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, August 17, 2008

Over 1,000 pieces of BLENKO GLASS In The Garden

A modest cottage in Edgewood - Charleston, West Virginia the home of Master Gardeners and Koi Pond hobbyist. The yard is described by the owners as postage stamp size, it boast a small water garden, a large selection of perennials, spa, 8 different unique beds each surrounded by BLENKO GLASS colored architectural brick, the stepping stones are BLENKO GLASS ash trays from the 60 - 70s, the birdbath is a 70s Blenko bowl, many items of glass have been in the yard for more than 25 years. The owners say the love of beautiful West Virginia Glass, water gardening, and being West Virginia Volunteer Master Gardeners, Koi Club Members and Blenko Collectors are passions that blend together beautifully. The hosta bed is surrounded with Blenko glass that is olive to gold in color, all perennial beds have borders of glass in colors that compliment the flowers that will bloom.
At each little nook and turn there are surprises - glass turtles, Cats, a large red frog, smaller frogs, snakes, owls, all made of Blenko glass and tucked into the lush garden.
After the self guided tour you'll be inspired to start gardening, looking for colorful glass, a great water fountain or a master gardener class. The garden is guaranteed to inspire. Flowers and fruits and vegetables are everywhere as is glass, there is NO GRASS in this yard only BLENKO GLASS and FLOWERS and Fruit and Veggies.
506 Swarthmore Ave.
Charleston, W. Va
Self Guided Tour
Thursday Aug 21 - 7-8pm
Friday Aug 22 6-8pm

Applications for membership in KOI Club and BLENKO COLLECTOR CLUB available during self guided tour
NOTE: I'll post photos when BLOGGER allows!


Phani said...

I'd like to see some pictures of the Yard.

Anonymous said...

An hour drive for me we will do it Thursday night but if you can make the photos appear this would be nice.
Margie Hale

Anonymous said...

5,000 pieces at a cheap price of
$20 per piece and you
are open to one giant
night time robbery.

saltonannu said...

Is there a cost?
Will you do this tour another time?
Would it be possible for you to do an online tour for those of us who can't attend?
We buy glass also.

Anonymous said...

I must say that this yard is a need to see. It gives the Blenko collector some good idea's of just what can be done in Blenko. When the yard is first in bloom it is lovely. A very nice place where one could spend the day in peaceful surrounding. Now Sol, I do believe someone would get caught in the Master's flower bed, should they attempt to be bad people. Why even think that way, some of that Blenko has laid in that yard for 25 years. Sol, I hope that you will visit the garden of Blenko you might be surprised. Garden work is one of my favorite things to do, it connects you to the somewhere else that we can only try to create here on this earth.