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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Vintage Milk Glass Gifts

Bonjour Mes Amis!
How was your Christmas?  I hope that you all had a wonderful one!  Hard to believe that it's already over with, isn't it?  
Today I wanted to share with you a set of gorgeous vintage milk glass that I received from my sister.
She had purchased this large hobnail pitcher and four goblets earlier this summer, for use at my niece's wedding. Well, when I saw it at her house, I fell in love with it!  My sister joked that when they were thru using it, I would be receiving it for Christmas!  (fine by me!)

 I love milk glass, and have quite a few pieces in my collection, so I am super excited to add these beauties to it as well!
 I can envision so many beautiful uses for the pitcher and glasses.  Imagine them holding big bouquets of daisies in the summer!
 Or serving lemonade, or even ice water, with floating slices of lemon?
 I've got a funny story to tell you about this darling little pitcher.  When I was unwrapping the large pitcher, I mentioned to my sister that I had just saw a matching small hobnail pitcher at the thrift store a week or so ago, and I wished that I had bought it. Well, she asked me which thrift store I noticed it in, and I told her the GoodWill.  Guess what??!  She bought that exact pitcher for me!!!  Yes, the very little pitcher from that very GoodWill!  How funny is that?
 Oh, did I mention how much I love this set?
Looking forward to getting caught up with all of you, have a great day!


Connie said...

What a sweet sister you have . . . and a lovely gift. Not only does it go with your collection, but you will remember your niece's wedding each time you use them.
Happy New Year.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

NanaDiana said...

Beautiful pieces, Donna. Your sister did good!!! I have to ask you- did you spray paint and then glitter those little holly/Christmas pieces? They are gorgeous- xo Diana

Susie said...

Donna, It sure is nice to have a sister who knows what you like. That is a nice set . I remember my aunt having some of that years ago. Enjoy them...xo,Susie

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

How wonderful to have a sister and even better to have one that knows you as well as she does. Great story of the pitcher!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Great set, Donna. What a sweet gift.

Tete said...

How sweet! Love that you got something that speaks to your heart! Now, I am not sure how much you love this set. Can you tell us again? LOL
And just think, its not covered with glitter...yet.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love your hobnail milkglass, I have a toothpick holder that was my mom's that would match perfectly!
You have one wonderful sister!

michele said...

these pieces bring back some great childhood nostalgia for me!

happy last days of 2012, lovely blogger.


Blondie's Journal said...

What a cute story! Your pieces are lovely. My late sister used to collect milk glass pieces and was always excited when she found a new one. Wonderful memories!


Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

The hobnail set is so pretty...and the little pitcher really must have been meant for you!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Good for you, Donna. Love that you got something that is truly YOU! What a nice sister.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Donna, Oh how wonderful your milk glass gift. Your sister gave you a special treasure.
Love the glittered holy on your table too.
Hugs, CM

Leo said...

Love my frosted candle rings you made for me. My house was filled with your holiday creations this year. I have to start working on my holiday plan early cuz I am changing this year to a French theme!!!