Monday, January 21, 2013

Winter White Milk Glass!

January is the month of the “Winter White Sale”.  I thought I would share with you my “Winter White”. I began collecting milk glass for one primary reason…it was inexpensive!  I have to be honest.  However, I soon fell in love with the simple beauty of milk glass.  Long ago, I read to collect what catches your eye and milk glass certainly catches my eye!  I used to scatter my collection around the house, but we purchased a three piece bookcase unit several years ago, separated the cases and I now have a happy home for my collection.  The third piece of the bookcase made its way up to the second floor landing to house a collection of books.  It makes a cozy spot for reading! The bookcase on the right also holds my youngest son's photograph he took and gave me one year for Christmas. It is a gorgeous picture and the white fits right in!  

I found this beautiful milk glass punch bowl in Philadelphia, MS at a small antique store.   I also use it to serve salads and it was recently borrowed and used at a vintage inspired wedding. 
I love cake plates and use these all the time.  Any dessert is transformed when served on a milk glass pedestal cake plate.  My collection of cake plates is up to five, but there is one elusive, stubborn cake plate that has been hard to find at a price I am willing to pay!    I still can dream....
 I think a pretty cake plate makes cakes, muffins,  or even cookies taste better. Don't these look yummy? These are my Mississippi Spice muffins.  Great anytime of the year!  Here is the link with the recipe:
Milk glass is also versatile.  Here a milk glass bowl holds gravy packets in the pantry.  
 Or how about pens and pencils at the desk?  
This punch bowl came from a large antique store in TN.  Funny how the memory of a purchase brings back other memories.  We were in town for the wedding of my cousin’s beautiful daughter, Erica.  Oh, how I wish I had discovered this fabulous antique store earlier, but all I had time for was a quick walk through and a few purchases. 
 And what self respecting farmhouse wouldn't have a few chickens?  
I received a pair of these lamps from a friend and fellow co-worker one year at our Christmas swap.  Wasn't I a lucky girl? That's my handsome Eagle Scout next to the lamp! Yep, I am a lucky girl!
White is the color most often associated with perfection, goodness, honesty, innocence, and a beginning.  
I am also reminded of the beautiful hymn, Whiter Than Snow, first published in 1872.  "Lord Jesus, I long to be perfectly whole; I want Thee forever to live in my soul. Break down every idol, cast out every foe. Now wash me and I shall be whiter than snow".   Whether your winter white is beautiful snow falling from the heavens, new cozy linens, sweet smelling paper whites in bloom, or like me...vintage milk glass, treasure the beauty in white. 
Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

20 comments:

  1. I am also a lover and collector of Milk glass and I loved seeing all of your pieces!

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    1. Hi Elizabeth,
      I would love to see your collection! As you can see, mine is a hodge-podge of items. Do you collect a certain type?
      Thanks for stopping by Still Woods!

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  2. I love your milk glass. You have a wonderful collection! I would love to have a cake plate like yours! Thanks for showing us.

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    1. Thanks Patty! I am always on the hunt for cake plates. Hope you can find one uou will love.
      Blessings from Still Woods.

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  3. Love the milk glass! I own several pieces plus have a few for sale in my booth at the flea market. Thanks for you kind comments and hope you will sign up to follow my blog.

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    1. Hi Bev,
      Thanks for stopping by. Yep, signed up today!

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  4. Oh my goodness you have such a wonderful and extensive collection! I just love it! I wish I had more room here for something like this..I'd be doing / collecting it in a heartbeat if so :)

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    1. I was lucky enough to have the space for the bookcases. They definitely come in handy. I am so glad that you visited Still Woods today. Come back anytime!

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  5. What a beautiful collection of white milk glass!! There is so much you can do with it to accent any time of the year!! Lovely!!

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    1. Hi Suzan,
      Thank you for your sweet comments. You are right, the white mixes well with anything. I especially love to use it around the 4th of July with red and blue. Thanks for visiting Still Woods and come back soon!
      Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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  6. Oh, your collection is so pretty. I love white and the translucent quality of milk glass (I'm obsessed with "opaline" these days, which was kind of a French version of milk glass). Thanks for stopping by the Little White House, your newest follower, Magali

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    1. I am so glad to have you as a follower! I have seen the opaline glass and it is beautiful. Since you are The Little White House, a collection of milk glass would fit right in!
      Blessings from Still Woods

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  7. What a lovely collection of whites you have! Whiter Than Snow reminds me so much of home and hymn-singing in church. I was quite delighted that you mentioned the hymn I actually sang it quietly in my seat (I'm typing this in a busy university lounge, skyscrapers and monstrous traffic only a few meters away). Alas, I have forgotten most lyrics. It's really been awhile now.

    Thanks for dropping by my nook. I'm happy to have done this return visit. I love farms, antiques and vintage things, and I enjoyed your post very much.

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    1. Hi Hazel,
      Thanks for visiting and please come back often. I am so glad that my mention of Whiter Than Snow brought back memories of home and had you humming. I love traditional hymns!
      Blessings from Still Woods

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  8. Hello Elizabeth. I am so happy that you stopped by and are now following my glad. It is so nice to welcome you. Thank you for your lovely comments. I love your collection of whites and translucent milk glass. It is so delicate and pretty. I am also gaga over your multi-poo. He is the cutest thing I have ever seen.. They are a blessing. Enjoy your little pooch..

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    1. I am so glad that you are gaga over my maltipoo! He is quite a character. He loves running with our two big labs. I am going to write a blog just about him soon.
      Thanks for stopping by and come back soon!

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  9. Love your milk glass collection!! I have the same punch bowl!! I bought it at a church flea market for $3.00!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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    1. What...$3.00? That is a great deal! I need to shop church flea markets. Thank you for visiting me and come back soon!

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  10. Quite a collection! I have a few pieces that were my mother's.

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    1. That makes them all the more special that they were your mother's. My mom collects amber glass, which is also quite lovely. Thanks for stopping by Still Woods!

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