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.

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Blenko Glass. Heart of Glass Blog. Do you recall your 1st piece of Blenko Glass?

At a recent glass group meeting - we were talking about the items that began our 'obsession' with West Virginia glass. Most everyone had an item or a story. I grew up so near BLENKO and my 'obsession' wasn't for an item - - it was the beautiful colors found in antique glass panels.
Today I received this photo from a group member. She lives in Monroeville, Pa and drives down monthly to talk about glass and what 'new finds' we might have. These were her first BLENKO items. The Anderson horn she remembers setting in a window seal at her Mother’s with ivy hanging down. The decanter she reports she inherited from her Aunt. The 2nd 'horn' was the first piece of WV Glass that she purchased (this was about 20 years ago) because it reminded her of the piece from her childhood.
DO you recall your first purchase of BLENKO and/or the item that started your collection? Take a photo and share the story with us. HJH  
Note: For a 2018 publication by Geo S. 

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