Thursday, April 15, 2010

M IS FOR MILK GLASS



Today is Thursday and time for Alphabe-Thursday with JENNY MATLOCK and 
Suzanne over at COLORADO LADY  for Vintage Thingies Thursday

Today I am showing you some of my collection of Milk Glass.  I started to collect Milk Glass several years ago since it was inexpensive and I was able to find pieces at thrift shops, yard sales and of course my favorite, The Longest Yard Sale  

At the moment the Milk Glass is in a cabinet in the basement
I have unpacked most of it 
They are now in the 'staging' area waiting for placement
Let me show you some of my favorite pieces
I have four of these snack plates and cups 
See the detail of the pattern, grapes & leaves
Sugar & Creamer
Two goblets
Vase
And Compote, all in the Indiana Glass Grape Pattern
This piece is a Fenton Hobnail Epernge Base
This is very heavy 
These were found at a Salvation Army
I love this design
These were made by Imperial Glass
 This Cream & Sugar set was found at Scott's Antique Market
I love this pattern but don' know what it is called
I found a matching cup & saucer at a thrift store
I don't know a lot about Milk Glass but did find some pretty interesting information HERE
Many different companies made Milk Glass and there are many different patterns.  It's a fun, inexpensive collectible and I love the look of it!

Don't forget to visit Miss Jenny and Miss Suzanne 

Always,
Linda

45 comments:

GardenofDaisies said...

Ooooh! You have such pretty milk glass pieces! I just love it! (I collect it too.)

Deborah said...

You are right. Milk glass looks so good together and it is still relatively cheap. You have a wonderful collection.

Short and Sweet said...

You certainly have quite a collection of milk glass. I almost posted a photo of the one and only piece of milk glass that I own...bought at a yard sale for $1.oo
Thanks for stopping by and let's stay in touch.
Loretta

Maggie B said...

What a fabulous collection of milk glass items you have, it is not something that we see very often in the UK or France although I have come across it on ebay now & again.
Maggie

My name is PJ. said...

Wow, you have some lovely stuff...in patterns I've not seen before!!!

The grapes and leaves is really nice!

Elizabeth said...

Wow - what a great collection of milky-goodness!! Love it.

Julie Schuler said...

It's so pretty, and still affordable.

Vonlipi said...

Such a lovely collection! I love them all.I'm partial to milkglass (right after Pyrex). Happy VTT!

Douce France..... said...

Oh! Linda....I just love them all!
You give me a scare when you photographed them on the edge like this!!! There is quite a few different makers of these, as I am learning too. You have to think of a way to expose all those goodies!
Thks for sharing,

santamaker said...

Hi Linda,
Had fun yesterday! Love milk glass too, in fact I designed one of my guest bedrooms around my milk glass collection!

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

LOVE your collection of milk glass!! I do not have any but my mom does have some I might get!

Viki said...

We had some of that stuff when I was young but I don't know what ever happened to it. Nice collection.

kim said...

Wow, you have a wonderful collection.

Kathleen said...

Magnificent collection of Milk glass!
I I love those red plates, what a bargain!

Deb said...

First off, your header is beautiful. What gorgeous plates. I love all your milk glass. There is a little tea shop near where I live called Robin's Nest and the owner loves milk glass and displays it in the restaurant. It is just gorgeous. I will try to get some pics soon and show you. Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hugs, Deb

Vonlipi said...

If ever you need help with your casserole pattern, let me know! I might be able to help :)

Chatty Crone said...

Wow - you do have milk glass collection - you weren't kidding.

I especially love the little snack plate and cups.

Now - the objective to to find them a home as beautiful as they are!

Had a great time yesterday.

Sandie♥

Deb said...

Milk glass goes with everything I think because it is so simple and elegant.
It was very nice meeting you yesterday. Lunch was so much fun!

laterg8r said...

what lovely dishes :D

Susan said...

