A few weeks ago, I spotted these amazing palettes on @whiteflowerfarmhouse feed and my heart started fluttering. It was a little hard to believe that I was looking past all of the ironstone pitchers, but my eyes made a beeline for those beauties. I immediately sent a message to inquire about purchasing one. As I was making the inquiry, Lori informed me that it wasn’t just a vintage palette, but it was made of ironstone! An ironstone paint palette!! Are you kidding me? It’s like it was made just for me.
It’s unfortunate that The White Flower Farmhouse store (and so many other businesses) have to be closed, but I love that I’ve been able to shop from them online. I’ve been drooling over Lori’s shop for a long time!
Anyway, I was able to claim the palette before anyone else and it was mine. I was over-the-moon.
Let me insert here, for those who don’t know…I absolutely love ironstone. I’ve been collecting it for about 18 years and it’s one of my favorite things.
And I love art supplies. I’m always hunting around for palettes, pens, brushes, notebooks, inkwells, drafting sets, watercolor tins, pencils, art boxes… just about anything related to drawing and painting.
I bought a similar ceramic paint palette when I was in Paris and lovingly wrapped it in a linen dress deep in my suitcase to keep it safe during my travels.
But this one…oh, it’s wonderful. It is thick and chunky and heavy. The wells are big and deep and I love the Roman ogee edge and the raised rim around the wells.
They were purchased from an art studio in Long Island’s North Fork. Isn’t that fun? This palette belonged to Sue …nger. Unger, maybe? Any other guesses are her name? At first glance, I thought it might be Sue Wagner, which would be pretty cool because I have an awesome aunt whose maiden name was Susan Wagner. But, the N and G are in the wrong place for that.
I can’t wait to put it to use. So far, I’ve just held it, hugged it, and taken pictures of it.
I received a little bonus with my order – a vintage tube of Prussian Blue watercolor. The houndstooth paper and the font are so cool!
I just love old things.