Monday, March 26, 2012

Milk Glass, I {heart} you!

About a week ago, I went to a couple of estate sales.  I'm always on the lookout for milk glass and other (affordable) treasures.  Mark stayed in the car so that Will and Ben could watch cartoons while I searched for treasures.  I was very successful in a very short time.

This first pedestal dish is my favorite find.  The lady who runs the estate sale said that she had never seen this pattern. (Dear aunt, I believe it was the interesting 80 yr old Pat!)  I was thrilled to have her compliment my purchase!  This lady has run numerous estate sales and for her to say that was just the validation I needed.  She also told me how to spot very old milk glass--hold it up to the light and you will see all sorts of colors appear in the rim.  That will let you know it's really old.

It was only $4.

I purchased the bowls at another estate sale.  I thought they might be useful when decorating for a party.

This piece had an interesting shape.  I don't have very many things that are square.  Again, I thought it might be useful to decorate for a party.

I like the scalloped edges.

The bowls and the square dish were $8.

All in all, I was happy with my finds and thought it was a huge success.  Mark was happy that it only took about 15 minutes at each stop and thought that was a huge success!  We each define success in different terms, ha!

5 comments:

  1. Oh My! I love all of these!!! Those bowls are beautiful! I am getting really excited for the big city-wide garage sales that will be starting around here soon!

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  2. I think you made some awesome purchases. Each one is very unique!!

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  3. Oh I love every single piece! You and I share a love of milk glass! If we are ever in the same state we can ditch the kids and hubbies and do some serious milk glass hunting :)

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  4. Love those pieces! They're totally unique and so beautiful.

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  5. Those bowls are DARLING! I'm so glad u left a comment, love your blog!

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