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A couple days before we decided it was time to quarantine ourselves, my son and I visited the thrift store searching for more crap, I mean bargains 😂. All kidding aside, I fell deeply in love with these 3 “Repurposed Hobnail Milk Glass” sisters sitting on a shelf by the check out line. I said to my son, “Who in the world would not want these anymore? Well, we never will find out who, or why, or even when. All I know is that they are mine now. Do you have any hobnail milk glass in your cupboard?

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This Repurposed Hobnail Milk Glass set from the thrift store is used so elegantly in a Spring tablescape you won't believe the purple tulips are fake!

I originally pictured this white hobnail set in our bathroom because they would match that hobnail light fixture we attached to the wall. Do you remember that? If not here it is: “Bathroom Hobnail Light Fixture“.

I was thinking Q-tips in one, cotton balls in the other with the top, and my tooth brush in that vinegar dispenser. I still might do that to tell you the truth, because it just sounds so cute. For now though, I wanted to try to cheer everyone up (including myself) with pretty photos of our Easter table. By the way, my husband pried off that old yellow rubber stopper for me, and I cleaned all of the milky glass very well.

This Repurposed Hobnail Milk Glass set from the thrift store is used so elegantly in a Spring tablescape you won't believe the purple tulips are fake!

You know me and flowers…anything but a vase! I love to get creative with displaying flowers and if you do too, you should definitely check out all of my flower ideas HERE.

There was just no question on if these ladies would look pretty lined up on our dark wood table-no runner required. I just needed flowers 🤔. Think Julie, think.

This Repurposed Hobnail Milk Glass set from the thrift store is used so elegantly in a Spring tablescape you won't believe the purple tulips are fake!

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Where to Buy Fake Tulips

I got on Amazon and BINGO. Purple tulips popped out at me like a purple pony…okay maybe not exactly like a purple pony, but it sounds good. So yes, unfortunately I had to use fake tulips, but I really think they are very lifelike and totally acceptable. I mean, we are not going to the flower shop any time soon (pandemic), and it’s snowing here as I write this. The only purple ponies, I mean tulips I am going to find is on line. They are EXTREMELY AFFORDABLE, AND THEY BEND.

BUY PURPLE TULIPS HERE

This Repurposed Hobnail Milk Glass set from the thrift store is used so elegantly in a Spring tablescape you won't believe the purple tulips are fake!

Shopping the House for Decor

After I had the purple tulips all snug in their little white hobnail milk glass nests, I decided I was definitely in the mood to decorate more. So, I cleared off my work station, shopped the house, and designed a pretty Easter table for just the four of us to celebrate Easter. It really felt good. BONUS: My husband was home during the quarantine to make the fire 🔥.

This Repurposed Hobnail Milk Glass set from the thrift store is used so elegantly in a Spring tablescape you won't believe the purple tulips are fake!

You may recognize the gold chargers from my Thrifty Golden Easter Table from a few years ago? I love how they match the gold flatware. By the way, the green little goblets are from the dollar store, and so are the gold rimmed white plates. Maybe remember that for next year because I don’t want you going out to the dollar store right now during this pandemic .

This Repurposed Hobnail Milk Glass set from the thrift store is used so elegantly in a Spring tablescape you won't believe the purple tulips are fake!

Tulip Napkin Holder

Creating this cute napkin holder was very simple. Just lay your white cloth napkin (these were given to my parents on their wedding day in 1956) out flat on the table, gather it from the center and turn it so the corners are up top. Stick a tulip inside, and tie a ribbon, or twine around the entire napkin.

This Repurposed Hobnail Milk Glass set from the thrift store is used so elegantly in a Spring tablescape you won't believe the purple tulips are fake!

Lastly, as you probably noticed, my eggs are white as a ghost 😎. I actually might color eggs with my kiddos tomorrow night, but I truly believe white eggs are beautiful. Especially up against green moss. Hey, have you seen my Purple Petal Easter Eggs yet???

This Repurposed Hobnail Milk Glass set from the thrift store is used so elegantly in a Spring tablescape you won't believe the purple tulips are fake!

