You know milk glass when you see it. It's that opaque, milky white glassware that is blown or pressed into a wide assortment of shapes. There are vases, bud vases, candy dishes, drinking glasses, serving bowls, pitchers, plates etc.
Milk glass dates back to the 16th century where it was first made by those master glass makers the Venetians. It's popularity hit a high during the late 1800's and then again in the 1950's and 60's. I remember as a child having several pieces in our home.
My dear friend Jeannine who is a whiz with flowers will be helping with her nephew's wedding in a few weeks. She called to see if I had any milk glass vases that she could borrow. It's not something I usually collect but I have bought and sold a few pieces over the years.
I told her I would keep my eye out for some while thrifting this week.
Her plan is to use an assortment of shapes filled with hot pink and tangerine colored blossoms.
Aren't these charming?
Won't they be perfect for a wedding?
Without any trouble I found 5 vases at my local Goodwill and spent only $9.
Jeannine loved this this hobnail vase. Hobnail is glass ware covered in raised "polka dots". It reminds me of dotted swiss fabric.
So here's to vintage milk glass, as charming as ever!
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