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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.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

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Doc Glasslady, Recently we purchased a home filled with windows. I'm looking for the large Blenko Glass bottles, can you post photos and what price I should pay, also helpful would be a list of good sellers for these items.
Matt Hall

Matt, Wayne Husted is credited with the large floor vases made at Blenko Glass. You may want to consider purchasing at Blenko Glass. Several designs are currently being made, or have been made in the last 2 -3 years. This photo is of my favorite vase, I own this one in Ruby, Cobalt, and the old orange. Tomorrow I'll publish photos of other large floor vases available for purchase at Blenko Glass. My other suggestion for vintage is to check out the Blenko Glass inspired websites - look for photos you like, then either hire a glasshunter, or start going to estate sales. You might also check out Kissin Kate's website, Purple Moon (Charleston, WV) and Trophy Hair (Charleston, WV) .
Good Luck!
hjh


Available in:
*Topaz
*Tangerine
Seabreeze
*Tangerine & Topaz are a "Limited Availability" color. It is only made at certain times of the year. If you order any ofthese lines, it could take up to 3 months for delivery

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

You want to be careful when placing Blenko decanters in sunlight. Although beautiful in direct sun, the decanters tend to "sweat" inside causing mineral deposit stains that are not easy to remove.

roxie said...

Checked out the new Blenko site. Nice! Like the way they show the rounds, bricks and sheet glass. Nicely done. I like no.1209. Looks like it is mother of pearl or the next thing to it.I have seen all of Hillary's large glass bottles with stoppers, they would look lovely setting in window seals. You could mix and match and add smaller bottles. Is winter here early? The trees have finally peeked I do believe. Rain, rain, rain! It does get boring sometimes.Well who is going to win the big football game between WVU and Marshall? We all know who I am wanting to win. Did Blenko make any tropies for this most important game? It is near Halloween where are the pumkins and where is the picture of the fruit and veggie baskets? Thanksgiving and all. Blenko does make some wonderful glass fruit and veggies, and the pumkins are great. Better than any I have seen anywhere. God Bless and don't forget to say alittle prayer. Roxie

Heather said...

I am looking to sell a 2009 WV Birthday piece. It is in excellent condition. I believe it's #103. The asking price is $450. Payment would need to be paid by US Postal money order. If you have any questions, please contact me at heatherjcooper@bellsouth.net.
Thank you. Heather

Anonymous said...

I place a paper towel under each stopper this has worked successfully for over 30 years.
Margie Hale
my friend uses dryer sheets in the bottom, but paper towel trapped between bottle and stopper works.

Anonymous said...

What hours are you online? I would like the opportunity to ping you.
Sol

Anonymous said...

Anyone with odd large decanters or blenko items?
If you have these items plz share photos. I'm a new collector, my knowledge is limited to Pina books and Crain website.
Thnx

Anonymous said...

Damon Crain, www.vmglasshouse.com, has a large selection of Blenko Architectural Scale items.

Anonymous said...

Damon Crain must be artist guy that Glasslady loves, as we read about him in this blog every week.
Ted E

chitrakahn said...

Ted
My gmom use to say "Let your heart find your brain rather than your brain find your heart"
Google Damon Crain. Hilary write about him and uses his photos in the blog as he is 'the' expert on Blenko glass and also a nationally known photographer. She's fortunate as are we to have this source.
When you want quality not quanity shop Damon Crain.
Enuff said.

Anonymous said...

Hi Hillary,
Thanks for the mention. We do have this piece for sale in Clover Green. It is in the window of "Kissin Kates" on Main St. Hurricane WV.
We also have a limited number of pink ice necklaces and keychains for sale in the store.
Linda King
www.kissinkatesantiques.com