Saturday, March 29, 2014

Ironstone Jackpot



Hi, everyone!

I know that many of you love ironstone, as do I.  However, I was a little 'late to the party,' as I really only
started collecting it a few years ago.

Over the past week or two I suddenly hit the ironstone jackpot, and thought I'd share my finds with you.
These all came from different shops, and were wonderful prices!

This soup tureen is newer so it might not technically be ironstone, but I don't mind.  It includes the plate, lid, and ladle.
I added a plant to it and sat it on a chippy stool that was my Grandma's.  She'll be 91 next month!




I placed this along with some green rubber boots in a corner of my dining room, underneath my herb boxes.




I found another tureen with a lid and ladle. I arranged it with some other things on my whisky barrel lid.




It's on my buffet under the window where I've lined up my little creamer collection.




Yes, I found a third tureen, and this one is definitely old.




I added it to my collection of ironstone that's displayed in the barn wood cabinet that my parents made me.




I think it looks quite nice sitting next to my cow creamer collection.




I loved this pitcher the moment that I spotted it!




It's got lots of crazing which I think adds so much charm, and I love its' shape.




I filled it with dried lavender, sat it on a little mint green paint-splattered bench that I recently got...




...and placed it beside the love seat in the living room.  I like the little bit of soft color that the bench and the lavender add.




I found this little adorable gravy boat which already sold in my Etsy shop...




...and a couple of other small pieces that I plan to list on Etsy soon.

So what do you think of my newly found pieces?

Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)
(I'm gonna be bundling up as we're supposed to get 4 more inches of snow!!)

I'm sharing on these great blogs:   Cozy Little House
                                                   Thoughts From Alice

50 comments:

  1. It's a nice collection added to your current collection. I guess I missed that piece on etsy, I was just over there about an hour ago...So nice to have a few items sell so quickly!! Enjoy your Sunday! Blessings, Cindy

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  2. Oh, btw: speaking of etsy, sure wish you were selling that little lamb (on the wreath) by itself :)

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  3. I am in love with ALL your pieces! Wow- and I love that cabinet your parents made for you. How special is that!!!!! I REALLY love that pitcher that is kind of straight up and down with all the crazing. What a great old piece. You have found some really wonderful things! xo Diana

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  4. Just luvly. Had plans to score some stuff of my own this weekend. Today was a wash! Tornado watch... stormy weather. Pounding rain. Tomorrow might be better.
    Enjoy your pretties.

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  5. Wow! What great finds. All the tureens was really beautiful.
    The stool from your grandma has got the right look.
    Its nice to have a grandma, mine will be 94 in september.
    Today im going on a trasurehunt in my barn. I spotted something
    really old and beautiful yesterday. So today I am going to get the
    little treasure out of the dark cellar underneath the barn.
    Hope my writing in english is understandable, its been a while since I
    had any practise in writing and talking english.
    Love from Marit

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  6. Your tureens are wonderful, Susan!! I'm really loving them of late, and you found some real goodies. The one with the plant looks so pretty on the tall stool. The ironstone pitcher is so perfect with its crazing and browning.
    Mary Alice

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  7. All your ironstone looks wonderful I love the one as a planter !!
    Have a great day !!

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  8. Everything is beautiful! I love the green boots!
    Irene

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  9. Great finds. I love the tureens but I rarely ever see them here.

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  10. Susan,
    I love all your vignettes especially the stool and boots too sweet. Love the cabinet with your ironstone pieces too. Those cows are just adorable. Love those. It all looks so amazing. Have a great start to the new week ahead my friend.
    Kris

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  11. Love all your finds, Susan! Last year I was on a quest to find white tureens to add to the top of one side of our kitchen cabinets. I managed to find them over a few months between the thrift store, yard sales and estate sales. I love looking at them; they make for a great collection. I love how you have used one to hold a plant. I think they look so pretty that way.

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  12. Susan, I am loving your collections. Your grandma's kitchen stool is a perfect display spot. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  13. I am an ironstone junkie!! love love love it!

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  14. Gorgeous! You can't go wrong with something that beautiful and basic.

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  15. You have quite a nice collection going and they are all displayed just beautifully.

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  16. I've always loved tureens and have several myself. I don't care if they're ironstone or not. I'm not picky. Yours look great how you've used them. Love all of your other finds as well. You found some good stuff!

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  17. I'm going to try and contain myself with no "threatening" thoughts! Oh my, you may have started late but your recent finds are fab.u.lous. Love all of them, but really love the "vintage" one, such a gorgeous piece. I noticed your plates hanging on the left, is that silverware that I see. I'm really curious do you have a full shot of that, cause I'm thinking, if you believe copying is a sign of flattery, that I might want to copy that. I just put three tureen in my Gigantic, over sized cabinet I just brought that won't be living in this house too long! got to wait till Charmer gets over having just moved it in. Is that real lavender you have in the vintage pitcher? You are the Queen of pickers girl!

