The Blendo line, manufactured by the West Virginia Specialty Glass Company, was at the peak of its production in the 1950s and ‘60s. Blendo came in a wide variety of colors and sets: juice, water/lemonade and cocktail pitchers and glasses, and serving ware (salad bowls and dishes, chip-and-dip trays, oil and vinegar cruets, and salt and pepper shakers). The serving pieces were popular wedding gifts at the time. As the cocktail era, recreated today on the TV series “Mad Men,” boomed, so did the sales of Blendo.
Collectors who would be attracted to Blendo glassware include enthusiasts of mid-century-modern, nostalgia, retro, vintage, color groups and glassware styles. This is a collectible that should be used and enjoyed rather than stored away for safekeeping. They are really fun entertaining ware even today.