Monday, January 16, 2012

Milk Glass

We finished taking all the Christmas decorations down and I was looking for something to replace the kitchen decorations.  While I was putting boxes back I found these great antique milk glass items.   These were Jason's grandmother's and they have a sentimental value.

I used some flowers and votive candles to accent the pieces
This is what this corner looks like now

According to Wikipedia, milk glasses were first made in Venice in the 16th century, colors include blue, pink, yellow, brown, black, and white. 19th-century glass makers called milky white opaque glass "opal glass". The name milk glass is relatively recent.

These days, milk glass still remains a popular collectible for around the home. Although it is not as expensive as porcelain, I think it makes a beautiful alternative for all sorts of decorations and decor items.


France Guérin said...

I am a big fan of Milk Glass. Your's looks great. It is one way to keep our sweet memories alive.

Passion of Milkglass, collecting

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