Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Ironstone Jackpot

I have been really hitting the ironstone jackpot lately and in between summer camps, family gatherings and yard work, I finally had a moment to share my finds with you!

I was lucky enough to come across another ironstone soap dish similar to my other one , I spotted it at an Estate Sale for $5 dollars a couple of weeks back. I think it is so funny that I had never seen one of these before and that I ended up finding two of them in such a short time!

I decided that this would be the one that I kept on my kitchen sink since it is a little chipped already. The other one made me nervous there in all its perfection, I think it will go into our newly renovated bathroom when we have it all done.

I bought the little tureen at a garden and antique sale by my Mom's house, it is perfect for my scrub brushes and an extra bar of French soap that I snatched for a quarter at a yard sale.

Then this past weekend I really lucked out at the flea market and brought home with me some really great pieces of ironstone. I usually don't see that much ironstone at our flea market but that wasn't the case this time! This sugar bowl is one of the pieces I bought, for less than a dollar!

I love when I see that a seller at the flea market has his stuff in bins for you to dig through. This usually means that they have no idea what they have in those bins and that they don't care what any of it is worth. Plus I LOVE digging through items because you just have no idea what you might find. In the case of this sugar bowl I started to walk towards a bin that I wanted to look through and I saw this beauty right on top!

And then as I started to dig more I found these two ironstone plates. I kept digging in hopes that I would find the lid to the sugar bowl but no such luck. When I held my items up to the seller he said, "Two bucks for everything". Well okay I said and skipped off ( I didn't really, I kept my cool and saved my happy dance for later).

This tiny ironstone scoop is another thing I found in the bottom of a bin at the flea market, I can't believe it wasn't broken. I love ironstone scoops and have a couple of them already but they are hard to come by.

I found the platters at the flea market too, I am thinking about selling the larger one, it is in mint condition and oh so pretty.

And then just as I was starting down the last row at the flea market I spotted this ironstone bowl and you know how I feel about ironstone bowls! And the seller only wanted 5 dollars for it! I couldn't believe how much ironstone I was leaving with and I had barely spent any money!

And to catch you up on what we have been working on around here....

I started to gut the "gross" bathroom this past weekend...pretty huh? And I have the baby's room almost finished, I have about two months until she is due so I am feeling the time crunch! Neal has been working on getting Eli's closet demolished and rebuilding it.

That is layer upon layer of old wall paper (not the pretty kind) up there at the top, all of the walls and ceilings were covered in it when we first moved in. I am hoping this will be the last of it that I have to remove!

Eli is always eager to help and in his own words "will not be like the inexperienced people on Renovation Realities" when he grows up:)


  1. Wow! What wonderful ironstone finds! I love them all.

  2. Wonderful new treasures displayed beautifully!

  3. Wow, lots of pretty ironstone. Love the one with the scrub brushes in it, but it's all pretty special. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I love all your ironstone. I collect it too. Your farmhouse is amazing I just love it!!!


  5. Your ironstone finds are definitely worth the happy dance, Megan. I don't think I've ever seen an ironstone scoop! And I understand that feeling of a time crunch - the saying goes, "one's like none, two's like ten". ;)

  6. Your pictures of your ironstone displayed in your kitchen are what dreams are made of and takes me back to my grandmother's home and the wonderful memories created there.

    Thank you!

  7. What a score. Happy dance time!! Luv the soap dish. So pretty.

  8. Your blog inspires me so! I love ironstone too. Thanks for sharing.

  9. I surely love your kitchen! And you are so lucky with your ironstone finds. If I can find any, they are usually expensive. Am looking forward to seeing your little one's room!

  10. Your comment about the happy dance made me laugh, all I could see is a pregnant lady dancing with a bunch of dishes in her arms! Can't wait to see the baby's room so that I can choose a little baby gift to go with what you've done. Only two months, wow! I am partial to the little scoop, too, have never seen one, but I really love that dish rack on your counter! Post the baby's room soon!!!

  11. I am so jealous of all that ironstone! I've never seen an ironstone scoop, now I'll be on the lookout for sure. Love your kitchen. I know how you felt, when you get such a great deal it's all you can do to contain your joy:)
    xo Kathleen

  12. Awesome finds! I love the happy dance!

  13. You must be feeling more energy than I ( due sept w baby #3) bc I can't even get the room painted!!!!! Of course it's got bad dark sponge painting in it so I have to prime before I can paint my antique wHite color! :( Can't wait to see your baby room!!!! Lovely flea market finds! I keep running into the ironstone as well but have no room to store it !

  14. Hi Megan,
    I have not been on my blogs in a while...so many beautiful new finds and such exciting news. Congratulations!!!

  15. I call it my booty dance so I completely understand! What a great collection of ironstone...I have never seen a scoop.

  16. Beautiful pieces. There is nothing more vey in my eye than the creamy colors in ironstone. Thanks for sharing, and I'm still on my search for a soap dish of my very own.



  17. I like your kitchen!
    Greetings from Provence

  18. Love the soap dish...such great finds...smiles...Bev