Thursday, March 26, 2009

Nice Floor

I love how these rooms were designed with a little out-of-the-box thinking... checkers, zig zags, stripes. Looks good, right?

Milk Glass

Milk glass, to me, is a classic. It's white. It matches everything. It's lady like and a little retro... I never tire of it. This type of glassware has been in production since the mid-1800s (but hasn't been produced in large numbers since the 1980s), so when I shop the flea markets, I often come across some interesting milk glass. With over 150 years of production, there is plenty to choose from. First developed as porcelain for the masses, the white milky glass material was turned into compotes, bowls, etc. But because many of these pieces are not marked, it's really hard to tell the old from the "not so old." One of the largest producers in the twentieth century was Westmoreland Glass Company of Grapeville, Pennsylvania; however, their factory closed in 1985. Only a handful of companies still manufacture milk glass, including the well-known Fenton Art Glass Company of Williamstown, West Virginia.

Here are a few pieces that are listed in the shop...

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Welcome to the High Street Market BLOG!

Welcome to the High Street Market blog! While I am a big blogging fan (huge huge fan that likes to read other people's blogs), I'm not sure I am much of a blogger... but, I am willing to give it a try. This blog will be a place to share inspiring design, beautiful antiques, DIY projects, and updates from my vintage store!

I'm jumping in (feet first) so here goes...
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