.” – President Dwight D. Eisenhower
“Our debt to the heroic men and valiant
women in the service of our country can never be repaid.
They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never
forget their sacrifices.” – President Harry S. Truman
“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and
your government when it deserves it.” – Mark Twain
Recall fond memories of special people
and occasions with the Heartstrings Collection
from Fenton USA Jewelry. Heartstrings jewelry celebrates
those who inspire us and bring us joy, whether they be
those closest to you (grandmother, mother, daughter, sister,
and friend) or a colleague, teacher or caregiver.
Perfect gift for graduation, teacher,
wedding, Mother's Day, or "just because" for someone
handcrafted art glass beads capture a special
moment, person or emotion. Great gift idea for any
occasion or "just because"! Shown above are
the beautiful handcrafted art glass beads. . . each with
a hand applied decoration. The "stacked" bead images
show all views of a single bead, so no matter which way
you wear it, the bead is beautifully displayed! Each
Fenton bead comes with a "story" card and has a sterling
silver core embossed Fenton USA. Complete your look with
Fenton's line of handcrafted
jewelry accessories. Be sure to register for an online
shopping account: www.fentonglassjewelry.com.
Buyer Program for Beads. . . Changes Coming June 1!
REMINDER: The current Fenton
Frequent Buyer Bead Program will end on May 31st, 2016. A separate email
blast with details will be coming soon from Fenton Glass Jewelry.
A new loyalty program
will begin via the Fenton Glass
Jewelry web site on June 1st.
The current Frequent Buyer Program requires that you purchase ten beads from any
one 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. Email:
email@example.com with "Frequent Buyer Qualifier" in the subject line.
After May 31, please direct all inquiries to:
Fenton Glass Jewelry.
Fenton Gift Shop
Limited Editions . .
Fenton Gift Shop is pleased to offer a new
selection of Limited Editions! 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 an 11" Alley Cat in Jadeite glass, as well as a
5.75" Ghost figurine and a pair of 4.25" long Wood Duck figurines
in Opal Satin glass, all handcrafted by Mosser. Also included
are a 10.5" Feather Vase and 9" Vase, each handcrafted
in Opal Satin by Davis-Lynch. 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! You may also
request that we add your email address to Fenton Gift
Shop's mailing list to receive future limited
Michelle Kibbe has created a pleasant wildlife
scene on this Feather Vase featuring the Eastern Chipmunk. The
background is done in soft pastels that add to the beauty of
this unique vase.
Chipmunks have dark brown stripes that go from
its head to its rump. These little mammals are very
entertaining to watch as they scurry about looking for berries
and nuts, with their tail straight up.
Each Eastern Chipmunks Feather Vase is $175.
Jadeite glass provides the perfect canvas for
Kim Barley's colorful Spring theme design on this 11" Alley
Cat figurine. There's a brown fence covered in pink and white
flowers that appear to be enticing to a hovering bumblebee;
while a snail slowly makes his way over to the flowers. Kim's
hand painted details are marvelous. . . note the heart-shaped
nose of the Alley Cat's grinning face! Each Spring Bee
Alley Cat Figurine is $235.
Kim Barley's whimsical sense of humor will
delight one and all with her "Weed It and Reap" hand painted
message for gardeners on this 5.75" Opal Satin Ghost figurine!
This smiling ghost is sporting polka dotted gardening gloves
A Garden Gnome keeps watch over the flower
behind the fence as the sun shines brightly overhead. Perfect
for a sunroom or garden window in your home!
Each Weed It and Reap Ghost figurine is
Pre-orders for the Eastern
Chipmunks Feather Vase, Spring Bee Alley Cat figurine and the
Weed It and Reap Ghost figurine
will be accepted until midnight (ET) on Monday, May 30th.
This pair of "Wood Duck" figurines are "must haves" for collectors!
Each one has been handpainted in a realistic design by Robin
Common along creeks and rivers, the Wood Duck is one of the
most colorful of all waterfowl. Males are iridescent chestnut
and green, with ornate patterns on nearly every feather, while
the elegant females have a distinctive profile with a delicate
white pattern around the eye.
