Sunday, July 27, 2014

Light Reveals Authentic Milk Glass

This was the start of 
my collection of milkglass.

My baby girl and her husband 
gave me this set for Christmas 
a few years ago.

My love affair with milkglass began 
in a little cottage called 
The White Rabbit.

It is a small cottage in my small town
located on the outskirts of the county
and almost hidden from view.
Mrs. Perry's favorite collection was milkglass and
she shared some of her knowledge with me. 

Milkglass is as diverse as the different opinions 
about it's originality.
Some experts claim that milkglass is not authentic
unless it is opaque while some disagree.

Small lights ran through the shelves
over, under and inside the white pieces
in the small cottage.
The light revealed the blueish tint of the glass.
Her claim was that "real" milkglass has a blueish 
or pinkish hue when held to the light.

Can you see the blue tint around the laced edge?
When held to the light, it is almost transparent.

I bid and won the square bowl on Ebay. 
I didn't really read the measurements. 
I bought it for $4 and thought I was 
getting a 3 or 4 inch bowl.

I was pleasantly surprised when I opened 
the box to find a nice 7-8 inch bowl.
At the time it was valued at $165.
Now completed listings on Ebay are around $65.

No matter the monetary value, 
it makes me smile. 
This makes it valuable to me. 

Most pieces of the milk glass that I own 
look opaque, but when held to the light
it presents with a translucent blue hue.

Light is amazing. 
Light reveals what is real and what is not.

"For no one can lay any foundation other than
the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.
If any man builds on this foundation using 
gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, 
his work will be shown for what it is
because the Day will bring it to light."
1 Corinthians 3:11-13

On the Day, that which is hidden in darkness
will be exposed by the LIGHT.


  1. Your pieces are all beautiful. We don't have milk glass over here in England, so it is always lovely to see it on others blogs! xx

  2. What a great lesson you've shared from the milk glass!

  3. I too love vintage milk glass... you have some beautiful pieces.

  4. That is quite a collection. I still have my mother's Milk Glass. It's not my favorite thing and only keep them because they where once her's (she died in 1966), so, I guess they're really old. I once collected pink glass items but sold them all when we moved to Georgia.
    Luv ~:)

  5. Morning, such beautiful pieces, love the pretty glass, Blessings Francine.

  6. I have a collection of Milk Glass and I love it. Not all of mine is as you describe, but I enjoy the unique pieces. Most of mine have been found in thrift stores and antique malls. Now I will be holding some of my pieces up to the light to check it out.

  7. Very pretty! Milk Glass has always made me smile, it makes me think of those chenille bedspreads, don't know why. LOL--GREAT POST! BLESSINGS

  8. I do love me some milk glass! Yours is lovely! I have a few pieces but really need to get it all out and check to see if it's! It probably is as it's pretty old. I have been thinking for a while now that I need to do a photo shoot of my small collection. Maybe some day soon I will!

  9. Just beautiful. I too love MilkGlass and have a few pieces including a set of glasses. Mine do have the blueish hue.
    Your collection is wonderful and what a special gift from the kids.
    Thank you for sharing and the great info.

  10. My mother-in-law always loved milk glass also, Bonnie. In fact the set that your daughter gave you is one of the first Christmas gifts my husband and I gave his mom after we were married!

    Your pieces are lovely!

    xo Dianna

  11. Beautiful pieces!! My youngest daughter collects milk glass...she thought your pieces were awesome.


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