There's a sale on laced edge milk glass at our Etsy store. Good, old pieces with intricate openwork, like wintry white snowflakes on Christmas morning. Or a sweet celebration supper come evening.
Compotes abound at prices 15-20% off. For a no-fail centerpiece, fill them with fruit, candy, or beautifully wrapped gifts.
Fantastic candlesticks, big and small, for year-round chic.
For the flower-challenged, skip something fresh in favor of sweet, like pretty peppermint pillows in a delicate laced edge dish.
Six salad plates of a similar style are topped with napkins wrapped in paper strips, like gifts for your guests.
And to drink, wine in unusual milk glass goblets, water in laurel leaf etched glass.
Though vintage, their combination is eclectic and fresh.
On my tables, I love to mix more than match. A set of Rogers silverplate knives mixes beautifully with any flatware, traditional or modern. Czechoslovakian salt cellars with handblown spoons are jewelry for the table.
Plenty of wintry white sparkle for the table, hand-picked from me to you, on sale now.
As always, so beautiful, Eddie. All of these pieces could go so “grandma”, but you keep them looking timeless and even young and fresh. Love that.
Is there any way you could do a post on milk glass– how to identify the good stuff from the not-so-good. I always buy the bowls like the small one you have on the tablescape, and anything else I find with a beautiful shape, but I have no idea how to identify the old vs. new. Thanks!
What beautiful pieces!! I am going to look at your etsy store right now!
What perfect timing, these plates go with the lace wrapping paper.
Eddie & Jaithan — love the freshness of these pics and how wonderful the lace dishes look. Also love, of course, your use of Paper Source’s Candy Canes giftwrap:
We have such fun with this paper at the stores and it’s great to see the “Eddie touch” applied to it!
It’s so funny the post that these pieces could go so “grandma” because I got most of my milk glass pieces from my grandma. (:
Love the unusual selections in your shop…
I agree with the other poster I’d love to see a post on identifying milk glass and age.
I’m loving that photo of you with the magnolia garland!
I particularly love the lacy compote dishes!
Happy Holidays to you!
I want it all! Is it too late to write Santa a letter?
since christmas is almost over these would be perfect for valentine’s day too!
How utterly festive and elegant! Beautiful – just beautiful! xoTrina
So pretty in white and red – you know, the colors of the Polish flag….lovely reminder!
May the sweetest Santa land on your rooftop and shower you with plenty of inspiration for the next year!
Happy holidays, Eddie and Jaithan, and a happy New Year!!!
I learn so much every time I visit. Great snaps on milk glass it is so feminine in a timeless way. Perfect for a hot summer wedding on the beach.
I too would love a milk glass tutorial. I buy it every time I find any at thrift stores. I just bought a compote that appears to be identical to the one you have…but it was $2. Is there a difference in the one you feature that explains the vast price differential? I know you can get great bargains at thrift stores but they tend to mark things a bit higher when they have something that is a collectable. Sometimes the various milk glass pieces I have have different variations of white coloring- does this mean different ages, etc?
Thanks for a great blog- I love seeing what you put together.
In case I dont get back here this week…I want to wish you and Jaithan a very Merry Christmas…
Thanks for all the wonderful posts…I look forward to many more in 2010
Eddie & Jaithan
HOW ROSS IS THAT!!!
The other day we stopped by a little consignment shop and saw four French chairs that just needed some fresh paint and a instant patina and new fabric to match!!! Check’em out
Ps: luving the photo of you with the magnolia garland!
What beautiful ideas! I caught your Christmas special over the weekend and I have to honestly say that your room was my favorite! It was traditional and beautiful and I LOVE that you did it on such a budget.
thanks for posting these beautiful table scapes and sharing your milk glass collection. I blogged today about it and linked to your photos! Hugs and Blessings! ~Cheryl