While on holidays in September, I headed over to an antique store in North Bay, Ontario. What an adorable shop!!! I could have spent hours there. There were two floors and multiple rooms, you name it...they had it (well, almost). Unfortunately their prices were a bit on the high side. I was going to save my great finds for my vacation post but decided to post the Ironstone finds separately.
This little pitcher was one of the items.
These are the 4 Ironstone pieces that followed me home. The first piece I found was the teapot, wow was I excited! I don't own one of these nor do I see them around this area. I immediately went upstairs to show my hubby. The next thing I know, he was gone. Downstairs I thought, he just seemed to disappear. So down I went. There he was holding two small Ironstone pitchers. My face lit up, I had been looking for these also. He said he took off because he couldn't believe that he had missed seeing the teapot and now he was on the hunt. It paid off. Once the store owner realized we were looking for Ironstone, she started to look for a small plate she knew that she had "somewhere", she couldn't find it so I started to look. I eventually found this butter pat underneath some items. This wasn't what she was looking for but it didn't matter. I was thrilled! I didn't own any of these pieces previously.
Having fun with gourds.
The Ironstone soup tureen was found for $4.50 at the local thrift store. It's an oldie and in fairly good shape. I bought this piece a few months ago.
~ Kelly ~