Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Ironstone...I'm obsessed!

I am addicted to Ironstone!

I have an incurable passion for collecting Ironstone platters, 
pitchers, cake stands, soup tureens...anything Ironstone. 

Tricia Foley

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!


  1. Love your blog!
    By the way, your niece is adorable!

  2. I love all your Ironstone..Love your blog..Can't wait to see what's next. bibi