Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

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Tuesday, June 02, 2009


Word is Blenko Glass http://www.blenkoglass.com/ may be selling Charlie H mobiles on WV Day.

If you don't own a Blenko mobile - this is your chance to do so.
I ask Tammy Kosla to send photos of her mobiles - she has the best collection to my knowledge.
Tammy also send a brief history of Blenko Mobile.

Subject: Re: Blenko mobiles
The Blenko mobile came about when I saw what the Higgins Glass mobiles were selling for. I contacted Jane at Blenko and asked if Blenko could make one... She talked to Charlie and he said sure I just had to give him an idea of what I wanted... The first ever Blenko mobile made at Blenko is right here in my house and the second one belongs to Cathy Gallina. I am attaching a couple pictures of mine.
Tammy K.
Thanks to Tammy for the info and photos - IF Blenko has photos of the ones to be sold on June 20th I'll post them for you. hjh
Do you own a Blenko mobile? If so, consider sharing a photo with blog readers sent to theblenkoproject@aol.com


Anonymous said...


sweetdoc said...

If possible for you to obtain, the people I collect with every other week and I would love to see more collections of glass.
Tammy's mobiles and Ric P's raindrops more of this.
Can you get the addresses from Blenko and contact people?

Anonymous said...

what is the top of this mobile made of?
The glass is curved?

Hillary J Homburg said...

Wow was the term I used also!
Nothing would give me greater pleasure than publishng photos of Blenko Collections.
Perhaps folks will see the request and send photos.
Anonymous Re: Glass I'll send an email to Tammy Kosla these belong to her, and I'm certain she'll have a correct answer - I'd be guessing.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the email Hillary..

The top part of the mobile is half a rondel. These are also sold by Blenko. The company sandblasted their blower man logo on it since my husband had that tattooed on his arm.


Anonymous said...

the top of the mobile is a rondal cut in half.

Anonymous said...

Tattoo on the guys arm would make a dynamite post Dr Hills.