Thursday, March 10, 2011
And a picture of a bottle for the photography class.
I used to collect Blenko glass until it became discovered by the shelter magazines as the thing to collect for those who were into mid-century houses, furniture and accessories. Then everyone went over to eBay and started bidding Blenko into nose-bleed territory. Plus my collection had started to take over every flat surface in the house and it was starting to look more like a Betsey Johnson interior (although pink is not my thing).
Most of the glass has been put up with the exception of some of the better and larger pieces. This bottle (or decanter) was blown in the early 1960's and stands about two and a half feet tall. I was really fortunate to find it in an antique store here in Greensboro where the word hadn't filtered down that it needed to be priced higher than the $45 I paid for it (it should have been priced around $400 or ten times as much). It now sits with four other large Blenko pieces in front of my sliding glass door.