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Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

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Sunday, February 03, 2013

Color? Who - What - When & Why?


Blenko Colors  




Hilary,  I have a question for you?
Where does Blenko get the colors and how do they decide which colors to make  and when to make the colors?    Will they make red before Valentine's Day   Sam Tyree
Sam,   Most artist and art studios and decorators use a color wheel.  However,  I'm going to answer this question - as a romantic -  a person who takes pride in almost everything Blenko does.
   For the purpose of answering your question - I'm attaching photos taken in the Blenko garden and parking lot this year -  ( many of these shrubs, vines were planted by volunteers - the larger plants  and trees are original to the Gift Shop and were selected by Ms. Marion Blenko).  Note the beautiful colors and how they correspond with the glass on the shelves.  hjh  

When you purchase Blenko you are buying a product - a glass - a plate - an object of art
that will last a life time.  
RE:  Red for Valentine's Day.  I'm 99% certain Blenko will be making ruby glass,  perhaps some PINK glass,   Blenko will be ready for V-Day!     Sam,  why not surprise those special people in your life with crystal vases,  or some vivid yellow glass?     Shop early for best selections.  hjh









14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hilery You a romantic?
I figured you for a realist or a pragmatist.
Tyler E.

Anonymous said...

Odd...

Anonymous said...

Who took the flower photos? These are great examples of photo art.

Hillary J Homburg said...

Re: Photos
Many Blenko Collectors are also talented photographers.
Phani, Bruce, Carolee, Anna to name a few.
These photos were taken by my Father John Homburg- Blenko Collector - Lawyer.

Anonymous said...

Didn't Don Walker work in anitque glass?
The chemist was harold white if memory serves me right.

Anonymous said...

Who cares if your dad is a lawyer. Who puts thier title on a glass blog. Who really cares? And...mountain Rita is a lawyer too and who really cares? So am I...Juat kidding

Anonymous said...

WHO CARES? I CARE.
I ENJOY KNOWING WHAT OTHER COLLECTORS DO IN REAL LIFE.
IVE BEEN WONDERING WHAT BRUCE'S OCCUPATION IS ?
I LIKE KNOWING THAT PEOPLE WHO TAKE GREAT PHOTOGRAPHS HAVE OTHER JOBS AND YET THEY CAN DO PHOTOGRAPHS.
MY THINKING IS ANOnYMOUS YOU ARE UNDER OR UNEMPLOYED AND JEALOUS OF THOSE WITH EDUCATION AND TALENT.
WHY NOT GET A LIFE OF YOUR OWN?
MOUNTAIN RITA
ANONYMOUS I DIDN'T UNDERSTAND YOUR COMMENT ABOUT WHO PUTS A TITLE ON A GLASS BLOG?? DOC GLASS RARELY SAYS SHE IS A DOC, I DON"T THINK DR V ADVERTISES HE IS A DOC, I CERTAINLY DON'T SAY I'M A LAWYER WITH EACH COMMENT.
QUESTION - DO YOU HAVE A TITLE? OTHER THAN .....

alex said...

Nothing accurate about the info in this post, however, I enjoyed the post.

alex said...

Many lawyers, doctors, engineers, CFOs and others enjoying photographing their possessions.
Count me in.

alex said...

Mountain RIta
While I rarely agree with anything you say, I always enjoy your comments.
Todays comment is right on and I approve 100%.
We are curious about other collectors.
We are impressed when a doc takes good photographs or sings in our chorus.
While the title doesn't describe the person, people work hard for the prefix ( doc Lawyer CFO engineer).

Anonymous said...

Alex
Hilary often says she is not a glassexpert but she will phone email or stalk the experts to get an answer for you.
The 1/1 post usually says " I am not an expert in Glass I do not have a Fine Art (BFA) degree I do not sell glass and I don't work for Blenko.
I have no degree of advanced knowledge I am a simple person who loves Blenko."
I also love collecting Blenko and I love reading Hilary's post.

Anonymous said...

To the above commentor
Hillary does little to educate new collectors about Blenko.
You all are drinking 'koolaid' and believing what ever she says.
Maxwell

Anonymous said...

Maxwell
Three years ago when I was a new collector, Hilary
hooked me up with WV Museum of Glass and the Cultural Center's glass expert.
She also gave me the name of Dean Six and Rock WIlson as people who were known experts in study of Blenko.
Ask for what you need, Hilary will surprise you with her rapid, on target response.
Paul Nugent

Anonymous said...

Why does everyone feel the need to defend Hilary?