In with the Old... Out with the New

Thank You for visiting www.ginaglavin.com! My name is Gina Glavin and one of my passions in life is finding that perfect vintage or antique object, dusting it off, and giving it another life to live.  My passion wasn't always my full time job.  It all started 10 years ago with a business I started named "Got Milk Glass". I sold beautiful old white hobnail milkglass on numerous E-commerce sites.  I was doing this while working a full time job in the fast paced world of construction in Chicago.  As my role continued to advance in construction, I wasn't able to keep up my "side hustle".  I shut down my beloved website and continued to focus on my full time job.  Many have asked, how did I get into Construction?  It is a long story I'd love to share if we ever personally connect.  But lets just say, my childhood love for Lincoln Logs and Legos combined with an obsession of Traditional Home magazine led me down a path of a degree in Interior Design with a career in Construction.

After working on high-rise projects, transit projects, and commercial interiors, I decided it was time to step away from my 15 years in the construction industry and return to something that I loved to do.  I started www.ginaglavin.com in 2017 as a way to educate my followers on my favorite antique and vintage finds.  Today I focus mostly on tabletop items.  Specifically my main focus is on French Opaline and Italian Murano glass.  Although, I touch on all areas of antique and vintage items and my taste and style is quite eclectic.  It's not uncommon for me to purchase a modern light fixture and a traditional English table in the same day.

My new found career has given me some wonderful opportunities.  I've been able to work with Interior Designers in helping them find that perfect tabletop item, helping those on social media to learn about Portieux Vallerysthal glass, and being mentioned in Southern Living magazine for my Opaline Goblets.  I can't wait to see what the next year brings.

Catch up on my blog to learn about the oldest antiques and the newest ways to use them and be sure to visit my online shop and own a piece of what is classically trending. ~GG