146 ironstone plates

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Antiques, Favorite Finds, Ironstone87 Comments

So, I have a question that I’m going to ask on behalf of a dear friend of mine. She is about ready to move and…um…as I…I mean, she is packing, she realizes she has a large number of plates (and other dish ware.)  She decided to count said ironstone plates and learned she has 146. And that’s not even including the … Read More

english advertising containers…

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds, Ironstone42 Comments

Sometimes the best things happen through e-mail.  I have “found” some of my best sources just because someone reached out to me.  I took a chance on ordering antique linens from a source in Hungary who e-mailed me and he’s been an awesome source for over four years.  Some of my local pickers first sent me an e-mail, sharing pictures … Read More

more Lucketts goodies…

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds, Ironstone, Uncategorized38 Comments

I thought I would share a few more goodies I acquired for Lucketts this week. Wooden spoons, more Bakelite, and lots of ironstone!  Platters, pitchers… …sweet little creamers and gravy boats… …and this very unique brush box… At least, it’s the shape of a brush box, but I’ve never seen ones with holes in the lid.  Usually, those are there … Read More

ironstone heaven

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds, Ironstone40 Comments

During my 15+ year love affair with ironstone, I have come home with some pretty sweet ironstone hauls. Child’s play. Yesterday, I walked into ironstone heaven at a local thrift store.  One of my “picker” friends tipped me off on the treasure trove and I couldn’t resist making the drive to check it out. My friends, what you are looking … Read More

Arranging linens, silver and ironstone…

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Before and Afters, Dining Room, Furniture Makeovers, Ironstone, My House56 Comments

As I was preparing for Christmas day, I realized what a mess the cabinets, drawers and shelves where I keep my tableware, serving pieces and linens were.  After a few years of buying, making and using things for photo shoots and then shoving them in no particular order behind a closed door, it was hard to find anything.  Linens were … Read More