Monday, November 23, 2020

Milk Glass, Thrift Shop Talk and the Great Depression Homemakers ~ Snippets



One item I like to collect when I find them within my price range (the dollar and under zone) is lovely and pearly white milk glass from the 1930's.

(Pictured are my latest finds.)


Not only is it beautiful and useful, it is also a remembrance of our depression-era ancestors who struggled and survived in the hardest of circumstances.


They are a lasting tribute to our great-grandmothers.


They are a glorious example of resourcefulness and strength. 


They are a beautiful reminder in these unprecedented times that when calamity strikes...

the home becomes its own industrious economy to survive and thrive.


We grow more, patch more, stretch more, reuse more, recycle more, reduce more, preserve more, conserve more, mend and make do more, and more importantly, we pray more...

We Homemakers make MORE of a difference. 


“A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.” 

~ Proverbs 31:10

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Do you have anything you enjoy collecting that symbolizes something special?




(Note: I'll be sharing some little "snippets" here and there from some of my more special Instagram posts that I feel some of you may enjoy that aren't on it...)




16 comments:

  1. Your milk glass is indeed lovely. I feel the same as you - when I see something in a thrift store that is reminiscent of the homemakers of past generations, it means a great deal me, more than just its intrinsic value. I place such items in my home as symbols of the values of home and family and old fashioned values. I don't have any milk glass, but I really love to collect vintage linens, especially embroidered tablecloths, which can often be got for a song since they are no longer fashionable. I also have a lot of lace doilies. They may be very old fashioned but I love them. :)

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    1. Oh dear! Love old linens too 💝💝💝

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  2. I love milk glass, too. I have some "sandwich sets", a plate and cup, that belonged to my mother. I think I have 3 plates and 4 cups - or - 4 plates and 3 cups. I found another complete set at Goodwill. I used them, as well as the rest of my collection of sandwich sets for a bridal shower for my youngest daughter. I had a tea sandwich buffet and served soups in the tea cups.

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    1. LOVE ❤️ that idea!! I also have some as use them as relish dishes... very versatile!

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  3. Can you imagine how much they must have treasured these pieces when they weren't able to spend their precious money on home decor?

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    1. Very true! I lived with my great aunt who endured it! She treasured everything! 💞

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  4. I have a set of milk glass yogurt cups and a milk glass bowl. They are charming~ I kinda have a collection (using that term loosely) of old pin keeps.

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    1. Yogurt cups? That sounds darling! And the pin keeps are probably adorable!

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  5. I have to admit that I have a lot of milk glass: glasses somewhat like yours, a compote bowl, a pitcher, candle holders, an epergne of all things, among others. But I didn't buy a one - I inherited them all. And I'm glad to have them! You are right; they are from relatives who survived the Depression. I personally am not much of a collector. I've bought a quilt and a few quilted runners, but that is about it. Quilted items also remind me of the make do and mend life.

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    1. Very true about quilted items! And as far as collecting, I only collect what I will use so as not to create excess clutter... I’m not into dusting 😉❤️

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  6. I love collecting old kitchen ware. I love milk glass, though I don't own any. I do have quite a bit of colored Depression glass, a little Jadeite, and some old egg beaters, sifters, etc. One thing I can never resist when I find them is the old glass refrigerator boxes; I have several in different colors, rectangular and square. I use my treasures also; don't want anything to just be packed away.

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    1. All noble things to collect and USE ❤️ I agree it is a joy to use these treasures! And they don’t collect dust when you do 😊

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  7. I love milk glass too...especially the hobnail variety! I have a pitcher and 6 cups, 3 trinket dishes, a pie plate and 1qt casserole dish. When I see any at thrift stores I snatch them up! I found the pitcher and cups at an old Amish store in the farmland of Wisconsin while visiting family. It was in this Amish family’s barn. There was no electricity and the young lady who totaled my purchases used a paper receipt book and a real abacus to total! It was so fun!

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    1. What a neat collection! I am drooling over the pie plate 🥧!♥️

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  8. I love milk glass too...especially the hobnail variety! I have a pitcher and 6 cups, 3 trinket dishes, a pie plate and 1qt casserole dish. When I see any at thrift stores I snatch them up! I found the pitcher and cups at an old Amish store in the farmland of Wisconsin while visiting family. It was in this Amish family’s barn. There was no electricity and the young lady who totaled my purchases used a paper receipt book and a real abacus to total! It was so fun!

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    1. What a neat collection! I am drooling over the pie plate 🥧!♥️

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