Anchor Hocking green milk glass

Last bank holiday weekend my friend Bev and myself went on a marathon car booting spree. On every bank holiday Monday throughout the year, there are at least three amazing car boot sales in and around Cheshire and to get the best of the bargains you need to be up and about about 7.00am.

We started the day at St Margarets church Bowdon, where I bought a few bits, but nothing that made my heart skip a beat. This is a lovely setting though in the village of Bowdon, with the stalls in the grounds of the church and home made cake and coffee served inside whilst you are serenaded by the church organist, all very vicar of Dibley. Then on to Dunham Massey village Hall, which is always worth getting up early for and finally Timperley Cricket club where I bought most of my bargains, including these lovely green opaque glass cups and saucers.

Since buying them, I have become quite obsessed with Jadeite as it was commercially known. Made in the US between 1945 and 1975, by Anchor Hocking, this green “milk glass” is collectable and affordable due to its popularity at the time, making pieces relatively easy to find, especially on Ebay, where there are quite a few American sellers with pieces for auction.


I really love the pea green colour, very retro and when grouped together make a stunning collection.


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