i just love seeing what folks are collecting. i guess i kind of feel it tells us just a little bit about what inspires them, what they love, and what they choose to surround themselves with in their home. today, i'm delighted to present the next in the rikrak studio's collections series: quick questions with a wonderful artist on what they're collecting, (apart from their art supplies! ) you can also check out my *the collectors* series on Etsy, based on these posts! hope you'll just love vintage milk glass collecting with kristi mcmurry.
What’s the story behind your collection?
I love the journey this particular medley of objects traces – a mix of random thrift store finds, and meaningful pieces given lovingly & thoughtfully to the collector; the magic of how a collection comes together creating its own history through the gathering process.
who (are you) : I’m Kristi McMurry, a web designer and photographer from Jackson, TN
what (are you collecting) : all things milk glass
when (did you start) : it was around last summer. I stopped in a thrift store on my way to my boyfriend’s house (I pass it all the time, but just randomly decided to stop in) and saw two milk glass vases for 50 cents each. I thought they were so cute and really wanted to use them in my house! I started seeking out milk glass pieces from them on.
how (many do you have) : I have about 50 pieces
where (do you find them) : antique stores, thrift stores, family members, and even my
Grandmamma’s boxes in my own attic!
where (do you keep them) : all over the house. I plan to use the tall skinny vases in my wedding reception someday
what (‘s a crazy/interesting story behind one) : The lamp that I’m posing with in the photo is one that a family member gave me at Christmas. It’s my step-dad’s mother, who has always treated me like I was her own grandchild. She wanted me to have something of hers, and since I was collecting milk glass, she gave me this beautiful lamp she’s had for about 50 years. I was SPEECHLESS. Pop, her husband gave me a very valuable camera (my other other collection) the same Christmas. They are both now two of my most cherished possessions because they were given with so much love.
what(piece would you like to add): I would love a set of milk glass drawer pulls or knobs.
why (do you love them) : I love that they come in so many shapes and often have gorgeous detail. I also love that I can have tons of them without my decor seeming too busy!
which (one is your favourite) & why : My favorite is the lamp that I got for Christmas, but I also really love the tall pitcher that I got from another grandmother.
what (else do you collect) : I also collect cameras, which was started when I inherited my grandfather’s cameras (can you tell I am really into collecting things from my grandparents?). My decor is a mixture of the milk glass and cameras.
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