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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Milk Glass

Even though Coloradolady is a year older, she is still able to feature some great vintage treasures. The best way to see some of those grand old things is go to http://coloradolady.blogspot.com.

This is an antique dry-sink that I was fortunate enough to get from my late in laws. My father-in-law was a skilled carpenter. He made just a few minor repairs. It is in its original state except for a touch of stain.

The two little lamps are Hobnail milk glass. They are from around the 1940-50's time frame. They needed new shades when I got them. The man at the shade place said they were very old and hard to find. They did not make them like this anymore. Solid wood was used between the milk glass.

Just to show you "if it is not broken, don't fix it" is my philosophy, this milk glass ceiling light has been here since the late 60's. All these things are in one of my bedrooms. I call it my antique room as everything in it is just that.

33 comments:

Red Gate Farm said...

I love milk glass. I actually have a small lamp very similar to your pair. I've been collecting milk glass for a few years now. I actually started with jadite but it is rather expensive for the real stuff. I found that I can find milk glass anywhere and usually for not much. Many of my pieces have come from estate sales and thrift stores for under $1.

And you're right about not fixing something that "ain't" broke :)

~Chris

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Oh that is gorgeous.No don't change a thing.Thanks for sharing these.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Very pretty! I have an old lamp that I think has a milk glass base! I love it! ♥

Annesphamily said...

This is so beautiful~ You are so blessed with all these gorgeous treasures. My late sister Pat loved the milk glass. Everytime I see it I think of her. Love to you Anne

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

LV everything is perfect. Love the milk glass lamps.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Kim K. said...

Your milk glass collection is divine. Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting on my Easter decorations. I'm looking forward to exploring your blog further.

Rosie said...

What a gorgeous dry-sink!! I love old milk glass. It's so clean and fresh looking.

mommaof3 said...

awesome!

Maureen said...

I love your antique room. Milk glass and wood (oak I think) make for a warm atmosphere.

Ginny said...

The hobnail milkglass is stunning!! I haven't seen any in many years. Maybe they don't make it anymore.

Bethe77 said...

I love milk glass. I had some when i got married the first time. I had no idea what it was and sadly got rid of it. At that time it wasnt my perferred style. Boy I wish I had it now.
Blessings

George said...

Each of these milk glass pieces is beautiful. I like your philosophy "if it is not broken, don't fix it".

Sandi (Meme) said...

I'm a BIG fan of milk glass. I started collecting when I was in Jr. High, and that was awhile back! Have a wonderful week. Sandi

Coloradolady said...

I don't think I have ever noticed that light...now how is that possible??? I like it and your lamps!! But I adore that scale!! ;)

Happy VTT!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

funny...I just did my VTT and my post was milk glass vases!
your lamp is something I have never seen before!

Tete said...

My mom had a table lamp like your hanging one. We had a lot of milk glass and hob nail. Mom liked it a lot.
Love your dry sink. I don't have one and the ones I have run across need some help and redone. Your's looks like it's in wonderful shape.
Hugs - Tete

Sarah said...

Lovely LV! My mom just gave me my first piece of milk glass a few weeks ago---a lidded candy dish. I think it's beautiful!

HaPpY vInTaGe ThInGiE tHuRsDaY!
Sarah

Debbie Smith said...

I love all things antique! Especially great furniture such as these pieces!
Lucky girl!
Have a fabulous day!
Debbie's Travels

Rein said...

What a lovely room!

Natasha said...

The lamp is incredible! The milk glass looks amazing.

Hope you have had a lovely week.

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Rebecca said...

Beautiful washstand! Great milk glass pieces -love those lamps!

Becky K. said...

Wonderful!
This brings back a funny memory. My mother once decided that she could improve our milk glass lamps by painting flowers on them. They looked so bad...painting on the bumps wasn't all she thought it would be....but that lamp stayed that way for years!
I learned that it is best to let the beauty of milk glass speak for itself! lol

Danica said...

I love that wood piece. So beautiful!

I didn't know that was called Hobnail. My mom use to have that around growing up.

Thanks for sharing!

Crystal said...

The glass is beautiful but I love the dry sink!!! What a gorgeous piece of furniture!!!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi LV, My mom used to own a similar lamp of milk glass... I have no idea what happened to that little lamp.... Wish I still had it..

Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

Sunny Simple Life said...

Lovely and I love that scale!!! I prefer old things to new any day. They make things so cheaply nowadays.

jeanne said...

Love your post today and milk glass is always a great look. Your wash stand is awesome. I have one almost like it. Hanging vintage cotton towels on the top looks great too. especially the pretty ones.

Happy VTT.
Hugs, Jeanne

Nana Moon Shop said...

Hobnail milk glass is one of my favorite things. I haven't seen these lamps with wood inbetween, only metal. What a lovely dry sink and the hanging lamp is beautiful. It all makes for a very inviting room.
~Danylle

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

LV,
I am in live with the dry sink. I have always wanted one! And your milk glass pieces are so pretty!

Hugs,
Debbie

Dragonfly Treasure said...

I love milkglass too! My very first piece was a hobnail milkglass vase....but it held bubblebath, I was about 9 or 10. Loved it ever since!
*hugs*Deb

Karie's Chic Creations said...

The milkglass lamps are gorgeous. I too love milkglass and have several pieces. Thanks for sharing. Karie

Patsy said...

I love antique furniture and it's even more special when it's a family piece. The milk glass is wonderful too. My favorite aunt collected milk glass and now I'm wondering what happened to it as she didn't have any heirs.

GardenofDaisies said...

I love your milk glass lamps!! I have one in our bedroom. Wish I could find a pair like yours for our daughters room. I need to keep my eyes peeled at the garage sales this summer.