Ironstone

2.24.2011


I wonder what is the attraction of ironstone?
I don't know, but I know I love finding more pieces.

A few days ago I showed you the old leather books I purchased at Scott's Antique Market in
Atlanta. Now I will show you the ironstone pieces I found. This is a little covered sugar bowl.
The bottom of this one is marked Sterling Colonial English Ironstone J & G Meakin England.
I love the shape and handles of this one.


This one has a great shape too. It is marked Independence Ironstone Interpace Japan.


This one has a missing lid and just says made in England on the bottom.


I don't know if I have shown you the gravy boat before. I found it at a local antique shop.
It is marked Royal Semi.Porcelain John Maddock & Sons England. I love the scalloped
edge of this piece.


While we are in the dining room this is a little planter that I filled with moss, artichokes and a
starfish.


I tucked this transferware plate inside my Santos.


I added these pussy willow branches to my vintage basket on top of the armoire.






Joining the following parties:
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
A La Carte for Junkin Finds Friday
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home

Reminder that my giveaway runs till Sunday. You can enter HERE.

Gee is it the weekend again?
Have a great one,

KIM

64 comments:

  1. I have a covered veggie dish that matches your sugar bowl... same unique shape!
    Love ironstone but never find it at the Thrift store anymore.

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  2. You've been so busy. I love ironstone. I think there's something very restful about it.

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  3. Your ironstone is so pretty! I love all the different shapes.

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  4. I love ironstone too and I love the way it mixes with transware dishes!

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  5. Kim, you found some beautiful pieces. I think the white shows off the shape well of each piece. ♥O

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  6. Your pieces are beautiful!

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  7. ohhhh I love this so much!!Hugs

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  8. Kim, I have a complete weakness for iron stone too, and you have some truly lovely pieces!

    Kat :)

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  9. great blog, I love the willow and the beautiful basket. I see your are very close to Atlanta, spent time in beautiful Nov visiting my son at Ft McPhearson. Awesome history there. Loved the Int'L markets..

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  10. Wow, that sugar bowl is in perfect condition. I think the one without the lid looks like my first everyday pattern, that was Johnson Brother's from England. Love it all.

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  11. Kim your ironstone pieces are so pretty and I love how you added the branches on top of your french basket. Martina

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  12. Oh, Kim!
    I am a sucker for ironstone, too!
    My cafe' is full of it.
    Meakin has some of the prettiest shapes!
    You take some fantastic pictures, girlie!
    Thank you for the pretties!
    HUGS and blessings,
    ~me

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  13. Hi Kim,
    I love your collection of ironstone. It's getting harder to find and more expensive so, when I see a piece I can afford I grab it!

    hugs
    Sissie

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  14. Kim, you know what would look really cute hanging from your twirly twig? A set of "happy easter" eggs from Pottery Barn. I bought a box over the weekend. They had them hanging from a twirly twig swag they made and attached to a pendant light. Very cute.

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  15. Kim,

    I am also a collector of ironstone. Your items are wonderful! I am really fond of ironstone pitchers at the moment. I have a complete set for six of the J & G Meakin Sterling Colonial (I see a plate in your collection also)! Maybe we love ironstone because of its simplicity, white color and gently lines ~ it's pleasing to the eye. Thanks for sharing!
    ~ Tammy

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  16. Kim,All your pieces are beautiful!I have scalloped luncheon plates with matching saucers.Due to the age of the set I have more plates than saucers!The Ironstone is very timeless and a versatile look, Thanks for sharing, Emelia.

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  17. I love ironstone, too, but oddly enough, I don't own a single piece. Just one more thing to covet. ;-/

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  18. Love your ironstone pieces! They call my name also. I love the J and G Meakin shapes so much! Lovely in a collection like yours. Thanks for joining JFF! hugs, Linda

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  19. Love all your ironstone! I have an obsession with the old pitchers in every kind of style and shape...It's kind of a disease! I wish my collection was as beautifully well rounded as yours. I think I'm an OCD ironstone pitcher gal! *winks*

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  20. I think the attraction are all the lovely shapes and curves. Isn't that what attracts men to women?
    Brenda

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  21. I love the look of all the white ironstone together. The scallops on the gravy boat is beautiful.

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  22. Everything looks so fresh and spring like in your home. I love your ironstone...

    I have always wanted to go to Atlanta for a weekend and go to Scotts....if I ever get there, I will let you know and maybe you and your hubs can meet me and my hubs...
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  23. Your collections are fantastic for ironstone. I wish I had a place or cabinet to keep pieces like this myself. Kim, are those avocado's or artichokes? They look like artichokes..

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  24. Swoon... I have been extremely tight financially in 2010 and finally am out of the fog so I will be hunting for my own collection this year =) I hope it's as beautiful as yours!

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  25. I love Ironstone too, but I've only been able to find one piece. Its as scarce as hens teeth in these parts.

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  26. Wow, you have some beauties Kim. I don't have any. I'll have to work on that. It's lovely.

    Warmly, ~Melissa

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  27. You are building quite a collection. They are just lovely.

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  28. I love all of your pieces, Kim! The little dish with the artichokes and starfish caught my eye with the crazing. Love it!

    XO,
    Jane

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  29. I love ironstone it's one of my favorite things to buy.. I have many pieces

    Pattie

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  30. beautiful pieces of ironstone. love the pussywillow with the basket, too!

