|A 60's inspired platter in Paw Paw - don't you love this new color?|
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, January 17, 2018
Monday, January 15, 2018
I am new to Blenko Glass. Tell us where to start, what should we buy?
The ebay and online stores seem to have more glass than the Blenko online store.
Also how do I know if it's Blenko?
Thank you for reading, and your for question.
Good Questions. If you purchase from Blenko www.blenkoglass.com you'll know its Blenko.
Also if you purchase the Blenko inspired books, or download the catalogs www.blenkoproject.org you will get a feel for what's Blenko. .We enjoy the Blenko Glass Facebook pages, and there are a number of Blenko Collector groups on Facebook. Speak with older collectors, or just troll the pages and observe the glass and listen to the chatter.
When friends ask, I recommend starting with books about Blenko The more you know the better decisions you'll make. Often you can find books 50% off retail.
We always tell folks to buy only 'what they love'. I'm loving the new Paw Paw color from www.blenkoglass.com the Blenko Glass on line store.
|An item available in the Blenko online store featuring the Paw Paw color I mentioned.|
|This is the latest book containing Blenko and WVa Glass.|
Sunday, January 14, 2018
You'll want to visit the BLENKO GLASS CO. www.blenkoglass.com to view the many new items, and to visit the new and improved web catalog of glass.
5418 Sliced Bowl
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Many collectors of BLENKO GLASS are also collectors of mid century. The Blenko Glass Lamps continue to be one of the most sought after items for mid century décor.
Often copied never truly duplicated.
This week I learned BLENKO GLASS will again be offering BLENKO LAMPS on line and in the gift shop.
For SHADES - we recommend the Lamp and Shade Shop in South Charleston, W.Va. they offer vintage inspired shades and they ship.
On line Blenko lamps are currently listed for a high of $1800 per pair to $670 per individual lamp.
BUYING BLENKO GLASS AT BLENKO GLASS COMPANY IN MILTON OR THE ONLINE STORE not only insures you have high quality and authentic BLENKO the price is most often less.
Blenko Lamps Are Back!!!
Check out our new lamps. Stack ‘em high! This towering table lamp is likely to turn heads. Matched with a mini cube finial and a locally sourced cherry wood base, the fixture stands 36-38” tall. *Lampshade not included.
3618 Block Table Lamp and Finial$379.00Stack ‘em high! This towering table lamp is likely to turn heads. Matched with a mini cube finial and a locally sourced cherry wood base, the fixture stands 36-38” tall. *Lampshade NOT included*
Recommended Shade Options:
- 6” Harp and 10” tall shade with spider fitter. *As Shown*
- 8” Harp and 12” tall shade with spider fitterished Nickel
Saturday, December 23, 2017
I've made the decision to buy local when possible and always to buy the best quality of each item I can afford.
If you live in the tri-state, we suggest BLENKO GLASS www.blenkoglass.com .Blenko is both local and high quality. Blenko has handcrafted items ranging in price for $12 to $300.
At Blenko you'll find something for everyone on your shopping list.
Stocking stuffers to the main event . . . BLENKO GLASS is one stop shopping.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
384 Water Bottle
The #384 water bottle is the single longest running item in the BLENKO GLASS line.
The water bottle has blogs devoted to it - thousands of people who collect only the Blenko Glass water bottles.
A few years ago they added the mini - which makes collecting in a small home - much easier!
On occasion Blenko issues a special limited edition of the #384.
This color is one of our favorites. We hope you'll consider #384 water bottle for your gift closet!