Great Antiquing Finds {Ironstone Vignette}

Well, we did it again . . .

~ ~ as I said previously, I am going to name our antiquing adventures . . .

~ ~ ~ ~ or create a handbook, “How to Find Great Antiques if You Love to Drive”

Yes, the driving guide, as the prerequisite is that you have to love to travel 2 hours or more. 🙂

On this day, Mary Alice and I set out to Carlisle, PA and visited a few shops there.

Ironstone Tureen Vignette

It was at one of the three shops we visited that I found this beauty!

A petite ironstone tureen with it’s under plate and ladle!!!

Ironstone Tureen Vignette

Ironstone Tureen Vignette

It has a beautiful “crown motif” on the lid and handles . . .

Ironstone Tureen Vignette

And also on the under plate . . .isn’t it just beautiful??? I am so thrilled with it. Can you tell???

Ironstone Tureen Vignette

In addition the to the “crown motif” . . . there is another pretty detail on the lid and plate.

Ironstone Tureen Vignette

I added some vintage leather/marbled covered books that I also found on our shopping excursion . . .

~ ~ for $5.00 each . . . to create a little vignette on the top of my Antique French Commode.

Ironstone Tureen Vignette

Placed my ironstone mortar and pestle on top of the vintage books of Shakespeare Works . . .

~ ~ I purchased the mortar and pestle from the antique mall, Melville Trading, Mebane, NC . .

~ ~ ~ ~ where I have a booth.

Ironstone Tureen Vignette

By far, this is my favorite piece of ironstone . . . which was made by Adams and Sons (England) . . .

~ ~ it is in near perfect condition with only one teeny chip at the bottom of the tureen . . teeny!

And are you curious as to what I paid for it?….Ready???….$38.00 LESS 30%….

~ ~ the entire booth was 30% off!!!

So a grand total of $26.60 !!! Happy Dance!!

Ironstone Tureen Vignette

I cannot stop admiring it…just puts a smile on my face!…

I do have more to share from “our adventures”…

Have a great day . . . and hope you come across something amazing today that will also make you dance…

~ ~ it doesn’t have to be a material thing . . .

~ ~ ~ ~ as the sight of my granddaughter makes me really “dance” !!!

Loved ones….the true treasures of life !!!

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  1. What a dream to find those pieces, Shirley! We love to travel over to IL and mid Missouri for antiquing. I think I will plan a day trip for when our weather cools.

    I would love to have the mortar and pestle, plus the small tureen to add to my collection. I think my little ironstone collection is what I miss most, while staying at the apartment.
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  2. Shirley, your tureen ensemble IS beautifully detailed, and I love the mortar & pestle too. What a bargain – and in the dish family – my kind of purchase!
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  3. All I can say is Wow! I would so be in love with that, too. Really incredibly gorgeous!!!!!♥
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  4. The lovely tureen is even prettier in your home! That was a great find!! Love the contrast of the whites against the red books.
    Happy Antiquing,
    Mary Alice
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  5. Shirley, I can see why this tureen makes you smile! It’s lovely 🙂
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  6. What a beautiful find, Shirley! Love the crown motif, so pretty. Have a beautiful day!!!!
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  7. I would be smiling too! What a great find; the price is fantastic! I love your vignette; the books are stunning with your fabulous tureen! The crown motif is one of my favorites.
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  8. What a beautiful piece! And that price amazing.
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  9. Linda miller says

    Lovely, but as you said “loved ones are the true treasures” and spending time with those we love makes us “dance”. I hope you dance.

  10. That is a great find. One day I want to get in my car and go to the local towns and do some shopping. I want to find the thrift stores. I love to shop those.I think the best part of those trips is the company. Going with a good friend and making some memories are the best finds of all.
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  11. You are absolutely amazing when it comes to finding something special at every stop. Even more amazing is that you always find just the right place to showcase what you buy. I guess that comes with sticking to what you know will work.
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  12. Shirley, you find great things! That lid is beautiful.
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  13. Nice find and great score!
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  14. Yeah….I’ll easily travel 2 hours to go to some special shopping places! Gorgeous tureen…and fantastic price! 😉

  15. Wow! I’d be doing the happy dance if I found those at such a great price too! I love the crown on top of the lid. Sounds like you had a great shopping trip.

  16. Love your new tureen, Shirley! I noticed the crown motif right away. Yep, that one would have to come home with me, too! I love it in the vignette with the antique books. Such a beautiful display!
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  17. What a gorgeous piece….it was such a great deal too! We travel a little to find those great treasures. All of our usual haunts have now closed so now we are trying to find some new ones.
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  18. What a find…beautiful ironstone! Love the crown details! I need to get out there and do some serious antique sleuthing! Sheila

  19. I can see why it puts a smile on your face Shirley she’s a beauty!! Love the whole vignette and love that pretty lamp! I’ve been bringing home to many things lately that make me do a happy dance LOL!!
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  20. Shirley great stuff, love those vintage books. an’t wait to see more.

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  21. Wow, Shirley, this piece is absolutely precious! I love its shape and details. Wouldn’t you love to know its history and what tables it has sat on? If only it could talk. Quite a find!! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch
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  22. Great find! There is a wonderful antique mall we stopped in last week in a former old factory in Lemoyne, PA. Its called the Antique Marketplace and its located across the river from Harrisburg PA. It takes several hours to go through it and I found some great ironstone pieces at 30% off.

  23. Your tureen is a beautiful piece. Your shopping trips sound like fun adventures! I looked around my house and I thought what in here makes me smile? When my grandchildren are here they make me smile and my living room almost makes me smile, but I have a lot of work to do all over. Some things have been pretty much the same for 12 years. Yuck! Keep inspiring me PLEASE.

  24. Fun and great finds…doesn’t get any better than that!!!
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  25. I swear Shirley you have the magic touch! I need to go antiquing with you!;)
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  26. You are so lucky, you got a real deal and it’s so beautiful. I’m happy for you.

  27. She’s gorgeous!!! I love the detail … you scored once again!!!
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  28. What a gorgeous piece Shirley. It is perfect for your collection. Such a great score. Pretty vignette too.

  29. Oh your petite tureen would make me do a happy dance too Shirley, she’s a beauty!
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  30. Love that tureen ~ a great find, Shirley! Your excursions sound like fun.
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  31. Wow what an awesome find!!

  32. Awesome finds Shirley! Wish I could come along on your antiquing adventures! 🙂
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  33. We took the backroads to SC and passed so many little antique shops. Someday I’ll go back and stop in.

  34. Exquisite pieces….
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