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.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Blenko Glass Blog. FIRE AND ICE!

We first saw the BLENKO GLASS   FIRE AND ICE in 2006,   It remains one of the most beautiful of Blenko Glass creations.   This series consist of a sloped shoulder vase,  2 vases and this pitcher.

This item is currently in the BLENKO GLASS discontinued page www.blenkoglass.com and on sale for a very low price.
If you don't own this pitcher, you'll want to purchase before they sell out.
If you do own - consider buying a one at this discontinued price for your gift closet.

1706 Fire and Ice Pitcher
11" Tall
Shipping and handling charges will be added at the time of shipment and can not be estimated.
*Potentially longer lead time for this item.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Blenko Glass. Heart of Glass. HALLOWEEN T-Shirt

This Blenko Glass Pumpkin T-Shirt can be purchased for under $20  from the Blenko Glass Company www.blenkoglass.com ( online) or  at the Milton WVa Blenko Glass gift shop.  BLENKO GLASS

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Blenko Glass. Heart of Glass Blog. Vintage Barware

Recently in an HGTV magazine I read the new fad is to collect vintage decanters and barware.  The author suggested you might vintage

find hand blown decanters for $100 or less, clean them up and display in your home bar.

We're suggesting you buy NEW handcrafted, hand blown BLENKO GLASS decanters - a blast from the past, these were recently re introduced at Blenko.

The decanters are currently listed in the discontinued and reduced section of the www.blenkoglass.com Blenko Glass on line catalog.   The current list price will please you. 

6819 Decanter with Crystal Stopper.  Available on clearance in cobalt, crystal and tangerine. 
Tangerine coloration will vary both light and dark. No two pieces are exactly alike.
14" Tall
*Actual freight charges are added to your invoice at time of shipment. We Ship UPS or Fedex.
  • Item #: 6819.         TVHGTV

Friday, October 13, 2017

Blenko Glass Blog. WHAT S NEW?

This bowl is available in several colors, www.blenkoglass.com  to view the colors.
The bowl is under $30  and currently available for purchase.  

Dahlia Bowl 
Approx. 7'' in diameter.
Available in your choice of Crystal, Cobalt, Kiwi & Tangerine
Shipping and handling charges will be added at the time of shipment and can not be estimated.
  • Item #: 766S

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Blenko Glass. Simple, Elegant and Eye-catching!

Simple, Elegant and Eye-catching. This special edition to our pumpkin line is accented with a crackled finish and curly Kiwi stem. Small pumpkins are approx. 4.5'' in diameter and will only be available for a short time (now through day before Thanksgiving)  BLENKO GLASS Company.
Blenko Glass Crystal Pumpkin  

Monday, October 09, 2017

Blenko Glass. Heart of Glass Blog. " When Pigs Fly" Hope and Belief in Miracles.

The phrase "when pigs fly" (alternatively, "pigs might fly") is —a figure of speech so hyperbolic that it describes an impossibility. The implication of such a phrase is that the circumstances in question (the adynaton, and the circumstances to which the adynaton is being applied) will never occur.    Or in the case of CANCER or Serious Illness It Means.....We're Wishing for a Miracle ..Believing in a CURE!
Ron Hinkle https://www.ronhinkleglass.com has made FLYING PIGS in an assortment of colors for a decade.   
We've used them frequently as gifts to support friends going thru difficult times and in need of HOPE!
Most recently the Hinkle FLYING PIGS! have been used as a means of REMINDING friends and family members MIRACLE HAPPEN!   We Believe in A CURE!
If you have a friend or family member suffering from Cancer or other serious illness.  Consider adding a FLYING PIG to your glass collection.  A gift of a " flying pig" in the appropriate color for your support team. 
The PURPLE PIG - purple is the color for.Pancreatic Cancer.


"When pigs fly" is  a way of saying that something will never happen. The phrase is often used for humorous effect, to scoff at over-ambition. There are numerous variations on the theme; when an individual with a reputation for failure finally succeeds, onlookers may sarcastically claim to see a flying pig. ("Hey look! A flying pig!")  Other variations on the phrase include "And pigs will fly", this one in retort to an outlandish statement.
An example occurs in the film The Eagle Has Landed: an Irish secret agent working for the Nazis replies to a German general speaking of Germany's shortly winning World War II   "Pigs may fly, General, but I doubt it!" Later, when the Irishman sees German soldiers parachuting before an attack, he says to himself, "Mother of God! Flying pigs!"
 Similar phrases in English include "when hell freezes over", the Latin expression "to the Greek calends", and "and monkeys might fly out of my butt", popularized in Wayne's World skits and movies. They are examples of adynata.  In Finnish,  the expression "kun lehmät lentävät" (when cows fly) is used because of its alliteration.. In French, the most common expression is "quand les poules auront des dents" (when hens will have teeth).

The idiom is apparently derived from a centuries-old Scottish proverb, though some other references to pigs flying or pigs with wings are more famous. At least one appears in the works of Lewis Carroll:
"Thinking again?" the Duchess asked, with another dig of her sharp little chin.
"I've a right to think," said Alice sharply, for she was beginning to feel a little worried.
"Just about as much right," said the Duchess, "as pigs have to fly...." — Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Chapter 9.
American literature author John Steinbeck was told by his professor that he would be an author when pigs flew. When he eventually became a novelist, he started to print every book he wrote with the insignia "Ad astra per alas porci" (to the stars on the wings of a pig).    He sometimes added an image of a flying pig, called "Pigasus".

After the New Orleans Saints, long known for their lack of success, won the 2009 NFC Championship Game by making a field goal in sudden death overtime, longtime Saints radio announcer Jim Henderson exclaimed, "Pigs have flown! Hell has frozen over! The Saints are on their way to the Super Bowl!   

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Entire Collection of Blenko West Virginia B-Day Vase for sale. Heart of Glass. Blenko Glass.

We are helping Penny Dean with the sale of her gmom's WVa B-day Vases.
She has the entire collection from 1980.
She has no number higher than 55
all vases are signed by the Blenko Family Member and the Artist.**

**  Be very careful when purchasing Blenko WVa Birthday Vases.
There was some issue with the factory during the Chapter 11 and WVa Birthday Vases that were 2nds and UNSIGNED were sold or given away - these were kept under lock and key  with only admin having access.      No one has said  who is responsible,  for these items being sold.   It was  not uncommon for BLENKO to Frost or alter in some manner special items - and then sell them.  IT IS NOT BLENKO s USUAL POLICY TO SELL  UNALTERED UNSIGNED SECONDS OF A WVA BLENKO VASE.  I can assure this is NOT happening now and will not happen again.
BUT be cautious when you purchase a Blenko WVA Birthday Vase.  Check the signature and the glass against the photos on www.blenkoproject.org The Blenko Project ,  Blenko Collectors Four or Blenko Collectors web sites.
We've seen several and have been told there were approximately 50 vases.
     These vases in my opinion would have very little value.

Penny's Gmom had her collection appraised in 2000 the appraisal value was 16K.   She will take offers and sell to the highest offer.   
She will NOT break the collection.
She will accept offers until 11/27 when she plans to be in WVa for a week.

Bayliss 2016 Bday