Stay at Home Easter Menu

Before I hand this post over to the Thrifty Style Team, here’s a quick little “menu” I came up with for our “Stay at Home Easter Brunch” using what I have on hand. We aren’t going to the grocery store any time soon, and deliveries are very limited in our area. Here’s a few recipes if you’re interested. Happy Easter~

Simple Cinnamon Bread

Cherry Maple Syrup Pancakes

Deviled Eggs

This Repurposed Hobnail Milk Glass set from the thrift store is used so elegantly in a Spring tablescape you won't believe the purple tulips are fake!
This Repurposed Hobnail Milk Glass set from the thrift store is used so elegantly in a Spring tablescape you won't believe the purple tulips are fake!
This Repurposed Hobnail Milk Glass set from the thrift store is used so elegantly in a Spring tablescape you won't believe the purple tulips are fake!

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This Repurposed Hobnail Milk Glass set from the thrift store is used so elegantly in a Spring tablescape you won't believe the purple tulips are fake!

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  2. Love your hobnail finds, Julie. They make perfect little vases for your pretty Easter table. They’d be pretty in the bathroom too! Your Easter menu sounds delicious! Thanks for hosting, and have a wonderful weekend!

  3. mstee1220 says:

    Oh what a flood of memories! My mother had those green goblets and so many milk glass pieces! Thank you for inspiring me to USE Momma’s things and keep those memories while making new ones!

  4. What a beautiful table you created for your family to enjoy while celebrating Easter with a meal together. The hobnob pieces that you scored make pretty flower containers. I would never have known that your tulips weren’t real if you hadn’t spilled the beans!

  5. Kathryn Walchuk says:

    Your table is lovely, you couldn’t have come up with a better way to showcase the milk glass. Happy Easter and stay safe.

  6. Cindy says:

    So sweet Julie, I’ve been collecting white hobnail milkglass for years and can’t imagine ever tiring of it! Your table is so pretty, have a blessed weekend!

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  8. Cheryl says:

    I love your idea of flowers in these hobnail pieces!! I just gave mine or rather my daughters to goodwill before all of this hit us, just not my style. You might check the bottom. Hers were just like yours and it was fenton glass. Very nice pieces.

  9. Nancy says:

    Happy Easter to You and Yours! I was so happy to have you pop up this morning. It is cold , gray, and rainy here so hard to get going. The table looks delightful. I am a big fan of hobnail milk glass having worked in a flower shop in the 60s and having gone to college in Marietta, Ohio right across the river from a Fenton factory. Again, much affection to you – a good friend across the miles!

    • Julie says:

      You are teaching me things I need to explore, Nancy… I’m going to research the factory! Thank you so much for stopping by! Hoping the sun shows up soon!!

  10. April Gorog says:

    Julie, I love milk glass. I only have 1 piece though. I wish I had seen yours first. LOL I have a cake plate that was given to me as a wedding gift waaaaay back in 1966. I like to take it out at Christmas and put some evergreens and a candle on it. The greens drape over the edge and the candle is a large red pillar. It looks quit nice sitting on my dining table.

    • Julie says:

      April! That sounds so beautiful!!! My sister is giving me a white cake plate that we grew up so maybe I will do this for Christmas!!

  11. ivory says:

    You always set the most beautiful table, no matter what’s the occasion may be. I love your fines, they fit in perfectly. Your table setting says, “come on in and sit down and eat with us.”

  12. Terry connolly says:

    Love hobnail glass..they look awesome. I wish I would run into some while “thrifting”..I never have.
    The tulips do look fab..and realistic.
    Hard to believe it’s still snowing there..time for spring now..
    Did you adopt a son ?

  13. Pam Butler says:

    What did you clean your hobnail milk glass with?
    Thank you!

    • Julie says:

      Hi Pam! Just soap and water, but the top to the vinegar bottle had a nasty stopper so my husband pried it off with pliers. You can see it’s just white glass now w no rubber. It doesn’t fit in as well, but I didn’t like the old stopper not knowing what it was used for.

  14. Bette says:

    HI Julie:
    What a lovely Easter table you have set. I think you are the queen of the $ store and recycled anything. It makes my day when I get your email with all the new crafts etc.
    Hope your Easter with your family will be nice and I hope it stops snowing for you!

    Cheers, Bette

  15. Darlene says:

    So pretty, purple is 100% Easter and the green makes it pop.
    A Blessed Easter to you and your family💜

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