Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Clean Curves

I love the clean lines of old Ironstone. White. Simple. Clean.
I also like the look of the imperfect pieces that have that "good" crazing. Call it
age spots on dishes. Da mo...da betta.

38 comments:

BittersweetPunkin said...

Hi Becky! I know it's been awhile...I've been away from blogger dealing with some personal issues and have gotten so far behind!

I hope all is well with you.
Blessings,
Robin

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Miss Becky~ I've just strolled in for a visit and to see all your treasures and catch up on past posts. Especially with that little kitty who's is incognito while life fusses around her.

I'm so happy to see you blogging. For me(with health problems)at times, blogging is quite cathartic.

I've wanted to thank you...I appreciated your company in the infancy of my blog. It was a bit of a struggle when I first started I knew nothing about computers or blogging. I'm truly enjoying this journey and the wonderful friendships along the way.

Sweet wishes,
Sara

Allidink said...

I like them too! :)

All the best,
Allison

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I agree...I think that the crazing is beautiful too. After all we all get better with age! Right? Just like china, to age naturally is a beautiful thing.

Stay Cozy, Carrie

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

Ditto! Great photos!

Lea said...

beauty can be found in all things. It is so true.

lea
xo

the wild raspberry said...

mmmm...ironstone. one of my favorite things to collect. i love the simplicity and that you can use it everyday. those butterpats of yours are adorable!
chas

becky up the hill said...

I'm a big fan of ironstone too. My mom always had an oval dish next to her stove to lay a spoon on..she had a stack of little ironstone dishes next to her stove now that I think of it...so I have several oval platters in a few sizes. I also like the ones that are crazed and brown..since they make them new that way now too...kinda funny. You know what I really love? The back stamps on them..some are so simple, but others have a more ornate stamp. Sometimes I just want to photograph back stamps and then what would I do? Make a flippy little book? Have my favorite tattooed on my arm..lol. Love your blog on ironstone ;o)!

Rue said...

Good morning Becky :)

I love it too! Unfortunately I only have one piece, but I'm working on a collection ;)

I hope you're okay. I've been thinking about you a lot....

love,
rue

Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Rust, crazing, peeling paint - I love them all.

Have a great day.
Lynn

Linda said...

What pretty pieces...that is a sweet shaker...hugs, Linda

quiltingnana said...

the white clean lines complement just about any home

She'sSewPretty said...

I love white ironstone too. I have mine all tucked away though. I love your post below too. I have been meaning to paint my china cabinet for months. I may just have to go get some white paint today!

Vee said...

I love crazing...

Have been using an old ironstone pot for kitchen scrubbies and am now reconsidering. Even though it is chipped and crazed, it has nobler purposes, I'm thinking.

Raggedy Girl said...

Lovely post. I really like soft white dishes...OK I like all dishes!

The Raggedy Girl--Roberta Anne

belladella said...

I've never thought of them as age spots before. That old crackle like finish always gets me. It's my favorite.

Brenda Eason said...

I must have missed so much.I am so sorry I missed the passing of your son.This was about the time I was dealing with the lose of my mom. Im not really much better,Im sorry I wasn't there for you!
God Bless you,Brenda

A Stitch In Thyme said...

Good day to you Becky. Eventually I will get time and take pics of the lovely items left behind in this new cottage of ours. One particular piece, a tea cup, is like this dishes and it so pretty. Simple white & yet very elegant. Love it.

Jean said...

Becky, old ironstone is so popular especially the pitchers, which I love too. Crazing just gives the piece character just like my wrinkles. HA! Have a wonderful weekend.
Jean in Virginia

Carol said...

I love white stoneware, especially grouped together. That's a pretty little red & white plate peeking out!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Hi Becky~
I like the imperfections in pieces too.
:)
~Becca~

Elyse said...

very cool becky!

(did you get your june issue of romantic homes today? tee hee!!!)

xo

Brenda Kula said...

I have absolutely fallen in love with white and cream pitchers. Thanks for sharing.
Brenda

The Green Pea said...

Becky,
Hey, I have age spots and crazing too! Da Olda Da Betta Love ya, Sandi

Lavender Dreamer said...

I love the white, too! Very elegant and lovely!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Soooooooooooo yummmmy...love it too! cherry

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Becky,
I've been painting also..antique white on small furniure pieces for the monthly sales. I had to put 3 coats on them...White is always so refreshing and pleasing to the eye. Your collections is nice. How's that little girl??!!
Been to any garage sales??
Warmly,
Deb :)

Coloradolady said...

I agree 100%, love the ironstone and the white...very pretty.

Kathleen Grace said...

I have a small collection of ironstone begun with a little creamy pitcher from Earl's grandmother. I just picked up a cute tureen yesterday at a garage sale:>) I love it too!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I love white dishes. Your linen bench turned out beautifully.

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Storybook Woods said...

Age spots, I love it. Clarice

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I LOVE ironstone too...and have been gathering ironstone creamers. You have a lovely collection going. I..am having trouble keeping up with things it seems. Lots of family things going on...lots of things to do..weddings, baby's being born, children moving, looking for work, excelling in their chosen professions, stuggling in their chosen professions, being hurt, finding joy...just every day things..but sometimes it is like watching a movie in fast forward.
Hugs to you my precious friend,
Mona

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhh.........I (heart) those!

MyJourneyBack said...

I love old things too. But I bet you knew that. I'll come back over the weekend to see if the doggies get in the post. I'll have to take photo's of Daisy.
Have a Blessed Weekend.
Hugs,
Sherry

Liz said...

Hi Miss Becky! Mom always collected ironstone pieces. She also was a big lover of red. It is a perfect match!
Have a great weekend!
~Liz

Our Red House said...

I don't even know what ironstone is! Your pieces are very pretty, anyway.

Kate xxx

the pleasures of homemaking said...

I think that crazing makes a piece more beautiful! I love ironstone too!

Manuela

FourSistersInACottage said...

Love those CURVES and Loving your neutrals!!!
Miss you my friend, Amy (Mom to the four sisters)