Saturday, May 11, 2013

For the Love of Ironstone

Do any of you have that ONE thing that you can just never pass up, no matter how much you already have? I have a ton of collections and in most cases when I fill up an allotted space with a given collection, I generally stop buying whatever it is. That is not the case for ironstone! I can never resist a piece of ironstone - it's my ONE thing I can never walk away from. 

The way I justify buying so much ironstone is that we actually do use it on a daily basis. Some of it sits on a shelf looking pretty, while the rest is functional. We've replaced all of our old plates, bowls and cups with nothing but ironstone and I love it!!!! The best part is that I find most of it at thrift stores for great prices! 

I pretty much use it anyway I can all around the house, so today I'm sharing my collection with you! Some of it you've seen before, some you have not! :)

Here are my barn wood shelves I've shared before with the majority of my collection.


And my door shelf

I also use ironstone:

On our desk

In my craft room

And in the bathroom

And here are other pieces I have collected
 Platters - which we use

 These are the plates we use daily

 Countertop vignette


 Tureen - a gift from my boss!!

 Such pretty details!

 This tureen is my most recent purchase! I bought it from my friend Janet at White Barn Vintage!!

We use this bowl for our fruit and veggies

 I think this is a butter dish? I've never seen another one like it before.

 I think this might be an underplate to something. We use it as a spoon rest on the stove. 

I'm even willing to part with some for my etsy shop:


I'm sure I'll have more pieces to share with you soon! What's your ONE thing?

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  1. You have a wonderful collection, love how it's displayed!!

  2. WOODEN SPOONS! You can never have enough of them ... love this post!


  3. vintage silverware....i am such a sucker for vintage silverware. but, i so totally love your ironstone- will have to keep my eyes out for it.

  4. I love all your ironstone. I agree with the comment above vintage silverware, also linens, pillows, anything galvanized.. Enjoy your weekend.

  5. Very nice things... I love kitchen scales also!

  6. What a fabulous collection of ironstone! I also love the way you display it all! Here for a lovely Mother's Day, sweet lady.

  7. Wow what a beautiful collection! I have a hard time not buying it too.But since I am very frugal I usually hold out for garage sales and thrift shops.I have an antique shop in town that has several pieces I am in love with my I have not been able to spend the money yet....well that may change after looking at your beautiful collection :-)

  8. Beautiful post! Love all details!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  9. Beautiful collection! Love the old scales and wooden spoons! Found you through Rain on A Tin Roof's link party! Great blog!!~~Angela

  10. Great useful collection. Thanks for sharing. Sally

  11. Love your collection! I have a mild addiction to ironstone :)

  12. Oh my! Wow, so beautiful.. I find it so crazy how I can be calmed and inspired by some white creamy ironstone.. thanks for sharing your collection!

  13. What a great collection! Would love it if you came over and shared it at One More Time Events..

  14. Such beautiful ironstone and you have fabulous collections. You display them all so beautifully too. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  15. Oh my....a gal after my own heart! I am IN LOVE with ironstone! I even have a Pinterest board with just ironstone ;) Glad I found your blog. Visiting from the Knick of Time party.

  16. I love, love, love ironstone. I am drooling over all these gorgeous pictures! Thanks so much for linking up at Give Me The Goods Monday! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

  17. I have way too many collections, but ironstone is definitely at the top of my list. Love how you put it to use around your home.
    Mary Alice

  18. What a beautiful collection! Thank you for linking this up on Fluster's Creative Muster Party!

    Fluster Buster

  19. Wow, beautiful!!!
    We would love it if you would link up at our linky party: Two Girls and a Party Live every Wednesday to Sunday. Hosted by:
    Dana @ This Silly Girl's Life
    Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off
    We hope to see you there!

  20. Your collection is lovely! They're all way to pretty to pass up! What's a girl to do? I am a huge dish collector ~ I can't possibly eat off of all of them, but boy they are pretty to look at!

  21. Beautiful collection! Thanks for sharing.

    Take Care,

  22. Your collection is fabulous and I love how you have it displayed.

  23. So much pretty ironstone. What a great post! I think the piece you thought might be a butter dish is actually the bottom half to a brush box. Miss Mustard Seed recently did a post on a brush box.


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