Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Vintage Collections: Milk Glass

Some pieces in my master bath including a
newer vase from Martha Stewart!

Milk glass is an opaque or translucent,[citation needed] milky white or colored glass, blown or pressed into a wide variety of shapes. First made in Venice in the 16th century, colors include blue, pink, yellow, brown, black, and the white that led to its popular name.

This is the Wikipedia definition of milk glass. I was surprised to find out how long it has been around.
Have you ever seen brown milk glass? Interesting!!

I was also pleased to see that this month's Country Living had nice photos of some enviable milk glass collections,
including designer Sarah Richardson and her collection in her summer home's kitchen.
Oh, to have a summer home for new ideas and collections! Maybe some day!


Contemporary milk glass reached the height of it's popularity in the 1940's and 50's with companies such as Fenton and Westmoreland.

Hobnail Pitcher and Tumblers from marys-antiques.com

Fenton hobnail piece from marys-antiques.com

Fenton covered dish from RollingHills on etsy.com

a compote from Imperial Glass available in my store

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jeanne and fellow EVT member. Great post. Just found and followed you. Would love to have you visit me.