Tuesday, September 18, 2012


It seems as if there's a been a resurgence in the popularity of Milk Glass. Maybe it's just because I look at Pinterest at least 10 times a day and it's often shown as wedding centerpieces that it seems to be coming around again, but whatever the reason is, I like it. I've been collecting milk glass for many years and I love to see new ways to display it. For those of you not familiar, milk glass is an opaque (or sometimes translucent) glass that is most commonly found in white, but does come in other colors. It was first produced in Venice Italy in the 16th century. The peak of it's popularity was 1895-1910, but there was a revival of popularity in the 1940's and 50's, and those are the pieces most likely found by collectors today. There are hundreds upon hundred of varieties of forms that milk glass comes in and that's what makes it so fun to collect! Once you start looking for it, you will notice it at every antique store and even some thrift stores. For more information on the history of milk glass, click here.

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