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.

Thursday, September 18, 2008


This summer I'm planning a road trip to TEXAS. The folks in TEXAS love BLENKO! Some of the nicest collections of Blenko are housed in lovely Texas homes.

Karin Alonzo (President of Blenko Collectors Society) and her husband Tim along with 14-20 other members of their local 'collectors club' come to Milton yearly for the BCS weekend.
Dedication - enthusiasm - charm- devotion to Made In USA, an interest in preserving the history of handcrafted glass - these are my kinda people!

Larry who has many times (and we hope he'll continue to do so) sent photos and announcements to the HEART OF GLASS blog is starting his own blog - he has provided a link to his SERENITY ANTIQUES shop. Visit his blog, and photos. The more info about BLENKO GLASS on the web, the greater chance we'll 'hook' newbies.
Thank you Larry!
Image of 30s plates sent by Margie - it looks as if it maybe a Damon Crain photo but not for certain. GREAT PHOTO.
Hillary; Rather than flooding You with photos I created a page on my website with some photos of Blenko glass in my current inventory 28 at this time. ( http://serenityantiques.com/blenko2008/blenko.htm )
( http://serenityantiques.com/)
I have also started a Blog on American Handmade Glassware New and Old.
We will attempt to identify any pieces of glass that we receive CLEAR CLOSE UP photos of. Thank You for all of your hard work and the inspiration for me to start this blog. Iwill have a link to the Blenko project for sure.
Thanks. Larry from TEXAS


Phani said...

Nice Photo. Margie, are you a photographer?

Anonymous said...

No phanni I am a senior citizen, this photo is my screen saver, the little boy who hooked up my computer found it on the internet for me.
I do have a camera the grandchildren gave me for xmas 2 years ago. I like to take pictures.
Are you a phtographer?
Margie Hale

Anonymous said...

Do not show photos of items we can't purchase. Teasing isn't nice.

Phani said...

I call myself an amateur. I like it and know enough to make a good composition and I can appreciate a good photograph too...!!

Phani said...

Oh, Just because you are a senior citizen doesnt mean its too late to have a good/great hobby...

Anonymous said...

I find myself agreeing with you.
While I enjoy seeing all glass, labeling what when where and it is or it is not available
would be of great assistance.