Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Spring Blooms & Milk Glass

Spring is here! After such an awful winter I was so ready to embrace all that spring has to offer. For me, nothing gets me in the spring mood more than planting some spring blooms.

This year I had my heart set on planting in vintage Milk Glass.   Until fairly recently I hadn't heard of Milk Glass. I knew that I wanted to do some sort of indoor planting but wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do.  So I headed over to Pinterest and stumbled upon a few beautiful Milk Glass floral arrangements that inspired me to create an arrangement of my own.

First thing to do was to hunt down some of the stuff.  Some good places to look are at thrift stores, antique stores and yard sales. It is very popular and has almost a cult following of collectors from what I gather. 

So one Saturday Afternoon Mike and I went antiquing in search of some Milk Glass.  The hunt for Milk Glass ended up being most of the fun! Its out there, but sometimes you have to dig for it.  Each piece is a little different. Some is totally opaque white while others are softly translucent.  The range in price was about $1 - $15, depending on the maker, size and condition of the piece. My favorite pieces I picked up are a Westmoreland Grape pattern planter and a Fenton hobnail vase.

I decided to on planting Tulips, Daffodils and Hyacinth.  The pictures were taken over a few weeks.  Once planted, all the flowers started shooting up right away.  I was a bit worried since none of the planters had drainage, but all varieties seemed to flourish.  

I love how these pieces came together. They're each unique and beautiful in their own right, but put together with some spring blooms and I'm really loving the brightness they bring into my living room!

Tulips and Daffodils are immediately what I think of when I think of spring flowers and these did not disappoint! But, I think my favorite of the bunch was actually the Hyacinth.  The smell is absolutely amazing!

I really love the way these planters turned out! It never ceases to amaze me how much fresh flowers can liven up a room and put you in a good mood.  I only wish I had known about Milk Glass for my wedding. So many cute ideas! I bought several vases that didn't end up working out for this project but I will definitely be finding uses for them!


  1. Hey Monica,

    These look awesome! I love how happy this arrangement looks :-) I've been thinking of doing that "diy" milk glass w/ blue paint just to see how it turns out.

    - Gretchen

    1. Let me know how it turns out! The blue and green milk glass is so pretty but its hard to find and pretty expensive!

  2. I just love flowers :) Great post.


  3. Beautiful!! Fun Idea, got me out looking for milk glass!������