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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.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

COVET


COVET -  Yearn to possess or have (something).  I don't desire to own the big or expensive Blenko items.  My desire is simple.
My collection of Blenko is small.   Made up primarily of glass made for me by retired or current employees at Blenko.  I also own several items made by glassworkers from other small independent glass shops.
There are several Blenko catalog items I covet -  1)The Blenko Pineapple  ( my parents own one or more of every piece of fruit / veggie Blenko made except the Pineapple.  Other than in photos, we have never seen the Blenko pineapple.   The pineapple is a coveted item in our home.  2) The Blenko Ram heads are also items I would want to own.  We did see the Rams Head in 2008 -  A Blenko collector from Montgomery acquired one.  
For many years we've searched for the Blenko Pineapple  ( older version) and a set of Blenko Ram heads.
Note:  Photo from the  Blenko Glass collection belonging to Robert Stock

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have you tried Damon Crain at VMGlasshouse? Steve

Anonymous said...

I belong to VM glasshouse and I haven't seen either.
Do you have access to some knowledge not on his website?
I also would like the Ram heads.
Carolee

Anonymous said...

Yes Damon Crain is awesome, Hilary writes about him or use to
he has the virtual museum right?
can you provide a link for VM glasshosue?

Anonymous said...

Anyone own a pineapple or the Ram's head?

Anonymous said...

Please return to daily post.
George D.

Also more photos from readers, especially Mr. Bruce.

Anonymous said...

Hello George D,
Thanks for the input. I will post more of bruce's photos this weekend.
Thanks,
V

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Anonymous said...

Mr Ralph Kenton,
Please find another blog to bicker at. From now on your comments, correspondance, emails and any other requests will be deleted.
Thanks
V

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Anonymous said...

Glassdoc
I covet your life, you are very young and very successful.
You have a house and dog. I'm stuck in an apartment that allows only cats.
You have great glass, I buy only from ebay and consider myself to be a wannabe collector.
I covet your life.
Mary Helen S.

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Anonymous said...

Anonymous, sorry you did not have a good experience with Damon. I have dealt with him on many occasions and am totally satisfied with his honesty, integrity, and the quality of his glass. Steve

Hillary J Homburg said...

Thank you Steve.
My own experiences with Damon have been very positive.
He generously offered information, photos etc when we were starting the Blenko Project.
Hillary Homburg

Anonymous said...

Mary Helen S.
I wish you good luck with your blenko collecting.
I also want to share some thoughts about your comment.
A very wise man once told me if we are grateful for what we have, our live will always be filled with joy.
The same man told me - " grass always looks greener from the other side of the fence"
Glass doc lives her life with her community, her god, and her family in 1st place. Try this. My best guess is glassdoc would tell you her life isn't as easy or simple as you think.
Roxie

Anonymous said...

Roxie
How is your puppy Jake?
Sol

penny said...

Robert will you sell this ram head?
Anyone own one for sale?

Pauly P. said...

I do own a Blenko Ram's Head by Husted, same one pictured here, and it is for sale. Please email me if anyone is interested or wants to see pictures at ptpaliga@syr.edu

Pauly P. said...

I do have a Blenko Ram's head for sale, please email me if anyone has any questions or is interested in the piece