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.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Readers Blenko - More great glass from WVJanis

West Virginia Janis sent this photo along with the following caption - you'll have to agree water would taste very cool in this blue water bottle!

I use a different color Blenko water bottle for each beverage (sweetened tea, water, unsweetened tea, etc.). Cobalt blue is always for water. It keeps it cooler!


Anonymous said...

Your photogrphic skill is amazing, please do more. Tell me what is above the water bottles? Is this blenko? I'm fearful to label it, like Ravi I may use the wrong word.
We guys are clueless.

westvirginiajanis said...

Laugh out loud, Sol.

Everyone is "clueless" in my unconventional house! These Blenko water bottles are perched at the bottom of a wine rack. The "rolled up things" are bamboo placemats which just happen to fit where the wine should be. For dinner parties, the placemats and Blenko bottles are within easy reach, a real priority.

westvirginiajanis said...

I will try to post more photos. However, I collect Viking glass, too-- as well as just about anything made in WV! Let me go through my glass and pull out the Blenko and snap some photos on the next sunny day. Thanks to all for the encouragement on photography, but I think I'll keep my day job.

I'm very interested in Blenko's influence on Viking. There has been so much cross-pollination in the industry. Anyone know?

You all are a great group of bloggers!