Oh, Linda. The milk glass is lovely. Do you know I just saw, yesterday, a Fenton milk glass platter with handle, like for baked goods, for $9.99 in Saver's. I ALMOST bought it but the handle was silver and I don't do too much silver. It was so pretty, though. Your milkglass would look so awesome in a cabinet painted against the back in periwinkle blue, don't you think? Or maybe you don't like periwinkle but I think it would be soooooo pretty. Take care, Linda. Sincerely, Susan

CC said...

Such a beautiful collection. I've always loved milk glass,but have never collected any..........and you have some pieces I've never seen.. the patterns are just wonderful.
Happy VTT..have a lovely weekend.

Ann said...

You have a fantastic milk glass collection. Love how all the pieces just go-together. Happy VTT

Diann said...

Hi Linda!

Oh, you have lots of beautiful milkglass! We do have a couple of the same pieces....big surprise there huh? LOL

I love the little plate and cup in the first picture. Those are wonderful sets!

And the square creamer and sugar is awesome. Unique!!

Postcardy said...

You have a nice collection, and it all looks so nice together.

Tara Beaulieu said...

Ohhhh, the longest yard sale! How lucky are you that you live close enough to go?! I think my favorites are the two little creamers you found at Salvation Army- they have such a unique pattern, I don't think I've ever seen it before. Great collection!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

You have quite a collection. It is really beautiful and so vintage looking.

Red Couch Recipes said...

I just adore your collection and then when you have milk glass with hobnob...that just sends me! Better keep it under lock and key! Joni

Coloradolady said...

You have some great pieces!!! I have started picking up a few pieces here and there, well, several pieces! I found a most unusual one this past week....look for it in the future!! Love your creamer and sugar from SA...those are so cute!! Have a great VTT!

Jenny said...

Linda! I didn't know milk glass came in cups and saucers. Oh, I am heading off to e-bay after I finish posting here. My husband will probably call to thank you...NOT!

Thanks for this interesting and lovely stop on my little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's letter "M"!

I am always excited to see what treasures you will share with us each week!

A+

mrs. c said...

I have always loved milk glass, my mom and grandmother had lots but somehow I dodn't get any pieces. I remember saving green stamps and pasting them in books and getting milk glass for all the women in my family for Chirstmas, thanks for the memory!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What an incredible collection! All of your pieces are so lovely.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

soooooooo pretty! I love milk glass, too... especially hobnail. I have lots of pieces that were my mama's. Your collection is awesome! I hope you'll drop over to see my Mini Cupcake PinCushions!

Brenda said...

I like milk glass also but I do not have much of it. You certainly have a lovely collection.

Laura said...

Beautiful collection! I love milk glass (along with lots of other kinds of dishes!)

Pondside said...

Milk glass just says 'cottage' to me. Your collection is lovely and some pieces remind me of a lamp that was in my childhood bedroom - long gone!

Miri said...

WOW! You have a wonderful collection of milk glass! I particularly like your compote dish-not a common shape.

Amy said...

Oh my! I love all your milk glass! I'm particularly fond of hobnail. Makes me think polka dot!!

~~Carol~~ said...

What a great collection to start, because it seems there are so many different pieces to find! You have an amazing collection, and a great variety. My Mom has a collection of bud vases, and they just look stunning.
Happy collecting and Happy VTT!
Carol

Jo said...

very pretty collection ...it is something that i haven't really paid attention to ... i think you have given me a new appreciation of milk glass.

Melinda Cornish said...

it is really pretty...my grandma had quite a collection......

Catherine said...

Marvelous milk glass, so beautiful!
Blessings,
Catherine :)

J.J. said...

my mother has several of those pieces. They are some simple and beautiful. I have such great memories of looking at my Aunt Madge's collection of milk glass in her cupbord. Good times. I am new to your blog...and I came over from Keetha's :)

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I have some of my mom's milk glass and I've added to it. I don't know much about milk glass either and will check out that link. Thanks.

Christy said...

I have several pieces, they are so beautiful. You have a great collection. Love your M post.

Tina said...

I have a few pieces from my Grandma Vivian that I treasure. Thanks for sharing some of yours!