OMG time flies! I decided to rearrange my farmhouse hutch and focus on recreating an antique and vintage white ironstone display. Yes, simply white! No distracting colors but just the basics, pure and simple white ironstone.
I have been working on my ironstone collection for awhile, but it is difficult to find pieces locally. The good ones seem to be overpriced. Once in a while something comes up that is a good deal. Being retired, it is important that I don’t go too crazy on my hobby.
Here is an initial picture of the top shelves. I have always loved farmhouse decor and this starts off the look in the right direction.
I was fortunate to find a few of these pitchers, with the same lovely traditional shape and color. From my previous posts you will recognize some of my farmhouse heirlooms, the small bowl to the left, and creamer, as well as the small white telephone insulators from our farm. These are definitely antique white ironstone.
The bowl is likely a pudding bowl and isn’t marked but was my grandmother’s. That would place it between 75 and 100 years old, conservatively. The creamer has a stamp of 280 on it and was also hers, both given to me as part of my hope chest.
The bowl is unmarked.
In the picture below you can see the 280 impression made in the pottery on the bottom of the creamer.
The other side of that top shelf holds two additional vintage white ironstone creamers. Both unmarked. However, they are at least vintage and the front one looks French or Dutch, with several raised scenes in the pottery including a windmill symbol, as well as people sitting/working and dancing. So sweet! The other creamer is a bit more plain, and is made in Germany with the Hutschenreuther stamp on the back and is in the Weimar White pattern, likely a bit newer than the original version made in the 1930’s.
I do love the Portmeirion Hen casserole dish. I also love the scalloped Johnson Bros plate behind. It’s a simple addition to this white ironstone display, but gives a good background for the Hen.
This lovely MacAdam’s and Sons Ironstone pitcher, below, I added to the top shelf.
I was able to find these shabby chic candlesticks and a farmhouse egg holder. Unfortunately, the egg holder is a bit hidden from view. Love, love love these!
As you can see not all of these items are really old, just slightly vintage or vintage style. But there are a few treasures. There’s the egg holder peaking out.
I also starting looking for milk glass, and the Hobnail candy dish above is a good example. Reasonably priced and a lovely addition. That’s why when I found another one below, I snapped it up too!
No hutch display would be complete without a few gravy boats, porcelain teapots and a large soup tureen or two! The soup tureen on the middle shelf says Made in England on the bottom, but I am not sure of the brand.
A couple more milk glass items / vases are a great addition and another scalloped plate.
My little vintage Pillivuyt cow is awesome and of course, growing up on a farm makes me partial to cows…I love cows!
I was able to find the vintage white scale. It’s funny how these are now the norm in vintage displays. This one is similar to my green scales from my other displays, and it is hand marked underneath with 1955, so hopefully that is correct.
Underneath all these lovely vintage ironstone and porcelain pieces are the white doily’s and runners. I have always been a fan of Battenburg Lace, but I also cherish my heirloom doilies as well as those I find locally from thrift stores and vintage fairs. My collection of vintage linens is growing!
Here are a couple views of the final result for this vintage white ironstone. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do, and it gives you a bit of a diversion from all the craziness going on in this world right now.
YouTube video of this display:
Here is the latest YouTube video of my vintage white ironstone display:
If you like these displays, you might want to see my initial farmhouse hutch display, with enamelware, as well as my Welsh Dresser and Blue Willow displays 🙂
Or there is my latest display with Antique and Vintage Transferware in my new Vintage Maple Hutch 🙂
Please feel free to leave a comment. I would love to hear your ideas or insights into collecting and your thoughts on my antique and vintage white ironstone!