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  18. Susan,
    Girl I keep saying it over and over and over again ... Sweet Susan YOU ROCK your vignettes.
    For a new lover of Ironstone you have a wonderful collection. AWWW those adorable green rubber boots. I used to buy them for my grands and now I want to own a pair!!!!
    Happy Sunday,
    XO,
    Vera

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  19. I love your ironstone! Tureens are a favorite of mine, though I don't have any, I love them just the same! Love the one on the sweet stool of your grandmothers. Very lovely!!

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  20. Ugh more snow! Bet your getting tired of that! Love your ironstone. I have quite a collection of that too! Oh and those green boots love!!! Have a great day!

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  21. I love them and the way you have them displayed makes them extra special.

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  22. Gorgeous finds and you've displayed them so beautifully!

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  23. Exciting finds! Old tureens are like hens teeth around here. And I really love the jug you found. The barrel shaped ones are my current favorite, and I love when they show their age like yours.

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  24. Great finds, the pitcher is wonderful with the grazing, no wonder you fell in love with it! Also liked how you put a plant in the tureen and set it on your gram's stool, looks darling I may steal that idea although my stool isn't like yours but my mom did buy it for me awhile ago.

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  25. I love ironstone, too, but don't have much. Your pieces are terrific and what fabulous finds! I love the lavender and also your thyme/boots/bowl/stool arrangement. Lovely!

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  26. You have quite a bit! Did or does it come in colors, or is it just white?

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  27. Hi Susan, I love how your dining room looks and all of your pretty white china and the china cabinet! I really like the way the pitcher look with the lavender too. It must make everything smell so nice. Have a wonderful week.
    Julie

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  28. You hit the jackpot with your finds! I love that lavender too. Just can't believe you still have snow ~ I know you're so tired of it.

    xo
    Pat

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  29. I want to live in your house. All of your arrangements look so calm, peaceful and well, just plain beautiful! Your ironstone collection is sure growing -- and I love how you find such beautiful ways to incorporate them into your decor.

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  30. Oh wow - I love that you have your Grandmas stool to use in your décor ! How fun - you have the best style. I love the barn wood cabinet your parents made you ........your collections are the most adorable oxox

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  31. Susan, I love your collection! If you've been collecting for two years I'd say you're NOT late to the party. I'd say someone who just started collecting them ....oh say....a few months ago is late to the party....or totally missed it. lol. (That would be me) BTW The green rubber boots were a great added touch to the vignette you made. :)
    Leelee @ paperbagstyling

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  32. The subtle colors of the antique pitcher, the old stool and the lavender are just so, so pretty. That is my favorite in this post. I appreciate the crazed pitcher with its intricate pattern, and the paint-speckled stool...it all says home to me. Perfect.

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  33. They're all lovely. It's funny, I have most of them myself! I've been seeing a lot of ironstone with plants in them lately. I'm going to have to try that! I also love that old stool, I have a similar one I "found" in my neighbor's trash pile (with permission, of course)! Love that vignette! xoKathleen

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  34. Great finds!! I love ironstone and have an ever growing collection, but I don't have any tureens yet. Love yours...they are so pretty!!
    ~Cindy

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  35. I love your new pieces! You can't go wrong with ironstone... I always say :) I think it would be fun to snoop around your house... I always love your photos and the little snippets of your pretty decor.

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  36. I love them all Susan!! Love the way you displayed them too!

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  37. Enjoying your blog! Where is your shop in Ohio ?
    Sharon

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  38. Evening Susan, Like you, I'm a little late to the party collecting ironstone pieces. I have a few pitchers and platters which I adore. Your pitcher with the dried lavender is a keeper for sure! The style is fabulous~~~that's my favorite. So happy you have found so many nice pieces of late! Blessings~~~Roxie

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  39. Oh, I am so excited I found your blog! It's lovely! Beautiful ironstone finds! xo Jen

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  40. What gorgeous pieces and t hat pitcher is beautiful. I would like the crazing too. Filled with my favorite, dried lavender.

    Cynthia

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  41. if it has crazing, i buy it--love that:) and g-mom's stool is so sweet, susan! cute boots, too! have a great week!

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  42. Wow, Susan, You've been a lucky girl to find so many great pieces lately. Each of them is wonderful and I also fell in love with your sweet green rubber boots.
    Happy Wednesday :)!
    Julia

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  43. I have a lot of ironstone, some from CT at my "sheds" go here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/ITALIAN-PEASANT-COUNTRY-ACCENTS-PRIMITIVES-FRENCH-COUTURE-JUNQUE-CURBSIDE-FINDS/50377716774

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  44. Susan, more snow???
    Love all your ironstone. I am always drawn to the shape of pitchers, too.
    They need to feel good in my hand.
    Moooooo. I needed to great the cows with their little mooing mouths. ;)

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  45. Oh, yeah. NICE pieces. I love the lines of that little pitcher, too. All your pieces are great - and I've been wanting one of those white ceramic glove molds...I need to see if I can find one on Etsy or Ebay!

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  46. I have been collecting ironstone for years and did not realize how desirable it was until I started blogging. Love your collection and the way you display it. Good old pieces are really getting hard to find. Thanks for sharing your talents.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  47. What is that sweet little plant in the first picture? Would it be thyme?

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