Saturday, February 2, 2008

Milk Glass and Old Red Books



I put tea light candles inside my milk glass compotes and
vases to give them a warm milky glow.
I really like old cheaply thrifted or found books
and if they have a red cover it is a bonus, in my opinion!!
All milk glass pieces were either inherited, found in the
trash or thrifted for a dollar or less
('cuz I'm a cheapie when it comes to thrifting!)
My red cupboard was pulled from the neighbor's trash. He even came out to help me load it up when I was driving Sweetie's truck. "One man's trash is another woman's treasure!" It is in the state in which I found it= twisted roping wood trim along the top, antique latch (which shows on the fronts of the doors when they're closed), and original paint. I just gave it a good washing.
I made the paper shelf edging out of the stock market reports pages of the local newspaper. I folded it accordian style, cut the scallop edge and punched it with my scrapbooking star punch.

11 comments:

Jillian said...

Hi! Great collection of vintage milk glass. Really "POPS" among the red.

Just wanted to let you know I listed things about me using my middle name...check it out when you get a chance.

:)

Mary Isabella said...

The red and white so pretty...Smiles

sister sheri said...

just lovely!

Lori said...

Amy, Gosh I loved this idea and post!! Where has my head been? I had never thought of doing what you did! I picked up several new pieces lately and will post them on Tuesday, Monday I'm posting some Valentine things around home! Take care, Lori

Deb said...

Hi Amy
You have a great collection of milk glass. My daughter collects it as well. I loved your idea of putting the little tea lights inside. It really does give off a milky glow! Over the weekend I hung the valentine garland I won from your giveaway last year. I was looking forward to putting that up :-}

Jillian said...

Hi Amy,

Would love to get your input on my new blog...Bella Rosa Antiques. I'm kind of surveying...before I go on an inventory buying trip. When/if you have a free moment out of your day...

Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

What a great collection! I am impressed! Lovely pics!
Blondie

Mary Lynn in Texas said...

Thank you Amy for your nice comment. I am still working on getting my header back on my blog in the size I want!!! You have a lovely blog, and I will be back also! Hugs,

Jillian said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog...your input is appreciated. We're off to go scout some vintage things!

Isn't Circle of Friends great???? I have lent my dvd to my step daughter and I may never see it again! But, awesome movie. I love imitating some of the lines.

Sharon Kay said...

I love the look you have in the white milk glass and the red books. I love the color red and what you have put together is so pretty it could be in a magazine cover.

(((((HUGS))))) sandi said...

I have really, really enjoyed finding such crafty, vintage blogs and clicking through the blogrolls. TREASURE, I tell ya! I'm learnin'! (((((HUGS))))) sandi