I’m sharing 3 ideas 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 somethings 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 Pfalzgraff plates hung above my antique dresser.
Isn’t the wood of the dresser absolutely gorgeous?
If you want to hear how I found this dresser for cheap, go here.
I love how this looks
I took the angel of the nativity set and hung it on a plate hanger that has a hook for a cup.
Here 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 10 years.
There are some cracks and chippy spots, but I just hide it as best I can.
Idea #2 | Tuck an ironstone plate into unexpected places.
Below I have a red one that I put in a slot of 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.
It was hard to get a good photo of this.
So, sorry it isn’t as I’d like.
But you get the idea.
You can tuck an ironstone dessert plate into a bouquet of flowers or as shown below, put it into a sleigh poinsettia flower arrangement.
It adds that special something that makes it look unique and unexpected.
Those beautiful red and green ironstone plates are perfect to bring 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 kind of plate hanger that has 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 ones lately.
In the photo above, with the three red vintage plates above the mirror, you can see how there are no wires 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 actually 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.
In the photo below are 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 it 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 large bouquet.
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 to one similar, 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 absolute favorite.
You’ve probably heard that saying, less is more.
That’s so true when decorating.
In this photo below you can see the white ironstone pitcher in the background.
Plus, some small teacups and saucers 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 wall 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. (link to seller, here.)
Go to Goodwill, Value Village or any thrift store and look for ironstone.
I’ve collected many of mine that cost under $5.00.
Like the cups hanging on the hooks of the plate shelf.
I bought those for $1.99 each. AND it included the saucer.
For tips how to find vintage things at a thrift store, go here.
I hope these ideas inspired you to mix things up this Christmas season.
For more inspirations 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.