Saturday, May 7, 2011

For the Love of Milk Glass : Get the Country Living Look for Less

Adorable Glasbake Mug with Herb Print from UpCountryVintage.

Milk glass.  Whether you love it or hate it, it's still readily found and can make a great addition to your vintage home.  Anchor Hocking's Fire King tends to be hot (or not) depending on the pattern and style. I recently found a complete set of primrose that made it's way down south, as it's still very much adored.  Although the wheat patterns of the 1960's may be out, the fifties styles and old mugs are still a great adornment to a vintage diva's kitchen.
Fun and Colorful Anchor Hocking Fire King Mugs by Lagelle.

Then we have the Glasbake and Pyrex bakers, which are still a favorite (if you want to consider Pyrex an actual milk glass).  You could collect these things for years and then happen across some pattern on a baker you've never seen before.  The best part? They are fully functional and still cook a mean casserole!
Pyrex's   "New Holland" " patterned covered baker, from Housing Authority.

Lidded Glasbake Baker from SuzyDdesigns.
Then we have the ultimate in home decor, get the Country Living look for less, growing your favorite flowers and herbs in milk glass planters. From hobnail to art deco, these are still able to be had at a good price.  Not to mention bud vases and the like, to make your retro home the upscale vintage magazine page!

Bargain: Trio of Planters, $18 from OakHillVintage
Bargain: Two Deco Bud Vases $15 from RetroChalet!

Alas, the best part of collecting milk glass is there is no rhyme or reason, no guidebook and nothing that says you can't mix it up a bit.  Take for instance this set of three mix matched bowls, these would look great in a country kitchen full of herbs, potatoes and apples!
I love this set of mixed matched bowls from The Fancy Lamb.

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