13 Vintage Milk Bottles For Retro Drinking & Decorating

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There is something truly nostalgic about pouring some farm-fresh milk straight out of a glass bottle. As time has gone by, the age of refillable glass milk bottles has been replaced by the single-use plastic bottles you find in your local supermarket - scrapping the need for the community milkman to drop off your caddy of bottles in the morning and replace them the next day. Those old-fashioned bottles were more than just what your milk came in as they were also great for reusing as serving jugs and decorative vases.

While we might not be able to recreate the true nostalgia of having your milk dropped off by a milkman every morning, we do know an easier (and affordable) way of bringing a glimpse of retro vibes into your life: old-fashioned milk bottles.

Whether you’re looking for an actual jug to hold your milk, a quirky way to serve drinks to your guests, or a place to stash some flowers, these bottles are a wonderful addition to any hipster household. Because who needs boring plastic bottles when you can have these!

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Country Clear Milk Bottle

country clear milk bottle

Milk Bottle Vase

retro milk bottle vase

Druminagh Metal Decorative Bottles

druminagh metal bottles

Country Clear Milk Bottles 

Country Clear Milk Bottle

country clear milk bottle

These Country Clear 10.5oz Milk Bottle Set of 6 are wonderful for shakes, smoothies, plain water, milk, juices or cocktails as beverage, glassware or drinkware. 

This set of 6 milk bottles are perfect for serving all sorts of beverages. The 10.5oz bottles are designed to look like mini versions of the traditional milk bottle, each with its own little embossed cow - making them a great subtle decorative feature for a party or barbeque.

  • 10.5oz
  • Set of 6 bottles
  • Dishwasher safe

Milk Bottle Vase

Milk Bottle Vase

retro milk bottle vase

This milk bottle vase is for decorative use only. It is an enamelware-look finish flower vase.

If you’re not interested in making your milk drinking experience more old-fashioned, maybe a bit of retro decoration will catch your fancy instead. This enamelware-look flower vase is shaped like a well-worn milk jug with a white enamel finish. A vase like this is a great option for houses with farm-style decor, and this particular vase comes in a set of two so you can have double the dose of flowers.

  • Set of 2 vases
  • For decorative use only

Laurel Foundry Farmhouse Bottles 

Druminagh Metal Decorative Bottles

druminagh metal bottles

This home décor is perfect for creating a focal point over your accent table, countertop, shelf, or mantel. 

Another wonderful decorative feature, this set of metal milk bottles is the perfect focal point in a farmhouse kitchen. Featuring four iron bottles in a white enamel finish, this whole set spells out the word “Milk” with a different letter written in black on each. It all sits atop a distressed wooden tray that is included in each purchase.

  • Set of 4 bottles
  • For decorative use only

Varghese Clear Glass Table Vase Set

Varghese Clear Glass Table Vase

varghese clear glass vase

The Mini Milk Bud Table Vase offers an elegant and simple way to display cut or artificial flowers.

While these mini milk bud vases won’t be the most practical for storing beverages (unless you like tiny shots of milk), they are a great decorative feature. Fill the little vases with a variety of flowers or plants to create an eye-catching display that is more unique than using one larger vase.

  • Set of 6 bottles

August Grove Porcelain Bottles

Porcelain Decorative Bottles

porcelain decorative bottles

Bring farmhouse-worthy charm to any ensemble in your home with this charming milk jug decor. 

It doesn’t get any more charming or rustic than a distressed-looking terracotta milk jug. This particular jug from August Grove, with its glossy hues, bold text, and angular handle, is big enough to serve as a focal point on its own, or you could pair it with fresh greenery and use it as a vase.

  • For decorative use only

FashionCraft Glass Bottle

FashionCraft Vintage Glass Bottle

fashioncraft vintage glass bottle

Charming Glass Milk Bottle Favor will add a vintage tone to your event tables. 

