I spent most of the day digging through my Lucketts – leftover pile. I didn’t have a lot, but we just dumped it all at the basement steps after the event and I really needed to go through it. Most of the items will go in the online shop, but I do always set a few things aside to keep. One thing I kept was a pair of needlepoint pillows. I made these years ago (actually blogged about them HERE) and they’ve been in my living room and guest room, but were finally stuffed in the “pillow closet.” They’re really too pretty to languish in a closet, so I decided to sell them. Well, they didn’t sell, so I put them on the daybed in my family room and they are perfect there! I’m so happy they didn’t sell!
I also kept a square ironstone tureen that didn’t sell. It was one of the higher priced ironstone pieces, so I think that’s why I took it home. I paired it with one of the few things I bought at Lucketts, an ironstone platter with a really pretty rim. (It was $20.)
I’ll show you the other things I bought in another post, but I spent a grand total of about $50, so I didn’t do a lot of shopping.
A few things never even made it to the fair, because I got first dibs.
This is just about one of the prettiest ironstone pitchers I’ve ever seen. The blue and white pattern is so beautiful and I love the shape. I’ve never seen another one like it. At $40, it wasn’t cheap, but I thought it was a good deal for such a rare and pretty piece.
I also kept this $15 ironstone mold.
I grabbed it up without hesitation, because it was such a great price AND I’ve never seen any that are so large or shaped like this.
See how large it is compared to my other molds?
It would make a pretty impressive tower of pudding! With crazing that goes on for days. Sigh.
It’s a little awkward to display, but I just nestled it on its side, so you can see the pretty part.
I really am starting to run out of places to put new ironstone pieces! I think I’m coming to a time when I’ll need to weed out the collection.
But, not yet.