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Thursday, November 1, 2007

WHITE IRONSTONE.....AN AFFAIR OF THE HEART

This is a page out of one of my favorite magazines of the most beautiful collection of white ironstone. Probably most of this is English Ironstone, of which I have only a few pieces. I've drooled over this picture until I've nearly worn it out.........



I just started collecting the little, white sugar bowls....I love their shapes and I like them best if they still have their little lid.....oh, and the one on the bottom IS English but, it's lid must have been broken. I love it anyway!







I have several of the old, divided plates, like the one in the background. I love those old plates...then your food doesn't all touch!! :)










A favorite set that I've had a long, long time.......













My hutch is a sagey green and altho the white looked ok in it, when I added the red fabric to the back, it made the white dishes pop.










Some of my ironstone was left to me by my mother, others I've picked up thru the years at thrift stores, flea markets and eBay. I am finding less and less at these places tho, except eBay does have some nice pieces at times.











I am drawn to the little, tiny pitchers....but I do love it all.






Maybe if I can get a lot more ironstone, I can "go back and get a bigger hutch"!!! :)







21 comments:

Jackie said...

Hey I need some of those divided plates. I really don't like my food touching, unless its in a casserole. My husband laughs at me as I eat all my veggies, then all my potatoes, and then my meat. I tell him its a fetish from having divided plates as a child. You would think after 32 years together this would not amuse him anymore wouldn't you?

Anonymous said...

I love antique things. When I buy something antique or see something antique I always imagine where it has been and who has touched it. Did someone in 1910s hold in her hand and serve her family with it? Was she a content, happy woman? Were times very hard for her? If I could sit still long enough to write books !!! The way you have your ironstone displayed is beautiful.
Tammy

Nan said...

I love all your white dishes. Where on earth do you store all your goodies? I love how you're doing the fading in your pictures. I really like that heart shape.
Star Nan

melissa @ the inspired room said...

Beautiful!!!!!

FarmHouse Style said...

Hi, BJ! I'm so glad you stopped by to see me this morning:)

I love your Ironstone collection. I have a small collection myself. I started out with some pieces my Grandmother left to me and I have add to them.

I agree that the red fabric gives your display just the right touch!

Please come back and visit me again, I will certainly be back to to see you.

Rhonda

Mary said...

Wow, bj, I love that!!! It looks so beautiful in your hutch, but you're right -- sometimes a girl just needs a bigger hutch! LOL
xoxo,
Mary

bj said...

So many thanks to everyone for looking at my blog. I've never had so much fun!!
bj

Anonymous said...

love the blog today and the way you display the white dishes! the red looks so cool behind the white.

alice said...

sorry, that last anonymous was ME. i hit the wrong button

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

What a beautiful collection you have!

PAT said...

I love white ironstone too! The inspiration photo is beautiful.

Your green cabinet is beautiful too! You have some wonderful pieces, BJ!

Pat

Kathleen Grace said...

I love your ironstone collection, and I want to add fabric tothe back of my shelves like that! Very pretty:>)

Nancy said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Michelle said...

Your white ironstone collection is just lovely. I have a thing for milk glass ~ you have some really sweet things.. I like the little pitchers too!

Katherines Dream said...

I am pleased you enjoyed the story. It is never funny at the time but we all can laugh about after, can't we, thankfully !
I will be more carefull that's for sure.
X

Anonymous said...

Hi BJ, Thanks for showing me this site! Such fun to read all the comments. I want to line my hutch too, but first I have to edit my Blue Ridge pottery collection. OOOOOOO, such a painful thought! Christy427 from RMS

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love white ironstone too. You have a lovely collection! I really like your green hutch with the red background! Very nice....
Penny

My Melange said...

Hi Jean...aka BJ,

Just stopping by after your comment on my blog! We share the same obsession with white ironstone. I collect here and there. I have some platters and a sugar bowl. I also tear out pages from magazines and keep them in a folder until you can almost see thru the pages ;)

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

What a wonderful collection of ironstone you have!!! I collect the little creamers, too. What a marvelous hutch with the red backing. Awesome pop of color!!!

LOL - yes, you MAY need to get another hutch!!!

xo,
B.

Picketfences said...

BJ I am loving all these great treasures! the quilts..the dishes..the TOILE!!!! lol It is so great to see "collections" Thanks you so much for telling me about this great space of yours..I will be visiting here often! lol It is just so much more personal and so you dear friend...AND I LOVE THE PIC OF YOU!!!!!

Anita said...

I had several very old pieces of ironstone, but they were all broken in the tornado... I think my dh said he had one bowl packed away that didn't get broken... *sigh*
Yours is lovely!