Saturday, August 1, 2009

sophisticated traditions: milk glass

i have been surrounded by milk glass my entire life. used for simple centerpieces, festive drinking glasses, placed ALL OVER my grandmother's home...i have seen these lovely treasures for decades and had no idea what i was looking at. once i started decorating a home of my own, i realized how much i loved it and what a wonderfully sophisticated tradition it had become for me.

milk glass comes in many forms--dinnerware, lamps, vases, even jewelry. pieces range from intricate and ornate to incredibly simplistic and you can find it in pale, milky blues, greens and oranges, even brown and white--but my favorite is the classic white.

here is some eye candy to inspire you.
...happy sophisticating...

a truly classic collection. even piled onto basic white shelves, doesn't it look darling?

one of the most classic designs--hobnail. it looks like stylish polka dots!

at an event--how sensational is this?! clean, pure...a lovely vintage touch that makes even the most simple floral arrangements look special.
photo courtesy of

even pottery barn has jumped on the bandwagon. these colored milk glass lamps are sweet and sophisticated.

a fabulous orange milk glass chandelier. so dreamy and makes me think of a creamsicle...
photo courtesy of house beautiful magazine, july 2009

these bathroom accessories by martha stewart would look so amazing in any bathroom.
photo courtesy of house beautiful magazine.

unbelievably darling. i l.o.v.e. the subtle stripes on the vase in the foreground. too fab.
photo courtesy of elseachelsea

this might be one of my favorites. SO simple but so SO SO sophisticated. darling!
photo courtesy of country living.

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