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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.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Blenko Glass In YOUR Gardens

If you have Blenko Glass in your garden...please share a photo with Blog readers.  It's almost time to begin the garden clean  up....this would be an ideal time to add glass in the bare spots left by annuals.





Sunday, July 24, 2016

What Do Gardeners Want Most? Could it Be Blenko Glass www.blenkoglass.com in the Garden?

Thank You to reader Maggie for this close up of the Bottle Tree  - with Top Hat

Can you recognize these? 

Joel Myers Panels in background - Blenko Glass brick used as border for circle bed.



Friday, July 22, 2016

West Virginia University

Do you have a student  - who is graduating or just going off to West Virginia University or Marshall University?   If so   -  you'll want to gift the student with a Blenko Glass Company logo item.
 
Each year we see more Blenko Glass being used in  pre and post game parking lot parties.   Blenko Logo items holding flowers or drinks.
BLENKO GLASS  www.bloenkoglass.com .

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Blenko Glass Bottle Art Tree

Hillery,
Can you tell me what they used to make the bottle tree in Blenko yard?
I have many bottles and stoppers but need to know how they are staying on the tree.  I want to use some of my Mom's milky and sick  older pieces to make this as a surprise for her. 
Alex S.

Alex,   We'll send a note to Dean Six  and ask where they purchased the metal hangers and also the rubber inserts ( see photo below).
Good luck with your recreation of the Blenko Glass Bottle Tree.   HJH

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Ernie Downey - Glass Artist









 One of the nicest things about Blenko Glass ,  Blenko Glass Company in Milton, W.Va   is you never know what you'll find -  what treasure you'll find - in the Visitors Center Gift Shop.

Ernie Downey - a glass artist -  we own a few of his pieces of jewelry using sterling or silver based metals and Blenko Glass. 
Ernie Downey's work is sold in many bouquets in  the tri state.  Ernie uses BLENKO GLASS in his designs.
Pictured above is one of his latest creations - I'm calling it a paddle - but I would envision a group of three or four hung in a kitchen.  
Beautiful  yet very functional. 


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Blenko Glass Company. Blenko In The Yard

Photos:  Examples of Blenko Glass used in a Garden.
These photos were taken at Blenko Glass in Milton, WVa.
Many  of the items seem are sold separately or as a garden ornament at the Blenko Glass Visitors Center.  BUT use these are a point of inspiration and design your own " unique" Blenko Garden Art.