Monday, February 1, 2010

2nd Time Around: Milk Glass

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Welcome to 2nd Time Around. Please join us by linking a post that features something that is a 2nd Time Around to you…something from a garage sale, flea market, thrift store, estate sale, etc. Please link your post rather than your blog, and link back to this blog. Thank you for participating.

One of the things I’m finding while hunting for stuff for my booth is lots of milk glass. Most of it is priced very reasonably, and lots of people like to collect it. Like everything else I’m buying these days, I love it, just don’t have the space for it in my home!

Here are some milk glass pieces that I’ve bought recently:

Love this 2 piece hen dish!

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This vase has been one of my most viewed items on Etsy. I don’t know why….it just is!


Love this big urn like vase! I think it would be perfect in a craft room or studio to use for storing supplies!


This little bowl is pretty popular too…I have bought two of these…one for my booth, and one for ETSY.



What about you? Do you like milk glass? Tell me about a favorite piece of yours!


Old Time Cindy said...

Hi Diane,
I also have a few milk glass pieces that I pick up at auctions. And you are so right...can't keep everything. Thanks for hosting!
Cindy at Lakewood

The Charm of Home said...

Milk glass is really affordable. I, also am seeing it everywhere! I love to use it as a spring vase, especially for daffodils.

Betty said...

I have some milk glass that was my mother's and I've bought a few pieces along the way too. One of the pieces I bought was the chicken you have because I have a turkey from my mom and he needed company. I know my mom had at one time the candy dish you have, but either it broke or my sister has it now. I like milk glass and recently picked up a piece for $10 that was a companion piece to one from my mom.

Thanks for hosting Second Time Around Tuesday!

Blondie's Journal said...

I love milk glass. It looks so refreshing in the spring and summer! Love your French hen!


Unknown said...

Great collection. I have a few pieces, but my daughter has quiet a large collection. I try to find pieces and add to her collection anytime I can. I can't say I have a fav piece. I think it all is beautiful. Thanks for taking the time to host this event every week.
I really look forward to seeing everyone's treasures each week.

Barbara Jean said...

Love your chicken. I have all kinds, but not one white one!

Thanks for hosting each week.

barbara jean

susan said...

Diane- I am seeing lots of milk glass too. I love the hobnail kind especially. My mother kept the butter out on the counter in a little white hen like that...we always had soft butter for toast and it never killled anybody :)

KayC. said...

I love Milk Glass! It goes with everything, and they make great candle holders...they glow beautifully.

The Muse said...

Oh I would have loved to play...but I just posted! oh no :(
So glad that I can still read the posts from all the players though.

Since I have come back from my TOD, I just feel like I have missed the game boat, altogether!...Delighted to be in blogland though!!

Your milk glass is so bright and cheery...I can certainly see what they are viewed often!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

I am finding myself finding and using more milk glass pieces than ever before. They are so easy to work into almost any kind of decorating style.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love milk glass and I have quite a few pieces. I have a set of four luncheon plates with matching cups and they are so cute. I also have a cake plate I love. Reasonable prices on most of it.

Troy said...

Thanks for hosting!

And to think, as a kid, I thought milk glasses were the glasses you drank milk out of.


Robin said...

I love milk glass and have a lot of's stunning when you use it or display it together.
Love all of yours!

Robj98168 said...

I had that same candy dish (the last photo) that you have the pears in, with the lid. It was my grandma's and always full of ribbon candy. Thanks for the memory!

Andy Porter said...

Thanks for hosting a great party! I do like milk glass. Very cute finds!!

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gail@My Repurposed Life said...

I don't think I currently own any milk glass, at least I don't have any displayed. There could be some buried in the basement. I have been seeing it a lot at thrift stores and I'm definitely drawn to it. Just waiting till I find the perfect piece!
love yours! thanks for hosting!

Pat@BPM said...

Beautiful milk glass pieces, Diane. I love the hen on nest.

jeanne said...

Hi Diane, your mild glass purchases are very nice. It is true that many people collect milk glass and have for many years. The prices are not out of sight and a great collection to start. I like the 2nd photo with the grapes pattern and pedestal. Good luck with your sales Diane.

Hugs, Jeanne

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your pieces are beautiful Diane! I'm tempted by milkglass, but I am trying to limit what I buy these days as to just a few collectibles, such as the Irish Belleek I like so much :-)

Denise Marie said...

love that milk glass.

I saw this last week:

I'm showing hubby's childhood toy being used as a valentine's display.

Leanne said...

This is my first time linking. Thanks for hosting the party. I love milk glass, but only have a few pieces. I'm really into vintage dishes right now, especially ones with a really retro design.

Judi said...

Hi Diane
Pretty milk glass. I really love it. I have the very last dish that you are showing. Good luck with your etsy sales..

kimberly said...

Love Your collection of milk glass! Your 2nd Time Around post is fabulous!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Diane, I really like your milk glass! That hen is SO cute. I think that's a fun thing to collect.


Sheila :-)

Bird said...

I love milky glass but my collection is still vvvvv small!!!

I am sooooo loving your hen!!!! I want one!!! :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I love milk glass and have the beginnings of a nice collection. I have several of your pieces..the large vase is one that I just purchased last year. Yours are lovely!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

I have two of those little candy bowls and a few other pieces, but they were my mother's. I'm so with you about not being able to keep everything. That vase is so pretty. laurie

Barbara said...

Diane, I don't have any milk glass...terrible isn't it, but like the Blue and White dishes, I will be on the look out for great bargains and buy some pieces.


France Guérin said...

Lovely Milk glass!
Addicted to it!