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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Vintage Thingies Thursday – Hobnail Milkglass


This post is part of Vintage Thingies Thursday, sponsored by Lisa, the Apron Queen.

Milk glass was one of the Depression era products which provided lovely wares for people who could not afford porcelain goods. Production of milk glass was carried out for a number of decades by companies such as Westmoreland and Fenton. Some pattern names include Diamond, Diamond Quilt, Dolphin, Doric, Hobnail and Old Quilt. I will show just the Hobnail items in my modest collection of milk glass.

This first photo shows four hobnail patterned items – a covered box, medium size vase, a small dish, and a footed dish.



Both the small dish and the compote style dish have ruffled edges. This adds a touch of elegance and delicacy to the items.


The next photo shows a square vessel, and a covered jar – both with Hobnail decoration. Also pictured is a salt and pepper set I got last week at one of the local thrift stores for 25 cents. The pattern is similar, but I believe it is more a Diamond pattern.


The next three Hobnail items are Avon products.


Well, this is all I have time to share now. I plan to do a more extensive post and show the entire milk glass collection as it is displayed and stored.

Do come by for another visit soon. See more vintage things at the Apron Queen.

20 comments:

Amy said...

'They're beautiful! I haven't seen those before :-)

Angie said...

I love hobnail... I also love your blue & white. I have some of that too :)

Jennifer said...

Your collection is amazing!!! I only have a couple pieces in my collection. Thanks for sharing.

Grandma J said...

Wow, that's quite an extensive collection of milk ware. Very nice.

Coloradolady said...

I really love your milkglass collection. For some reason, everytime I see this type of glass I think of my grandmother. Great collection.

eileen said...

You really have a beautiful collection. I think the fluted dishes are my favorite. It was very nice seeing all yours displayed together like this.

Lidian said...

Those are lovely - I really like milkglass and yours is amazing!

Threeundertwo said...

I love hobnail! What beautiful pieces. The fluted ones are my favorite, and they are all striking grouped together like that.

CIELO said...

Good morning Carrie! I couldn't open the link you gave me of your window.... would you send it to me as an attachment. cielosky47@yahoo.com

Thanks

See you at the party!

cielo

ellen b said...

Hi Carrie,
What a fun collection. I like that you have a nice way to display it too. Enjoy...

splummer said...

Hi!!! Love your hobnail collection. I have a couple pieces, if my hubby hasn't sold them. Which he does from time to time.

Diane said...

I love hobnail milkglass... what a beautiful collection! I've never seen a bell before. I had two hobnail milkglass lamps in my room growing up. Must dig those out.

Vintage Mommy said...

My Nana who gave me the little porcelain doll had a collection of hobnail milkglass, too. Looking at these pictures makes me miss her.

skoots1mom said...

memories of my granny...
all my aunts got her milkglass when she died...
but I got her Cokesbury songbook!

beautiful collection...

Stephanie said...

I was a florist before I decided to stay home with my son, and milk glass containers were very popular for floral arrangements. All of the shops I've ever been in had a collection of these neat vases and bowls. Great collection!

Patty said...

Wow, Carrie, you have quite a collection! I had no idea there were different patterns. I love hobnail. I remember my grandmom had a dresser set in her back bedroom. We don't know what happened to it so I don't have any hobnail. Feel free to put me in your will. ;)

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Hi Carrie, thanks for stopping by and seeing my moms quilts. I love your collection, I have two pieces that I was going to post sometime, but yours are so bright, white and new looking. Very, very pretty.

Carrie said...

For my Friday Show and Tell post I'll cover my milk glass collection as a whole, showing how it is displayed and stored.

Kalianne@BygoneBeauty said...

The hob nail milk glass is very beautiful. I'm going to look out for it in Australia. It's feminine and lovely!

marybt said...

Milk glass is so pretty and feminine. What lovely pieces.