Friday, February 29, 2008

Milk Glass




This is my little collection of milk glass. I believe all of it came from Billy's family, except the saucer which was on the free table at an antique store. I'm pretty sure it's all original, not reproduction--again, except possibly for the saucer which is unmarked. I'm not an expert, so I don't know how to tell.

Did you know milk glass could be translucent, like the fluted vase above? I didn't. I recognized the distinctive hobnail design, and when I researched I found that not all milk glass is opaque.

Show and Tell Friday hosted by Kelli.

14 comments:

Mrs. Mordecai said...

Oh, it's beautiful! I just love milk glass.

Constance said...

My best friend has an extensive collection of milk glass so I have become quite adept at spotting it when I am in an antique store! Very pretty!

I got bounced today, somehow I didn't quite fit into the guidelines. That's okay, my post stands as is.
Connie

nannykim said...

Nice--I have seen the translusant (sp?)kind too. I don't know if I would want to drink out of one. The nobby things for some reason make be think of the old nobby bedspreads ;-)

Hootin' Anni said...

I had one piece of milk glass in all the 40 years I've been married, and for the life of me, I can't find it. LOLOLOL

Beautiful.

My SnT is posted. If you haven't dropped by, I sure hope you can!! Happy Friday.

Muum said...

I especially like the translucent milk glass. It is fun to see everyone's treasures today.

cherished*vintage said...

I love milk glass too! I love how it goes with everything.
-Karoline

jennifer said...

Love the hobnail stuff! Very pretty - Jen

Char said...

Nice little collection. Thank you for sharing. I collect milk glass too.

Mrs. U said...

How pretty!! You have a very nice collection started!! I especially like the cup and saucer! :)

His,
Mrs. U

PamperingBeki said...

Ohh I like it a lot!!

Jewelgirl said...

Lovely milk glass! Thanks
for showing us! :)

Rick Rack Attack said...

I mostly collect cobalt blue glass, but I do have a milk glass chicken. Love your glass.

You can pop on over to my S&T at http://anapronaday.blogspot.com

Erica said...

I have been enjoying your recent posts. :-) Especially the oneson Peace.

Wanted to ask... do you collect china tea cups even if they don't have the saucers, or do you only collect them as sets? I have a small collection of cups I'm going to get rid of and if you'd like to have any of them I'd be happy to send them your way. :-) If you're interested, let me know. There's one or two designs that I have more than one of...

Oh yes, and when is the baby due?!

Charity Grace said...

Erica, I would love them! No, lots of my tea cups are mismatched or don't have saucers. I got a few plain white saucers from Goodwill to stand in for my saucerless cups. I'll be emailing you...Thank you so much for thinking of me! :)