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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, January 17, 2018

Blenko Glass " new item" Spun Platter

A  60's inspired platter in Paw Paw - don't you love this new color?  


Blenko Glass continues to add items we've been searching for.  If you love mid century you'll want to visit the BLenko Glass Co. or the website to take advantage of the new retro inspired designs.  Blenko should always be your first stop for quality handcrafted glass. 

641 Spun Platter

$36.00$40.00
Radiating a pattern from the 1960’s. Available in to sizes 9” and 12′ Available in Crystal, Turquoise & Paw Paw.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Blenko Glass. What To Buy for a Beginner's Collection. Blenko Blog.

Hillery,
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?
Dick H.

Dick,
   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.
    HJH
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

NEW from Blenko Glass Co. SLICED BOW #5418

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

$79.00
A distinctive plunge made by hand shearing through the semi-molten glass, offer the likes of freshly picked fruit in this bowl. 8” wide and 6” depth. Available in Crystal, Cobalt, Clover, Turquoise & Paw Paw.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Blenko Glass Companuy. BLENKO LAMPS! Heart of Glass Blog



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 d├ęcor.
   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

    $379.00
    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*
    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

Last Minute Shopping? May we suggest you BUY LOCAL!

Each year on Small Business Saturday,  my thoughts drift to WHY,  why aren't more of us going to the local hardware store - instead of the big box stores?   WHY not visit the locally owned dress shops all year long Not just on Small Business Saturday.
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

Blenko Glass Company #384 Water bottle


384 Water Bottle

$53.00$69.00
Our iconic Water Bottle. Featured in magazines, on TV and online.


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! 
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Sometimes....you are too late! Blenko Glass . Heart of Glass Blog.

This one is out of stock before my post appears...perhaps Blenko will produce more later.   Fingers crossed.


Kiwi Tree w/White Frit

$89.00
Our 9’’ tall Christmas Tree now accented with White frit to resemble a dusting of snow. Only a limited number of these on hand. Order yours while supplies last!!!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Blenko Glass. Heart of Glass Blog. Big is Better?

1516 Chess Piece Bottle

$175.00
One of our largest pieces in our current line. Decanter with fitted stopper resembling a chess piece. Available in your choice of Clover or Seabreeze. 24” tall.
1516 Chess Piece Bottle
$175.00

This item is pricey - but its the ultimate gift!  you'll definitely impress the recipient -even if they don't collect Blenko!
Perfect also for the Mid Century Collector.
This was the first item I purchased for myself as an adult.  My parents owned 5 from the time Wayne Husted was at Blenko.  Recently the gave to the Mission their Large Chess Pieces and four of the five smaller ones as they downsize for the next caper in their lives.

One of our largest pieces in our current line. Decanter with fitted stopper resembling a chess piece. Available in your choice of Clover or Seabreeze. 24” tall.