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Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

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Sunday, January 01, 2012

2012 Happy New Years!

Pictured here is the Blenko Glass top hat in crystal. I've been seeking an ebony Blenko Top Hat for over a decade. If you have an extra ebony top hat, let me know.


The Blenko Glass Top Hat is often used for flowers, for cooling wine, or as a decorative object of art. At my home it is used as an ice bucket to keep Jones Soda cool during social events. If you don't own a Blenko Glass Top Hat, you'll want to add this item to your 'must have ' list.


My Parents own this in a rich green - it comes out in March each year - they use the green top hat as a center piece to hold fruit or flowers.


BLENKO GLASS http://www.blenkoglass.com/ where they have something for every one your shopping list. Check out http://www.blenkoproject.org/ website for examples of glass collections.



Happy New Year from Heart of Glass!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Blenko catalogues are works of art.
Do you collect?
Sol

Anonymous said...

Is Blenko open this week?
Calendar doesn't say - Help!
No one is answering phone since Thursday.

Anonymous said...

Glassdoc
I was expecting a photo of you and Lady B with the same ole note saying I'm not a glass expert. . . .
Happy New Year
Geoff

Anonymous said...

Blenko why not bring back these beautiful old designs from the 50s and 60s and 70s?

Hillary J Homburg said...

Sol et al,
I'll attempt to answer your questions. hjh
Most collectors agree the catalogs are great, I am missing most of the 90s and a few of the 60s otherwise I have the entire collection.
Is Blenko open today? My suggestion is to phone 304 743 9081.
Ms. B refused to have her photo taken this year - perhaps next year!
Blenko does reproduce many items, if you are seeking a particular item why not phone 304 743 9081 and ask if and when it will be made, or if it is being made.
Otherwise, check with EBAY or another collector or if all else fails email theblenkoproject@aol.com and we'll post your request.
HJH

Atomic Crestwood said...

There is on for sale on ebay

Anonymous said...

There are frequently Blenko top hats in black available on eBay -- I'd guess 6-8 a year. Two right now.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220923992239
and
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=370572077901