Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A Vintage Milk Glass Table

Milk glass isn't as popular as it once was, and I'm not sure why. It tends to fall into love it/hate it camps. I'm in the love it camp. There are some beautiful patterns and well made glass done in white. Also, it's versatile and easy to decorate with, since white matches just about anthing. We're going to decorate a table with vintage milk glass. White "pops" better against a darker color, but in honor of mother's day, let's put a pink tablecloth on our table. If you don't have pink it's okay to change it, again, this speaks to the flexibility of milk glass.
Let's start with a Paneled Grape vase listed on Etsy by BlueHouseVintage. There's enough of this Westmoreland pattern available that you could do the whole table with it, but I like to mix and match. Make sure you put some pretty pink flowers in there for mom:

Now we need some plates, jadeitekate on Etsy has the perfect style of plate to go with our pink/white table:

We need some glasses for water, juice, or mimosas, depending on your mom. These are from my store, Modred12 on Etsy:

And finally, let's add some napkin rings for mom, even if they aren't glass. This is a great buy from NewEnglandVintage on Etsy, you even get the napkins:

What mother wouldn't want a nice brunch at this table? Of course, make sure she doesn't cook or lift a finger, it would defeat the whole purpose. If you're not a fan of all the vintage items above, or have some items of your own you would want to use, that wouldn't be a problem at all. Vintage glassware, in fact most vintage items, are flexible enough the you can mix and match modern with vintage. Good quality vintage truly does have a timeless quality about it, and can fit into any area of your house. I hope you enjoy my vintage table.


Cathy said...

Thank you so much for choosing and posting my pretty vintage napkins and napkin rings on your blog. Everything is lovely.

xo Cathy

TexasEagle said...

I like your style!

April said...

I love milk glass... the husband hates it ♥