This wasn't even half of this woman's milk glass collection. She could have run a party rental store with the amount of stemware, crystal, and milk glass she had.
My collection started innocently enough a few years ago when I bought a couple hobnail milk glass containers. I really don't know what they are meant for but I've used them as planters, vases, and something to hold my jewelry making tools. I liked that they were white, I liked the hobnail design and the size was good. I had no idea what milk glass was.
My first pieces
A few months ago I decided I needed to have three of those containers. The next day I went to an estate sale and found an exact match. I think it was $1.
I used them for my monkey grass center pieces.
So sweet as centerpieces
Since then I've started picking up pieces at thrift stores when they are really cheap--like $3 or less (never more than $5)
After the hobnail vessels came this vase
I've been using them when we have people over for dinner. I have a main dessert then I fill the little compotes with assorted sweets and cookies to nibble on with coffee. I think they make the store bought cookies look so pretty.
When I saw this marked half price I had to have it.
The next week this cutie was also half price
I recently saw these dolphin candle sticks at an antique shop. I've never seen anything like these before. I figured they would go perfectly with my evolving collection.
My most expensive milk glass purchase yet - $14
But today I really crossed the line. I officially now have a collection. "Hi, my name is julie and I am a milk glass collector." The whole way home from the estate sale today I kept thinking about what I left behind. Should I have bought more of the little footed dessert dishes ? Was 6 juice glasses enough? Why didn't I get one of those cute little creamers? How much will be left on Sunday when everything goes half price? Am I becoming one of those people--you know a crazy collector? ..........I have to get back to that house.
Today I crossed the line - But I know I'll use them!
What do you collect? Do you ever worry about it becoming unhealthy?