Looking for pretty vintage glassware for your home? Learn how to collect milk glass and spot the valuable stuff with these simple tips.
Milk glass has this timeless elegance that just won’t quit. Its soft, milky appearance gives it an air of sophistication, and it’s super versatile. It can blend into any kind of decor, from shabby chic to modern minimalist.
Now, how do you know if you’ve stumbled upon a milk glass gem? Well, there are a few things to keep in mind.
First, that signature white color should be consistent throughout the piece and should have a silky smooth texture. If it’s chipped or scratched, it might not be worth as much.
And if it looks grainy at all, it may not be vintage.
Next, look for intricate patterns. Some milk glass pieces have a textured style called “hobnail” (it looks like a bunch of evenly spaced bumps). Others might have delicately ruffled edges or even painted designs.
Several milk glass pieces have markings on the bottom of the piece with numbers or the company name. You can look it up using that marking.
The more detailed and well-preserved, the more it’s likely to make collectors weak in the knees.