Monday, February 10, 2014

My Ironstone Collection

Howdy folks, how was your weekend?  Mine was fantastic, thanks!  I got a lot done around the house and spent some quality time with the family.  My parents came over Sunday for pintos and cornbread.  Ain't nuttin' better than a pot o' pintos in my book.  Yummy in my tummy!

As promised, I'm showing off the beginnings of my ironstone collection today.  My mom has some pieces that I'll inherit someday and she was commenting on how pretty mine looks in my $30 cabinet and I have to agree.  It does look nice and I'm glad I didn't paint the cabinet white like I originally planned, otherwise my ironstone wouldn't stand out the way it does.

I love these pitchers and bowls.  I mostly collect small pitchers and creamers - there's something about their dainty, curvy handles and spouts that I just can't resist.

The two floral pieces aren't ironstone of course, but they belonged to my grandmother.

She didn't have a lot of fancy or beautiful things, so I'm thankful to have gotten these.

This platter with the lacy edges is a favorite of mine.

This small tureen is also a favorite - I love the detail on the lid.

Dried hydrangeas and ironstone are so classic together.

Here are a few of my other pieces.  Some aren't real ironstone, but they'll do until I 
find more of the real thing to replace them!

My collection is small and nothing fancy, but I love it.  What treasures do you collect?  Tell me in the comments - I love to hear from you and read every one!



  1. Hi Marie, I too am a huge fan of ironstone and love to hunt for it at thrift shops. I have quite a collection and love the sugars, creamers and pitchers the best. I haven't found a tureen yet. There is something about the creamy white glaze, and the crazing that makes me a little bit crazy, lol! You have a great collection :) You can come check out part of my collection here:

    1. Hi Cindy, thanks so much for visiting my blog! I love connecting with people who collect the same things I do :). I just love the simplicity of ironstone. No fancy colors or flashiness about it - just pure creaminess and dainty designs. I just bought a new little creamer at Goodwill on Saturday and I can't wait for yard sale season - I always find a few goodies at those. Can't wait to check out your collection today!

  2. Hi Marie, I love white dishware of any kind and you have a beautiful collection. It's good that you didn't paint your cabinet to better show them off. I have dark kitchen cabinets and I took off a few cabinet doors to better display the white dishes I use. If you're interested, you can see a picture of them in this post. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier today and of course, I love your name! :)

    1. Thanks so much for all of your sweet comments and for checking out my blog! I love white dishware too - it doesn't have to be real ironstone for me to love it. Pretty is all I care about :) and it's so versatile. I will definitely check out your post to see what you did with yours!