My love affaire with white ironstone began when I found this "pure butter" slab years ago at a home store in Sonoma.
I was smitten, and immediately tried to find more.
The problem was that I had no idea what to call it as I tried to locate more slabs on Ebay.
Dairy slab? Bistroware? White ironstone with lettering.
Eventually, I found more!
One online store that still sells them is Joanne Hudson Basics.
Though, not inexpensive, their reproductions are still a bargain compared to a true antique.
A huge inspiration for collecting white ironstone came from this photo of a pantry from Joanne Hudson. I would kill for this pantry--and the ironstone too!
Eventually, I broadened my hunt to include white porcelain that had black wording.
Sometimes I find them at Homegoods or Marshalls.
Sometimes, on Ebay.
Luckily, I've even found ironstone like the bowl above in antique stores.
These pieces were found in an antique store too.
They are quite old.
Recently, I discovered that West Elm carries white ironstone bowls and canisters, reasonably priced.
I'm loving this set of graduated bowls.
The whole collection is wonderful!
They work well in a black and white kitchen and go with just about everything.
Those bowls are calling my name!