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, December 10, 2014

Blenko Husted Turquoise Decanters

I am sending along some photos that show the beauty of Blenko Turquoise
A nice grouping of Husted designed flame stoppered
decanters from the sixties. Starting from the left is a Blenko #6310,  Blenko
#6122-S crackle finish, Blenko #6212, Blenko #627-S crackle finish, and Blenko
#627-L flame stoppered decanters. 
Hope you enjoy,
Bruce S


GreensboroDailyPhoto said...


How do you keep your decanters dry on the inside? Mine are fine, then one day, I notice they are "sick."

Also, where on earth do you keep all of this glass? Maybe they make houses bigger in Texas!

As always, thank you for your generosity in sharing photos and expertise.


Anonymous said...

HI Janis,
I am Blessed in that North Texas weather tends to be very dry. Low humidity pretty much year around. One of the reasons it can be over a hundred degrees outside and yet you don't feel particularly "hot". As for the size of our home it is modest but I chose a home plan with lots of glass to display our collection. Shelley has been helping over the past several months to get it a lot more organized and I may share some photos in the future. It is still daunting when it comes time to clean each piece which we completed most of the collection during our recent shifting of pieces. I am always happy to share what I can with the blog and it keeps challenging me to find new "groupings" that will be pleasing visually and educational.

Thank you for your support and kind words,
Bruce Specht

Anonymous said...

Sneaky sellers treat the inside of their sick decanters with oil to hide the sickness. It's an old trick. Months later when the duped buyer washes his or her decanter, the sickness suddenly comes out.