I don't know about you, but in the winter, I feel as though it's all about capturing the light. (Jeez, you would think I live in Norway, but New Jersey is about as light-deprived as I can take!). I follow the sun from room to room, and I try to decorate with the greens of the coming spring.
I also gravitate to white at this time of year, both as a fresh and bright way to leave the saturated color of the holidays behind, and as a means of capturing the bright winter light. So out comes the milk glass.
I wasn't always a big milk glass fan. My mother had a few pieces, but they never really appealed to me. Last year, though, I picked up a 50 cent milk glass urn, brought it home and displayed it with my mother's pieces, and an obsession was born.
I have since bought pieces in thrift shops for as little as 25 cents. The average price I spend is $3 -- $4. The most I have paid is $10. for an intricately carved piece with a lid.
I love the color -- somehow fresh and modern. I love the shapes and the fact that, with no painted decoration, they play off of one another to make pleasing groups. And I love the way they capture the light.
So here they are in the bright southern light of the dining room window. This sight never fails to cheer me.