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, June 28, 2009

Antique Treasures (and Blenko Glass) in Nitro, WV

Recently we spent a lazy Sunday afternoon Antiquing in Nitro on Sunday, we came upon some beautiful vintage Blenko pieces (see photos below). Also many vintage items from Fenton, Fostoria and Pilgrim glass were available for sale, at prices I found to be very reasonable (note: lots of non-glass items - if you are in to that sort of thing!).

Below are places in which we observed good deals on vintage Blenko (and other fun collectibles) while in Nitro:

Somewhere In Time Antiques - With nearly 100 booths there is something for everyone!
307 21st St Nitro, WV 25143
(304) 755-0734‎

Nitro Antique Mall LLC - More than 31 vendors with 3 floors of antiques and collectibles!
110 21st St Nitro, WV 25143
(304) 755-5002‎

Nitro Auction House & Antique - Have fun bidding on vintage treasures!
1190 21st StNitro, WV 25143

(304) 755-3694‎

Know any other great places to shop for antiques in the tri state or online? Let us know!


Dr.BOB said...

In our trips back to West Virginia we have been most successful in Morgantown, So Charleston and Fairmont.
In Morgantown there are several little areas for antique and flea markets all near the water it seems.
Also in Fairmont off the country club road near the bakery we have found WV Glass in two of the little shops that house a bit of everything.
We refuse to give the names of our favorite places in the Eastern Panhandle.
Oh yes, I did hear the week of the Italian Festival in Clarksburg a city wide sale always brings out hand crafted glass items.
On line. I use only E Bay and I liked Serenity Glass. Should acknowledge I didn't buy from him before he closed.

Anonymous said...

Barboursville - a no name place next to the palm reader l/2 block down from Gabriel Brothers. The lady reports a former blenko employee brings things for her to sell. Great items and the price always is very good. Now I regret sharing this.

sweetdoc said...

Yes to the Festival of Italy in Clarksburg
Our group does the 'run' and hunts for glass yearly.
Also known for pancakes made from some special meal - buckwheat? or something, spicey pancakes, in additon to the parade and ethnic foods.

annu said...

How did Nitro (the city) get the name Nitro?
This must be an interesting tale.

annu said...

how do you find these towns?

Hillary J Homburg said...

Larry T answered the ? Re: Nitro
Did you find his response?

Matthew said...

Thanks for the great tip. We are going to check out these places soon.

Matthew said...

Thanks for the great tip. We are going to check out these places soon.