What is it about Ironstone? Why does is call to me so loudly? I think it might be the fact that is is simple, classic, and white. Maybe it's because it comes in so many beautiful shapes? Whatever the reason, I am addicted. Like Lays potato chips or Doritos, or chocolate chip cookie addicted. I can't stop at just one! I have been collecting for a couple of years now, and I love the creamers and sugar dishes in particular. And I have many. WHAT? Don't judge. They MAKE me take them home! ;-)
This week I found another beauty while I was out on my regular thrifting run.
Here she is...
Isn't she gorgeous?
Meakin for only $1.99! Not a scratch on her either! In fact, there was still a bit of sugar in the bottom when I brought her home to clean her up. I like wondering about the people who owned, and also loved these pretty treasures before me. I am always amazed that these wonderful pieces wind up at the Goodwill and other thrift stores. It's most likely because family members are not always aware of the value of such pieces when they are cleaning out the homes of lost loved ones.
I like to think that I am giving them a new happy life. Another shot. After all, one is never enough!
I have been collecting ironstone strictly from thrift for a few years now. Oddly, when I was an antique dealer, I was not collecting for myself at the time. Weird. I'm complicated, what can I say. Maybe it's more attractive to me if it's more challenging to find? I think that's why I won't pay full price on ebay, Etsy, or antique stores for it.
Here are JUST my sugars and creamers...I will show you my entire collection sometime soon.
I bought all of these for anywhere form .69 cents to $3. Not bad, huh? I think there may be 3 or 4 displayed in various spots in the house, that did not get gathered for the pic.
Do you see why they make me happy? I keep hoarding them and hoping to have a white kitchen for them someday soon.
I love the different shapes. They just don't make things this pretty anymore.
And since one is never enough, I found another fun thing to have more that one of...
Got these at the flea market this week for $3 each!
I think they are so cool.
I bought 4 of these. One of them is metal, which I have never seen.
I love anything with letters or numbers. The older the better.
I may or may not have a sickness.
Whatever. I'm happy, and so are my new collections, I think.
Hope you have a fantastic weekend!
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