Thursday, August 11, 2011

Milk Glass - Shabby to Chic!

When you think of milk glass, you probably think of all those cheap bud vases that you see in all the thrift stores!  But there is much more to this sparkling white glass!  And even those cheap bud vases, when grouped together with flowers from your garden, can make a beautiful centerpiece, or used at each individual serving place at your tea party with a single flower and perhaps a ribbon!

Almost every serving piece has been made out of milk glass - pitchers with matching glasses, sets of dishes, cups and saucers, punch bowls and cups, compotes, and specialty pieces such as perfume bottles, epergnes, fairy lamps, bride's baskets, lamps, fairy lamps, and much more! 

When looking for milk glass, the best in my opinion is Westmoreland Glass (Marked with a WG on the bottom) or Fenton (marked with an oval with the name Fenton in it).  There are several beautiful patterns including hobnail and paneled grape, which we have in our store!

When thinking of how to use it in your home, be creative!  There is nothing prettier than a whole display of white milk glass grouped in a cabinet or against a pastel or dark background.  Imagine in the Spring, using your milk glass pitcher and glasses to serve lemonade on the porch with colorful tablecloths!  And at Christmas with your red, green, navy or burgundy accessories!  It's making a comeback!  Start looking at milk glass in a different way - a creative way - to use in your home!  You'll be glad you did!

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