Have you ever thought about using milk bottles at your next event? You probably hadn’t, but you definitely will now. These quirky little milk bottles will add a personal touch to a table decoration or wedding favor when you could fill them with things like spices or bath salts, or even a little handwritten note. The bottles are made of glass and have a fitted cork top.

  • 3.5oz
  • Set of 24 bottles

Kubiak Clear Glass Decorative Set

Kubiak Clear Glass Bottles

kubiak clear glass bottles

Each set of three comes with metal easy-grip lids, so you can fill them with oil infusions and other liquids, or you can leave the lids off and use them as long-stem vases.

Some of the decorative bottles we’ve featured in this list may not look like genuine milk bottles, but these certainly do. This set of three simple glass bottles can either be used for decorative or practical purposes as they have metal lids and handles. Leave the lids off and fill them with flowers or store drinks, cordials, or other liquids with the lids on.

  • Set of 3 bottles

Charlton Home® Vizcaino Glass Jar 

Vizcaino Clear Glass Jar

vizcaino clear glass jar

Serve your beverages in style with this mason jar. 

Versatility is on the cards when it comes to this set of 12 clear glass jars from Charlton Home. You can use these funnel-top jugs to serve any type of beverage from milk to wine or even orange juice in style, or you could also use them as a decorative feature to hold flowers or other decor.

  • Set of 12 bottles

Barnyard Designs Decorative Milk Can

Barnyard Designs Decorative Milk Can

barnyard designs milk can

A rustic milk can with distressed white paint. Perfect to complement your home with some French country charm.

This milk can from Barnyard Designs looks like it came straight from a 19th century farmhouse in the South. This rustic jug is shaped differently from the rest of the jugs on this list, with a wider can design that is painted in a distressed white color and vintage-looking black text.

  • For decorative use only

Circleware Hammered Milk Bottles

Circleware Hammered Milk Bottles

circleware hammered milk bottles

The glasses are shaped to perfection with breakthrough styling and unmatched brand value. 

Even the most contemporary of homes could benefit from a set of these authentic hammered milk bottles - they can make a mundane task like pouring milk seem like fun! These glass milk bottles from Circleware have a rustic hammered texture, and each of them feature an embossed design that says ‘Dairy Milk Since 1810’. You could use these in your kitchen or even as a decorative feature.

  • 16oz
  • Set of 6 bottles

Estilo Easycap Glass Swingtop Bottles

Estilo Easycap Glass Bottles

estilo easycap glass bottles

Clear swing-top glass bottles with unique "leak proof" metal clamp and silicone stopper seal.

A set of refillable glass bottles like this are a must-have in any hipster home. Not only do they look better and more vintage than plastic bottles, but they also keep their contents fresher for longer thanks to the swingtop seal. This set of 6 glass bottles are great for storing anything from home brews to vinaigrettes, and you could also use them as a water or juice bottle.

  • 8.5oz
  • Set of 6 bottles
  • Dishwasher safe

Fasmov 12 Glass Milk Bottles

Fasmov 12 Glass Milk Bottles

fasov 12 glass milk bottles

The glass milk bottles are made of pure glass material which is extremely safe, PBA, and lead free. 

These Fasmov glass milk bottles are super practical, but also a little bit quirky. Each of the glass bottles can hold a cup's worth of liquid, making them great for storing your daily beverages or as a retro water bottle. The bottles each have small circular loop handles and black lids and embossed text decals.

  • 8.5oz
  • Set of 12 bottles
  • Dishwasher safe

The Dairy Shoppe Bottle Vintage Style

The Dairy Shoppe Glass Milk Bottle

the dairy shoppe glass milk bottle

Tough Glass Bottle is great for water, milk, juices, as well as honey, maple syrup, and jam. 

While some of the other bottles on this list are for decorative purposes, this glass milk bottle is made purely for drinking (preferably milk). Coming in a set of two, these vintage-style glass bottles each hold 1 liter of liquid and come with white lids as well as one functional pour spout that allows for drip-free pouring.

  • 33.8oz
  • Set of two bottles

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