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Milk Glass 101

Milk Glass 101

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I have a serious milk glass addiction!  I love it, if I see milk glass I can’t leave it behind.  My friend went to Missouri last week and brought me back some beautiful pieces.  I am so excited about it I thought I would share some of it with you.

So what exactly is milk glass?  I like to think of it as a milky opaque glass it isn’t see through but the light will shine through it creating the milk look.  Milk glass was first made in Venice in the 16th century and has grown in popularity since then.  It can be found in other colors like blue, pink, yellow, brown and black, but I am drawn to the white!
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While I do like to collect milk glass, I don’t necessary collect it based on value.  I really just love the look of it.  It is so unique and I get so excited when I find that perfect piece.  I am not an expert but I thought I would share with you a few of my favorite types and how to identify them.

I love when I find laced edge plates or bowls.  They are fancy and hard to find around here!  I feel like I have hit the jackpot when I find one that is all intact.

Milk Glass 101 by Start at Home Decor

I collect vases as well.  They are the easiest to find and the cheapest but they are so fun to use for staging items, I like to mix and match different styles.

Milk Glass 101 by Start at Home Decor

These milk glass urns are beautiful with flowers in them.

Milk Glass 101 by Start at Home Decor

This vase is Fenton Hobnail, it can be identified by the bumpy pattern on the outside.

Milk Glass 101 by Start at Home Decor
Gold edge milk glass is called Fire King and it is made by Anchor Hocking some of the gold edging can be 22k gold.

Milk Glass 101 by Start at Home Decor

I also collect oil lamps….my milk glass oil lamps are my favorites, and this one still works!!

Milk Glass 101 by Start at Home Decor

Milk Glass 101 by Start at Home Decor

And last but not least this beautiful lamp.  I have not been able to find much information on it yet…but it is my favorite.  If anyone knows more about this lamp please leave it in the comments!

Milk Glass 101 by Start at Home Decor





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