I think most people collect something in their lifetime. Kids collect marbles and rocks. Pre-teens collect baseball cards and teens collect magazines. Adults collect any number of things from antique coins to dishes to cars and more. One of my favorite collectibles is white ironstone, due to its affordability and timeless appeal. (This post contains affiliate links.)
I found this large white ironstone pitcher at the local flea market for just $28. The smaller, embellished pitcher is actually a measuring cup.
A trio of ironstone pitchers lines a small farmhouse shelf in my kitchen. I love the simplicity of these pieces.
Some of the larger pitchers can carry a hefty price tag, but you can always find smaller pitchers and creamers for less than$10.
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Some white ironstone pieces are more elegant than others, with simple embossed patterns. White ironstone started to rise in popularity when Martha Stewart featured it.
One of my favorite pieces is my white ironstone bowl. It looks good no matter where I display it.
Speaking of bowls, I found a set of six of these little ironstone bowls at the flea market. They were individually priced, but I grabbed them all.
Some of my fellow bloggers also collect ironstone. Danielle at Finding Silver Pennies recently shared her gorgeous soup tureen.
Courtney at French Country Cottage has several pieces of pretty white ironstone.
Angie at Postcards from the Ridge shows how to beautifully display a collection of ironstone. She paired it with cool blues and greens. Isn’t her display lovely?
Sometimes I like to display my ironstone collection all on its own, without any color. It’s fun to collect pieces and over time you can build up quite an impressive collection without spending a lot of money. The simple white color and graceful lines give white ironstone timeless appeal. You can even display it with more contemporary pieces and it will fit right in.
What items do you like to collect and display in your home?
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