Styling a Coffee and Tea Station with Vintage Style Glass Milk Bottles

how to set a coffee tea and milk station

I wish that we still had the cute milk glass bottles in Quebec. They are more eco-friendly that the carton containers; pretty that the bags. When you host a party, the possibility to buy your milk in beautifully packaged glass bottles simplifies your life.

For look and keep the milk colder, I transfer my milk into a milk glass jar that my brother gave me when I went to university. Don’t you find that milk stays colder in glass bottle versus carton container?

Another option is to do what School Bakery & Café in Toronto does. Simply transfer your milk in large glass water bottle resting on a vintage metal rack. Retro and sweet.

Exploring Milk

runny brock milk glass bottle packaging

A well-designed packaging was done for the milk of Ronny Brook Milk dairy brand. This is something I can be proud to put on my table buffet when entertaining. Add glamour and put the milk bottles in a large champagne tub filled with ice. Sadly, their yogurt collection loses the airy, minimalist feels.

Different Types of Milk

The Creamline Milk intrigues me. It is pasteurized milk that is not homogenized so the cream floats to the top. I read about it before. Apparently, the New Times called it the Dom Perignon of dairy. It means something even for a Veuve Cliquot and Crystal Champagne fan.

I always buy my milk at the big grocery stores and in Quebec, they sell only two major brands. As far as I recalled, I never drank a glass of pasteurized but not homogenized milk. Did you try the Creamline Milk? Did the taste was incredible?

For chocolate milk lovers, Ronny Brook Milk’s chocolate milk is the only chocolate milk rated Excellent by The New York Times. I guess I have one more thing to put on my to-do list when I visited New York. In the meantime, I will check if we had small milk producers who sells directly their products at the farmer’s market.

+ Ronny Brook Milk
+ Via Design Muse Blog

  • Michelle Sullivan
    February 24, 2009 at 12:08

    Seeing a juice or milk carton on a table irritates me almost as much as seeing the cereal box there. I love the idea of transferring everything to a glass bottle, so you can go straight from the fridge to the table – you get the convenience and the look. Perfect. Thanks for the suggestion.

  • Nathalie Rivard
    February 24, 2009 at 12:48


    It is now possible to find milk in glass bottles in Montreal. I know that Fromagerie Atwater sells some. I think it is from Laiterie Gilles Lahaye of St-Augustin de Desmaures.

  • At Home with Kim Vallee
    February 24, 2009 at 13:06

    Thank you Nathalie for the tips. I was almost sure that you will know the answer to that one. I do not know the statistics now, but I read that in 2007 only 5 dairy brands in Canada offered glass bottles.

  • Nathalie Rivard
    February 25, 2009 at 18:54

    Article on Laiterie Gilles Lahaye (in French): http://www.canoe.com/infos/quebeccanada/archives/2007/07/20070724-160438.html