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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.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

When One Is Not Enough !


Hi Hillary,
OK, now I know this looks excessive, but early on in my collecting I got hung up on buying lots of these pinched side #533 vases along with the melon and pinched topped vases to help learn Blenko's colors. Always good to have a ready reference. From left to right Chartreuse, Jade (this piece the color failed which creates a unique "fade" effect), Jonquil, Turquoise, Tangerine, Emerald Green, and another Chartreuse. I didn't remember to get out the ones in Amethyst and Charcoal. Maybe another day.
Enjoy
Bruce

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am not a fan of many of Blenko's shapes. But boy I love the colors. If you have not been to the Visitors Center,GO!!!! Look upstairs at the stained glass. Really look at each color. Many you will never see again.Many colors have not been made in years. You better go look before its gone!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Be gone?
Blenko will be there when we are all dead and gone.

Anonymous said...

dont count on it!if they keep making customers mad and emplotees mad then time is ticking

Anonymous said...

Bruce
Not excessive, its a man thing.
I have 10 Husted bottles same design different colors in my office window.
Jim W.

Anonymous said...

Google is not picking this blog up any longer why?

chitrakahn said...

Delightful!!!!

Anonymous said...

Jim W.
Which Husted bottle design is it?
Bruce

Anonymous said...

On the Blenko Project
website a collector with whie shelves has 5 or 8 5929L not certain abut #s
but Bruce if you had these
pieces
added to yur smoke and mirrors
the pix would be a killer.
Tom

Dr.BOB said...

Once again amazing photo.

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sweetdoc said...

Jim
post a photo.

sweetdoc said...

Jim
post a photo.

sweetdoc said...

Bruce
I return weekly to see your photos.
Publish these photos.
There is a market, Pina's book full of mistakes yet we bought each of these.
Self publish and ask glassdoc to promote on the blog.
I'll guarantee the first 50 copies
will go to my group.