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!