Sunday, May 6, 2012

Ironstone and Lavender


 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?

18 comments:

  1. You were lucky to find such an old ironstone pitcher for such a good price. And your lavender looks lovely in it!

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  2. Don't you just love that feeling when you find an amazing treasure. Good for you. Thanks for sharing. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

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  3. I love the pitcher!! I have my eye out for one as well...so far, no luck but I'll keep looking!

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  4. That is a great find! I love ironstone!

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  5. Meakin is my favourite and I do call that a found treasure! ~ Maureen

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  6. It must have been meant to be in your home! You definitely scored a treasure there!!

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  7. A treasure even without the stamp on the bottom, I think. (But that makes it even better, I know!)

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  8. I want to go shopping with you...I love it! Were you able to find the value of the ironstone? Too cool.

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  9. It's a beautiful pitcher! I absolutely love lavender in white pitchers!! Did you see the ironstone one that I found at the Tullahoma Goodwill the other day? It was also marked Meakin Ironstone. It was a great big size and CHEAP!! I was beyond thrilled! I never find stuff like that at our GW.

    Hope you have a great day today. Amy

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  10. I love to look up my ironstone finds too to see the history. My daughter bought me a bowl for Christmas with a similiar marking. I like the imperfections too. ;)

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  11. Oh, I think so. It looks so pretty against that weathered wood.

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  12. Love your find...chips do add character! Lori

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  13. Definitely!! I love old ironstone, and yours is a keeper. Besides, when you fill them with flowers, you can see the chips or cracks usually.

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  14. You did find a treasure. I love ironstone, too, even with crazing and chips. Can never go wrong with ironstone!
    Mary Alice

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  15. Beautiful pitcher Andrea!

    Monica.

    http://ahouseofonesown-monicalivas.blogspot.com/

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  16. Love it .....and the lavender looks great with all your white!

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  17. Great find. And so adorable.

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