Today, I give you 6 ideas on how you can style vintage ironstone in your home.
I’m excited today to share ideas and inspirations to style your ironstone.
I don’t know about you, but there is something yummy about beautiful blue and white ironstone that speaks to me.
The bright flow blue is scrumptious to look at. At least for me.
Plus the many other colors like green, red and brown. Especially the seasonal pieces for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Fall.
Here are some of the many ways you can style them to bring beauty to your everyday life.
No. 1 – Layering your plates.
Layering your plates using a white vintage ironstone platter placed behind the blue plate, showcases it’s beauty.
Here, I have a black iron plate stand that I found at Goodwill for $7.00. It has an ornate design that enhances the white ironstone platter behind it.
The white Pfalz Graff ironstone platter is being held up by a large plate stand. I purchased a set from Amazon. Here is the link for that.
I love this simple look. It adds vintage charm to my home.
No. 2 – Placing ironstone behind empty spaces.
This spice shelf is a new addition to my kitchen. I will link it here.
The shelf seemed bare after I placed my Cobalt blue butter dish and glass spice jars inside. Here’s the link to the spice jars.
After some brainstorming, I had an idea to place ironstone plates behind it.
I secured the plates with putty to hold them up. Here’s the link to the putty.
Using the vintage ironstone plates gave this simple spice shelf more pizazz.
The top shelf has a Currier and Ives butter dish.
On the bottom shelf, is a blue Currier and Ives bread plate.
Above the large spice jar, I have a blue Currier and Ives salt shaker.
You probably heard of the power of three. I placed three ironstone pieces in a zig-zag to give it a cohesive look.
I’m always amazed at how odd numbers appeal to the eyes.
That’s a tip for you.
Here’s the link to my post, Get Those Spices Organized For Easy Cooking, here.
No. 3 – Putting ironstone on your fireplace mantle.
Putting a white vintage ironstone Pfalz Graff gravy dish adds to the look of my vignette on my fireplace.
My fireplace mantle is deep. It’s been fun over the years to layer pieces to bring beauty to all the seasons.
Here, I have put a black two-tier organizer with a pink floral wall art laying sideways. I added some greenery to that.
A 3 piece tea set, with similar pink tones, was placed on the right. I don’t know if you’ve heard of Victorian Trading Company. I found this sweet tea set on their website. Here’s a link to the tea set.
If you’re a vintage lover, like I am, you will love shopping there. Here’s a link to their website.
The white Pfalz Graff gravy boat gives a simple look to the whole vignette.
In the back, on the left, you can see a silver candelabra peeking from the side. A find from the thrift store.
No. 4 – Layering ironstone teacups in a cloche.
Layering vintage ironstone teacups on top of each other gives an element of dimension. It’s a sweet way to showcase those beauties by using a cloche, like this one, with a wood bottom.
You’ve probably seen the power of light and dark.
I first learned this technique by watching Fixer Upper with Joanna Gaines. She would have dark wood floors with a white wall. The furniture, pillows, greenery, flowers, and wall art would pop with the combination of how the light and dark contrast made everything stand out.
That opened my eyes to decorating that way.
Like this dark wood bottom of this cloche. It enhances the delicious blue and white teacups and saucers.
Try placing your ironstone against dark colors. Or putting them against light colors like the No. 1 photo with the white platter.
It will make your pieces pop.
The cloche idea came from, Sarah Phillips, from the “Behind the Scenes” design school I attend. Here’s a link if you’re interested in learning more about her class.
No. 5 – Putting vintage ironstone plates under cloche.
As pictured above, placing a vintage ironstone plate under a cloche adds to the aesthetics of your room.
I’m collecting blue vintage ironstone dishes from antique and thrift stores.
I will link a post sharing how I find vintage things at thrift stores.
I love how they have a sweet eye-pleasing way about them.
The black iron that I placed on top weighs a ton.
I placed it on top of the blue plate to give it a glorious place to enjoy its old vintage charm.
This old-fashioned iron was found at a yard sale for $5.00.
I’ve always wanted to give it a central place, to be seen and loved.
I think putting it under this cloche did the trick.
You can display many things on a plate that’s covered with a cloche.
I love how easy it is to put together. There are some ideas on Pinterest, on how to style a cloche. If you need inspiration, head on over there.
No. 6 – Putting vintage ironstone on a tray.
I love using trays to display artistic vignettes.
Using them on ottomans, coffee tables, or on your kitchen island can spruce an area up in no time.
Here I have an old antique Touraine Henry Alcock Flow Blue Butter Dish. Two Currier and Ives teacups and saucers on top of each other.
The Pfalz Graff vase holds some faux hydrangeas and green leaves.
Adding ironstone dishes to this tray coordinates with the other ironstone I have around my house.
It’s a layer of decorating that’s simple.
You could do this for a centerpiece on your dining table.
I’ve done this for the holidays. It makes that moment less awkward.
I hope this gives you the inspiration to style your vintage ironstone in your home.
I’m a big advocate for bringing joy to my surroundings.
The beauty of decorating can uplift my spirit when the world around me is not so pretty.
I love putting my attention on the positive things in my life that I can control.
There is nothing I can do, at times, to change this ugly world. But I can change my little world with happy, joyous vintage pieces.
It sounds contrite. And it is, in the scope of things.
Thanks for coming by Victorian Lane Farms.