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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, September 26, 2009

No Money


Hilary,
I have less than $20 per month extra, and I want to start a Blenko collection. Suggestions?
Carolee
Carolee,
My first suggestion would be to look again at your budget.
Blenko glass can be found in estate sales, tag sales, flea markets etc.
Having been college student for 9 years, I know poverty. My game plan has been to save money for the purchase of a desired piece. Some collectors collect the BLENKO GLASS paper ware - post cards, catalogues, advertisements, these can be purchased for $20 or less.
Let me suggest you buy only what you love and want to live with, surrounding yourself with things you love will enhance your entire life.
Good Luck, and when you make that first purchase, let us know what you bought. Check out the Blenko Glass websites, and consider joining a glass club to learn more about Blenko and WV Glass.
HJH

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Save the $20 until you have $100 then order the Randy Rider
perfume bottles.
Ted E.

Anonymous said...

Blenko has a glass medallion necklace at the VC for $20 in a couple colors.
It will inspire you to collect Blenko and be a conversation starter. I bought one several months ago.
Call to make certain or to preorder.
Rita M

Anonymous said...

Ps.
These medallions will be good teacher gifts, I am going to buy 4 for the teachers in my life.
Rita M

Roxie said...

I say just go flea marketing or yard saling or some of those little out of the way consignment shop's the Blenko will find you. My baby sister found a cobalt blue vade for eight dollars. Some do not really know what Blenko is, or they just do not collect. Even the Salvation Army has Blenko. Good luck and those glass Blenko bricks that I find pretty go for less than twenty. Make good door stoppers or book ends. Well got to go a movie to watch. Went to Parkersburg today. Got a Sunheater. My first trip there, will say everyone I talked to was friendly. Very nice ride, rain all the way. Did see a total of five deer. The deer have already changed from red/brown to silver/brown. They have their deer camo on for the season. God Bless, Roxie

Anonymous said...

Deer
equal car
wreck
and car damage
Shoot the deer
buy the Blenko.
Tom G.

chitrakahn said...

My comments are not appearing for 9 days .
Problem with the blog?

Anonymous said...

I may be content, but the bottom line is I'm happy, with immense peace of mind...

Anonymous said...

Hilary
I need West Virginia Birthday pieces.
Bgraham2007@gmail.com
will pay top dollar
tell everyone please.
G.

Dr.BOB said...

Does Blenko currently have a catlog and what is the price?