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, August 20, 2017

Blenko Glass Company. Heart of Glass Blog. Blenko Glass . What s New?

1616 Clover/Cobalt Fade Salad Bowl
8'' Diameter, 5" Tall
In Crystal/Cobalt Fade.

approx.  $83.00

This  beautiful salad bowl

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Blenko Glass. Heart of Glass Blog. Milton, W.Va.

'It ain't no sin to be glad you're alive."  Bruce Springsteen

I take great pleasure in knowing where the dishes I use were make ( Fiesta / W.Va),  where my glasses ( Blenko, W.Va)  where my cutlery was made (Sweden) .  Its important to me that I buy
things that will last and preferable things that were made in the USA and are made to last!

Blenko has been making glass for nearly 100 years,  we are blessed in West Virginia to live so near Fiesta and Blenko ,  to be able to purchase both with major discounts at the factories.

We can daily use our Fiesta and Blenko,  enjoying the vivid colors and the high quality table wares.

If you haven't visited Blenko or Fiesta recently, may I suggest you take the family and visit this summer.  
Allow your children and grandchildren the pleasure of seeing glass and china being made, to know  where their glassware was made.
To feel pride in knowing it was made in their state.

For a number of years Blenko has been hosting weekend events that include activities for children .  

If  you haven't yet taken advantage of these activities check out the yearly schedule www.blenkoglass.com  and plan to attend one or more of the events.
A collection of Blenko Glass - various colors 
Retired Blenko Employee who frequently gave tours  of Blenko under direction of Ms Marion for special groups

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Blenko Glass . Heart of Glass Blog. Online Discount Blenko Shopping.

Did you know.  Blenko Glass  www.blenkoglass.com  has discounted items available frequently
at 50% or more below retail
check out the discount or discontinued link
you'll be very pleasantly surprised by the reduced prices.

Shop Blenko  www.blenkoglass.com  for all your gifts.

Blenko Glass.  Made in THE USA!

We recently found this butterfly decanter at 25% off retail.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Blenko Glass Company. Blenko Heart of Glass. Cool Cats

Assorted Cool Cats
All handmade and each unique. These (4'' - 4.5'' tall) pieces take the form of a seated cat with facial features and a long tail. Fun, whimsical and captivating in their individuality. $39.00 each.
At this time Cool Cats are offered as an assorted item. Frit colors are chosen by the makers

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Blenko Glass Hand Logo Sticker - Do You Have One? If not / Why Not?

Here is the Blenko Hand Logo sticker that I bought at the Visitor's Center

Lin Larsen Sent from my iPhone
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Saturday, August 05, 2017

Blenko Glass Lamps. Blenko Glass. Heart of Glass.

Can you help me get info on these lamps?

Most Blenko Glass Lamps.
Are made from Blenko Glass Vases.
You might look in the catalogues for a vases similar to the shape of your vase base.
 A worker at Blenko CH  ( Charlie Harsbarger) is the person most often responsible for
making the lamps.  He is a talented lamp designer.  He uses high quality glass rods and high quality wires.
For years until the mid 70s Blenko provides shades, after this time no shades were provided.  It was too difficult to ship the shades and also  Blenko tell me the decorators wanted the ability to use their own shades.

Its impossible to tell what year your lamp was made.  Some lamps have the initials CH and a date.  If you have one of these lamps then the date would be significant.

Otherwise check the catalog for the year your base was made.   Blenko glass designs are often in the catalog for a decade or most.

Friday, August 04, 2017

Festival of Glass. Blenko Glass. Heart of Glass Blog.

Festival of GlassAugust 4-5, 2017

Annually a big draw. A selection of classes are offered for all ages within the factory. From hot glass to crafts with wood, glass and glue for youngsters. Special prices, tours, signing event and family activities. Family fun. Classes fill quickly.  Annual commemorative medallions will be given out free with purchase of any item $10 or more or (sold separately for $10). CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE CLASS SCHEDULE & SIGN UP INFORMATION