Wednesday, September 7, 2011

milk glass glow...

This is a trick from my sister Molly.

The glow from milk glass with a tea light in it is so pretty.

Mixed with a little mercury glass and you have magic.

The first time I saw her mantel lined with milk glass and filled with candles
I scoured every GW in the area for some of my own.

This piece is one of my favorites.
Milk Glass is ususally pretty inexpensive at the thrift stores,
 but it sure makes an impact!

So tonight my mantel is all aglow.

lucky me.

I hope your evening is all aglow as well!

Theresa xoxo

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  1. oh how lovely! i never knew that "white" milk glass could give off such a golden glow! wow..i'm on the hunt!!

  2. Just beautiful, I don't think I would have thought of how pretty this could be. this time of year I start using candles again. xo Debra

  3. It looks beautiful...a great idea! It gives off such a pretty glow.

  4. Milk glass is one of my favorites too! Love your mantel-enjoy:@)

  5. That is just gorgeous Theresa! Who'd'a thunk it??? Wow - I'm impressed!! Glow On!! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  6. Oh wow!!! I am loving this!!!! Milk-glass....well of course it's a favorite here. I love the milk part and "she" loves the white glass. And now you've shown us this.....oh yes, gotta go dig up that milk-glass.....hmmmm......hope "she" didn't get rid of it.......would hate to see "her" have to go up to GW and buy it back MOL ;)

    Purrs for a great idea!!!!


  7. Its so beautiful Theresa I will have to try this during the holidays. Lovely Post


  8. I love this! I'm going to pull my milk glass collection out and do this. Thanks for the idea.

  9. That looks fantastic! I love it! That would look great this winter on my mantel!

  10. so warm and cozy, time to look for some milk glass!

  11. Beautiful,Theresa-
    it is not easy to find milk glasses here, but I have a few, and will use your wonderful idea-thanks- no glow here today-outside that is----"Rain,rain go away..."

  12. Loving all the milk glass. Drooling over the mercury glass too! Both are my favs! The mantel looks so pretty all aglow. I see talent runs in your family!

  13. Hands in the air...this is a stick-up. I am stealing (not borrowing) this it! I have my mother's milk glass and I've held it up to the light to see the fire, but with great idea I can see it all the time. Thanks for sharing!!

  14. BEAUTIFUL!!! and I'll be featuring you on my new blog in the next few weeks!!!

  15. So pretty! I have a bunch of milkglass and I think I can finally break some out with my boys destroying them! Most are either from my mom or garage sales.


  16. The milk glass is gorgeous lit! And with the mercury glass is perfect. I'm going to try this!

  17. So beautiful! Your milk glass looks wonderful all lit up!

  18. Absolutely gorgeous. Went thrifting today!

  19. What a great way to show off your milkglass!! I love picking up pieces when I see it as it is so affordable still!

  20. What a nice collection you have! This is certainly a spectacular way to use it! very pretty!

  21. That looks so pretty and relaxing. Thanks for sharing!

  22. Fantastic post and gorgeous shots! Thanks for sharing. Hope to see you on my blog:)

  23. What do you mean lucky up...lucky hubby :) Looks romatntic :) And gorgeous! I never even would have thaought of dong that! I have a little cruch on milk glass but I try really hard not to buy it. really hard...

    I thought of you when I found a vase ...A GIANT vase prob a fot & a half tall filled to the top with water with the tiniest flower arrangement in it ever :) compliments of Annie. I kept it... :) Maybe she will learn from Hannah yet :)

    Have a good Sunday T!

  24. This looks really beautiful! And I have several pieces of milkglass already.
    Did you use the battery tealights?

  25. OH I love this idea, Theresa...just beautiful!

  26. Hi Theresa,

    I do love my milkglass and was asked to do the tables at a wedding a few years ago and this is what I did. Her color was navy so I used bunched up table runners and tucked in the
    Thanks for reminding me!


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