Collecting and Displaying Milk Glass in Your Home

Today the Farmhouse Hens are displaying milk glass throughout our homes. Make sure you scroll to the bottom of this post so you can click around and visit my talented friends and be inspired by their fabulous milk glass vignettes.

I have struggled with the idea of displaying milk glass in my house because I wasn’t sure where to put it and how to group my collection together. I am fairly new to collecting milk glass and don’t have a very large collection but I am off to a great start.

displaying milk glass collection

I am drawn to the plain and simple color of the white glass, the various shapes and sizes not to mention all of the fun, pretty patterns.

displaying milk glass in kitchen

Since I frequent the local flea markets and thrift stores often, it’s fairly easy to find pieces to add to my milk glass collection but I’m kind of picky and have certain rules when it comes to making my purchases.

displaying milk glass bases and bowls

My first rule is price. I rarely pay more than $2 for a piece of milk glass.

My second rule is pattern. I am not a fan of the grapes and leaves pattern and will usually pass on those pieces.

My third rule is no more bud vases. Milk glass bud vases are probably the most common and abundant piece to find.

displaying milk glass bud vases

With that being said, on occasion, I have broken my own self imposed rules for purchasing milk glass.

If I find a rare or unique piece I will pay more for it. I paid $15 for a cake stand because I had never found one like it without chips or cracks.

displaying milk glass cake plate

Although I am not a fan of the grapes and leaves pattern I do have a few pieces because they were gifted to me. I did purchase a creamer because I wanted to use it as a planter.

displaying milk glass with plants

Bud vases are probably to most common milk glass pieces to find. I have plenty of milk glass bud vases in my collection but if I see a unique shape or pattern I will pick it up. Recently, I found a square bud vase for $3 at the thrift store.

displaying milk glass with various shapes and sized

For now, I am displaying my milk glass collection in my farmhouse kitchen but I like to move things around and this will probably be temporary home for my growing collection.

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9 comments

  1. Michelle James says:

    You are definitely off to a great start! I love the cake plate and never have come across one. I’m hoping when flea market season starts up again I will find some new pieces. Have a great day!

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