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Saturday, 25 April 2015

Ironstone Find at the Thrift Store

This past Wednesday, I had to drive to a town 45 minutes away after work to do patient training.
I always try to utilize that drive to do some thrift shopping.
I was hoping to do this visit on my day off so I could visit more shops,
but it didn't work out.
That left me with one thrift store that closes later.
I found an old ironstone gravy boat and a set of five white ironstone plates.
Isn't it cute?
I love the old patina.
According to the signature, this was made in the late 1800's to very early 1900's.
The handle is unique; it looks like a daisy.
I have lots of white ironstone dishes.
Different designs and names.
I was debating for awhile if I should even buy them.
But I love the soft waves on the outside of the plate.
I just couldn't help myself.
I also bought two pillowcases.
This one has a beautiful lace border in an off white colour.
I always look in that section because there are so many things you can do with them.
(That's for another post)
This pillowcase has an eyelet trim.
I have always loved eyelet.
So pretty.
All in all, I had a very productive evening!
This gravy boat I found while visiting my folks a few months ago.
I couldn't believe I saw the gravy boat and the dish.
You must know that feeling you get when you think you've found something wonderful.
You lift it up and look at the back.
And sure enough, there are those words you were hoping to see.
That's how I felt this past Wednesday when I saw the brown ironstone.
I wasn't planning on starting a gravy boat collection.
I really don't have the space.
But how do you pass it up?
Only if you can get rid of some of your other stuff.
That's what I did today.
I dropped lots of stuff off at the mission store.
Then I parked the car and walked in and shopped.
This is what I bought today.
Two lampshades and two plate holders.
Brand new too!
I thought maybe they belonged together.
Not sure if this is where they are staying.
But it works for now.
They add a nice touch to this corner of the room.
Have you found any treasures recently?

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  1. Your corner display is lovely! I rarely venture into thrift stores because they are usually such a mess! At least here. Congrats on the great finds!

    1. The thrift shops here are usually organized. I love snooping around. You never know what you'll find. Sometimes I walk out with nothing. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Very pretty! I go to a local thrift store in my area too. I'm always trying to find white pitchers and such. The last time I went, you can check out what I found here: http://christmanscreations.com/2015/04/13/thrift-store-finds/
    I found you on Make It Pretty link party. Please come and share at the Idea Box on Thursdays!


    1. Thanks Cyndee. I will definitely stop by and visit. See you soon!

  3. I LOVE ironstone and just started collecting transferware. Your finds are amazing.
    I am visitng from Amaze Me Monday link party today.

    1. Hi Roselle! I love it too! I'm always on the hunt! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. I think you made wise choices. How can you go wrong with white iron stone? Love how your are displaying your new little collection. Happy to have found you at SYC I'm your newest follower.

    1. Hi Susan! It's funny, cause I'm always flipping dishes in the store. I wonder what people think sometimes! Oh well, I enjoy it. Thanks for visiting and following!

  5. Hi Diane,
    Oh, I love the treasures you found! Both the brown transferware and the white ironstone, who could pass them up? I like how you have displayed them too. So glad you stopped by and said Hello. Have a lovely day.


    1. Thanks Sandi! I couldn't believe it when I saw it. I've come to love ironstone. It just does something when you see it displayed. Blessings!

  6. Wow Diane, what a score! I love, love the gravy boat! I recently found an entire box of white ironstone, but there were only two large plates. Lots of little ones, cups, bowls, a creamer, and two lidless sugar bowls. I am loving them. Your other pieces are beautiful as well and I love how you've displayed them! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

    1. Thanks Jann! And thank you for giving of your time so that we can share a piece of ourselves. Have a blessed day!

  7. Oh, I love thrifting! You have done well and I like where you placed them. So pretty and cozy looking :) Thank you for sharing on the Art of Home-Making Mondays this week!

  8. I love the new treasures you found! I'm a lover of ironstone and pretty white linens too.

    1. Thanks Kelly! I have to say those are the two things I always keep my eye open for. Have a great day!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and commenting! Have a great day!

  10. Great finds!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

    1. Thanks Cindy! Thank you for the extra work you do to provide a place where we can share and meet fellow bloggers! Have a wonderful day!


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