Vintage Milk Glass Collection

Milk Glass Collection: Vintage milk glass collected from thrift stores, garage sales, and antique shops used for a spring tea party.

Milk Glass Collection: Vintage milk glass collected from thrift stores, garage sales, and antique shops used for a spring tea party.I’m so excited to be joining my vintage loving pals to share my Milk Glass Collection today.  Special thanks to Laurie from Vinyet etc. for organizing the Creative Vintage Darlings hop.

Milk Glass Collection: Vintage milk glass collected from thrift stores, garage sales, and antique shops used for a spring tea party.

Where To Find Milk Glass

I’ve been collecting milk glass for years.  If you’ve been around here for awhile you’ll know that I’m very frugal. I usually only buy it at thrift stores and garage sales, but occasionally I splurge for a piece at an antique store.

Milk Glass Collection used for a spring tea party

Why Not Use It?

I have the table set up for a little spring tea party.  It was all inspired by the idea of planting some pretty white spring blooms in some of my milk glass containers.

use vintage Milk Glass Collection for planting spring flowers and bulbs

I picked up some white tulips, english daisies, and little pansies at my favourite local nursery.  The succulent is actually a faux one.

Don’t worry about using your vintage milk glass collection.  It’s quite sturdy stuff.  And it’s very easy to clean, since it’s like glass.  If you plants stain your milk glass collection at all, just clean it with some house hold cleaner.

vintage Milk Glass Collection with plants in themThe runner for this table is actually a piece of wrapping paper, and I love the way it looks with all the white milk glass.

Milk Glass Collection used for entertaining

What’s Your Favourite Pattern?

There are so many pretty patterns of milk glass, but a favourite of mine is the hobnail.

Milk Glass Collection: Vintage milk glass collected from thrift stores, garage sales, and antique shops used for a spring tea party.
Still Quite Inexpensive

Most of my pieces have been under $5 finds and I love hunting for them.  Although I feel like I have so much now, that I usually don’t buy it unless I really love it.

Vintage Milk Glass Collection
The bud vases are probably the very easiest to find.  These were a real go-to for florist in the 50’s and 60’s, which means there’s lots of it around today still.
Vintage Milk Glass Collection of vases

I find that milk glass is great for entertaining too.

Milk Glass candy dish
I think my favourite pieces are these footed vases/candy bowls.
vintage Milk Glass Collection serving tray
There’s lots more pieces available than vases though, like this little serving plate.

Mix In Reproduction Pieces

My footed cake stand is actually a reproduction, although there are vintage ones out there too.

Milk Glass Collection: Vintage milk glass collected from thrift stores, garage sales, and antique shops used for a spring tea party.
The pretty tea cups are delicate and perfect for a tea party and another real favourite set of mine.

using your vintage Milk Glass Collection
With a pretty milk glass collection, life really is a party!

 

Do you collect something? Are you a fan of all things vintage? You should check out the Creative Vintage Darlings Facebook page, and follow the #creativevintagedarlings hashtag.

Now please go check out the Creative Vintage Darling’s team and see the very inspiring ways they use their vintage goodies! xo

 

ArtisBeauty.netSweet PeaItsy Bits and PiecesLife Is A Party

 

Lora B. Create and PonderVinyet Etc.HomeToHeather.com

  You might also enjoy this post on a Fall Milk Glass Collection here.

Also check out our Antique Washstand Makeover here.

You might also like our White Hot Chocolate Buffet here.

 

 

11 Comments

  1. You have a beautiful collection of milk glass. I loved seeing how you both display and use pieces in your collection. Side note – I never would have guessed that your succulent was faux.

  2. One of my favorite memories was eating grapefruit out of my moms milk glass bowls in Florida. So funny how a vintage item brings out such a warm and happy feeling.
    Love your collection.
    Hugs,
    Karin

  3. OH MY WORD! I have a collection of milk glass too but itโ€™s nothing compared to what you have! Itโ€™s all so gorgeous, and so well displayed here on your table. Love love love.

  4. Paula, thanks so much. It’s been fun to collect for sure. And aren’t good faux’s amazing? No pressure for us with less than green thumbs. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Dannyelle

  5. Karin, that sounds like such a lovely memory and I love that you thought of it when you saw my milk glass. Thanks so much for sharing it with me.
    Dannyelle

  6. You are so right about enjoying it. A lot of mine is packed away in boxes. Come Memorial Day, I am going to mix my bit of red glass, cobalt glass in with my milk glass for a lovely patriotic vignette that’ll be good through Fourth of July! I have a lot (in chaos and dust) on top of a buffet) but it’s crowded and dusty! Not what it should be!

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