Milk Glass: What is it?

Milk glass is a type of opaque glass that is characterized by its creamy, white colour. It gets its name from its resemblance to the colour of milk; also known as opal glass, opaque glass, and blanc-de-lait. The glass is typically made by adding an opacifier, such as tin oxide or bone ash, to the glass mixture. This creates the opaque, white appearance that is characteristic of milk glass.

Milk glass was first produced in Venice during the 16th century, but it gained popularity in the 19th century. Some of the most famous makers of milk glass include Fenton, Pyrex, Westmoreland, JAJ and Imperial Glass.



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What are the benefits of using milk glass?

If you're looking for a stylish and practical way to add some vintage charm to your kitchen, look no further than milk glass! Not only is it a great decorative element, but it's also perfect for cooking and serving food.
Its opaque appearance and sturdy composition make it an ideal material for all sorts of kitchen tasks.


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Let's not forget about its timeless elegance, which can elevate any table setting and add a touch of sophistication to your culinary creations. Best of all, milk glass is affordable and accessible, so you don't have to break the bank to achieve that charming vintage look. So, whether you're cooking up a storm or simply looking to decorate, milk glass is a versatile and practical choice that you won't want to miss out on!


The Notorious Lucky In Love Pyrex Dish

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Collecting Pyrex is a past time for many, especially with rare pieces being out there, but none quite so rare as the infamous Lucky In Love design. A wild event occurred in 2022 when the dish reached the heights of $21k on eBay. Unfortunately, the sale fell through but garnered a great amount of excitement in the Pyrex community, going on to inspire podcasts and social media.
Lucky in Love pieces have been seen to search anywhere around $5k when they do (very rarely) emerge. 

Being a test piece, it's said that where the heart overlaps the clover is undesirable and would not have passed quality control. However it makes us fall in love with it even more. There's something delightful about those floating hearts among the dandy clovers.



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While the Lucky in Love design may be the most famous Pyrex pattern, there are countless other designs and patterns that are equally beloved by collectors. From the classic Primary Colors to the whimsical Butterprint, Milk Glass designers has a style for everyone.

In conclusion, whether you're a collector or simply a lover of vintage style, Milk Glass is a functional staple that you won't want to overlook. From their timeless elegance to their practicality in the kitchen, Milk Glass has something to offer for everyone. So why not add some vintage charm to your home. 


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