I can be very productive, or very lazy - and nobody will know which I choose to be today. One of the luxuries of living alone...
Today I thought I'd share with you some of my milk glass collection because it kind of fits with my dreamy state. And it definitely fits with my love of adding lots of frothy milk to my espresso each day!
I can imagine a few of you are rolling your eyes at the mention of "milk glass." I used to turn up my nose at it too. No wonder, since many of the newer pieces from the 60's and 70's, the stuff you and I run into most often, has a flat chalky look - and can be downright ugly, and old-fashioned in a tacky way.
But some of the glass, especially the older milk glass, has a beautiful depth and fire to it. And there are an endless variety of designs and patterns to capture your imagination!
Look at these milk glass treasures that I found on Etsy. Milk glass comes in several colors, including a soft blue and pink - but my favorite will always be white...
My mornings aren't complete without a bit of white milk in my dark coffee. I think it's the combination of colors I enjoy more than the taste. In the same way, you can add a splash of white to your home with milk glass pieces - and get the thrill of white against dark woods or bright spring colors.
| Vintage Westmoreland Lattice... |
| Large...Vintage...Fire King.... |
| Vintage Hobnail Milk Glass P... |
| decorative small milk glass ... |
| Vintage Milk Glass Hobnail V... |
| Fenton Hobnail Creamer - Vin... |
| Vintage pink milk glass comp... |
| 8 Vintage White Cut Milk Gla... |
| Vintage Milk Glass Compote P... |
| Vintage Milk Glass Candy Dis... |
| milk glass platter |
| Dreaming of Spring . large w... |
| Vintage Rustic Milk Glass We... |
| Fenton 4 Horn Milk Glass Epe... |
| Vintage Westmoreland Milk Gl... |
I'm pretty new to the world of milk glass, so I'm not going to attempt to give you an overview of the Who What When and Where of milk glass collecting. But if you're interested in exploring further, here are a few links to articles and websites that might be helpful:
Article: A Menagerie in Milk Glass
Milk Glass (lots of good stuff here)
National Milk Glass Collectors Society
National Westmoreland Glass Collectors Club
In the meantime, I view my job as simply providing you with some visual candy, and hopefully persuading you that milk glass can be beautiful.
Here are some favorites from my own collection that I thought you might enjoy...