Friday, May 25, 2012

Milk Glass

Whilst perusing the Primrose Bakery website a little while ago these green cake stands caught my eye. I was struck by the minty cool colour of the glass and the way it popped against the pale pink cake. I vowed to keep my eye out for just such an item when I'm next perusing in an out of town antique shop.

Images from the Primrose Bakery.

A couple of weeks later I was browsing in Liberty when I found myself on the fourth floor. This is now home to lifestyle brand RE offering 'raRE, REmarkable, REcycled, REscued and REstored homewares and accessories'. They also have a little shop in Corbridge, Northumberland and you can visit their website here.

RE specialise in selling all my favourite things - vintage cake tins, blancmange moulds, little hand made brushes for sweeping up, painted glassware, candles that look like pieces of cake, antique furniture and all kinds of other aesthetically pleasing items. And what did I spy winking at me from across the room?

Images from Re-Found Objects

When I visited they had a beautiful jade green cake stand, pitcher, lemon squeezer and tumbler. The glass is really heavy, chunky and beautifully moulded. Is there a word for when something just feels really satisfying in your hands? Sadly all the items came with a rather heavy price tag too so I was forced to leave them behind.

A moments Internet research informed me that this is actually thing. It's called Milk Glass and is made in the USA. You don't seem to be able to get it over here very easily at all and I cannot stop thinking about it. I want it all, immediately, bearing my cakes aloft and adorning my kitchen mantelpiece.

Ebay provided the usual catch 22 - either buy it cheaply from an American seller and pay through the nose to have it shipped over or pay through the nose straight up in England. If any of my comrades living out of town (you know who you are) should chance upon any milk glass in your local Princess Alice Hospice please do snap it up for me and I will reimburse you in the fullness of time.

It's not just in green either, you can also get it in milkshake pink!


 Images fromRe-found Objects

 Image via Pinterest

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