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.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Kissin Kate's An Update

Hi Hillary and All,

As I mentioned, we are in the process of closing "Kissin Kate's" on Main St., Hurricane. I wanted to mention that we will be open Memorial Weekend on Friday and Saturday 10 - 5, Moday 10 - 5, and Sunday by appointment for any of you who are in from out of town and would like to get in the store.

I have not packed up any glass as of yet, so we are still fully stocked with many pieces in colors that I do not think you will find at the Blenko Visitors Center again. We also have many pieces from Miss Phyllis's estate and several signed Husted Artist Proofs.

At this time, we are still in negotiations for floor space in the South Charleston Antique Mall. We will let you know where we will be going as soon as we know!

Thank you Hillary and everyone for all the kind wishes. We appreciate you!

Linda King
"Kissin Kates"
304-562-1880 (during store hours)


annu said...

Very nice glass. You'll be closed before I return to States. Plez update blog re: your address and status of sales.
I'm looking for the Regan set, Rialto, and unusual items (not necessarily in a Blenko line but made by Blenko.

Anonymous said...

Do you have photos or paintings from the 70s of modern glass? I am searching for these items.

Anonymous said...

My Mother and Aunt have an extensive collection of the end of day blenko items.
Should you get down to West Virginia let us know and we'll arrange for you to view their collections.

Anonymous said...

We work in Barboursville at the VA Hospital, Kissing Kate was a new shop for all of us, we'd been going to downtown Huntington, Ironton and Charleston or Beckly everyother weekend glass hunting.
Sad very sad to have this store close.
Check the website for Purple Moon he always has exceptional quality older blenko glass. In the shop he has 45X times more than the online store.
Check the hours or phone before you go, nice saleslady and quality items.

Anonymous said...

We hope that if you move or relocate you will continue to share photos and glass stories with us - Kissin Kate has good eyes for glass.