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, November 24, 2009
Harzfield's Kansas City
I thought I would share this page for our soon-to-be published book on Harzfeld's, Kansas City based a specialty store. Please feel free to use the ad on your blog if you wish.
Best to you,
Harzfeld’s advertisement featuring Blenko Glass from Milton, West Virginia. Blenko
diversified from sheet glass into vases during the Depression, and by the end of World War
II it had expanded its line of items and ramped up production to meet consumer demand.
Fashionable, branded items such as Russel Wright dinnerware and Jensen silver were also
popular gift items. Numerous unbranded gift and decorative items were also offered to
customers. Courtesy of The Independent, May 22, 1948.