When I was restyling my bookcase a couple weeks ago I realized my need for some pretty things to fill the spaces with. I love books and know that my library will expand over the years, but perhaps slowly because I only buy books I know I'm going to love. I hate paying for something and then realizing that I'm never going to pick it up again. So, instead, I borrow it from the public library first, then buy it later if it strikes my fancy. That way I know that my collection will be full of nothing but amazing literature.
Meanwhile, while I'm still building my library, my bookshelf needs something lovely to grace its shelves. And I've decided that milk glass would be just the thing. I've never been one for collections (I'm kind of a clutter freak) but I think milk glass is really gorgeous, has so many different forms and is functional to boot.
I'm really excited to start my search for pieces. I'll be looking for vintage finds in antique stores, yard sales and the like but if you're looking to start your own collection and don't want to hunt for pieces, there are also new bits of milk glass being made today. Here are a few favorites, old and new:
Do you have any collections you enjoy? How did you get started? Where and how do you display them?