Friday, February 25, 2011

Milk glass intact; all is right with the world!

Well, I have definitely feathered my nest today!
And what fun I have had.
I pulled out pieces of milk glass that I have not laid eyes on
in several years. Most of these pieces came from my mother
and some of it via my father's mother, Ruby aka
"Mother B"... or to us children, "Bum B".
(Aren't grandchildren just "great" for your self-esteem?)
If you have read my blog lately you know then that I have at long-last found a punch bowl that was exactly like my
mother's... which disappeared at some point.
With the exception of this punch bowl, other pieces I have bought have been a little disappointing to me... I do not
know their history, or their "story".
I believe that the plates and saucers were purchased from
S&H Green Stamps I would guess in the early 1960's.

You can feast your eyes on the punch bowl in this picture.
The fruit compote bowl (I think this is what it is called), creamer, sugar bowl and the
banana dish all rested on this very hutch for many
 years, but in several different homes as we moved often due
to the nature of my father's work.

The goblet actually graced my mother's vanity in the bathroom, holding wonderful smelling soaps.
Another cream and sugar used often for many a ladies
meeting. The domed dish is one of my "prized" pieces.
I believe it is a butter dish. Somewhere along the way, probably a move, the plate broke so it is held together by
some yellowing glue.
(Wonder how to fix that??)

These juice glasses were some of my mother's favorite
pieces. Mine too! It had a lovely pitcher that went with it.
I poured a cold punch into it and it just split down both sides and fell apart... pouring punch on a beautifully decorated
party table ... right before guests arrived.
Oh well... I kept it of course so perhaps there will be a reader
who will clue me in on how to have it repaired.

I hope you have enjoyed my milk glass. I have shown a few pieces often and written about them many times. When Mother would unpack the milk glass and placed them where they belonged it always helped us children to make our adjustment into new home a lot easier.
Milk glass in tact; all is right with the world!

I have feathered my next today thanks to

thanks to Courtney at
French Country Cottage


And my dear Friday fav...
"Show and Tell Friday" at



A Vintage Chic said...

What a beautiful collection you have, Karen...I LOVE milk glass! Have to work on my collection!

HOpe your weekend is wonderful!


racheld said...

A dear friend gave me an enormous set---service for eight of everything I can think of, when they downsized from their huge home. I have pieces of it scattered all over, but I must go look in that big box and see what I've been missing.

I know only HER history of this set, and I love that you know all the kinship of yours.

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Karen, your collection of milk glass is wonderful- you're a lucky girl! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a great weekend!

Rita said...

I have a piece of milkglass that was my mother's. One treasures those things that have meaning or belong to someone you love, don't you? You have a lovely collection. I especially love that covered dish! Enjoy!

Kathy said...

I have always admired milk glass, you are so lucky to have so many great pieces with awesome memories

Theresa said...

I have loved looking at your milk glass collection individually BUT seeing it all together is WONDERFUL! I have a few pieces, glasses and a pitcher but nothing like yours! The punch bowl story is a favorite!

Enjoy your weekend, HUGS!

Karen said...

Great collection and I love that there are memories of your mother tied to them. That's what makes them even more special.

Karie's Chic Creations said...

alYou have a beautiful collection of milk glass. I too am a collector. Love it. Thanks for sharing and you have a wonderful blog. Karie

Babs said...

Karen, What a great collection of milk glass!! Don't you just love "re-discovering" things you packed away and the family memories that go with them? Thanks so much for your encouraging comments on my new blog. I'm glad you like family history and genealogy as they're also favorites of mine even though I didn't include that in my info. Thanks again.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Karen! You have some lovely pieces of milkglass! I think it is so prety and have just a few myself. Glad you found a punch bowl to match! Thanks so much for visiting my neighbor's new blog! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

I agree what a wonderful collection you have.You have them displayed so beautifully.Really like your blog!

Shelia said...

Wow, Karen! What beautiful pieces of milk glass you have and you have them displayed so lovely in your china cabinet! I've never seen a punch bowl before. It's so pretty!
Thank you for your kind comments on my post. Yes, it's a lot of work searching for ancestry, but so rewarding!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

linda t said...

I love milk glass too Karen.
And thanks for all your great tool box decor suggestions. I love your ideas, especially the tall mismatch salt & pepper shakers.
Thanks Karen!

Laura said...

Karen you have outdone yourself.
Everything looks stunning!

I am not surprised you love milk glass- since we both like so many of the same things!


Pam said...

I just saw one of those fruit compote bowls at the thrift store today. Now you're making me want to go back and pick it up. I love milk glass, but don't have very much of it ... yet.

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Karen, I love your milk glass collection! Love your dazzling arrangement and what a treasure to know that most of the pieces were a treasure to your sweet mother too!


Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I love milkglass. I have some but nothing like your lovely collection. Gorgeous! It really is fun to pull out things you haven't seen in a long time.
You have it displayed so beautifully.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there~ Love your beautiful collection of milk glass! It is gorgeous displayed all together! So neat to have the memories with your pieces too. Thanks for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Donna said...

Your milk glass collection is just gorgeous! And the fact that most were your mom's makes them even more special! My favorite is the covered butter dish, I've never seen one like it! Too bad about your punch mishap!! I saw a milk glass punch bowl and cups a few weeks ago at the Salvation Army, in pristine condition. I had to force myself to walk away from it!!

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