These Wood Duck figurines are available as a
set only and are limited to just 10 pairs for $140/pair.
Robin Spindler's wonderful hand painted details
on this 9" Opal Satin Vase include white birch trees, a
wintry landscape and a red fox, the largest of
the true foxes.
This fox has a thick winter coat and a full
red tail and is gingerly making its way through the snow
drifts. Known as a "brush," the red fox’s tail can be used by
the fox as a warm cover in cold weather.
Robin's distinctive white birch trees are
beautiful and encircle the vase. She added colorful blue birds
flying amongst the trees. Each
Winter Fox Vase is $210.
Pre-orders for the Wood Duck
Pair figurines and
Winter Fox Vase will be accepted until midnight
(ET) on Wednesday, June 1st.
To pre-order any of these Limited Editions, please call
Fenton Gift Shop: 1-800-319-7793 or
342 or send an email, listing the item(s)
you would like to
Visit Fenton Gift Shop. . .
Stop by and see the latest offerings
at Fenton Gift Shop,
420 Caroline Ave., Williamstown, WV 26187.
Gift Shop has a wonderful selection of NEW one-of-a-kind art glass
creations, limited editions, and excellent
regular line 'glass from the past" with newly arrived items. . .
available "while supplies last" as there may be just one
available of each piece! Be sure to check out handcrafted jewelry
specials from Designer Sample and one-of-a-kind beads
silver accessories, plus 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!
Fenton Gift Shop Hours:
Wednesday-Saturday: 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. (ET).
Please call to confirm hours:
1-800-319-7793 or 1-304-375-7772
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. . .
With Rosalene glass as her canvas, Fenton artist
Frances Burton designed and hand painted this stately (8.25"
tall), one-of-a-kind vase. The inside is shiny and the outside has
a satin finish. The highly detailed foliage and floral motif is
incredibly lush, and it completely encircles the vase, so you can
enjoy it from any angle! Don't overlook the hovering Bumblebee!
Here's a once in a lifetime chance to acquire a one-of-a-kind vase
by master glass artisan Dave Fetty that features a wonderful
one-of-a-kind outdoor scene hand painted by the talented Michelle
Kibbe. Dave made the 7.75” vase "off hand" (without moulds) using
ruby glass, and you'll see Dave's distinctive personal stamp on
the outside bottom of the vase. During the handcrafting process,
Dave completed an interesting glassmaking treatment that created
the look of rocks below the surface of the water in the hand
painted scene designed and painted by Michelle. Her scenic goes
all the way around the vase, and you'll want to imagine yourself
in one of those easy chairs, taking it easy and watching the Goose
swim by! The satin-finshed ruby glass is the perfect background
for Michelle's talents to combine with Dave Fetty's matchless
Fenton’s Champagne Satin glass, an opalescent color, was
introduced in 1996. The decorated version on this was called
“Field Flowers on Champagne Satin” and was created by Fenton
designer Martha Reynolds. The design entered the line in 1997.
This 6” vase features a diamond optic. . . and a wonderful canvas
for this floral design, which remained in the line until the close
of 1998. The design includes a soft vining floral and a hovering
butterfly in lovely shades of mauve and other pastel colors. A
“FENTON Handpainted in USA” label is on one side of the vase. This
vase is signed “Shelley Fenton” and Handpainted By M. Kibbe 1997.”
Take a look at these offerings and other "Buy It Now" items
available on our Fenton eBay Auctions.
Summer Reading. . .
This book catalogs the history of glass produced
exclusively for QVC from the first show in spring of
1988 through Bill Fenton's retirement show and the
introduction of the 2002 Charleton Collection, through
August 2002. More than 1350 items are shown with a value
guide included. 176 pages, including 96 in color,
softbound, by James Measell.
Originally $36.95, we now offer this title at $17.50
with FREE Shipping via the USPS
. . . While Supplies Last!
FG947 - Especially For QVC
(softbound) by Fenton Historian Dr. James Measell
$17.50 + FREE Shipping!
Click here to check out the other reference books
and materials available!
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