Have you ever seen something on someone else’s Instagram feed or blog or in someone else’s home and just loved how it looked but when you had the opportunity to put it in your home you just passed it by each and every time?
Yup! That’s me and milk glass.
At the risk of having my house egged I will go ahead and admit that I don’t really care for a lot of the milk glass things I see except for the little vases…those I love when I see collections of them with wispy flowers or grasses in them, sometimes nothing in them, sometimes flags or some other random item stuck in them for seasonal decor.
I often see milk glass vases in my thrift stores when I am there looking for treasures but every time I pass them by. Why? I’m not really sure. When I see them sitting on the shelf in the thrift store, they really don’t appeal to me at all. Typically I am the sort of person who always sees beyond the here and now and sees the potential something has but I guess I have not been doing that with milk glass vases.
After perusing one of Emily’s (Le Cultivateur) recent blog posts showing her adorable mantel styled with some of her gorgeous milk glass vases (she has oh so many beautiful ones) in which she had placed flags for July 4th, I promised myself that the next time I saw some milk glass vases at the thrift store I would grab some.
I kept my promise too!
I found all 4 of these in one thrift store, all in one trip!
With an upcoming Thrift Store Challenge, what could be more perfect? I snatched them all up!
So you can see I spent a huge amount of money! A whole $6.96!
Now for what I am going to do with them for the moment in my home…..
This is the first surface that I have styled after unpacking some of the boxes and dragging out some of my favorite decor pieces like my vintage windows. It made perfect sense to put the vases here!
I’ve paired them with my oval frames, some vintage books, floral stems and of course vintage windows up on my mantel.
There’s really no end of ways I could style them and of course I will be adding to the collection now that I’ve gotten started!
I also managed to acquire a few new vintage books to add to my collection ranging from 1909 to 1936 for copyright dates. Aren’t they beauties?
The 4th milk glass vase I bought is across on the other side of the mantel paired with a pewter cup that I’m using as a vase as well.
I can’t believe I didn’t start collecting these beauties long ago!
Now let’s take a look at what everyone else found this month for the challenge….You can follow me on Pinterest and Instagram for even more ideas and great product deals. Follow my blog with Bloglovin