Saturday, February 12, 2011

Remember My Milk Glass Punch Bowl?

Several months ago I was thrilled to find this punch bowl
in Brenham, Texas. It has 12 punch matching cups.
It reminded me of my mother's punch bowl that she used
for many years. Somehow the punch bowl was lost. All that
remained was the pedestal.. or base.



Here is a picture of my mother with the long-lost milk glass
punch bowl. My mother was the ultimate hostess!
There isn't a piece of milk glass that doesn't remind me of
her style of entertaining.
Well... today was a special day for me!
 

I found a punch bowl that is exactly like my mother's!
It did not come with the base, however, that did not matter. I still had my mother's!
The really special part to this was that it came from some of the sweetest friends I have. One of them you may know well.
Laura from White Spray Paint and her daughter, Lauren, are milk glass collectors.
Lauren had purchased the punch bowl sometime back
and because she has other milk glass punch bowls, she
decided she could part with this one. It was displayed in one of her Market Days that she and her mother participate in.
Right away, I got word to her that I would love it if she would set this punch bowl aside for me.
What has probably been about a 15 year quest for this
punch bowl, I am thrilled to pronounce the search over.
Thank you to two very sweet ladies!!


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13 comments:

Deb said...

oh Karen that is so exciting..I love milk glass too...

Julie Harward said...

That is so wonderful...what a find..perfect in every way! ;D

Theresa said...

Oh how wonderful! I DO remember that punch bowl AND the picture of your Mother with the REAL one! How special that you NOW have the set like your Mother had! I can see you smiling from Georgia... Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

Here is where I was on my break, go look:)
http://theycallmeganky.blogspot.com/2011/02/im-baaaaaacccccckkkkk.html

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your punch bowl is stunning. What a fabulous find to have one exactly like your mothers. Love her picture also. Congrats, this is super. Hugs, Marty

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Karen...I am so thrilled for you!! Isn't it just wonderful how the Lord provides for all our little heart's desires!! I enjoyed the first punch bowl post and now this one even more.

Blessings!
Gail

A Vintage Chic said...

How wonderful, Karen! So glad you found the perfect bowl and I love the picture with your mother--the perfect hostess!

Hope your Valentine weekend is just lovely, my friend!

Julie

Kathy said...

How very cool!

From the Kitchen said...

Karen: I do remember when you posted that photograph of your mother! What a wonderful outcome to your quest. Enjoy!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Best,
Bonnie

Celestial Charms said...

So glad to see you have finally found this. What happy memories you will have, everytime you glance at it. Here's hoping there are many celebrations to come, in which this punchbowl will front and center of!
Happy Valentine's Day!
Maureen

LV said...

What a great punch bowl story. I enjoy hearing these type situations. You were lucky finding one that matched. I notice you mentioned Brenham, Texas. My sister has a good friend that lives there. I think their name is the John Barnhill. He was a big shot for Blue Bell for years.

Laura said...

I am so glad this all happened!

It is all so much fun-

Laura

My Crafty Little Page said...

It must have been meant to be! I have a punch bowl like the 2nd picture, but it's pink milkglass that I bought in Harlingen years ago! Are the orchards blooming yet? Nothing like the smell of orange blossoms in March. ;) Nancy

Anonymous said...

Something of a glass expert here.

So very glad to hear your story. Here's a picture of the original box:

http://www.antiquesnavigator.com/d-303294/vg-milk-glass-mckee-concord-eapc-punch-bowl-set-10pc-.html

(I am NOT affiliated with that site at all.)

So we learn that your Mom's set is called "Concord" and that you need 12 cups - maybe your quest isn't over yet. LOL!

Very glad to see the base shown correctly. Yes, it has more wobble that way, but matches the box and Mom's picture. Since it is a bit wobbly, that's why we have lots more bases than bowls. Maybe Mom's broke in a fall?

The first set you show is called "Vintage" by Anchor Hocking. "Vintage" as in wine-making, not as in a vintage antique.

Regards, Rob in Denver