4 Ways to Decorate with Antique Ironstone
In this post, I’m sharing 4 ways to decorate with antique ironstone.
I want to inspire you to enjoy the beautiful treasures you have and put them on display!
They are to be enjoyed, and when placed in useful ways around the home, we can take in their beauty throughout all the seasons of the year.
There is something special about antique ironstone.
Maybe it’s because some of them are from the early bygone years.
As early as the 1800s or older.
They are old and fragile.
The history of where each piece of ironstone has been is unknown.
And it is this fact that lends to the intrigue of owning ironstone.
Let’s not forget the absolute beauty of ironstone!
If you are my regular reader, you know how much I love flow blue ironstone!
Through my research, I have learned that transferware and ironstone mean the same thing.
I’ve always wondered if there was a difference.
I guess transferware is the transfer of design and color onto dishes.
Otherwise, they are all ironstone.
That was a good bit of information I didn’t know.
If you know more, I am intrigued to learn. So please share below.
Now, let me share 4 ways to decorate with antique ironstone.
No. 1 – Display antique ironstone on shelves, desks, dressers, armoires, or counters.
I love to use my Pfalzgraff ironstone pieces anywhere I can.
The scrumptious white color makes these pieces show stoppers on their own.
But when placed with seasonal flowers and wall art, they add to the decor and bring an element to the space with vintage vibes I love!
Not to mention the Currier and Ives collection that I found earlier this year.
Sharing a video where I unpack the boxes of this collection.
Like the platter on my dresser (in the photo above) that was part of 50+ pieces I scored from a junk store. Here is the video of that junk store (at the end of the video) here.
It adds vintage charm, and I love looking at it during the day.
Ironstone is displayed on my desk.
I like to reuse pieces over again and place them in different places.
Like here at my desk.
When I am working in the mornings, it makes it feel cozy having these pieces near me.
Did I tell you I love ironstone?
Just thought you’d like to know.
No. 2 – Display them on the wall.
I had a bunch of blue flow ironstone pieces tucked away.
A brilliant idea came to me to add them to my fall decor this year!
Well, I have to say they added just the right touch to my wall. Don’t you think?
Sometimes, ideas come to me, and then they explode!
Not only did I put dishes in my dining room, but I brought them into my bathroom.
A most unlikely place. But I didn’t want to put them away for the season and forget about them. They are gorgeous!
So, I took my favorite pieces and placed them on the wall.
The huge white platter on top came from Magnolia Market. Here is the link. It’s on sale. If you want it, you better hurry! I learned once they’re gone they won’t restock them. Except for the magnolia wreath, of course. That will always be their signature piece. Here is a fall DIY where I take the magnolia wreath and give it some bling! Magnolia wreath DIY.
No. 3 – Use ironstone serving dishes every day.
I love taking some of my flow blue serving dishes and using them to hold butter, sugar (Gentle Sweet sweetener), and salt.
It decorates my kitchen, plus they are useful!
That’s a win.
I love to use them in unexpected places, like on my bedside table.
This white and green gravy bowl is used to put my jewelry in at night.
It was found at a thrift store for $3.99. I love the vintage vibe it brings to my bedroom.
No. 4 – Use ironstone pitchers and teapots to put flowers in.
This is one of my favorite ways to use ironstone.
Taking a Pfalzgraff ironstone teapot, I just gave it a presence by putting fall flowers in it!
I tucked away the lid to keep it safe.
But I think it worked great for this purpose.
Using ironstone pitchers for seasonal flowers is one of my favorite ways to decorate!
It’s fall right now. But no matter what season, there will always be flowers in my home.
And this is one way I like to display them.
When shopping at a thrift store, this is something I am always looking for.
White ironstone pitchers that are big and have a wide opening.
Just an idea to pass on because thrifting is one way I keep my expenses down.
My motto is “it shouldn’t cost a lot of money to make your home beautiful.”
Hold that close to your heart because with patience it is possible to fill our homes with incredible things that were found for cheap.
I hope this inspired you to think outside the box when decorating with antique ironstone.
The next time you’re thinking of what to do with them, maybe these ideas will come to mind.
For more inspiration, you may enjoy this old post about decorating with ironstone for Christmas.
I’m feeling the Christmas spirit in the air.
So excited to bring you along as I transform my home into a winter wonderland.
Are you ready?
If not just wait! I will gently bring the spirit of Christmas your way.
Thanks for coming by Victorian Lane Farms.