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 28, 2016
As a child - I would take my allowance to Blenko each month and purchase a Blenko critter - many were made with molds, or made by hand by glass blowers - at this time the blenko craftsmen were allowed to sell their individual creations in the gift shop.
It isn't necessary to collector to attend.
Bring your family - visit Blenko -
During the ENTIRE month of March Blenko makes an effort to produce a true zoo of glass animals. We look back to molds and ideas from our past as well as reaching forward. Join us any time in March at our Visitors Center to explore our glass menagerie. A wide selection is also offered on line or by calling our visitors center to inquire what is on hand.
We have started making Glass Animals for our March "Animal Kingdom" event. We are searching high and low in the factory to find any old molds of animal. And we are making a few, a limited number of each. We will offer them in the Visitor Center beginning March 1, 2017. You may call then to order. For now- be assured we are exploring, creating and having fun making both molded and free hand animals for your consideration in March.
Check the www.blenkoglass.com for updates about this event and perhaps photos of items being made.
We'll also update as we get new info.
Saturday, December 24, 2016
This year in May they'll host the 2nd annual Blenko Glass Garden Party!
I'm suggesting you gift this to the gardener, the mom, the new home owner, your friends who might enjoy an evening on a quiet lake surrounded by glass and handcrafted walls of wood and glass. Its the weekend after Mother's Day - so if you don't phone Blenko today and schedule the Friday evening event. You may choose to do so in early 2017 and use the gift for V-Day or Mother's Day.
Gifting an event - making a memory!
Blenko Glass in the Garden Show, Sale & Party-May 26 & 27, 2017
Sales and exhibits in the Blenko Glass Garden at lake side. To be held the weekend after Mother’s Day annually. Special Garden Party Friday evening, an advance fee applies for this event only. Special Garden Party Hat decorating contest w/ Blenko special made prizes Friday evening. All Saturday events open to the public at No charge. Exhibits, sales, garden ideas. Special Blenko products made for display in the garden will be offered for sale.
Monday, December 19, 2016
Will my glass increase in value. I'm frequently ask this question. My response is, buy only what you love and want to live with. Then increase or decrease in value is unimportant. Today I received this note from GD.
Hillary I hope you will publish this.
Friend ask why collect Blenko - it does not increase in price, it breaks and its made in WVa why not Italian Glass or Waterford they increase.
I'm attaching a photo and offer to sell a pair of Anderson Blenko bottles. I have four of these my Nene bought from Blenko long ago - we thought they might be worth couple hundred now she paid less than $25 @ at the 2nds store ran by Marion Blenko.
Today I found this. Please pass along so others will know. 1) Check the prices before you sell. 2) Blenko does increase in price - when the design and color are good - the increase can be large.
Gloria W Dodd see attached offer
Pair of Crackle Glass Decanters by Winslow Anderson for Blenko
Sunday, December 18, 2016
Tuesday, December 20 & Wednesday, December 21.
At our Vsitor Center Gift Shop.
Last minute shoppers who are still looking for that perfect gift, let Blenko Glass help you with our 2 Day Last Minute shopper event that will be held in our Visitor Center store on Tuesday December 20 and Wednesday, December 21. On Tuesday, Walter Blenko Jr. will be present to hand sign your glass purchases from 10am to 12noon and from 1:30pm until 4pm. All glass in the store will be 15% Off Tuesday and On Wednesday, December 21 we celebrate the first day of Winter as we continue our 15% Off Sale. Hours of operation both days are 9am to 5pm. Visit Blenko and see our new small cast glass Santa, our selection of glass trees, ornaments, snowmen and much more… A unique gift of handmade glass is guaranteed to brighten someone's day!
Folks there are 10-15% off coupons on the Blenko Glass Company Facebook page and Blenko Glass website.
Info From: TM Blenko Glass Facebook
|Blenko Glass Notecard - Available on Etsy|
Saturday, December 17, 2016
For those of us who know and love Blenko Glass products it has long been a way of life.
Blenko Glass has "something" handcrafted, often one of a kind for each person on your gift list.
IF you live within driving distance of Milton, WVa I would suggest you take a road trip, and visit the gift shop. IF NOT then go to www.blenkoglass.com web pages and shop. If you have a question
phone or use the email link. Connie James will get back to you with an answer within 5-6 hours.
Blenko is a small glass factory with a VERY Good CUSTOMER SERVICE department. It's my believe that everyone from Mr Walter Blenko, Dean Six to the factory maintance man is involved in customer service. Blenko always appreciates your business and your suggestions, your comments, your involvement. You are important to BLENKO!
In 2005 I was quoted as saying 'Blenko is a family...and we encourage you to become a part of our family." The same is true today. You'll never meet nicer people than the folks who make, design, sell and collect Blenko Glass.
If this is your first BLENKO Glass Holiday Shopping experience I'd like to hear from you.
Thank you for reading and for shopping Blenko Glass.
|One of my favorite Bayliss Designs|
Friday, December 16, 2016
Thanks to TM for sharing this with our readers.
|Blenko Glass Water Bottle|
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
|Photo - Texas Blenko Collection|
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Blenko Cobalt Blue Vase or Carafe
A beautiful piece that will add to your décor!
Friday, December 02, 2016
Tangerine coloration will vary both light and dark. No two pieces are exactly alike.
6" Tall, 16 oz.