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.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

CATS revisited

Mrs. Leonard - several people wrote to ask why I didn't suggest you go to ebay or visit local vintage shops.
I failed to make this suggestion. Please, do visit ebay and also vintage shops.
Shop with care and make certain the shopkeeper knows Blenko and is a honest person.

Mi Mi
This photo is of a cat (missing head) that was a proto type and never made it to the line.
The second Cat is mismatched and has a nick on the ear.
These are examples of what can easily be found on ebay and in vintage shops. The mint condition takes time, energy and money.


Anonymous said...

An example of ebay shopping.
Bad bad glass.

sweetdoc said...

Personally, I like both examples.
The headless cat is very nice, can someone made a head for him?
Ebay and local shops are excellent sources.
Listen to Bruce, and look at his finds. With time, knowledge and a bit of luck, well you know what I mean.
Vintage Blenko is what I collect, I buy the new items for gifts to help Glasslady with her crusade.

Anonymous said...

Do Kissin Kate's sell these?

Anonymous said...

????? Who controls the date and time stamp on comments?
I comment after 5pm daily and its listed as early am.

Anonymous said...

this blenko blog is not good or timely

DrAnnu said...

Who designed these cats for Blenko?
Are they inhouse designs, or attributed to a designer?

Anonymous said...

Adaptability, kind speech, pure conduct, patience--are the four fundamental virtues. -- Sri Swami Sivananda
In discussing Blenko see above.

Anonymous said...

A not Blenko comment.
Doc I recently saw a list of top dental schools in US
Ohio State was listed in the top 30, I failed to find West Vrginia University on the list of 60 schools.
Any comment?

Dr.BOB said...

CATS are always popular.
Osburn knows the market.