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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.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

BLENKO Glasses



Blenko glasses always add a flare and certainly a conversation about Blenko. This photo was sent in by Billy from DIXIE's of Texas .Dixies has them. Contact at ebay@dixiesonline.com .

You might also drive down to Milton, WVa. and shop the Visitors Center for these and

other Glasses or check out the BLENKO GLASS web site for other glasses www.blenkoglass.com .

At our home we use BLENKO Glass daily, our glasses are more than 20 years old. Blenko is very well made, you will not be seeking replacements any time soon.

hjh

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

How do you clean your Blenko glasses
I do not use mine and they get
a greasy like material in the bottom so each year I must try to get this out.
What is and isn't safe?
Margie H.

Hillary J Homburg said...

Margie
I own Mom washed all BLENKO by hand and drys. In my little Morgantown home - I stick everything in the dishwasher - I don't use the dry cycle - I have never experienced the 'greasy" build up you are speaking of - as I use everything. I did check the BLENKO COLLECTORS WEBSITE and found the following information. I am also adding the link - as you might want to join and go back for more information.

http://www.blenkocollectors.com/cleaningblenko.htm
With so much information available online, cleaning Blenko Glass can be a complex and confusing issue.
Other than mild household glass cleaners, we do not advocate one method over any other for cleaning Blenko Glass due to liability issues. We strongly urge collectors NOT to clean their Blenko Glass with any strong acids, denture cleaners, toilet bowl cleaners or other chemicals. Many Blenko pieces that were moderately dirty have been ruined by improper cleaning.

While any cleaning method has certain risks associated with it, Blenko is a soft glass and we only recommend professional glass cleaning. Contact your professional glass cleaner about benefits and risks associated with their specific procedures. When contacting a professional cleaner DO let them know that it is Blenko and much softer than other glass.

Remember, even if you do have a professional do the job, there is always a risk of further damage.

Hillary J Homburg said...

Oops
Margie
I meant to say My own Mom washed
all her Blenko by hand.
Hope the information helps.
hjh
exhaustion is my only excuse.

Dr.BOB said...

Ms. Homberg
Blenko once make a cocktail glass
with rings of color
My grandma had 6 in blue
have these been reproduced?
How might I go about finding
items such as this?
Serious inquiry.

Anonymous said...

COST U NEVER
SPEAK OF COST
HOW MUCH?

Anonymous said...

WHY DO YOU ALWAYS SPEAK POORLY OF INDIA AND CHINA.
IF PEOPLE DIDNT BUY THE GLASS
THEY WOULDN'T MAKE IT
IF IT WEREN'T SO NICE IT WOULD
NOT FIND A MARKET
BUY USA IS NOT ALWAYS THE BEST CHOICE
ADMIT THIS IF YOU DARE.

Anonymous said...

Hillary
back to say I put my Blenko glasses in the dish washer with success and I used the method on the collectors page for my older nicer stuff.
thanks to you and the collectors
I know have very clean Blenko glass.
Margie H.
When is the next Blenko meeting I want to come and join.

Hillary J Homburg said...

Dr. Bob
Check out www.blenkoglass.com
the glasses you want are listed on the web page. or phone christy at 304 743 9081 to special order.
hjh