How to Clean Ironstone & Houzz

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds, Ironstone, MiscellaneusLeave a Comment

I often show off my ironstone collection and when I do, I almost always receive questions about how to remove stains.  I’ve never actually whitened my ironstone, because I love when a piece shows its age.  I understand that some people want their ironstone bright white or might want to remove a stain if it is unsightly.  So, I got some advice … Read More

I Love Ironstone

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds, IronstoneLeave a Comment

From the moment I spotted a hutch full of white Ironstone in a magazine, I knew that’s what I wanted to collect and I have hunted it down for the past ten years.   I don’t look for the high end stuff, though.   I look for the bargains.  Pieces that are chipped, crazed, stained, missing tops, missing bottoms…whatever.  I don’t mind.  … Read More

Ironstone 101

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds, Ironstone, Popular88 Comments

I have received a lot of questions lately about ironstone, what it is, and how to identify it. I am certainly not an expert, but I have been collecting ironstone for about ten years now and I have a pretty large collection (I’ve lost count), so I know it when I see it. I remember reading a magazine years ago, drooling over the … Read More

Ironstone Attic Heirloom

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds, Ironstone15 Comments

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 … Read More