Some friends of ours have started a new store devoted primarily to milk glass! If you're a milk glass collector, you will want to check them out. They offer Westmoreland, Imperial, Tiffin, Anchor Hocking and Fire King to name a few. Milk Glass and More will also carry a selection of slag glass, opaque and opalescent glass, stretch glass, cased glass, satin and custard glass.
In a previous post, tips to save money on shipping, we tried to give you what we hope were helpful tips on decreasing shipping costs. In this post we'll try to explain our shipping methods on the different sites that we sell and why they vary from site to site. We sell on 3 different sites and all welcome international sales. This post deals with US shipping.
Dishes and Doodads
The Collectibles Store
The Glass and Pottery Co-Op
Dishes and Doodads: This is our independent site hosted by buyitsellit.com. It is our most flexible site where shipping methods are concerned because the host supports many options. We use these options to keep shipping costs down for our customers. We offer USPS first class, parcel post, priority and express on items weighing less than 2lbs. Because we are on the east coast, items heavier than 2lbs are given FedEx options. In many cases, FedEx ground service can be a much less expensive option for our buyers with a shorter delivery time. We also offer flat rate shipping on select items. Shipping method for flat rate would be determined by your location.
Gail's Good Things at The Collectibles Store: This site is a multi dealer site similar to a brick and mortar shop that stocks collectibles of all types and ages. It offers free USPS first class and parcel post shipping on all items. Customers can upgrade to USPS priority mail. These are the options that the site supports. Gail's Good Things does allow and encourage customers to email us for other options such as FedEx if USPS shipping seems high. We are happy to work with you and you can find our items by looking for sku gabj.
Gail's Good Things at The Glass and Pottery Co-Op: This is also a multi dealer site that stock dinnerware, art pottery, art glass and all things glass and pottery. The site supports USPS shipping only but as above, Gail's Good Things does encourage customers to email for other shipping options on items marked sku gabj.
We try to be flexible. By leaving a comment, you can share with us what is most important to you when you choose a shipping method. Is cost more important than delivery time or do you just want it on your doorstep right now?
Milk glass was at the it's height in popularity in the 1950's but is still quite collectible, especially Westmoreland's Paneled Grape pattern. We've added a few pieces like the Christmas tidbit plate to your right along with a pitcher and compote. We've also been lucky to find a set of 6 Anchor Hocking Pineapple tumblers in milk glass. These are usually found one at a time but you can see the set by clicking on the picture.
We've added Lenox China Holiday Disney plate and mug sets also. Many of the pieces have original stickers and are in unused condition. The sets are ivory, the mugs have the holly design and Mickey Mouse and the plates are decorated with different winter holiday scenes like caroling, playing in the snow and decorating the Christmas tree. Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Goofy and Donald and Daisy Duck are featured. This is just one example of the center design on a plate, 5 different choices are available.
We'll be adding vintage linens to our inventory soon so don't stay away too long.
We wish you a happy and healthy new year!
Share with us what you collect and are searching to find. Are you a milk glass collector? What pattern and makers do you prefer?
Dishes and Doodads is an online shop and you guessed it, we sell dishes and lots of other doodads. We're a pretty small shop right now but are busy listing new arrivals on a regular basis and our inventory is building. If you browse all of our items you'll see that glass and pottery dinnerware is the main focus for now but we also have dolls and ornaments, studio pottery and will pretty much list whatever might come our way.