10 Vintage Milk Glass Decor Ideas for Your Wedding

Vintage milk glass vases, bowls and candle holders are becoming the next big trend for vintage and bohemian weddings.  With it’s antique designs and dainty shapes it brings a feeling of a bygone era to decor.  It originated in the 16th century in Venice but rose in popularity in the 1930’s and 40’s and became widely known as depression glass.   These pieces incorporate beautifully with vintage and bohemian weddings and are a great alternative to the overused mason jar trend.  If you’re tired of the same old decor ideas for vintage weddings, milk glass may be a great option for you.

10 Vintage Milk Glass Ideas for Your Wedding

milk jar / depression glass candle wedding centerpiecesSource

Mix and match unique shapes and sizes of depression glass candlesticks and bud vases for a pure white on white look which is stunning! As you can see while they are very antique looking they also go perfect for a rustic wedding.

milk glass wedding cake stand and dessert bowlSource

milk glass and vintage colored glass dessert tableSource

Milk glass also comes in cake stands.  These are pretty to add to your cake table and look lovely when mixed and matched with colored vintage glassware.

vintage milk glass dessert table bowlsSource

Add these pretty little pieces to your dessert tables as well.  Who couldn’t resist a sweet treat in this beautiful serving bowl?  I could also see ice cream being served in these!

painted milk glass vases, gold milk glassSource

With a bit of spray paint, this is and easy DIY project.  Buy vintage milk glass pieces, wrap painters tape around the area you do not wish to paint and spray the area you want painted.  I love the contrast of color!

milk glass vases as succulent holders for wedding favorsSource

Opt for small milk glass vases to hold your wedding succulents as favors for your guests.  They will appreciate such a pretty and dainty plant holder!

milk glass bud vases / place card holdersSource

You can also use them for double duty: hang tags on them for place cards / seating assignments and your guests can each take home a pretty bud vase as their wedding favors.

milk glass floral centerpiece ideasSource

Of course they are also beautiful as floral centerpieces.  Simple and elegant these white milk glass vases make any floral arrangement stand out.  We love how it is paired with golden candles for a soft, romantic touch.

vintage milk glass centerpiece with bell jar coverSource

For smaller centerpieces that really pack a punch, choose smaller milk vases and cover then with a glass bell jar.

hanging milk glass vases - vintage wedding decorSource

Use shepherds hooks and hang milk glass vases with flowers for a pretty way to decorate your ceremony aisle, walkway or any other path in your wedding.

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Mix and match your milk glass pieces with other vintage inspired elements such as mercury glass or mason jars (if you really love them, they do mix well together!)

Where to Get The Look? Here’s Where To Buy

where to buy milk glass wedding vases and decor

You can scour for hours and days going from antique store to antique store picking up pieces as you go.  While that may sound like a fun idea - when you’re wedding planning and pressed for time - spending your weekends looking for these pieces may turn into a chore!  Trust me it’s the last thing you’ll want to do when you have so many other to do’s on your list.

One of my go to suppliers I recommend to the brides I help plan weddings for is Luna Bazaar for their wide variety of wedding decorations.  Luckily for you they just introduced a new line of vintage milk glass vases and candle holders.  They run from $3.50 each to $33 (for the large candlestick holder) with most of their milk vases right around $6-15 each, they are priced just right too! They also run a sales, so be sure to check out their coupons page.

I can guarantee these milk vases will sell out and be on pre-order because this trend is up and coming.  So be sure to purchase them asap if you love them as much as I do and want them for your wedding too!


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Founder of Inked Weddings and an 11 year veteran of the wedding industry, Erica has seen it all - and has a growing collection of her own personal Ink. She lives in between New York City and New Jersey with her beau, geek-in-training tween son, a newborn rock star to be, a rescue dog and two finicky Russian blue cats. Loves coffee, high heels, Helsinki and has a penchant for bad boys who are secretly superheros. Connect With Erica on Google+

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