Simply Summer with Daisies and Ironstone

I went to the grocery store the other day.

 Each time I go there, I usually make a stop at the floral department.

Knowing I had beautiful hydrangeas at home for the picking,

I was going to race by that section of the store with eyes forward.

However, something was lurking  out of the corner of my eye. Clearance!

Daisies/Ironstone Tureen - Housepitality Designs

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Adding to and Starting a New Collection

I need to call the hot-line for “antiques anonymous” . . .

~ ~ seriously, I need to seek a cure from this affliction.

Or do I want to be cured????

I downsize a collection . . . and then what do I do??? . . . start another!!

~ ~ or should I say “many others” !!!



I saw this bottle in an antique shop in Huntington, West Virginia….

~ ~ an old Lea and Perrins Worcestershire Bottle.



This bottle was actually the first bottle I purchased of this color . . .

~ ~ from one of those great shops in Carlisle, PA…..A Sawyer’s Crystal Blueing bottle.

I thought I would place it in my laundry room with the other vintage laundry items, but love it here.


And with the added items in this area . . . I needed more vintage stools to showcase these pieces….


And a new ironstone soup tureen to add to the collection . . . one of the Carlisle, PA finds.


The stool is so cute as it has a name carved in the top “Lisa”…

~ ~ I am sure it was made by a dad for his little girl…..or that is what I am believing!



Adding the velvet pumpkins for the Fall…along side my new sugar bowl ($12.50) … 🙂


Found these new pieces in Carlisle, PA too . . . it was a very productive and great trip.



Loving my new additions and “collections”….

I love this new vignette, but I also loved the previous vignette of ironstone.

~ ~ now off to refinish something to make these two stools “a collection” !!!

Have a great weekend . . . mine will be spent up to my elbows in paint . . .

~ ~ and most likely in my hair too . . . I always manage to get some all over me!

New Ironstone Finds Vignette

Many of you have seen my great ironstone finds while shopping in Pennsylvania with Mary Alice.

I placed two of the tureens on a table in the great room . . .

~ ~ and incorporated the cute vintage chippy stool that I found at Mary Alice’s booth at Rust & Feathers.

Ironstone Tureens

Ironstone Tureens

These photos were taken in the morning when the sun streams through the windows . . .

~ ~ spreading beautiful colors from the Swarovski crystals that hang in the windows.

These tureens make me smile . . . is it because they are so pretty . . .

~ ~ or is it because I got a great deal !!! . . . I think both!

Ironstone Tureens

Ironstone Tureens

The vintage stool is perfect for showcasing and creating different levels . . .

Ironstone Vignettes

Ironstone Vignette

Then you wonder about the “little one” who used this stool.

Ironstone Vignettes

I found a chamber pot with the lid exactly like the one that I use as a planter.

Vintage Mortar and Pestle

While strolling the aisles of the antique mall (Melville Trading, Mebane,NC) where I have a booth. . .

~ ~ I found this cute ironstone little mortar and pestle. Marked Germany on the bottom.

Ironstone Tureens

Ironstone Vignette

Do you tend to start or increase a collection when coming across some glorious finds and bargains?

I do . . Enter the need for therapy!

Have a glorious day!!!

I am joining:

From My Front Porch to Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursdays

Ivy and Elephants for What’s It Wednesday