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, December 30, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Monday, December 27, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Several Hank Adams Blenko face vases ( including this one) are on display in my home.
I agree with you Rita, this vase is an opportunity to own and learn of a unique part of Blenko's history .
Note: Rita upstairs is called
" the Blenko Stain Glass Museum." hjh
PLEASE POST THIS ON THE BLOG. NOT ALL CAN AFFORD BUT IT WOULD MAKE GREAT SPECIAL ITEM IN A COLLECTION.
THIS IS #2 OF 5
I BET YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN THI
ITS ON WEB AND I"M SENDING PHOTOS AND THE WEB DESCRIPTION
MY BET IS ONE THE DOCS WILL WANT TO BUY IT.
Price is over 2,500 but worth it.
The listing also says Blenko Museum isn't a museum but a sellers closet? I've been to the Blenko Museum ( isn't that what upstairs at Blenko is called?). Correct me if I'm wrong. Also what is the Blenko Museum story? Is it a museum or as this post suggest a front for a seller?
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Monday, December 20, 2010
Simple design, multiple colors, timeless, affordable, the perfect gift? The Blenko Glass Water Bottle.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
We've had some computer issues - if your photos have not been published - please resend.
Visit the www.blenkoglassproject.org to learn more about Blenko Glass history
and check back for the updates now being constructed.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
SAW THIS LISTED ON EBAY AND THOUGHT YOU MUST PUBLISH THIS
ALL NEW COLLECTORS SHOULD HAVE ONE AT LEAST ONE BIG HUSTED FLOOR DECANTER AND THIS ONE
I HAVE IN 3 COLORS IS THE BEST HE EVER DID.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Jaime Simmons to Speak about Researching the Draper Collection on December 7
Jaime Simmons, research specialist at West Virginia Archives and History, will speak about "Digging into the Draper Collection: Researching the Settlement of Western Virginia" at the monthly Tuesday evening lecture in the Archives and History Library on December 7, 2010, at 6:00 p.m. Simmons will provide information on the contents of the Draper Collection but will focus on the process of researching in the collection, how to use the indices and press-marks to access the collection, and how to use what is found in the collection to locate additional information.
The Lyman C. Draper Manuscript Collection documents the period roughly between 1755 and 1815 and concentrates on the Trans-Allegheny West, including the Ohio River Valley and western Virginia. Draper, whose life spanned much of the 19th century, began gathering reminiscences and information during the 1840s, when people who had lived through the Revolutionary War and the settlement period in western Virginia, were still living. Housed at the Wisconsin Historical Society, the Draper Collection is available on microfilm at the West Virginia Archives and History Library.
All Archives and History workshop and lecture sessions are free and the public is invited to attend. On December 7, the library will close at 5 p.m. and reopen at 5:45 p.m. for participants only. Advance registration for the lecture is not required, but is encouraged to help plan seating arrangements and supplies for the session. To register in advance, contact Robert Taylor, library manager, by e-mail at email@example.com or at (304) 558-0230, ext. 163. Participants interested in registering by e-mail should send their name, telephone number and the name and date of the session. For additional information, contact the Archives and History Library at (304) 558-0230.
The West Virginia Archives and History Library is located in the Culture Center at the State Capitol Complex in Charleston. If traveling on the Interstate, take Exit 99 (the Greenbrier Street, State Capitol exit) on I-77/64, one mile east of the I-64 and 77 junction. The Culture Center is located along Greenbrier Street, just beyond the intersection of Greenbrier and Washington streets.
Saturday, December 04, 2010
Friday, December 03, 2010
At an estate sale, we bought a folder of Blenko Glass newspaper clippings and news articles and ads cut from paper. There is an ad for each of the Birthday items and many many other.
What is the value of this?
Tammy Kosla of the Blenko Collectors Four, and Tim Alonzo of the Blenko Collectors Society both collect paper products and may be able to help you establish a value.
Good luck, we would welcome photos of the collection.
Thursday, December 02, 2010
We will be coming from South Dakota to Charleston next year for the International Garden Club Conference.
Visitng Blenko Glass has been on our bucket list and during this conference we plan to visit Blenko, Osburn, Fenton and Hinkle is there anyone else we should plan for?
Next question is glass in the yard or garden, you've posted photos of Blenko in the yard, we want to add Blenko or other glass to our yard scape . Question is : how do we know what glass can survive in our yard? Is the glass marked? Will someone at Blenko tell us? Also can we visit any glass gardens while we are in West Virginia? If so please give contact information. Thank you. Arbutus G.
We are excited to have you and the International Garden Club visit West Virginia. My parents are members for more than a decade of the West Virginia Master Gardeners Club. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll provide you with my parents address, I know they would welcome you to their glass garden.
When you visit Blenko Glass you'll see many pieces of glass outside, in the court yard you'll see items that have survive 10 or more WVa winters. Did you sign up for the Blenko Glass Tour that's a part of the conference? If you have not, plan to do this. Bobbie McCabe is coordinating the tours and she's worked very hard to make certain all the tours are special. Blenko Glass is on the list of available tours. If you aren't signed up or this tour is filled. Phone Blenko at 304 743 9081 and plan to visit at a time when the glass workers are working in the observation area.
One more thing about glass outside, Blenko doesn't encourage this, nor do they guarantee the glass will survive outdoors. We can say that in my parents yard, glass has been in the yard for more than 20 years. Last year my parents lost many items ( feet and hands, and a couple frogs - they were lost to theft not a bad winter) other than this and a few breaks due to deer running through the yard.
Good luck. hjh