Wednesday, August 11, 2010

White Wednesday...PLUS

I'm joining in Kathleen's "White Wednesday" at Faded Charm again. The last time I told you how I really like White. Well here's even more proof...SOME of my ironstone collection. My favorite ironstone comes from England, there's something about the color and weight of the pieces that I like.
This is just a few of my plates, bowls and platters. I have more plates and cereal/salad bowls in my cabinets. Now here's something you need to know...we use these dishes and the ones in my cabinets everyday. I also use them when we have company, of course very little of it matches. But that is my favorite part, neither does my silverware. Our flatware is a hodgepodge of sterling and silver plate I pick up here and there. If you had dinner with us your plate wouldn't match your bowl and your fork wouldn't match your knife or spoon. Once you get to know me though, you wouldn't be a bit surprised!!! I do try to have my clothes matching but I can't guarantee that either. ;-)
Before you start thinking I need help with my ironstone habit, you need to know I only have five pitchers. (Of course that is all I have found so far at a price I'm willing to pay.)

(We don't have bars on our windows. I have a small iron gate sitting in my kitchen window to try and disguise the ugly aluminum windows. Which is on our re-do list!)

NO!...these aren't pitchers...they are creamers...okay they are cream pitchers, but they aren't big like the five I just showed you. I believe the last two in the line up, the two smallest ones there on the end are actually from child or doll tea sets.

Looking at these pictures and knowing what I have that I didn't show you, I'm thinking I need to revisit the "Basket" post. Ok, I's all good! I have actually sold some of my ironstone and I am more selective with what I buy now. I even gave some of my plates away, never mind it was because I replaced them with better plates. But at least I didn't just stack the new ones on top of the old ones. (Have y'all caught on yet that Mr. E.A. reads my blog and this last paragraph is for him? Really though he does tease me but he never fusses...he loves me..quirkiness and all!!) Don't forget to go check out all the other White Wednesday entries over at Faded Charm.

Now here's the PLUS.... Just a few new goodies I added to my booth.

Isn't it wonderful...I really like this vintage mannequin. It is child size and covered in gray and white ticking. (By the way the big window is sold also.)

I paired this small cloche with a piece of antique bulls eye molding as its base. Inside I put an antique door knob and skeleton key all for one price. I really liked the other cloche on the vintage silver plate compote but as you can see someone else liked it also.

Sorry for the tease but just had to show you the locker baskets. You would have laughed at the HAPPY dance I did when I found these. Truthfully though, I LOVED putting the SOLD tags on these pictures.

Sorry about the blurry picture, my camera's battery was getting low. But I just wanted to show you the pretty aqua bottles I found. The big round one in the back is my favorite. Wouldn't these make great bud vases?

I found ten of these Mail Bags. They were used by the Leonard Peterson & Co., Inc. to actually mail items. I think these would make great small gift bags. You could use the address tag at the bottom for your TO: and FROM: put in a little colored tissue paper and close it up with the draw string at the top. All your "Junky" friends would love it!!!!

One last thing for you horse lovers. This is actually an ash tray but could be used on an easel like I have it displayed. It is a signed vintage piece that was cast in aluminum by a famous artist in the 50's.

Thanks for stopping by!

Elizabeth Ann


  1. You have a wonderful collection of white ironstone. Thanks for sharing. ~~Sherry~~

  2. I Love the Vignette in the Window with the little cream pitchers ~ a Perfect W.W. Post.....

  3. I almost bought the door knob/cloche thing and love those books with missing covers. If I'd had enough time, I would have bought some more stuff.

    I have lots of mismatched white dishes too and that doesn't bother me either.

    I'll be up next Wed. as that's when my grandson will enter this big world but I'll be at the hospital all day for that. If things ever slow down for me I promise you we're going to get together.


  4. I really love the creamers such a neat display in your window!


  5. Your ironstone collection is amazing and I love the way you have displayed them. Gorgeous!

    Best wishes,

  6. You have a wonderful collection of white ironstone! I love collecting it, too, and found a few more pieces to add to my collection about a week ago. It's funny that you said that about your window... I just mentioned my ugly windows in my post, too (LOL)!
    Happy WW!
    ~ Jo :)

  7. Hello E.Ann.
    Nice to meet you and your blog!
    Love your whites ...I am a pitcher collector, loved yours,
    Have a wonderful week, xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  8. Wow! Love all of your ironstone! But the childs mannequin is FABULOUS!! Very cool, I'm sure it won't be there long! Happy WW, Theresa

  9. So many pretty things! Wish I could come shop. I never seem to find things like you have. I have been looking and looking for a cloche but haven't found one yet. They must not be popular in our neck of the woods. In fact, I'd never seen them used in decorating until I started blogging a few months ago. Seems "everybody" in the blogging world (other than me) has them!

  10. Hi Elizabeth,

    I collect the cream pitchers..they are so can anyone resist them?♥ I love that all of your dishes and silverware is mismatched. But then again I like the abstract in life and that definitely is cool!

    I'm visiting for White Wednesday...even though a bit late! ♥

    Happy Day,
    Stephanie ♥