Thursday, April 2, 2009

Show & Tell Friday........Easter Novelties in Milk Glass, Tutorial # 3.

Time for Show & Tell Friday thanks to Kelli our hostess at ,http://kellishouse.blogspot.com/
. Be sure and check out her blog which is fun and see the other links for Show and Tellers
this week!

This week thought I would Show & Tell some of my Easter Milk Glass Novelties I have collected
in my milk glass collecting travels.
They are some of my favorites in my overall collection, because most are Victorian in era and also because they were usually given as something personal or as a gift.

I have several Milk Glass Bunny or Rabbit Covered Animal Dishes, many figural plates , egg cups , baskets and eggs.
They always come out this time of year from a cabinet to grace the open country shelves
in my kitchen.
(Click on any photo to enlarge and see closer)

My Easter milk glass collection also includes baskets by various makers, these two are both
by Imperial Glass Co. Also several Rabbit or Bunny covered animal dishes, which are very collectible. Animal dishes being one of the most sought after for collectors.

More of the collection. Some other plates, egg cups etc.
I just found another little egg cup ( center of the photo) with the handle and chick
face coming out of it at a antique mall for $3 , good find.

More of my collection. Some egg cups with chicks on them, covered sleigh
dish with chick in egg

I only have a few blown glass Easter eggs in my collection. They are very collectible and
desirable to collectors. Many were given as gifts especially in the 1800s.

Another favorite plate with little chicks on it. Still has most of it's
original paint work also. Easter Greetings was written across the top.
Wonderful shell and scroll border around the edge on this one.

Bunny plate, I was trying to get a close up to show you the 2 D mold work to this one, as it
sticks out from the plate. Bunny with fur that almost looks real and clover.

One of my favorite finds. Westmoreland Specialty Co. Chick Emerging from Egg
on Basket Base with most of it's original paint.
Would have had more flowers and maybe some words painted in the front round panel.
But in amazing condition concidering this is a Victorian piece.
Years ago I was out for a girls day with a friend. She and I were antiquing etc.
We drove past a garage sale sign and I said " you want to stop?", sure she said.
Alot of things were just layed out on blankets on the ground under trees at this sale.
I looked past a couple blankets and spied this little beauty setting there on the ground on the blanket. I moved past another garage saler quickly and grabbed it up, so thrilled to have found such a treasure just laying there!
I didn't even question the sellers $8 price tag as I knew what I had.

Bunny plates, same plate, one with most of it's original paint and one without paint.
The one on the left is one of my favorite pieces in my collection.
Both are marked on the back Pat. Applied For.
Hope you enjoyed seeing a few treasures I enjoy!


mishebe said...

Gosh you have the cutest colections. i love the rabbit dish. mishelle

merilyn_lee said...

You have the most wonderful Easter collections that I have ever seen.
I love the plate with the painted bunny and the dish you found at the garage sale!!

Smilingsal said...

Your collection is huge and cute! Thanks for sharing. Happy Show and Tell Friday. Here’s mine:

Hootin' Anni said...

Everything looks so Eastery and so pretty with the white milk glass. Springy!!!

My Show n Tell is some of my treasured roses and amaryllis this week. Come by and enjoy the sweet fragrance and beauty.

Happy Friday.

Sandra said...

Every time I see milk glass I'm reminded of my growing up years as my mother had a lot of it. Very pretty!

Simply Heart And Home said...

Your milk glass collection is priceless! :) I have a pink milk glass bunny very similar to your dish. Thank you for sharing with us.


A Hint of Home said...

You have so many beautiful pieces. I love milk glass.

LBP said...

Wow you have an absolutely beautiful collection of milk glass Easter decor! I only own a couple pieces of milk glass. A Westmoreland basket and a small candy dish.


marty39 said...

Such a beautiful collection. I can't pick a favorite, I think they are all just wonderful. I love the whole collection and havn't seen anything like them. Very pretty. Hugs, Marty

Julie said...

All I can say is "WOW"...your milk glass collection is unbelievable. I have a question...How many pieces do you have?? My favorite is the one you found for 8.00 at a garage sale...what a steal!!! This weekend is the City Wide Garage Sale...wish me luck...Julie

Susan said...

The post on your milk glass are so interesting and you put so much work and effort into the tutorial. Thanks!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Your milk glass collection is truly superb. So often I see collections of that cheap stuff you get from the florist, not that there's anything wrong with that, but yours are in a whole different category. Yours are a treasure.

Mrs. Miles said...

Visiting you via Kelli's Show and Tell blog train!

Ohhh one of my DEAREST friends has a milk glass collection - but nothing near yours! Wow - I'll have to direct her here!

Thanks for taking the time to show us!

Jackie said...

These items are so lovely. Fit for a Queen. :) I just love all the bunnies and chicks. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Jax in Alaska

P.S. Come on over to my blog for more Show & Tell fun.

ann said...

Yes,I really did enjoy this.Thank you...Ann

Susan B said...

You have a lovely milk glass collection! Thank you for sharing it.

~CC Catherine said...

Linda, What an adorable collection of milk glass. I just started collecting a few pieces myself. It's amazing, we rec'd an heirloom vase of my husbands Grandma last Sept., and ever since I've been drawn to it. Yours is so fabulous, especially the ones with the bunnies! ;) ~CC Catherine

Anonymous said...

Beautiful bunnies! I inherited a lot of milkglass from my mom, but have not yet had time to unpack the boxes and see what's in them ... now I'm hoping for some bunnies along with the hobnails and candy dishes :o)

30 Days of Junkin' in April

carolinajewel said...

I absolutely love your Easter Milk Glass. I have learned so much from you! :D Jewel

Bellamere Cottage said...

Holy cow, Linda! You have the biggest milkglass collection EVER!!! My daughter and I went to Snohomish today....not far, huh?.....anyway, there was a little antique store on the main street that had an adorable little milkglass basket. Very cute......I think it was under 15.00......

Thanks for your kind words about my little guy. I love him so much. I rarely cancel a Tuesday, but if I do he asks his mom where they're going to go......and says "it IS my special day".....I hope every Tuesday all of his life he'll remember these days and feel loved. During the summer I keep him from Sunday afternoon until Tuesday night. I love having the time with him. They grow up so darn fast. I don't want to miss a THING! I even go to his Dr. appointments.

Hugs to you!

http://collectible-glass.com/ said...

Thank you for the beautiful Easter display! Your milk glass is gorgeous. Happy Easter!

Joy said...

what a beautiful collection you have. I love milk glass.