This week while my daughter was at her gymnastics class I made a quick run into a shop. I immediately spotted this pitcher. It had a price tag of $15.95. When I turned it over I knew I had found true ironstone.
I did a quick internet search that evening and realized my ironstone pitcher was a true treasure, dating back to c. 1890. It has a couple chips and some crazing, but that doesn't bother me... it just adds to its character and history.
So far the lavender in the garden is doing well and I clipped some for the dining room. Right now my pitcher sits here but I'm sure I'll eventually find a more permanent home for my new find.
What do you think... did I find a treasure?