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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.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Blenko Glass. Sloped Shoulder Vase. Heart of Glass Blog

1706 Sloped Shoulder Fire & Ice Vase

$225.00
One of the largest vases that we currently make. This stunning Sloped Shoulder Fire & Ice Vase is created by combining our Yellow and Cobalt colors together. 14.5” tall.
*Part of our Fire & Ice Collection.
Since it was first introduced a decade or more the Fire and Ice has remained very popular.   This sloped shoulder vase is one of the most artistic vases in the Blenko line.  

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Blenko Glass Co. #3418 Spires Blenko Blog. Heart of Glass.

3418 Spires

$125.00
With a triangular footprint, these Spires fit together in multiples while their peaks create a diverse landscape. The heated and swung neck reaches great heights, each undeniably unique due to the fluid process, ranging in size from 26” +/- 2”. Available in Crystal, Cobalt, Clover, Tangerine, Turquoise & Paw Paw. Each sold separately.
This for the mid century collector who focus on cobalt - tangerine is also available.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Blenko Glass Co. Mid Century Art Glass - # 3418 Spires

3418 Spires

$125.00
This one will please all mid century collectors..
With a triangular footprint, these Spires fit together in multiples while their peaks create a diverse landscape. The heated and swung neck reaches great heights, each undeniably unique due to the fluid process, ranging in size from 26” +/- 2”. Available in Crystal, Cobalt, Clover, Tangerine, Turquoise & Paw Paw. Each sold separately.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Blenko Glass Co. #5018 Dollop Vase

The new Blenko Glass website allows one to view the individual items in all the colors offered.
Another great feature of this new web design.

This is the #5018 Dollop Vase in Paw Paw   (note the colors has an orange tint in this photo- but appears more yellow in others) -  I am anxious to view this Paw Paw with my own eyes.

If you have seen the Paw Paw we welcome your comments...is it orange tint or more yellow?  

5018 Dollop Bouquet Vase

$79.00
Organic in form, this vase breaks out of the mold with four hand-sculpted glass color dollops. Each unique. 8” tall. Available in a Crystal form with you choice of Cobalt, Clover, Turquoise or Paw Paw dollops.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Blenko Glass Co.. Heart of Glass Blog. #5018 Dollop Vase


5018 Dollop Bouquet Vase

$79.00
Organic in form, this vase breaks out of the mold with four hand-sculpted glass color dollops. Each unique. 8” tall. Available in a Crystal form with you choice of Cobalt, Clover, Turquoise or Paw Paw dollops.
New for 2018 



This is another example of the new for 2018 designs by Blenko Glass Co.
www.blenkoglass.com 

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Blenko Glass Co. # 5318 Cut Vase - new - Blenko Blog " Heart of Glass"

5318 Cut Vase

$79.00
A distinctive plunge made by hand shearing through the semi-molten glass, show off your freshly cut flowers in this vase. 11” high. Available in Crystal, Cobalt, Clover, Tangerine, Turquoise & Paw Paw. Available in Crystal, Cobalt, Clover, Tangerine, Turquoise & Paw Paw.



#5318 Tangerine  

This vase would be an appropriate gift for the Rosarian in your life.   Can you imagine roses or 
purple cone flowers in this vase?   Many Rosarians also grow mariagold and cone flowers to
assist with control of insects.  

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Blenko Glass " new item" Spun Platter

A  60's inspired platter in Paw Paw - don't you love this new color?  


Blenko Glass continues to add items we've been searching for.  If you love mid century you'll want to visit the BLenko Glass Co. or the website to take advantage of the new retro inspired designs.  Blenko should always be your first stop for quality handcrafted glass. 

641 Spun Platter

$36.00$40.00
Radiating a pattern from the 1960’s. Available in to sizes 9” and 12′ Available in Crystal, Turquoise & Paw Paw.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Blenko Glass. What To Buy for a Beginner's Collection. Blenko Blog.

Hillery,
I am new to Blenko Glass.  Tell us where to start, what should we buy?
The ebay and online stores seem to have more glass than the Blenko online store.
Also how do I know if it's Blenko?
Dick H.

Dick,
   Thank you for reading, and your for question.
   Good Questions.   If you purchase from Blenko www.blenkoglass.com  you'll know its Blenko.
Also if you purchase the Blenko inspired books, or download the catalogs www.blenkoproject.org you will get a feel for what's Blenko.  .We enjoy the Blenko Glass Facebook pages, and there are a number of Blenko Collector groups on Facebook.   Speak with older collectors,  or just troll the pages and observe the glass and listen to the chatter.
   When friends ask,  I recommend starting with books about Blenko    The more you know the better decisions you'll make. Often you can find books 50% off retail.
    We always tell folks to buy only 'what they love'.   I'm loving the new Paw Paw color from www.blenkoglass.com the Blenko Glass on line store.
    HJH
An item available in the Blenko online store featuring the Paw Paw color I mentioned.  


This is the latest book containing Blenko and WVa Glass.  

Sunday, January 14, 2018

NEW from Blenko Glass Co. SLICED BOW #5418

You'll want to visit the BLENKO GLASS CO. www.blenkoglass.com  to view the many new items, and to visit the new and improved web catalog of glass.

5418 Sliced Bowl

$79.00
A distinctive plunge made by hand shearing through the semi-molten glass, offer the likes of freshly picked fruit in this bowl. 8” wide and 6” depth. Available in Crystal, Cobalt, Clover, Turquoise & Paw Paw.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Blenko Glass Companuy. BLENKO LAMPS! Heart of Glass Blog



Many collectors of BLENKO GLASS are also collectors of mid century.   The Blenko Glass Lamps continue to be one of the most sought after items for mid century d├ęcor.
   Often copied never truly duplicated.
    This week I learned BLENKO GLASS will again be offering BLENKO LAMPS on line and in the gift shop.   
     For SHADES - we recommend the Lamp and Shade Shop in South Charleston, W.Va. they offer vintage inspired shades and they ship.   
     On line Blenko lamps are currently listed  for a high of $1800 per pair to $670 per individual lamp. 
     BUYING BLENKO GLASS AT BLENKO GLASS COMPANY IN MILTON OR THE ONLINE STORE not only insures you have high quality and authentic BLENKO the price is most often less.  


Blenko Lamps Are Back!!!

Check out our new lamps. Stack ‘em high!  This towering table lamp is likely to turn heads. Matched with a mini cube finial and a locally sourced cherry wood base, the fixture stands 36-38” tall. *Lampshade not included.  
 
  • 3618 Block Table Lamp and Finial

    $379.00
    Stack ‘em high!  This towering table lamp is likely to turn heads. Matched with a mini cube finial and a locally sourced cherry wood base, the fixture stands 36-38” tall. *Lampshade NOT included*
    Recommended Shade Options:
    • 6” Harp and 10” tall shade with spider fitter. *As Shown*
    • 8” Harp and 12” tall shade with spider fitterished Nickel