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 28, 2010
New Blenko Collecting Groups Needs Our Help!
Will you ask the blog readers who send a photo of their favorite Blenko and why its their favorite?
Our group is new to Blenko, we have collected as a group Cambridge Glass and we all love Fiestaware. We started with Blenko last year.
To be honest, we need photos of items to search for. No one of us has a catalog, and the Pina books are limited in scope.
Even if you post just one a week, we can copy and keep in a note book. Or if you have suggestions for what to collect we would appreciate this also. Don't tell us to collect the Birthday. We bought that this year and we have photos of the other 30, and it maybe impossible to find all these.
Like you I am trying to put together a new Birthday Collection.
I've started a Blenko ashtray / lighter collection - but to be honest, I have only 2 and its been 3 years.
The pink (old rose color) glass is one of my favorites and when I see any affordable item in this color I'll purchase.
Otherwise I buy only items that are very special - a Husted cocktail pitcher, or pitcher with unusual handle.
My Mom collects water bottles, and my Dad just loves Blenko ruby - he'll buy anything in this color.
We'll post your questions and wait for readers to respond with photos and or suggestions for your group.