I’m sharing three ideas on how to decorate vintage ironstone for Christmas.
These are easy things you can do to incorporate those luscious ironstone dinnerware into your Christmas decor.
I don’t know about you, but there is something amazing about ironstone.
The chunky white ones. like the Pfalzgraff collection are one of my favorites.
Do you have a favorite? Please share below. I’d love to hear what your favorite is!
Let’s get right into it.
Idea #1 | Hang Plates on the wall.
In the photo below are my cherished Pfaltzgraff plates hung above my antique dresser.
Isn’t the wood of the dresser gorgeous?
If you want to hear how I found this dresser for cheap, go here.
I love how this looks.
I took the angel from the nativity set and hung it on a plate hanger with a hook for a cup.
Here is the link for the same one I used, here. (Photos are links, too.)
Here’s the angel up close.
Isn’t she sweet?
I will show you a side view.
It’s such a beautiful nativity set that has lasted over ten years.
There are some cracks and chippy spots, but I just hide them as best I can.
Idea #2 | Tuck an ironstone plate into unexpected places.
Below is a red one that I put in a slot in this office file organizer.
It gives it an instant Christmas look.
Beside the organizer, I have a small Christmas tree and a Victorian girl ornament.
Here’s another place to tuck an ironstone plate.
You can tuck an ironstone dessert plate into a bouquet.
It adds that special something that makes it look unique and unexpected.
Beautiful red and green ironstone plates are perfect for bringing Christmas colors to your home.
Like the three plates, I hung over this old antique mirror.
It’s a simple addition that is easy to incorporate.
There are several ways to hang plates on the wall.
Here are the ones I’ve used.
Heavy Duty Brass Non-Scratch Hooks (This link is for the 11 to 17 inch plates.)
I like this plate hanger with the coated covering to protect the plate from getting nicked.
Chrome Vinyl Coated Plate Hanger (3.5 to 5-inch plates)
I just tried these lately.
In the photo above, with the three red vintage plates above the mirror, you can see how no wires are showing.
That’s the benefit of the ones I’m about to show you.
Truthfully, they are hard to put on at first.
But after a few tries, it adhered to the plate with a strong hold.
That’s what I was looking for.
Flatirons Disc Adhesive Plate Hangers (2″ disc for plates up to 6 inches)
Idea #3 | Add flowers, pine branches, or Christmas trees to ironstone.
The photo below is a mixture of white roses, white hydrangea, pine branches, and red berries inside a red Alfred Meakin ironstone pitcher.
Taking white spring flowers and mixing them with the pine branches has a unique look that is just gorgeous!
Have you tried pairing the two?
Once you try it, there’s no looking back.
Works for a small to a large bouquet.
I love this idea!
I stacked three beautiful red Johnson Brothers ironstone transferware teacups. (Link to teacup and saucer set.)
And one singular Santa mug to give it a Christmas feel. (Linking a similar one here.)
The one I’m linking below is so cute! I love that nostalgic face! (Photo is a link.)
Simply sticking pine branches into a chunky white ironstone pitcher is my favorite.
You’ve probably heard the saying, less is more.
That’s so true when decorating.
In the photo below, you can see the white ironstone pitcher in the background.
Plus, some small teacups and saucers are stacked precariously next to a vintage little girl ornament.
I think she’s my favorite one.
A friend of mine gave me this copper tree below.
I placed it on my plate shelf next to some mixed-patterned blue teacups. Here’s a link to my before and after makeover of my nook that included the addition of this plate shelf.
Adding this little tree was a simple way to bring Christmas to my ironstone collection.
Here’s another view of my plate shelf.
I bought this last year from Etsy. (seller link, here.)
Go to Goodwill, Value Village, or any thrift store and look for ironstone.
I’ve collected many of my ironstone pieces for under $5.00.
Like the teacups hanging on the hooks at the bottom of the plate shelf.
I bought each one for $1.99 which included the saucer.
That was a score!
For tips on finding vintage things at a thrift store, go here.
I hope these ideas inspired you to incorporate ironstone into your Christmas decor this year.
For more inspiration, follow this link.
To see one of my favorite finds, go here.
But to see the most AMAZING find from Facebook Marketplace. Check it out here.