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, December 31, 2006

Blenko - Cigarette Lighters & Ash Trays

People always ask me what Blenko they should collect. Well, I would love to 'collect' Blenko water bottles with handle .... Tim and Karin Alonzo of Texas have more than a dozen. In over five years of searching I have seen only ONE. So you might say I am a 'wannabe' collector of the Blenko water bottle with handle. What to collect - its your choice....there is a BLENKO product for most everyone. Lighters and matching ash trays are the current object of interest among my friends. No one in my group of friends smokes - but BLENKO lighters come in many sizes and shapes, a dozen or more colors and the current price is very low. The set pictured above cost less than a dinner at Outback. A trip to the Huntington Museum, The WV Museum of Glass in Weston, The WV Cultural Center might be a good place to view Vintage Blenko and other WV Glass. Another idea is to visit the Blenko Glass Visitors Center go upstairs look at the older designs, decide to collect a color, a shape, or join me in the search for Blenko Water bottle with handle. hjh

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