Recent Ironstone Finds at Goodwill
Have you ever had a good ole fashioned swoon in the middle of Goodwill?
The other day while treasure hunting at Goodwill, I stumbled upon some antique English Ironstone
Finding this Adams & Sons pitcher ($1.99) in the middle of the aisle of cheap trinkets and ugly vases was an absolute highlight of my Ironstone shopping experiences thus far!
It might be dark and splotchy with age...but that doesn't bother me; it tells me that it has lived a good life and has a story to tell; I love the character and charm that are evident in its surface. Even better? I already have the matching creamer!!
This little trio of curved plates has me a bit stumped. Anyone know what they are?
My best guess would be butter pats. Their curved shape would enable them to fit snugly against a dinner plate without taking up too much additional space at the table.
But I could be totally wrong and their use is something quite different. I'd love to know for sure.
And finally is this American Ironstone gravy boat with graceful curves and just the right amount of crazing. Not sure the maker...it just says USA on the bottom...anyone familiar with this pattern?
It's the perfect addition to my tiffany blue shelf and ironstone collection and I love using gravy boats in unexpected ways; to hold straws at a party or a collection of pens on a desk; ice tea spoons, etc.
I'm so excited with my new finds...not bad for $7.00, right?!
The creamy white and beautiful sheen is a lovely addition to my farmhouse kitchen and country hutch!
So...what makes you swoon these days?
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