Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Milk Glass Vase




Milk glass has never been among my collections, until now.

A next-door-neighbor of ours, when I was a kid, used to collect it.

Today, I really think it's a very pretty glass. 

Did you know it also comes in other colors besides white? It does and many of the colors are lovely!

During a trip to Goodwill this past winter, I saw an entire shelf filled with really beautiful pieces of milk glass. 

It think someone donated their entire collection to charity.

Here, to the right, is another little vase I picked up another time. 

It's  on the table in the front hallway:

 I bought the big vase shown at the top of this post for way under $10.


 Thinking about all the lovely pieces I left behind made me return to the Goodwill but most of the pieces had already been snatched up.

See?  If you see something you like at a thrift store, it's best to buy it right on the spot.

"If you snooze, you lose," is true.

DO YOU LIKE MILK GLASS? 

20 comments:

Susan said...

I do love milk glass too! So simplistically elegant and as you have shown, is perfect to display any flowers, XOXO

Marta said...

Hello from Spain, i like your milk glass vase. I have some of milk glass. Keep in touch

diane.stetson said...

I gave all mine to the goodwill store so maybe you have some of mine?

Chatty Crone said...

I do like mil glass Susan - but I will tell you this - the girl bloggers here including Linda - LOVE milk glass. You would fir right in. sandie

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Both my Grandmothers had milk glass around the house. One had a cream light green milk glass of a chicken sitting on a basket. I do like it!! Many people don't really know what they have!

La Tea Dah said...

I have both those pieces --- they were my mom's. And I have a large "basket" milk glass as well, which was a wedding gift. Well, the original was. When my boys were small they were goofing off and broke it. Their allowance helped to replace it off eBay. LOL!

LaDonna
Gracious Hospitality

Donna said...

Your milk glass is beautiful, Susan! And like, you, I also LOVE the month of May!!!! It's been Beautiful so far, hasn't it??

Donna

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I adore milk glass and that ruffled vase of yours is positively swoon worthy!

Dee said...

Milk glass reminds me of my childhood....I have a milk glass hurricane style lamp that does not go with anything in my home but I like it. :) Your vase is pretty and a great place to put Spring flowers :)

Nellie said...

I particularly like the piece in the top picture, Susan. I love the color of the flowers in that vase. I've never had an urge to do any collecting of milk glass, though.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Susan: I collect milk glass. Shocked? The very last vase is a perfume bottle. It looks so lovely as a vase. I will have to use my that way. I do think you are the best. Have a wonderful Mother's Day dear friend. Hugs, Martha

Bookie said...

Like you, I have had an epiphany with milk glass. I have a large pitcher from my mother in law, found a small pitcher at flea market, as well as, a medium sized vase. Now for spring flowers to fill them! It rains here still....

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

I don't collect it either, but think it is beautiful. My mom has a cookie jar that I've eyed for a few years now. :) And I'm selling a magnificent pitcher and glass set in my booth at the antique mall.

I find so many variations of milk glass. Your knobby look is so cute.

Merlesworld said...

An aunty of mine had these types of vases in her home, as a kid I always called it the white glass but I haven't seen it around for a while.
Merle........

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

It's okay, but I love Lenox china and Fenton art glass. Of course, the possibility of finding anything like that in a thrift store is just about nil. :)

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Milk glass is one of my favorites! Anything white works for me :)

Hindustanka said...

Lovely vases - they make a beautiful duet!
but what is a milk glass? :)

Decadent Housewife said...

Love it!
I gave my mother that exact ruffled vase back in the early 70's.

Tammy said...

I definitely like the milk glass. Not something we find much around here. :) Tammy

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love milk glass and have a good size collection of it. When I started buying it you could pick up pieces for very little money. It's gotten more expensive now but it's still a very thrifty collectible!
hugs,
Linda

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