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Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

Blenko Glass is a West Virginia treasure that spans generations. Nothing symbolizes the state of West Virginia better or more beautifully than Blenko Glass. We will discuss current and former craftsmen and designers and how important it is that Blenko and West Virginia glass be appreciated and valued by the younger generation.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Blenko Glass Blog. HEART OF GLASS. Blenko Critters - Elephants

Recently a major circus retired there elephants.   Going to the circus and seeing elephants almost yearly is one of my childhood memories.  Elephants fascinate children.  Blenko has created the Elephant in a large selection of colors.  UNDER $20.

Elephant

Elephants are large mammals of the family Elephantidae and the order Proboscidea. Two species are traditionally recognised, the African elephant and the Asian elephant, although some evidence suggests that African bush elephants and African forest elephants are separate species. Elephants are scattered throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

6402P Elephant Paperweight
Approximate 3 1/2" high

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Blenko Glass Blog. Heart of Glass. Blenko Critters most under $20.

The Blenko Cat.
If you've visited Blenko Glass Factory, you know the place is filled with critters.  Blenko Glass sits on a beautiful lot - large lot with a lake, a glass garden,  more ducks, geese and cats than your child can count.
Blenko has made a dozen Cats over the years,  most are large and costly.

This Blenko Cat in the critter line is under $20.  We often use it in X-mas stockings, and as an any gift for the Cat Lover.

Blenko Glass - Critter.  CAT in tangerine.
Available in many other colors.  visit www.blenkoglass.com .
Vist The Blenko Project www.blenkoproject.org to learn more about Blenko Glass. 

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Blenko Glass Blog. Heart of Glass. Sea Turtle

Sea Turtle Discs
Our recent addition to the Blenko line of animals is this swimming sea turtle with small fish swimming near him. Available as a non-drilled item or as a hand-drilled item to create a hole for hanging. As a sun catcher or window ornament these are striking. As a flat desk ornament they are fun as well.  They can even serve as a beach themed tree ornament. 2.5” to 3.5” in diameter. Each is different due to the handmade process. 
Tangerine color may vary, no two items are exactly alike.
Blenko Glass Sea Turtle ( tangerine)

Sea Turtle in six colors see www.blenkoglass.com

If you are NEW to Blenko Glass Collecting - may we suggest you visit  The Blenko Project website for history of Blenko Glass, catalogs of glass, and other info for new collectors.  www.blenkoproject.org

Friday, February 10, 2017

Blenko Blog. Heart of Glass. Valentine's Day

Each year we suggest you 1) ask your florist to use BLENKO GLASS as the container for your Valentine's Day flowers,  2) Bring your own special Blenko Glass container to the Florist, 3) Purchase a Blenko container in your guy or gal's favorite color - fill it with chocolates, pastries, or golf balls...what ever she/he likes.
4) Make the Blenko Glass the gift!
Blenko outlast flowers, it doesn't add calories to your diet.  Blenko is available in colors - so very many vivid colors.
You'll want to add Blenko to your V-Day this year.

If none of the ideas seem appropriate consider Blenko Glass' Valentine's and Chocolate Lovers Weekend. 

You'll have the opportunity to have Mr Walter Blenko (CEO) sign any glass you purchase on 2/11.  While some collectors say the signature doesn't add to value, we continue to believe a signature makes your glass much more valuable to the receiver and brings with it the experience of meeting Mr. Blenko and recalling the event.  My Nana use to say - you remember experiences more than 'gifts'.  We hope to see you at Blenko on 2/11. 
Check Blenko web pages for time and other updates.   Limited Space so call ahead for reservation. 

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Blenko Glass Blog. Heart of Glass. . . Saturday Night At Blenko ! Celebrate Valentine's Day

For more than a decade we've been suggesting you purchase Blenko Glass for Valentine's Day!
The pink or red glass items  or even a crystal vase to hold the roses or daises you plan to gift.
Blenko is handcrafted and last a life time.

This year - Blenko Glass's  Dean Six is hosting Valentine's and Chocolate Lovers Weekend.
You'll have the opportunity to have Mr Walter Blenko (CEO) sign any glass you purchase on 2/11.  While some collectors say the signature doesn't add to value, we continue to believe a signature makes your glass much more valuable to the receiver and brings with it the experience of meeting Mr. Blenko and recalling the event.  My Nana use to say - you remember experiences more than 'gifts'.  We hope to see you at Blenko on 2/11. 
Check Blenko web pages for time and other updates. 
Order these V-Day Special from Blenko  www.blenkoglass.com

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Blenko Glass Blog. The Heart of Glass. Valentine's Day - Always Shop Blenko

For more than a decade we've been suggesting you purchase Blenko Glass for Valentine's Day!
The pink or red glass items  or even a crystal vase to hold the roses or daises you plan to gift.
Blenko is handcrafted and last a life time.

This year - Blenko Glass's  Dean Six is hosting Valentine's and Chocolate Lovers Weekend.
You'll have the opportunity to have Mr Walter Blenko (CEO) sign any glass you purchase on 2/11.  While some collectors say the signature doesn't add to value, we continue to believe a signature makes your glass much more valuable to the receiver and brings with it the experience of meeting Mr. Blenko and recalling the event.  My Nana use to say - you remember experiences more than 'gifts'.  We hope to see you at Blenko on 2/11. 
Check Blenko web pages for time and other updates. 

 




Valentine's & Chocolate Lovers WeekendFebruary 11, 2017

Held in our Visitor Center/ gift shop this event includes special made red and pink glass object for your special someone.  Walter Blenko will be on site to sign our glass for you and we provide complimentary Pretty-in-pink cupcakes and steamy hot chocolate. Saturday and Sunday we offer limited production pieces with Valentines colors and themes.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Blenko Glass Blog. Heart of Glass.

Blenko Employees and Friends  - Vintage Photo
The Blenko Project IS SEEKING  Webmaster and volunteers to identify and help new collectors label their Blenko.
We have a need for person(s) with ability to identify glass - we'll provide catalogs
and data base.  We currently have 10 people - who have been doing more than the 3 hours per week that was their volunteer agreement.
We also need a webmaster - or someone with computer skills to help with keeping TheBlenkoProject www.blenkoproject.org  up to date and also add the bio data for former employees
and bios and photos for designers.
We are about 8 months behind in identifying glass and in updating the Web Site.

Please write to theblenkoproject@aol.com  if you have interest.
If you have volunteered in past we welcome your return.
Thank You
HJH