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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 
that made me break out in a sweat!

DIY beautify blog antique pitcher

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!!

DIY beautify blog antique ironstone

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.

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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.

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I'm so excited with my new finds...not bad for $7.00, right?!

DIY beautify Ironstone finds

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The creamy white and beautiful sheen is a lovely addition to my farmhouse kitchen and country hutch!

DIY beautify blog country hutch with ironstone

So...what makes you swoon these days?


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20 comments:

  1. They could either be "fruit nappies" or finger bowls?

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  2. I've seen the small crescent shaped dish referred to a " bone plate" Lol, I've never used them in a place setting. I have one I use on my night stand for jewelry.

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    1. Oh wow, that's kind of gross...but does make sense, lol!

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  3. I also know those plates as Bone plates. Instead of putting the bones on the tablecloth, you put in on that dish. Now, we just use paper towels!

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  4. Yes they are bone dishes that curve around your dinner plate! Lovely collection. Here in the NE we have a new thrift store called Savers! My favorite. Woodies Mother

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  5. Love your fabulous White Ironstone finds they look wonderful in your pretty cabinet on display too
    Glad to have found you
    xo
    Pam

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    1. Thanks so much Pam! So glad you stopped by and "found" me :) That zinc-topped table you found is to.die.for!!! Would love to get my hands on a piece like that!

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  6. Oh just hush! ;) I *never* find anything this fantastic at the thrift stores! You need to come here so we can go together. Maybe you would bring me some good luck!

    Thanks so much for sharing on Show-Licious!
    ~ Ashley

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    1. Yes, I have had some very good luck lately...it seems to go in spurts...so keep trying Ashley ;) But I'd love to shop together, you just fly me up ;)

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  7. I never swoon at the Goodwill, but you sure found some treasures! Love your ironstone collection!

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    1. Haha, swoon might be an exaggeration, lol! Thanks Sharon :)

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  8. Beautiful finds!! That pitcher was a steal and I've definitely had my OMGIcantbelieveIfoundthis moments! XO

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    1. Thanks Christy, I could not believe it when I saw it just sitting there, lol! Have a great day!

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  9. Cindy,
    Yes, those are bone plates. Love your collection of ironstone and you are so lucky to have found such bargains. I recently got an ironstone sugar jar in perfect shape marked as your pitcher is, for $3.00 at a garage sale. I gasped and started talking to myself! :)

    Blessings

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by to confirm my bone plates; I'll have to make some chicken wings soon so we can use our 'new' plates, lol!! Finding ironstone at a bargain makes me a little crazy too! Have a wonderful day!!

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  10. Oh my goodness...I cannot believe you could get such a great deal at Goodwill. The one in our area would probably charge $10.99. Dollar store items are more costly than the dollar store!! I love all your finds. Thanks so much for sharing them with us at Project Inspire{d}!

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    1. I know...it was a lucky strike :) I've had a run of good luck - that probably means there's a dry spell coming, lol! It was fun to add to my collection!

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  11. Bone dishes are sometimes called a crescent side salad, I call them lovely! Nice finds, not something I'd ever find in a Goodwill!!

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    1. Thanks for the additional info Judi! I've never seen these plates before but I knew they were something really good when I spotted them!

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