Saturday, October 31, 2009

Lovely Milk Glass

I love the delicate and feminine look of  vintage milk glass. It's a great item to carry in my shop because it's something I can always rely on finding and something I know people look for. I love using it as a serving piece for cupcakes and candy, or for a bunch of bright pink peonies!

I thought I'd talk a little bit on the history of this adorable houseware:

Milk glass originated in Venice, Italia in the 16th century. However, back then milk glass came in all different colours including yellow, brown, black, pink and blue.
Milk glass became popular during the end of the 19th century in France.

During the early 20th century, also known as the American Gilded Age, milk glass was synonymous with the cultural prosperity of the wealthy American culture. It is known for the delicacy and elegance and was often seen on dressers and shelf tops in upper-class American homes.

and here are some milk glass pieces from my Etsy shop :)...

There you have it - milk glass!