There are incredible ways to use ironstone that is useful and unique.
Taking one-of-a-kind pieces creates a nostalgic look, especially those rare finds that, on their own, are amazing!
Here are the 5 ways to use ironstone that you’ll love.
#1 – In the kitchen
Placing ironstone purposefully on your countertop elevates this space and makes them feel right at home when used for everyday uses.
Here is an example of some ironstone used for salt and honey.
On the left is a Johnson Brothers Heritage white sugar bowl with Real Salt inside.
When placed next to the stove, it comes in handy to add a pinch of salt as needed.
Plus, it’s a simple design that will go with other ironstone like the Red Cliff Sauce Tureen.
As shown in the third photo above, the ladle is useful for adding a quick drizzle of sweet honey to toast or tea, for example.
Another idea is placing small utensils inside a creamer.
This Johnson Brothers Heritage White creamer matches the sugar bowl with salt.
No more rummaging through drawers.
This is a very useful way to use ironstone.
#2 – Floral design
Ironstone has many uses.
This is a favorite way to use ironstone by placing floral arrangements inside.
Not only does it add a vintage style to your home, but it’s unique.
Placing flowers in a teapot is dramatic.
It shows off your floral design and makes a statement.
#3 – Gift
Another way to use ironstone is to give them as a gift.
Birthdays, Mother’s Day, weddings, or Anniversaries is the perfect occasion to give a gorgeous bouquet placed inside an ironstone pitcher, vase, or teapot.
The presentation is not only eye-pleasing, but it’s a thoughtful gift.
After the floral arrangement withers and dies, the ironstone can be used time and again.
#3 – Sugar and sweetener
Keeping sweeteners and sugar handy inside beautiful sugar bowls adds another vintage-inspired look to your home.
Not to mention how guests feel when you pass them some sugar for their tea or coffee.
Ironstone on its own is a statement!
I know how my vintage heart feels having these at my fingertips to add some brown Swerve to my morning oatmeal.
It makes it nice to have several sugar bowls to separate the different types of sugar and sweeteners.
Especially during gatherings when there are various requests for sugar or sugar-free options.
#4 – On the wall
Look at how pretty the plates are in this photo!
Adding ironstone plates, platters, saucers, or bowls to the wall is another layer to home decorating.
It adds a cozy feel to your home.
Adding ironstone to the wall enhances art, as seen in the photo below.
When you don’t know what to add to a favorite piece of art, putting plates or platters on the top and bottom fills up the space beautifully.
In keeping with your home decor style, placing ironstone that matches your style will add a simple and inexpensive look to your home.
It’s the secret to having that vintage charm.
Especially in the kitchen or dining room.
#5 – Decor
Whimsical ways to add ironstone to your home is by placing them in unexpected places.
Like on top of this china cabinet, for example.
Using ironstone as decor adds a vintage flair wherever you need it.
Here are some examples.
- Put them in your bathroom.
- Use them for placing your scrub brushes next to your sink.
- Place them on top of your fireplace.
The ideas are endless.
Ironstone is versatile because they are absolutely beautiful!
Where to find ironstone:
- Value Village
- Garage sales
- Antique stores
- Local thrift stores
- Amazon – Link to some Johnson Brothers Heritage plates here.
These 5 ways to use ironstone have the power to change the look of every room in your home.
Over time, adding vintage ironstone pieces to your everyday life will give your home an elevated and unified look that is unique.
I hope these ideas inspired you with different ways you can use ironstone.
Feel free to comment below and tell me your thoughts.
I would love to hear them.
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