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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Got milk (glass)

I was over at my mom's last week and she wanted to show me some wall sconces she saw in last month's issue of BHG that she thought would look nice in her master bedroom.

Adjustable Arc Sconce from Pottery Barn


It turned out they were from Pottery Barn (easy to get and not too expensive) and so my husband and I went over on Sunday to install them for her. No, I didn't take any photos - oops, I didn't even think about taking any. But what I did want to show you was the cute little piece of vintage (Fenton?) milk glass I picked up from her house while I was there.


She has a nice little collection of it - it belonged to her mother and it is all hidden behind cabinet doors. I thought I would borrow one of the pieces and enjoy it for a while. Isn't it pretty?


I found a hobnail square footed planter just like it on Ebay and it was selling for very little. I guess they don't hold much monetary value. But it has a nice sentimental value for me and that is all that matters.

11 comments:

lizziefitz said...

Borrow! Lol hope she doesn't read your blog.

Robbie said...

I am such a sucker for vintage milk glass, lucky you!!!

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

I love milk glass. I have some pieces from my mom and love them!

SHCInsideOut@gmail.com said...

Lizziefitz you are so funny. She would love if I would take ALL of it ... I just don't 'need' any more stuff - I feel like I have too much in my own cupboards, haha. So I told her I would just 'borrow' it and she would have to take it back when I was tired of it. That may not happen ... it is pretty cute! ;D

Holly said...

So pretty and meaningful. My Mom had a small Fenton gravy boat that my aunt had given to her. I'm also borrowing it for a little while. I've been filling it with small candy around major holidays. It's a small addition that packs a lot of pretty punch. Enjoy!

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Tiffany @ Savor Home said...

I have always loved those sconces at PB. I bet they look great in your space! I borrow stuff from my mom often, too. :)

amy walters said...

Love the milk glass!!! I was recently gifted a beautiful old milk glass bowl from an elderly man my friend knows. I've been meaning to blog about it, but haven't gotten around to it! I might just have to put some fire under me and do so!

PriscilaPetersDecor said...

Love vintage. It's pretty, indeed.
Happy weekend!

Marcus Design said...

The milk glass piece looks fab! As does the whole vignette, it's all so lovely.

Sherri, I have to thank you so much for your kind comment and for sharing my brothers song! He was so blessed by that!! I appreciate your words and I'm sorry I have been so absent over here, I have been struggling to even post on my blog as I work through all of my schoolwork and I've been a terrible blog friend because of it! Big hugs to you and a happy weekend :)

Nancy xo

annie said...

Gosh, I hope you don't have to give it back...it looks perfect right there!