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.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

question : Antique Shop

Reader Writes:
Hillary, When will Kissin Kate reopen in So Charleston. Stopped by the window looked full, but no one was there? Paulett Dotson
I wrote to Kissin Kate's and their response is below: Hope this answers your queston!

Hi Hillary,

Thanks for asking! We are currently open for business on Main St. However, I have lost my wonderful assistant, hopefully just temporarily. . Therefore my hours are a little sketchy because I am trying to keep the store open by myself ( with a stress fracture!)

I am trying to be consistently open on Fridays and Saturdays and as much as possible the rest of the week. I am encouraging people who are coming in from out of town to make an appointment via the info link on my website: www.kissinkatesantiques.com. I hate to hear that someone made a visit and we were closed!

We are loaded with good Blenko - firsts, artist proofs, vintage... Also many other WV glassmakers. We took new photos yesterday and will update our website next week.
Tim has signed up for several classes at the Blenko Festival August 7 - 8. I will be keeping the store open for those people who want to stop by. We are only one exit down from the Blenko exit. Easy!

Nice to hear from you again and hope to see you all soon!
Linda King


Anonymous said...

Just to clarify, we have decided to stay at our current location on Main Street in Hurricane and not move to South Charleston. Our website is up to date and I encourage you to visit www.kissinkatesantiques.com or email us at info@kissinkatesantiques.com

Thanks very much for your interest and we hope to see you soon.

Tim and Linda
Kissin Kates Antiques LLC

sweetdoc said...

Thank you for this update.

Anonymous said...

Purple Moon is his store front still open and is the location the same?
We are planning a WV trip later this month and want to hit all the Blenko sites.

glassbug said...

Kissin Kate when I return in late August for my WV buying trip, we will become best friends.

Anonymous said...

If I would of seen this sooner I would of called for apart time job accouple days aweek.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Glassbug,
I look forward to meeting you! You may want to contact us at info@kissinkatesantiques.com and let me know when you are coming to town, and if there is anything you are particularly looking for.
Sometime around the third week in August we will be taking Kate to her first day of college. We can work it around your schedule if necessary.
Many thanks,
Linda King
"Kissin Kates"