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 28, 2009

I'm Driving to Morgantown and There's a Blizzard Coming?

This photo is most appropriate for today!

When folks ask us questions about collecting glass we offer only one piece of advice -- Collect the pieces that make you smile.
Attached is a picture of snowmen coming to grips with their fate.

For note: The 3 standing snowmen are Blenko from various years and the melting snowman is from Dave Osburn (my favorite).

Tim & Linda
Kissin Kate's Antiques LLC


Anonymous said...

I want the melting snowman!
address for osburn please Hillary.

sweetdoc said...

He is up the street from Blenko.
He retired from Blenko about 3 years ago. Hilary told us about him last year.
Follow the signs after Blenko glass. Winding road past the concretebridge.
Worth the effort to make the trip.
Inexpensive and artistic, Dave is on premise and will talk your ear off. He knows glass.

Anonymous said...

Hi Hillary and all,
Dave Osburn can be reached via his website :
www.hourmodernglass.com or
Phone (304) 743-9280
He also keeps a nice selection of glass for purchase in our store:
"Kissin Kates LLC" in HurricaneWV.
contact www.kissinkatesantiques.com
or (304) 562-1880.
Thanks! Linda King

Anonymous said...

I bought one of the baby water bottles in shades of green designed by Wayne Husted, very nice, and I have it displayed on my window ledge with the two green 384 water bottles. The West Virginia glass has to stick together.

Anonymous said...

Is Kissing Kate's at the Milton Flea Market?
Sue M

Anonymous said...


Kissin' Kate's Antiques is not in the Milton Fleas Market. It is located on Main Street in Hurricane, WV just across the street from Putnam County Bank.