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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Ironstone and Silver

What is it about tarnished silver and old ironstone that is so inviting?
I think it speaks of a simpler era. 
It's pretty to look at and it warms up a room.  It's  inviting and it's homey.
It says welcome, come on in.
It's heavy in the hand,
solid, yet feminine.

I came across this amazing stack of ironstone in perfect condition and it was priced at 25 cents per plate.  I bought all eleven plates.
When I walked up to the cashier to pay for them she said, "these things are so heavy, I just gave away a whole box of them.  I never did like them." 
I had to pick up my jaw off of the floor.  She didn't like them?  Too heavy?  What?
I just couldn't imagine not liking them.  Ironstone to me is just about as pretty as the finest china. 
In fact, I might even prefer it over the finest china.

Hope you're having a great weekend!
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1 comment:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the ironstone, what a fabulous find. Hope you have a super Mother's Day. Hugs, Marty