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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Milk Glass and Lily of the Valley!

My lily of the valley has started to bloom its' heart out, so I picked several big bunches of it yesterday.  It is one of my favorite flowers (I think I say that about most all flowers!) and it smells heavenly!  I thought it would look pretty to fix some bouquets & put in my milk glass vases.  I have several pieces of milk glass, and I really love it.  It's funny, because I remember as a teenager thinking that my Mom's milk glass was so ugly!  Back then I don't think I appreciated anything old or vintage!!  How things change!  One great thing about milk glass is that it is pretty easy to find, and very affordable (at least for now!).

It was such a beautiful day yesterday that I decided to take my bouquets and have a little photo session on the front deck.  My Mom gave me this Fenton hobnail vase many years ago, and I just love it!  She brought it to me on my birthday with flowers in it from her garden, and told me the vase was mine, too!

I picked up this pretty vase this weekend at a moving sale.  I arrived 1/2 hour before they closed on the last day of the sale, so everything was half off.  Guess sometimes it pays to be late!  I got this beauty for 75 cents! I couldn't believe no one else grabbed her!  I'll show you a close up of the detail, because it's hard to see in the first picture.  You can't see it, but there are little stars going diagonally around the vase.  So pretty!

Here is a close up of another one.  Can you tell the pattern? It is lily of the valley!  I love the scallop edge at the top.  One of my girl friends gave it to me for my birthday a few years ago.  I think it's just gorgeous (it's heavy, too), and I have never seen one like it before.

I ran out of lily of the valley for this last one that I wanted to show you, so I just plopped some pansies and moss in for the picture.  I wish that I could keep them in it, but there is no drainage.  I picked this one up several years ago at a church rummage sale, and I think I paid around $1.25 for it.  Can't beat that!  I also included a closeup of the pretty trim at the top.  I keep this vase in our guest room filled with pretty soaps and little bottles of lotion.  It's also fun to decorate it at Christmas!
Hope you are all having a great day!

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Anita said...

Oh so pretty! What a deal on the second one! Well, the last one too. I think it's my favorite because its on a pedestal! I'm always drawn to those. Wish I had some lily of the valley.
I just saw Henry's little face on your side bar. How funny!

sissie said...

Your Lilly of the Valley flowers are so pretty.
I love white flowers, they are my favorite, well I like pink too and purple and....LOL!
Your white vases are lovely and make such a beautiful setting for your garden flowers.


Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Thanks for sharing your milk glass pieces! I love milk glass...and it looks gorgeous with the white lily of the valley!

clustres said...

Isn't it funny what we thought was ugly when we were young? And now we love it!

Atticmag said...

You are so lucky to have lily of the valley in such profusion. It's one of my faves and it seems so perfect for your lovely milk glass. Jane F

The Lazy Peacock said...

so pretty! milk glass is so beautiful, it looks so lovely with lily of the valley.

NanaKaren said...

Love your milk glass pieces and all the lily of the valley bouquets. Can almost smell their sweet scent.

Jeannie B. said...

Your milk glass is some of the prettiest I have seen. I am always looking for vases in it and sometimes finding it. I too love Lilly of the Valley although I am sure it does not grow here. I use Lilly of the Valley Lace on my baby clothes. It is a very old lace pattern.

Faded Charm said...

what a great combination. that is one white flower that I don't grow, bit I really love it.

Happy White Wednesday.


Karen said...

I truly love milk glass. My mother had a good collection of it and she gave it all to me. I have bought a few pieces lately and must admit that a few pieces were very reasonable. You might enjoy this site: http://www.nmgcs.org/tips.htm
Have a great weekend.
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