Monday, April 21, 2008

Milk Glass Multiples

The thrift store always has some of these vases sitting on the shelf by the front. A single vase is bland, even depressing, but lined up with its cousins, it packs a cheerful punch, and any cutting from the yard, garden, or roadside will look stylish when set out in a line.

These sweet spicy Sarah Van Fleet roses will only last a day or so, but then I'll cut some more from the overflowing bush, or cut fronds of fern, or tiny oak branches.

These footed dishes are another great thrifting find--great not because they are rare and costly, but because I can pick them up for a dollar or two, and set them in a row on my bathroom windowsill to hold pretty supplies. They look beautiful with the sunlight streaming through, and they are practical as well . . .

because you can drape necklaces over them!


Dianna said...

I've been picking up milk glass at the thrift store lately, too! What a great idea to put it in the bathroom. I might have to do that.

Grafted Branch said...

Now, if I can just find an old schoolhouse to convert, just so I can have windows in the bathroom. ;)

Beautiful. I'm inspired and will take a second look at the glassware section next time I'm at the thrift store.

Linda said...

Milk glass is beautiful and cheap. I have various milk glass items on top of my white microwave for a nice clean but pretty effect. I love the milk glass vases in a row. A great idea.

Kate said...

Lovely! are the Sara Van Fleet roses an easy variety to grow? I'm looking for a rose verity that is causal and will grow in the shade. The SVF roses remind me of the ones you see by the beach on Cape Cod.

Janna said...

Your milk glass collection is beautiful! I'm really drawn to the restful monotone, white-on-white patterns and decorating schemes. Very pretty! And I can't wait till *our* roses are blooming!... :D

good_to_be_home said...

Hello! A friend of mine directed me to your site. I also am a Christian woman with 5 children. I homeschool and I love being domestic, just like you. I do not sew, however, and am very impressed with your beautiful work.

I hope to visit your site often, if you don't mind.
Shanda, from CT

Julian said...

how pretty! Im going to look for some too! I like the way the sunlight plays on it.

Anonymous said...


I have several of these vases and other objects. Thanks for letting me know that they are milk glass.


Lora @ my blessed life said...

Milk glass is so simple and pretty. I have a set of pitcher w/glasses and a matching platter that I really love.
I love those beautiful roses in your vases, too!

Kimmie said...

Hi Anna;

I'd love to get together and go thrifting. I bet between us, we have a few fun places we could visit!

I am so glad God brought you into my life. You are a highlight!

mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted

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