I have a huge fondness for Ironstone. The problem? Sometimes it can be way too expensive. But if you'd like to start a collection, and don't want to spend a ton, look for the pieces that have been well used. I seem to have more of an attachment to them anyways, and I look at their wear more as a work of art, than damage. Who knows, you may also be pleasantly surprised at how reasonably priced they can be.
Each of these pieces were picked up for a song. The large pitcher was a mere $10. The smaller darker cream piece has wonderful color and crazing.
Some more well loved pieces. The more discoloration, the better!
And what's a small crack anyway? This vintage compote's a perfect choice for my bathroom.
How lovely is this coffee pot! I paid a small price for it, just $25. If it was perfect, it probably would have been far more expensive.
Love this piece. Very interesting detail. A prized possession, with all it's warts and all!
I wish . . . I had more ironstone?
Okay, so I may not have taken all my Christmas decorations down yet. My bad!
This brown transferware water pitcher I purchased in actually quite good condition. But the piece underneath of it is just as appealing to me.
So when you're out looking for pieces, look for those that may have had a "full" life! They may actually mean more to you.