20 Feb Milk Glass Centerpieces and Tablescapes
I’ve been a fan of Milk Glass for as long as I can remember. We had a few pieces that my mom used for special occasion flowers when I was growing up, and I’m pretty sure every one of my aunts had at least a bud vase or two. Aside from it being white, I think the appeal for me comes from the simplicity of it.
Milk Glass was first created in Venice in the 16th century, and gets it’s milky white color from the addition of opacifiers such as tin dioxide or bone ash. It’s been used to make everything from dinnerware to salt and pepper shakers. And while it comes in other colors, white is the most popular (although you’ve gotta love the vintage mint pieces… so awesome). The best part about Milk Glass is that it’s so versatile. It can be used in elegant settings, as well as rustic and casual centerpieces. It creates texture, adds depth, and can be paired with other clear glass pieces.