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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.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Blenko Teapot * cont.


Hillary,

as we listened to the discussion about the possibility of a Blenko teapot, I couldn't refrain from sending this pic. Obviously not a working teapot, I found this ornamental in the gift shop about a month ago. This is a "lunch-time" piece that made its way to the visitor's center. It is actually a failed attempt at making a snowman or a bunny. Buy the glass that makes you smile!

Tim K.
Kissin' Kate's Antiques
This is delightful! I also agree buy the best quality you can afford, one great piece rather than a dozen just OK items. Being surrounded by quality makes everyday special. Thank you for sharing!

11 comments:

Phani said...

This is a nice design.

Either the no-one is posting comments or they are getting lost in transition?

Hillary J Homburg said...

Phani
For last few days I have not published any comment
that 1) spoke unkindly about another person 2) had swear words 3) was not related to WV Glass 4)had suggestions for hiring and firing at Blenko.
...... Any comments you made or make should be published as you aren't prone to the above actions.
HJH

Anonymous said...

I suggested last month you ask blenko to weekly tell you what was in the VC gift shop and perhaps photos? Why haven't you done this?

annu said...

Why don't we know more about 'lunch time creations'
where might I find this shop with these items?
Art doesn't have to function only please the senses.

susan said...

Is there anything the boys at Blenko have not made?
The cocktail pitcher is a new fave for us, we want this in all colors, Damon Crain will enjoy the Tri State Collectors when we come calling.
Country accents, bad taste so forth, but we want to learn.
??? Is the BCS still meeting? Still functioning? Will closing of plant alter this?

mismgr said...

To All;
For questions concerning B.C.S. send emails to Tim or Karin at tkalonzo@swbell.net
I know they have a busy schedule, but an=m certain they are interested in continuing B.C.S. ask what you can do to help support and grow this group. Together we can do it. B.C.S. will become more important as time goes on as the history of BLENKO fades( weather they close permanently or not) Collectors hold the future of BLENKO Glass. I will take this time to announce to all of you I am closing my bricks and mortar operation the end of Feb. I will strive to have a better online presence, do shows, and mail/phone orders. I will continue to post and support this blog.
larry from TX
larry@serenityantiques.com
verizon cell 214 724 5081

Hillary J Homburg said...

Larry
I often forget to say Thank you. Your positive comments, your photos, your ability to identify glass - you have been so helpful to the blog. We appreciate you so much.
You are a wonderful resource, and a great supporter of American and Blenko Glass.
hjh

Anonymous said...

If Blenko will be open on 3/1 I am driving up.
Send the street address for Kissin Kates and also that Fleatique place you wrote about.
Thank you
bgraham2007@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Kissin' Kates is at 2759 Main Street in Hurricane, WV 25526. Their phone is 304-562-1880. They are closed on Sundays and Mondays but you can make an appointment if this is the only time you will be in town. They are normally open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.

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