Friday, March 20, 2009

Milk Glass and White Dishes

I have quite a few pieces of milk glass and I love it! Most of it was given to me by my grandmother or my mother, but I have a few pieces that I bought for a song at estate sales. They are useful as well as beautiful.



I also love my 2 sets of white dishes. They are classic and can go with any type of table linens whether casual or formal. I have about 20 of the milk glass goblets you see on the bottom shelf and I bring them out for every holiday and sometimes for no reason at all. They are very pretty with a little pudding or fruit in them for dessert too.

Be sure to head over to Hooked on Houses to see what everyone else is hooked on this week and to There is No Place Like Home to see other Show and Tell Fridays.

26 comments:

Susan said...

I was at an enstate sale today and I saw some of the milk glass. I thought about it, but I didn't buy any. It is beautiful though!

momstheword said...

I love your collection, so pretty.

Glad your uncle is doing well and hanging in there.

My dad had emphysema too (as well as lung cancer). But it was the heart attack that took his life. He was a smoker and just couldn't give it up, until the end of his life but it was to late.

The damage to his heart was already done. I miss him so much and I hope that my children never smoke.

Jennifer said...

I love milk glass and white dishes as well!!! My grandmother taught me to appreciate them and it always reminds me of her to set my table.

50s Housewife said...

Susan, next time go ahead and get it and send it to me! ;)

momstheword, thank you. Sorry about your dad. My uncle would still be smoking in the hospital if they let him. They have him one on of those oxygen masks that forces air into his lungs. I'm just hoping he'll hang in there and get better. I know he doesn't like being miserable in the hospital.

Jennifer, I'm glad to know someone else who loves milk glass and white dishes! Our grandmothers are smart ladies. :)

Pam said...

I have several pieces of milkglass that were passed down to me from my mother and grandmother.
Your collection is beautiful!

Jane said...

You have some nice pieces. It sounds like you just lost someone in your family. I am so sorry. Thanks for taking the time to share with us.

Suzy said...

I dida post on green milk glass last week for HOH....Ilove milk glass any color.'
Thanks fo sharing!

Tracey said...

Greatc collection. My mom had some milk glass. I think I still have the bowl, but only one candlestick. After she passed away, it seemed to get misplaced. I love both pieces though. My mom always used it a Christmas time to fill the boel with ornaments and such. She use to have a crackle glass collection too...wonder where that went??

Mary Anne said...

Your collection is beautiful. I am a big fan of milk glass;-) I especially like the vase in the top picture.

Have a Blessed weekend.

Mary Anne @ Marigold Manor

klutzymama said...

Very pretty!

Anonymous said...

I have to say that the cabinet in the pic is really that neat and organized. I was just at her house and I starting looking for a coffee cup and opened that cabinet door and was like "Wow! where are all the butter dishes and jelly jars?"
RetroHousewife

ice pink stars said...

Milk glass is beautiful, and your collection is just gorgeous! I just saw a bunch at a thrift store the other day for cheap, but now I wish I would've bought some! I also love older Pyrex dishes and Fiesta dishware. Still haven't collected much yet but I'll get there someday :)

Linda C said...

Your collection is so pretty! I love it.

Your white dishes do look classic- so many possibilities for tablescapes!:)

Thanks for showing us!

Linda C

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I'm with you all the way. Mentioned milk glass as one of my favorites too. It just looks good with everything! I enjoyed your post and will be back to read more.
Susan

Nanna said...

love your dishes, I have a collection of milk galss too that I mix with other things at times
Helen

Polly said...

Great post! I looove the milkglass dishes. I don't have any, just wish I did. Yours are displayed beautifully. I love anything old or handmade.

Susan B said...

Your milk glass pieces, and white dishes are lovely. I especially like the piece in the first photo. Thank you for sharing them.

A Hint of Home said...

Your milk glass pieces are so pretty. I've always liked the look.

jen said...

Your milk glass collection is just lovely!!

Jen

Jill said...

I love white dishes. They always look so elegant to me.

Becky said...

I grew up with milkglass and love it. Your collection is wonderful.
I can see why you are hooked on it.
Becky

Jeanneoli said...

Your collection is so pretty and the best part is that many of your pieces have a history for you.

WhiteStone said...

Milk glass is one of my favorites, too. But my collection is mostly vases which I use each spring/summer.

Mommy Cracked said...

I love milk glass! I have a few pieces but I'm waiting until my son is a little older before I start displaying them. Your collection is beautiful!

my name is lauren. said...

i love milk glass! so pretty.

Sudha said...

i saw a few milk glass pieces in an antique store on saturday and came back home to research about them....and then landed on ur post....i loved ur collection...ooh!!...you have a beautiful blog...I loved your philosophy of "saving money and learning new thing".

lots of luv
sudha