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, January 30, 2013

Husted decanters in Tangerine. 365 days of Blenko Photos

From left to right Blenko #636-L , Blenko #563, Blenko # 629-S, Blenko 629-L, Blenko #5823, Blenko 636-S, Bllenko #6215, Blenko #6224-L, Blenko #5815-S, Blenko #6152, Blenko #6027

Photos by Bruce Specht

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Dr.BOB said...

Such a lovely grouping.
Oh to be the owner of this grouping.
Weekly, I return to your photos. For years my husband has tried to photograph our glass Photographing glass is difficult or impossible, yet you Hillary do it daily and make it look easy.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photo, great Glass
My guess is you know who is
having a heart attack
from these photos of wonderful
vintage blenko
We won't say who
but everyone will know.
Tom K.

Anonymous said...

i dont get it. is there some inside joke among older readers? I am relatively new here.

Anonymous said...

Dr. Bob, Hillary doesn't take these photos. Bruce Specht from Texas does it.

Anonymous said...

My significant other also expects me to take professional photos of her glass.
Good photos are difficult, perhaps we should ask Glasslady to do a post or have the photographer write about the art of photographing glass.
Having amazing glass helps. Bruce has some amazing glass.
Jeffrey Mayer

Anonymous said...

The blog has several trolls who leave nasty messages when the glass is beautiful and the price was also beautiful
No inside joke. Keep returning and you will soon
get it.

Anonymous said...

NO Say it isn't so.
Surely Hilary takes the photos.

Anonymous said...

Someday when you have time would you address finding glass?
How does one find glass like this?
We do all the local resale stores and ebay
rarely do we find good vintage.
Mary Helen S.

Unknown said...

I have been remarkably lucky in finding some good vintage Blenko in antique malls from Central to southern California. I found two of the triangular Husted fish decanters in my hometown of Palmdale, one in yellow, and one in charcoal (about an hour north of Los Angeles). Just keep looking, and educate yourself about the colors and the shapes. Happy hunting!


Hillary J Homburg said...

My camera is now ten years old - I do not take photos of the glass.
We rely on volunteers and blog readers to provide photos.
Thank you for reading and for your contributions.

Anonymous said...

hilary I can recommend a camera and also get you 20% off.
Everyone needs a good camera.
Tim - the Camera Man

major thom said...

Does anyone have the #6152 in '61 charcoal? If so, would you like to sell it?