Thursday, February 9, 2017

White Ironstone Love

 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!

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Kathysue said...

I will take one of each please, every single piece is calling my name! I too am smitten by white dishes and if they have black writing that is even better. What a fun post for me to see!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful collection! Now I am on the hunt too!!

Sarah said...

Delores, like you, I've a fondness for white ceramics with black lettering. I don't own any of the slabs, though have long admired them. My little collection contains crocks with the black lettering and a few tabletop things. Black and white is a signature for me. '-)
Love your collection, Delores. Love the pantry too! Emma Bridgewater's Black Toast and Marmalade is a favorite pattern.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I love the look of all of these graphic and striking!

Karol said...

World Market has nice larger coffee cups printed Good Morning.

Tricia said...

That pantry! Swoon!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh i love all of them. I have the one Butter slab and I adore it. I need to add to my collection.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

You have a wonderful collection! I wish I could afford them. I went to Joanne Hudson's site but still too much for me. Have a great weekend!

Miranda said...

I noticed these in your previous kitchen - they are lovely! Esp the butter. :)

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