When I stumbled across Emma Calls Me Mama’s Heirloom Party today, I was bummed that I didn’t have a post to share. I have so many wonderful heirlooms, so I got out the camera, took some pics, and put this post together, so I could participate. My grandparent’s attic has yielded many wonderful treasures, but this has to be my favorite. One visit I did my usual digging around through the bug infested boxes, the crumpled newspapers, the wasps nests (seriously) and I caught a peek of a white lid. Could this be…ironstone? I pulled out the lid and then dove into the rest of the box to see if the tureen was still there and if it was in one piece. It was. I turned it over to see the mark…ironstone! I could never afford to buy one of these, so I was thrilled to find one. The monetary value is not anywhere near as important to me as the fact that it belonged to my grandmother. It is now a prized piece in my ironstone collection. Is there anyone else out there who loves Ironstone markings as much as I do? I almost wished they were printed on the front insead of the back!
Check out the Heirloom Party today. I think it’s a wonderful idea to pay homage to the beautiful things that were passed down to us from beloved family members.