Get comfortable...lots of photos in this post. :-)
I try to clean and dust my many dishes, pieces of ironstone, and pottery during the winter. It is cold outside and I need something to do inside after I put away the Christmas decorations.
(There is always the regular cleaning, but I just don't find regular house cleaning fun.😊)
Washing my pretty dishes...that is a different story. It is kind of like being a little girl and playing with dishes again...except that they are not plastic or metal.
My dishes and pieces of pottery fall into a couple of color categories. White, or blue and white. ha! Today we will play with blue and white.
As far as pedigree, there is a mix. Some are inexpensive pieces from here and there. My blue and white transferware pieces, well, they are a little more special.
I use my collection for food as well as for decorating. Whatever moves me! I mix pedigree with mutts. If I like what I see...I will use it together.
I love love love ironstone pitches and tureens. If I had the budget I could see some heavy duty collecting! My love of ironstone began with an old English pitcher that a friend gave me for helping her move.
Here are a few plates and platters from over the years...
These jars have been collected over the years also. When you have been married for four decades you have time to collect.
Only purchase what you love, and you will not tire of it. If there is no emotional connection it will just be a dust catcher or end up in a box in the basement. :-)
I bought this plate because of the small dog. It reminded me of our golden.
I made this collage of blue and white for my Facebook header.
I picked up these RL salad plates to mix and match with all my dishes. I have used them on top of inexpensive white plates as well as my wedding china.