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Saturday, January 19, 2008


I posted on this collection once before but wanted to do another one....

This beautiful, stunning, awesome and wonderful collection of white ironstone belongs to the wife of BRUCE DERN, the actor and it is a picture out of a magazine. I saw it several years ago and fell so in love, I decided to start a collection for myself. I already had a couple of pieces that belonged to my mom but never really got interested in it until I saw the above collection and then....I started DREAMING about it. I hit every thrift store, garage sale and moving sale in town for months and months. I don't have a collection that will even come close to MRS. DERN'S but....I'm getting there. I add pieces to it as I can and Ebay is a fabulous place to start.

Dinner plates and dessert plates are the easiest to find. I especially like the white, divided plates. I wonder why they don't make them anymore? I would dearly love to have some everyday plates that were divided as I HATE for my food to touch!! Eeeek !

But, I have gravy boats, sugar bowls, cereal bowls, berry bowls, not nearly enuf large pitchers.... There is a tiny teddy bear up there on the top shelf, left corner of this beautiful daughter gave it to me several years ago and I just LOVE him. I'll have a post soon about some more of my favorite things......

As with all collections, I've really had fun with it and I am always searching for another "I've just gotta have it" piece. AND, wouldn't I LOVE to find a hugh, pine hutch like MRS. DERN'S to display all of my pieces on. I keep looking and watching but I haven't found one yet that is large enuf and that I can afford. I'll keep looking, tho.

A few of my sugar bowls and I wanted to show you the little silver tray collection I just started, too. I had one and found the other 2 at the thrift store just this last week. They were 42 cents each....I shined them up and they reflect almost like mirrors. I like silver shiny or tarnished either one but I guess I really like it all shined up the most.

Collections are just a fun way to make life a little more enjoyable than it already is, I think. I LOVE COLLECTIONS.
Since I am unable to get out of the house for at least one week and 3 weeks before I can drive, I may have to resort to using some things I've already used in posting. ANYWAY, it's still a way I can keep in touch with all of you !



Rosie's Whimsy said...

You sound wonderfully perky today :-) Sounds like you are bouncing back fast. I am so glad!

I love your all collections. Your home always looks fabulous. ((hugs)) Rosie

Janet said...

Glad you are feeling well enough to blog. I love looking at your collections.


cargol said...

Welcome home BJ, glad that you are feeling well enough to show us your beautiful home and collections! Rest up!

Laurie said...

I missed you this week. Hope you recover quickly. Since you shouldn't drive I'm sure you'll think of all kinds of things to do at home.
I just did my 200th post! Go over to and sign up for my give away. I'd love for you to get it.

Janie said...

Wow, you are bouncing back fast. Keep it up. Love all your collections. Have a wonderful weekend,Janie

Marcela said...

Hello my sweet BJ
I'm glad that you are feeling well and in blogland again!!!
I've missed you!!!
I wish you a speedy recovery!!!
Have a wonderful day!!!


Suzanne said...

Hi BJ~ Thanks for stopping by my blog! So nice to meet you. I read in your profile that your grandkids call you "Memaw". That's what my boys call my Mom. I grew up in TX...and come from a long line of "Memaws"! Take care of yourself and thanks too for sharing the beautiful photos of your ironstone collection!

Betty said...

BJ, I enjoyed looking at your collection. The first thing I noticed was the divided plate. I love those, too. I have two divided plates by Anchor Hocking, but they are old. I would love to find some more divided ones.

I hope you are feeling better and on the mend.

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

I was so happy to see that you are back!! I am very glad that everything went okay. I love your collection's I like the white hutch they are in, I think I like your hutch better than the one in the magazine.
Take care and EASY DOES IT!!!

Suzy said...

Hi my sweet BJ,
it is so wonderful that you are back, that you are ok and with a great smile on your face. Great!
I love your collection.
Relax and enjoy your weekend.

BittersweetPunkin said...

Your displays are so pretty and I especially love the red background in your hutch and the black toile in your black shelf! Lovely!

Adrienne said...

So glad you are up and about enough to post. Your ironstone collection is fantastic. You have a wonderful start. Your home looks so cozy and comfortable. I wish I lived close enough to stop by with a pot of chicken soup, homemade bread and BIG pot of tea. Wouldn't that be fun? Thanks for sharing your home with us. ~Adrienne~

Tammy said...

I don't mind re-runs in the least, I just want you to feel better and rest yourself!
Besides I had not seen this post, I'm new enough to your blog I would not know it is a re-run...LOL!

Jackie said...

I just love all your collections. I just wish that I had the room to collect a few more things that have struck my fancy over the past years.

Anita said...

So pretty! I love the shelf with the black and white toile, too! :)

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Good evening BJ, I hope you are feeling better.... don't rush yourself..I love your picture holding up the thank you note..You look like a fun and lively person...Your collection of white stoneware is great..I need to start looking in the thrift stores...thanks for sharing.

Jo and JD said...

So glad that all went well... Sweety you post what ever you want to.. we will all still be here.

Take care and get back on your feet soon.

Nan said...

Sounds like you're feeling better today. I love your white dishes and silver platters.

Stephanie said...

So glad you are feeling well enough to blog ! Im sure you will go stir crazy not being able to drive, ect. I know I would - I gotta get up and go sometimes !!
Take Care and get some rest :)

Rhondi said...

Hi BJ Nice to have you back. I missed reading your blog. The music is great, one of my favorites. Take care. Rhondi xo

Mary said...


I love your collection and am looking forward to your post of your favorite things. That's a great idea. I have a few favorite things of my own. Thanks for the inspiration. Maybe after I finish blogging about our vacation.

Hope you are feeling much better.