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Sunday, October 02, 2016

Vacation Ironstone Surprise

Hi Friends,

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.




Happy Autumn!

~ Kelly ~

19 comments:

  1. A great collection of Ironstone. So many different pieces and sounds like great prices too. They look great with the white pumpkins! Love the prim wood pieces too.

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  2. I love old ironstone. Great finds!! Janice

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  3. You've trained your hubby well, Kelly! I love the ironstone teapot! Now I kind of want one for myself...HA!

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  4. What fantastic finds.. Love each piece of it, is just perfect..And how pretty to add the white pumpkins with them.. pretty..
    Know you two had so much fun at the store.. fun for sure.

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  5. Wonderful old ironstone! You really got lucky, all those goodies in that one place. I have only 1 piece of ironstone, a large pitcher, which I love and use. :)

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  6. Hi Kelly..
    OH! Your Ironstone pieces are so pretty! That's funny that your husband disappeared :) I have found a few small things at Thrift Stores. The soup tureen is beautiful. What a find it was! Your photos are wonderful and white gourds are my favorite..So charming.
    Have a lovely week. The weather here in Ohio is gorgeous.

    Tamara :)

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  7. When I first came across ironstone, I was enchanted! I have several pieces that I use over and over. You found such great treasures :-o) mari

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  8. Evening, love the Ironstone, great pieces yo have. Sweet white pumpkins, love them in the wooden box.Blessings Francine.

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  9. How exciting for you to have found these, I can just imagine how your heart was beating as you looked for more. I totally love the first picture with the reflection of the pumpkin in the pitcher. Great finds, congrats!

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  10. White on white looks so lovely. What great finds with the ironside.

    Diana

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  11. It looks like you have a nice ironstone collection started, Kelly! Very pretty pieces and vignettes with the little pumpkins. I love the light in the first two photos :) Happy October! xx Karen

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  12. Great finds Kelly! The small pumpkins really give the ironstone a feel of autumn :)

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  13. OOH! I so love ironstone! I have a lovely ironstone bowl with a daisy pattern on it. I have been looking for an ironstone pitcher like yours, but as you said, they are hard to find! So awesome that you found so many treasures all in one place! Your pictures are really lovely too... have a blessed day my friend :)

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  14. The little pitcher is so charming ♥

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  15. All beautiful finds. I love browsing antique stores, and yes sometimes the prices can be a bit high, lol. Just found your blog, and now following. 'Hope your Thanksgiving was awesome.

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  16. Oh, what a lovely post! You certainly found some delightful items :) And the pumpkins look perfect with the ironstone.

    Hugs and love to you!

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  17. Went to college in North Bay. SEEMS like a million years ago. sigh. love your ironstone.

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