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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Ironstone Tureens

Not only do I have a weakness for domed cake plates, I can't resist an ironstone tureen either.
 I found this beauty at the Goodwill yesterday. As you can see it has a lovely underplate, a ladle and the lid had a charming fruit finial.It's in perfect condition and I'll be taking it into the store soon.

 I've had this antique English covered dish for years. I use it at Thanksgiving filled with buttery mashed potatoes!

 This is a little Italian creamware piece I found antiquing in Atlanta a few years ago. I love the basketweave detailing on the lid.

 I can fit a whole chicken in this large covered baking dish made by Arabia of Finland! It is one of my favorite pieces that I found at an estate sale in New Jersey some 25 years ago. I really splurged by paying $25 for it, but have seen it selling for much more. And I love my little floral embossed mini tureen that I  use for chocolate or strawberry sauce for ice cream buffets.

My ironstone really stands out against the mahogany sideboard and red walls of my dining room!
Please come see me at Merchant Square Antiques where I always have more pieces of ironstone available for you too!


  1. I just found your blog through craigslist and scanned back through your old posts...imagine my suprise when I reliazed that I bought the dropleaf table from your booth at Merchant Square during the recent sale event. I love it but would like to find out more about it, if possible. Do you have any information about it? I love your is one of my destination spots in the store. DJ

  2. I'm so glad you are enjoying the table! I bought the table at an estate sale from a retired couple who were downsizing. They had purchased it years ago in the Midwest from an antique dealer who had gotten it in England.It's a classic English style known as Jacobean.
    What a small world!

  3. I just love your ironstone! That tureen is delish!! I wish I could visit your store....I have a feeling I'd spend a few bucks faster than you could say "bonjour" *winks* Vanna