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
Sunday, August 25, 2019
You'll want to purchase the trio.
Photo: Blenko Glass
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Blenko Connoisseur Circle
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
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
Sunday, August 04, 2019
|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.
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
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.
Thursday, August 01, 2019
(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!