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Give us all the milk glass. 

Corey Williams
February 21, 2019
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From the milk glass serveware to the flour sack linens, Joanna Gaines’ latest Hearth & Hand with Magnolia collection at Target is giving us serious vintage vibes.

If you’re not sure why transparent dishes and aprons made out of food packaging scream “retro,” here’s a little history lesson:

Milk glass became a kitchen staple during the Great Depression, when manufacturers and distributors included the colorful glass pieces in boxes of food as an incentive to purchase their products.

Meanwhile, flour sacks became the fabric of choice for 1930s parents who were tasked with clothing themselves and their children with little to no money. Of course, the tight budgets (and flour sack recycling) extended to the kitchen.

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The Depression-era trends that were born from necessity have made a major comeback in recent years, thanks to tastemakers like Martha Stewart and Gaines herself.

A piece of genuine 1930s Depression glass will cost you are pretty penny, but Gaines’ affordable Target line makes a retro kitchen accessible to everyone.

Take a look at some of our favorite vintage-inspired kitchen pieces from Hearth & Hand’s Easter collection:

Salt and Pepper Shaker Set

Target, $10

Cake Stand

Target, $17

Glass Spoon Rest

Target, $5

Scalloped Bowl

Target, $25

Serving Platter

Target, $20

Mini Cupcake Stand Set

Target, $12

Flour Sack Kitchen Towel Plaid

Target, $8

Flour Sack Kitchen Towel Set Cream

Target, $8

Flour Sack Apron

Target, $13

Hearth & Hand's new collection will be released on February 24. 

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