Monday, May 2, 2011
cabinets and glass
i received a lot of comments about my milk glass collection after this post. but the truth is, that isn't even my real collection :)
what was included in that post was just my $1-$4 thrift store purchases. i admit that i have quite a compulsion for milk glass, but my real love lies with a very specific type of glass. whenever i am thrifting, i really have my eye out for fenton hobnail milk glass. it is characterised by a rich milky color (think whole milk versus skim milk), and it typically sports a ruffled edge. it is pretty easy to spot although most pieces were never marked.
my dining room has a beautiful cabinet filled with my collection which i pull out and use every opportunity i can. the cabinet has 5 shelves packed with what you see above. my mom began collecting these in her 20's, so half of my collection was gifted to me from her, and the other half i have found here and there. besides their obvious beauty, i love collecting this because the price point is not typically very high. any given piece usually costs under $20 dollars, so it isn't breaking the bank. i do splurge every once in a while and buy pieces like the cake plate peeking out of the bottom of the above photo which was $60. this piece has been on my wish list for years, but for some reason, i have never splurged - maybe i need to put it on my birthday wish list :)
what things do you collect? was your love of that specific item passed on to you by a parent?