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Thanks so much for stopping by! I believe that everyone can have a beautiful home without spending a fortune! One of my favorite things to do is find creative ways to re-purpose things I already have on hand, or have picked up at yard sales and thrift stores. Join me as I share with you some of my favorite ideas for crafting and decorating, as well as travel adventures, and fun things that I pick up on my treasure hunts! Much of my work is influenced by my love all things French, nature, and of course shabby chic! I have gotten so many creative ideas from you very talented bloggers out there, and I hope that I can be an inspiration to you as well!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Vintage Milk Glass

It's hard to believe that one of my favorite blogging days is already here: White Wednesday!  
If you have never visited Kathleen over at Faded Charm, then you are in for a real treat!  Each week, she hosts White Wednesday, a day when those of us who adore white, cream, and all shades in between, can share and enjoy each others treasures!
So today I thought I'd share with you some of my latest vintage milk glass finds.  I just love this beautiful compote dish!  I've never seen one like it before.  It has a really pretty diamond pattern, which gives it a quilted appearance.
And I also really love the scalloped rim, and of course it is on a pedestal, and you know how much I adore pedestal anythings!!

And I was super excited to discover this pretty pedestal bowl on the same day!!  It's quite heavy, and is full of vintage charm!  Even the bottom features a pretty pattern!
I was also thrilled to find a vase that matched perfectly one that I already had!  They have a pretty tear drop pattern.  Can you imagine how beautiful a spring bouquet of peonies or roses would be in one of these vases?  Or even a big bunch of daisies!
I also already had one of these cute pedestal bowls, so when I found a matching one of the same size, I quickly scooped it up!

I am in love with the pretty open work design on their rims!  All of these pieces are in my Etsy shop, if you care to look.  I am currently have a sale of 20% off everything in my Etsy shop!  Just enter the following code upon checkout to receive your discount: Paris1
Ok, this last piece is obviously not milk glass!  But since it is White Wednesday, after all, I just couldn't resist showing it to you!  It is the prettiest wrought iron candelabra that I painted a nice soft creamy white color.  I gave it a healthy dose of distressing, so it is just oozing with chippy shabby chic charm!  And it also is in my Etsy shop.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
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Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

My Grandmother had several pieces..they were not popular when she died but thank goodness I had the sense to keep them! Great pieces and yes those vases will look great with daisies!

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Hi Donna,
I just love all your white pieces! Especially that quilted pattern on the first photo.
I saw you featured at Secret Garden Cottage. Wonderful!
Happy WW,

Ellen said...

Just love the milk glass! You have great pieces there. And loving the the toile you have going on there too Girl!


Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Your milk glass is lovely and the blue toile makes such a lovely backdrop! Love the chippy candleholder!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Love milkglass to. You have some lovely pieces. I really like the candleholder, very unique. ~~Sherry~~

Musings from Kim K. said...

You have some lovely pieces of milk glass. I have a few vases that I love to display with daisies in the summer. Thanks for the inspiration, Donna!!

Vintage Home said...

I love milk glass too!..I have a pantry full of it! It is stunning with flowers in them...thanks for sharing

Lisa ~Suburban Retreat~ said...

I am a huge fan of milk glass and actually have a small collection of pink milk glass which seems more difficult to come by! Love your finds!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh Donna,
The milk glass is gorgeous!! And how fantastic about your big sale--woo hoo!!! What a great opportunity!!!
Big (((hugs))) from me,

Karen said...

Great milk glass! Pieces I've never seen.
Ladybug Creek

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Love all your pretty milk glass...thanks for sharing.


Victoria said...

I love milk glass! Yours is lovely:) My husbands aunt gave me a little milk glass pitcher, I want to put some dried lavender in it.

You mentioned re-chargeable batteries and I did use to have some but after a few years they stopped holding their charge. I still have the charger so I should probably get some more!!!

Anonymous said...

Love all of the vintage milk glass that you have, Donna! They were some of my favorite things that you have in your lovely etsy shop!
Hope you have a great day!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

I love your milk glass. I almost bought a hobnail lamp today at GW but it was cracked on the bottom so I passed it up. The little blue and white tray is adorable too!

Leo said...

I love while milk glass. I have a collection of vases and such...in my kitchen. My favorite pattern is hobnail.

Missy said...

I have a love affair with Milk Glass! I just picked up one of the little ones last week and served veggie dip out of it at a party that I styled! Thank you for sharring and um....yeah, I'll be making my way to your etsy!

shannon i olson said...

I see some of the same pieces I have. Love the milk glass and the candle holder!

Tete said...

Hey Donna- you are looking good over here! Several good posts that I missed while down in bed this past week. I have the same candle thingy! Mine is a dark bronze color and on entertainment center right now. Rebecca found it for me last year while junkin'.
I see you are up to your old glitter tricks, too.
How is your sorting and packing going? Have you found a home away from home yet?
So much to do and so little time. I have been sorting all my crafty bins here this afternoon and found my picture from you and it is now on the mantle with the lambs. I will get photos and post them soon.
Hugs- Tete