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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Beautiful Old Ironstone Pitcher

My beautiful white pitcher....I made a quick dash into the thrift store the other day and sitting on a low shelf covered with fake leaves I spotted this pitcher sitting in a big white bowl.
Now I read all of these posts about finding these really neat old things at thrift stores and I do find some nice things sometimes but I have never found the real special super cool thing until last Saturday!

I carefully lifted it out and checked the bottom and was pleasantly surprised to find an old mark on the bottom. I looked it over and couldn't find a crack or chip, it was perfect!

In my shopping cart it went. Then I carefully took out the bowl only to find that it isn't a match for the pitcher. It's not as old as the pitcher, yet I don't think it's too new.

Who ever had this sitting in their home probably found a bowl that was a close match, and at a glance it does appear to match. I decided to take the bowl too. At $4.99 each I'd be crazy to pass the bowl up. Yes...$4.99 for the pitcher!

I love the curvy lines at the top and the pretty detail on the sides.

The mark, if anyone out there can tell me who the maker M & S is please email me at wildrosevintage@gmail.com
The pitcher stands about 12" tall.

If I decide not to display the pitcher and bowl together I can do this with the bowl....

Use it to display some of my pretty crochet and tatted laces...

A little crochet thread and tatting thread...love that variegated pink and cream skein....

A few fine crochet hooks and a tatting shuttle...

A lot of the crochet and tatting I picked up in my favorite Etsy shop Exuberant Housewifery. Of course these are mostly all one of a kind and I should keep her shop a secret...

Thanks for stopping by!
Linking to
Faded Charm for White Wednesday
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Frou Frou Decor for Fabulous Friday Finds


Ann said...

$ 4.99 wow great find! Isn't fun to find such a gem!

Tete said...

Great find and wonderful use for the bowl! I sent you an email on info on the Ironstone.
Hugs- Tete

Tete said...


Here is a site that has collectors books that you can order. There are a couple on pitchers only.

I have searched and searched for M&S marks.

Mason has a different mark than yours.

So see if there is anything here you might be interested in.
If you get a postive ID- let me know.
Hugs- Tete

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

I love your Ironstone pitcher, the bowl looks like it was made to go with it... and what a great price!!!
Happy White Wednesday!

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

WOW! What a bargain! I would have scooped it up as well!

I have a few rolls of crochet thread and tatting thread ~ I really should pull those out of the drawer & display them as well! Looks great!

Happy WW!

Brenda Kula said...

What a phenomenal find! I can't believe you got that gorgeous piece so cheap. Or the bowl!

Ellen said...

ok, I'm wiping the drool off now! Love the amazing finds you have there Girl! And for $4.99 each, wow! Congratulations, they are display worthy indeed!!


The Hopeless Romantic said...

I just love the old ironstone pitcher. I have one thats very similar. I try to keep it filled with fresh flowers.....thanks for posting.

Bead and Needle said...

What a great find, even if they weren't a match. I LOVE the photos of the crochet/tatting in the bowl - so creamy and wonderful...must be the "textile" person in me! Happy White Wednesday - Tanya

Terry said...

Lucky you! Great finds.

A Cottage Muse said...

What a great find!! Love the way you filled the bowl ~ and the pitcher will look beautiful filled with some spring flowers...if it ever gets here!

The Shanty Girl said...

Lovely piece of ironstone! What a find. I love the tatting and crochet display and will have to run over and check out the etsy shop. So nice to meet you! Visiting from White Wednesday!

stefanie said...

oh, its beutiful!!! and I love how you filled your bowl!

Gypsy Brocante said...

It is beyond perfect!! ... and so lovely filled to the brim with goodies ... well done ; )


Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

I love that set and especially the display of the lace and crochet in the big bowl. Such a great deal. ~~Sherry~~


I love your tattered laces and yarns!

Debbie said...

Oh my goodness! I love the bowl and the pitcher, and what a great price!!!!
The bowl looks perfect filled with all the crochet notions.
Just beautiful.

Honey at 2805 said...

What a terrific find, and so beautifully filled!

Heaven's Walk - said...

What joy to finally find something that makes your heart sing ~~ for cheap!! That pitcher is so feminine and elegant. And I adore the bowl filled with the crochet goodies! :)

xoxo laurie