One day I thought I would just pop in to our local thrift store to see if there was anything worthy of taking home that day. Sometimes I will find a little treasure, while other days the luck of the draw isn’t on my side. However, this particular day proved to be a righteous visit. On the shelf were several old things that my eye fell upon and one of those was this English Ironstone tea pot with the birds on it. $4.99, not bad…until I looked on the bottom and there was a crack. Not convinced it should come home with me, I walked around the store holding it and thinking about it.
The more I held it and thought about it, I talked myself into getting it. I am happy I brought it home as it has become one of my favorite little Ironstone pieces. It sits on a shelf next to a fractured brown Ironstone platter….
…and on the shelf below that are more chipped Ironstone dishes that I just love. It doesn’t matter if there is a little imperfection, the piece is old and well deserves to show its age. Others before me must have respected the piece enough to not toss it into the trash. …thank you….