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  31. I do believe I just fell in love with a gravy boat!

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  32. I do love ironstone! You found some lovely pieces in some lovely shapes. They will look so pretty no matter where you put them.
    Thanks for linking up!
    Sherry

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  33. Hi Kimmie! What a lovely collection! I love this stuff too and you have the knack of knowing how to display it!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  34. OH Kim I am jealous of that first sugar bowl!!! It is gorgeous! Ironstone is an arm and a leg here and that's if you can find it!! You hit the jack pot!!

    Happy Belated Anniversary and yeah after 3 tries finally got the dang linking thing working!!!
    I'll be linking again next week!!!

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  35. You have a beautiful collection Kim and they look so good against your painted china cabinet.

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  36. I so look forward to your posts everything is always so pretty and put together perfectly. I love it!!

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  37. How does one follow up a comment about loving a gravy boat? Thanks for checking for me!

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  38. Well, maybe you know how much I love the look of white ironstone displayed together! YUMMY! It makes me just want to go running around looking for more!

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  39. Love the new finds. So many great shapes. Your arrangement of items looks great, as usual.
    CAS

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  40. Kim, I have a small collection of ironstone. All your pieces are wonderful! When you get that first piece it becomes an addiction and you find yourself always searching for more.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  41. You have some beautiful pieces..I collect the ironstone sugars ...
    I like the ones with handles and a lid the best, too. :)
    I think ironstone is like diamonds...we're not sure WHY we love 'em..we just do !!
    xoxo bj

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  42. Fabulous Ironstone collection. I recently acquired a HUGE pitcher and fear I have now been bitten by the Ironstone bug. Lovely photos.

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  43. Your white ironstone collection is fabulous, Kim....Christine

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  44. Ironstone pitchers are one of my weaknesses. I just can't get too many. The simplicity, the weightiness, and the whites and creams just call my name. Thanks for sharing all your great pieces!
    Thanks for joining in, Kim,
    big hugs,
    Debra

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  45. You have a lovely ironstone collection...it really stands out beautifully against your pretty green walls :)
    Big hugs,
    Queenie

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  46. Kim, I love your post on ironstone. You have some very lovely pieces. I am a nut about it, and have collected for many years. I think your oldest piece you featured is your new Meakin sugar bowl. If you post a picture of the mark, I can look it up for you in my book of marks. You have such wonderful ideas. thanks for sharing.

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  47. Oh Kim, who doesn't just love old white ironstone? I have quite a few pieces too and I love the crazing and browning that goes along with it. Shows such character.

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  48. You have a great collection of ironstone, I also can never resist a piece, especially the tureens!
    Tracey

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  49. I was brought up surrounded by ironstone here in the UK and never thought much about it, but seeing the lovely collections you and other bloggers have I can now see just how lovely it is!

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  50. Hi Kim, your ironstone collection is gorgeous!

    Kathy

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  51. I love ironstone, so pretty! I'm trying to refrain from starting another collection, though! ;-)

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  52. Gorgeous!! I saw a tiny little white rabbit pitcher yesterday and almost grabbed it for your collection, but it's not ironstone, didn't know if that mattered.

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  53. Love your new pieces, they are gorgeous and such pretty shapes. The basket is so pretty too and the branches look wonderful in it. Hugs, Marty

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  54. I also love ironstone. I've been slowly collecting pieces and I also have the sugar bowl you have pictured 2nd and a few other pieces that go with it, like cups and saucers. I was so excited to find them at my local Goodwill! The sugar bowl was $1.00 and the cups and saucers were 25 cents each! Needless to say, I was so excited and ran out of there with them before anybody decided to charge more for them.

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  55. I also purchased a few pieces of ironstone yesterday. I stopped by an antique center and when visiting with the man behind the counter, he told me that the woman who was selling ironstone in the center had inherited 4,000 pieces from her grandmother. Can you imagine having that much???
    Patti

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  56. Ironstone is my down fall.......my sister and I were just discussing my Ironstone problem!! ha

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  57. I just love ironstone. Especially, your pieces. They're such awesome shapes.

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  58. Ironstone is SO pretty - I love your pieces!

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  59. You have beautiful Ironstone pieces. They are priceless. Thanks for sharing.

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  60. I've never collected it, but love seeing the beautiful pieces other have in their collections...just beautiful!

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  61. I just love the simplicity of it. And my mother always taught me that food looks better when on a white plate. So I seem to gravitate to it. Old or new!

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  62. I know I am the same way, but I have to be able to use it because I am limited on space. I just purchased a little cracker barrel 1837 English and I just love it!! I keep forgetting to do a post on that, thanks for the reminder Kim!! KS

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  63. Kim, there is something serene and comforting about white ironstone. I've just a few pieces and add more each time the occasion arrises. Recently found a sugar bowl at Goodwill for just a $. The lid has a slight crack, but the shape is lovely and it is simply marked Made in England. I suspect it isn't all that old. Makes no difference to me. ;-)
    You found some great new additions. ~ Sarah

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  64. Hi Kim~ Love your whites... I just might have to start collecting little white ironstone here and there! It makes for such a charming display! Love the plate in the cage of your Santos too- Thanks for sharing at my party! :)

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