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Aurora, Ontario, Canada
I am a lover of all things created, history, travel, art and literature. I spend my time with family and friends, working hard and creating things, pretty much in that order. My passion is to make beautiful things to wear, mostly accessories, jewelry, belts, clutches, hair adornments, brooches etc. I create mostly using fabric , fibres, metals, jewels, pins, chain, clips, buttons and more. I have a shop on Etsy.com which I sometimes have a little trouble maintaining depending on the time of year and how busy I am. Check out my Etsy Shop www.etsy.com/shop/dressedtothe9s or click on the box on the left to go directly there.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

I'm Having a Relationship with My Milk Glass

I've been collecting Milk Glass for about 10 or 12 years. I always loved milk glass and it wasn't until I found Ebay years ago that I actually became fascinated with it.

Wikipedia describes it as an opaque or translucent, milky white or colored glass, blown or pressed into a wide variety of shapes. First made in Venice in the 16th century, colors include blue, pink, yellow, brown, black, and the white that led to its popular name.  The white color is achieved by the addition of tin dioxide or bone ash.

I can remember  my mom having a few pieces kicking around and it always caught my attention. My favorite is English Hobnail. I just love the way it looks. The photo below is from my collection. The basket piece is English Hobnail and this particular piece and the one next to it are a beautiful white. The covered compote is by Westmoreland and is called a Wedding Compote, apparently it was used for serving cake athough I'm not sure how exactly, it is not very big, maybe 8 inches high and 4-5 inches square.

This picture shows more English Hobnail (sugar and creamer) these are two more of my favorites. Also pictured here are a set of plates, another covered compote (I love these), a plant pot, a decorative bowl (standing in back), another smaller pot with fancy edge and a bud vase in back on the left.

Another covered shorter compote and plain Hobnail bud vase.

My collection has started to take over my china cabinet and I don't have much room left to collect more but the pieces I have mean a great deal to me and I think this glass will always be stylish.


  1. You have a very Nice collection! I can recognize some pieces that I have also.
    I hope to find more of these this summer.

  2. That's a beautiful assortment. Do you use them at table or are they for admiring only?

  3. Thank you. I always think that each piece has it's own personality! I do use them as much as I can, I think beautiful things should be used often.

  4. You have a beautiful collection. I remember my mom having lots of this type of glass too, it brought back lots of memories seeing your collection.