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, August 28, 2019

Last Chance to Order BLENKO COIL VASE

These will not be available after 8/29/19.
You'll want to visit www.blenkoglass.com  and order today! 

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Blenko Glass - Heart of Glass Blog. What's New at Blenko?

Cobalt Swirl
This series is absolutely delightful.
You'll want to purchase the trio.

Photo:  Blenko Glass

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Blenko Glass. Best Buy of the Year? This is it!

Blenko Connoisseur Circle

            Special events held just for this group.  Special items made and offer to this group
first.  Learn more about Blenko Glass.  Meet with the designers and Dean and frequently with 
The Blenko's  ( Mr. Walter and Ms. Patty).  

Saturday, August 17, 2019

WOW! This lamp is Spectacular! Heart of Glass Blog

My parents have been searching for the perfect "Thank You" gift for my Dad's surgeon. They wanted something made in WVa.    When we saw this lamp- we knew it would be absolutely perfect - only decision was color.
While I love the Ruby and Turquoise.  We admit we know only that the surgeon's favorite color is PURPLE!  

7319 Ellipse Table Lamp


Now that’s a Blenko! Make a modern statement with bold and bodacious curves.

The towering Ellipse Table Lamp is sure to demand attention in any space, especially in this year’s luscious Ruby Red.

Lamp stands 30” tall, includes a matching hand sculpted bubble finial, and a locally sourced handmade cherry wood base.

Lampshade not included. Image show with our 3718 Medium Lampshade, available in Natural Burlap or Warm White Linen. Lamp assembled with an 8” harp, choose brass or nickel finish, fits a lampshade with a spider fitter configuration.

*Ruby and Pawpaw are striking colors so a natural variance of hue occurs with each small batch. All received orders are matched, but if placed at a separate time may have a tonal and unique characteristic.
Photo n script - Blenko Glass  www.blenkoglass.com

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Blenko Glass. Heart of Glass. Post and Photo from Dr. Amy

A collection of large, red-orange Blenko pieces, largest measuring 33.25" H.

Collection of Large Blenko Glass Pieces

$5,500.00per set
While we never make suggestions re: Where to Buy vintage Blenko, blog reader
Dr. Amy sent this as an example of
an excellent purchase for a  'wannabe' serious Blenko Collector - but one who lacks the
time to search for vintage pieces.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Heart of Glass. Blenko Glass, Milton, W.Va.

                              Blenko Glass  www.blenkoglass.com.   Lots of new and exciting designs.
                         If you can please visit the Factory in Milton, W.Va.
                               If not - shop with us 24 hours a day at www.blenkoglass.com.

Sunday, August 04, 2019

Glass Identification - Yes Its Blenko and Valuable

An 80s Bday Vase by Blenko Glass 
Can you help with this ?  I'm not able to find in the Blenko Glass online catalogs.
I promised I checked each and every one.
Alice H.


Your glass appears to be a West Virginia Birthday Vase.  I use the word appears as for it to be a legitimate  WVA Birthday Glass it must have a signature of BLENKO family member and
be number - often a signature of the designer will be added.
This is an early WVa Birthday Vase -  designed by Don Shepperd.

The bonnet or vase is highly sought after - many were broken - the handle often cracks
with use.

   I don't give value to WVa Birthday Vases - however, they usually increase in value after purchase.
The WVa Vase you sent photo of - is for sale at The South Charleston Antique Mall for a price of more than $1000.
   My experience has been the early pieces sell for between 500-750 .  Although we have one recorded for $1800.  

Saturday, August 03, 2019

Heart of Glass Blog. Blenko Glass

Blenko Pitchers - for display or for daily use.  
My grandmother Homburg loved pitchers - they lived in Wheeling, Wva
When she was a young girl there were 2 dozen glass makers within a 10 mile radius. 
She also collected pitchers - I recall her saying many times ' One can never have too many pitchers?'   
This ruby red 418 - looks much like the vintage ruby pitcher on display in my kitchen - perhaps this ruby is a bit brighter.  
This is a classic, a vintage pitcher - available in colors no one can resist.
I'll post other colors later this month.  .
Photo:  Blenko Glass 
Our best selling Classic 418 dimple drinking glasses now have a matching pitcher that packs a punch!
Easy to handle and available in several colors allowing you to mix or match.
Pitcher stands 10” tall.
*Ruby and Pawpaw are striking colors so a natural variance of hue occurs with each small batch. All received orders are matched, but if placed at a separate time may have a tonal and unique characteristic.

Thursday, August 01, 2019

Heart of Glass Blog . International Cat Day (s) August 8-22

Cat Enthusiasts Event
(August 8 - 22, 2019)

There is a long history between BLENKO GLASS and The Cats.
As long as Blenko Glass has been in Milton, Wva.  A shop cat or two
was in residence.   The Cats were taken care of by Mr. Red Power ( until 
his retirement) under direct orders from Ms. M. Blenko.   The various shops considered the cats good luck.  
  My guess is even today if you spent time at Blenko Glass - you'll find a feline or two resting in the Blenko Glass Gardens.  

Commencing on International Cat Day, Blenko will create special items in celebration of our beloved feline friends. This two week event celebrates our special relationship with those independent, fur covered, four legged spirits that often are centerpieces in our lives. Special limited edition glass cats, one of a kind glass cats, cat nightlights, cat themed Water Bottles and classic and favorite cats will be created. Blenko creates an entire clowder of tail swinging glass treasures!