In this milk glass and ornament Christmas display, the colors and types of ornaments are varied.
I didn’t know if milk glass and tree ornaments would be a good combination for holiday decorating. But I went for it.
Because if I went that route, I wouldn’t have to move my tray of milk glass vases I already had in the dining space.
I decided I could make it work and left the decor that was already there in place.
Milk Glass + Ornaments:
With my small collection of milk glass vases already in place, I added various types and colors of ornaments to them.
Every neighbor who comes in the patio door says it looks like Russia in here. That green sideboard is one of the first things they see when they come inside.
They’re likely referring to Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow. It is one of the most popular symbols of Russia.
In my milk glass and ornament Christmas display, I used ornaments I already had. So I didn’t buy anything new.
After Christmas I can just store the ornaments and keep the milk glass in place.
I love milk glass, but I don’t have much of a collection so far. But I hope to add to my collection over time.
It would be nice to be able to get out to thrift stores and garage sales. I could probably stumble across some real deals that way.
Transferware is another story. I’m always looking for it online, but it transferware usually isn’t cheap.
I keep hoping I’ll stumble across a good price somewhere, and so I keep looking.
My red transferware dishes made an entrance. The color combo is perfect for Christmas.
I’d like to find green transferware, but it is harder to find than the other colors, I’ve found.
So far I’ve found one green transferware creamer I’ll show you at another time. I have it on a shelf in my open kitchen cabinets.
I’m probably going to start adding red back to those cabinets, by the way.
My Milk Glass + Ornament Christmas Display:
I haven’t been collecting transferware for more than a few years. Then I began collecting milk glass just after that.
I think back to the many garage sales and antique malls I’ve been to over the years. And I imagine I walked right by lots of transferware and milk glass and didn’t pay it any mind.
And now I’m looking all over the place for for those two things!
So this milk glass and ornament Christmas display is how I decorated one side of the dining space for Christmas. I haven’t done much on the other side yet.
I’m taking my time decorating for the holidays this year due to pain and limitations with mobility.
I don’t get around as well and really, what is the rush?
It seems like I’ve always gone through life in a rush; never slowing down. And now I’m wondering why I was in such a hurry.