I have an incurable passion for collecting Ironstone platters,
pitchers, cake stands, soup tureens...anything Ironstone.
I'll admit it. It's a weird obsession,
but as I mentioned in a previous post, once I saw the dining room in Something's Gotta Give, I was completely hooked!
|dining room from the movie, "Somethings Gotta Give"|
Since the Gray family moves quite frequently,
I think my Ironstone collection acts like my security blanket.
Once I have it displayed, I immediately can
take a deep breath and feel like I'm home again.
|our old Homewood living room|
|Our old family room|
I believe in the age old rule of "Strength in numbers".
One platter is nice, but 21 platters is SO much better!
|Viceroy Santa Monica|
When we were designing our new kitchen and dining space,
I specifically had my Ironstone collection in mind.
My two criteria were:
1. A wall for my crusty old plate shelf for my Ironstone platters.
|"The old crusty plate shelf"|
2. Open shelves to display my
Ironstone pitchers, bowls and soup tureens.
I can't explain why collections of Ironstone make me so happy.
Maybe it's their simple clean lines, milky white colors or symmetrical placement. Whatever it is, it makes me squeal with delight!