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.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Last Minute Shopping? May we suggest you BUY LOCAL!

Each year on Small Business Saturday,  my thoughts drift to WHY,  why aren't more of us going to the local hardware store - instead of the big box stores?   WHY not visit the locally owned dress shops all year long Not just on Small Business Saturday.
I've made the decision to buy local when possible and always to buy the best quality of each item I can afford.

If you live in the tri-state,   we suggest BLENKO GLASS www.blenkoglass.com .Blenko is both local and high quality.     Blenko has handcrafted items ranging in price for $12 to $300.

At Blenko you'll find something for everyone on your shopping list.  
Stocking stuffers to the main event  . . .  BLENKO GLASS is one stop shopping.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Blenko Glass Company #384 Water bottle

384 Water Bottle

Our iconic Water Bottle. Featured in magazines, on TV and online.

The #384 water bottle is the single longest running item in the BLENKO GLASS line.
The water bottle has blogs devoted to it - thousands of people who collect only the Blenko Glass water bottles.
A few years ago they added the mini - which makes collecting in a small home - much easier!

On occasion Blenko issues a special limited edition of the #384.

This color is one of our favorites.  We hope you'll consider #384 water bottle for your gift closet! 
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Sometimes....you are too late! Blenko Glass . Heart of Glass Blog.

This one is out of stock before my post appears...perhaps Blenko will produce more later.   Fingers crossed.

Kiwi Tree w/White Frit

Our 9’’ tall Christmas Tree now accented with White frit to resemble a dusting of snow. Only a limited number of these on hand. Order yours while supplies last!!!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Blenko Glass. Heart of Glass Blog. Big is Better?

1516 Chess Piece Bottle

One of our largest pieces in our current line. Decanter with fitted stopper resembling a chess piece. Available in your choice of Clover or Seabreeze. 24” tall.
1516 Chess Piece Bottle

This item is pricey - but its the ultimate gift!  you'll definitely impress the recipient -even if they don't collect Blenko!
Perfect also for the Mid Century Collector.
This was the first item I purchased for myself as an adult.  My parents owned 5 from the time Wayne Husted was at Blenko.  Recently the gave to the Mission their Large Chess Pieces and four of the five smaller ones as they downsize for the next caper in their lives.

One of our largest pieces in our current line. Decanter with fitted stopper resembling a chess piece. Available in your choice of Clover or Seabreeze. 24” tall.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Blenko Glass Company. Last minute Xmas Shopping?

Everyone needs a new pitcher....

1010D Diamond Optic Pitcher

Diamond Optic Pitcher finished with an elegant crystal handle. Available in Crystal, Seabreeze, Spring Green, Tangerine & Azure. 8'' tall.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Blenko Glass Company. Handcrafted, unique items .

This could be the 'perfect' pitcher!

2514 Waffle Pitcher

Waffle Pitcher accented and finished with waffle marks. Available in Crystal, Topaz, Spring Green & Bermuda Blue. 8'' tall.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Blenko Glass . Heart of Glass Blog.

Spirit of the Season Open House:
(Dec 1 – Dec 22)

Join us as we kick off our Spirit of the Season Open House!
All ornaments and holiday items are 15% off during the event (excluding Limited and Special Edition items).
Check out our Limited and Special Edition items, including one-of-a-kind designers creations, experimental pieces, and other unique finds!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Blenko Glass Company. BLENKO CATS!

When visiting the Blenko Glass factory you'll see many CATS in and outside of the factory,   along with geese and duck wandering around the ponds on the  property.   The Blenko Family and employees are animal lovers. 
In my family due to allergies we are NOT  a part of the large community of CAT People. We do admire beautiful cats and   I have may friends who live with the most amazing cats.   For years Blenko has created  a small cat, ( under critters)  that was affordable to children who visit Blenko.
          This year Blenko is adding a larger cat.   If you or someone on your shopping list is a CAT LOVER this is the item for you.   

3216 Assorted Cool Cats

Assorted Cool Cats. All handmade and each unique. These pieces take the form of a seated cat with facial features and a long tail. Fun, whimsical and captivating in their individuality. At this time Cool Cats are offered as an assorted item. Frit colors are chosen by the makers and vary when ordering online. 4-4.5” tall.

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Blenko Glass. Serving Plates.

Give your homemade goodies on a handcrafted plate.

732P Asymmetrical Plate

Asymmetrical Plate available in your choice of Crystal, Cobalt, Kiwi & Topaz. *Note-our product is not oven, microwave or dishwasher safe. (Stand Not Included) Approx. 10” in diameter.

If you are like my Mom and many women over 65 - you enjoy gifting homemade goodies.
An interesting way to 'up' this gift is to add a BLENKO GLASS plate or a Fiesta Plate.  The goodies and the plate are your gift.  No need to wrap!

Blenko is making it easier this year - they are opper the asymmetrical plate in multiple colors.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Blenko Glass Company. 2017 new Item - Snowman with cobalt scarf

Each year Blenko Glass in Milton, WVa creates new items for the holiday - or on occasion   re- issue   holiday items in new colors.  We've been a collector of the Blenko Snowmen, Angels, and Xmas Trees for longer than we like to admit.
The good things about BLENKO HOLIDAY ITEMS - is they LAST, they Will NOT  look shopworn at the beginning of the 2nd season ( or the 10th season), Blenko Glass Holiday Items  require only that you package them in tissue paper and store away from curious dogs and cats. 
This item is new for 2017.    Yes, its pricey but divide the cost by 10+ as you'll be using this item year after year.
 Blenko only improves with age. 
New Design Snowman 2017  

Sunday, December 03, 2017

Re Issue The Blenko Glass Dimple drinking glass. Blenko Glass Co. Heart of Glass Blog

My family has owned a set of the tangerine dimple glasses and matching pitcher since the late 70s  it was a wedding gift.
Now 4 decades later you may also purchase the dimple drinking glass in tangerine and several other colors.
Blenko Glass is made to last.  The cost is a bit more than a Target or Pier One drinking glass BUT quality  is more important than quantity to many folks who collect Mid Century glass and those who want to know 'where' the dishware and drinking glasses they use came from.
Blenko is MADE here in WVa  nothing in the gift shop is from another country.  Everything is hand crafted.
QUALITY is guaranteed at BLENKO GLASS.   These are available in small and large. 

418 Dimple Glass 

Available in multiple colors and two sizes Small (4.5” tall) and Large (6” tall). Available in Tangerine, Seabreeze, Crystal, Cobalt & Clover. *Tangerine coloration will vary both light and dark. No two pieces are exactly alike. Large holds 16 fluid ounces, small holds 12 fluid ounces.

While we can't guarantee your Dimple Glasses will last fourty years -  my parents use this set weekly and have since the 70s.   Blenko is made to beused and to be durable. 

Saturday, December 02, 2017

Vintage Ebony Blenko Sale seeking new home.

A set of 10 ebony Blenko items seeking a new home.  If you are interested send your contact info to theblenkoproject@aol.com   We'll forward to the seller.  He would like to keep the set together.  It was produced in 2007 by Blenko Glass. 

A set of 8 Ebony Blenko Glass seeking a new home.  The seller would like to keep the set together.  Produced in 2007.