Monday, July 30, 2012

Ironstone & Straw

Ya'll know about this time of the year I am itching to do something with a fall theme.  I couldn't think of a better combination than white ironstone and straw bales.

This was that little vintage ironstone teapot I found at the thrift store on clearance for $2.50.  Chari at Happy To Design  emailed me and showed me the rest of the dishes that go with this teapot.  I was amazed because I just happened to realize that this very set of dishes was down at our Salvation Army on clearance for $10!  Chari said she purchased her dishes at Green Stamps!  Do you guys remember those?  I have bought things with Green Stamps when I first set up house.  So, anyway I am a proud owner of 40 more pieces to this vintage ironstone set for just $10.  I plan on using it in one of my Halloween tablescapes, more to come on that later.

Mom had been storing a little spice cabinet for me for years.   I got it back recently and found this in one of the drawers!  I'm keeping it!  That is what I call interest!

Fall is so on my mind!  I will be posting more about summer looks but, the hay bales are starting to multiply in my dining room!
The label on the ironstone: Designer Group pattern White Dover Ironstone
 I will link this to:
A Return to Loveliness  at A Delightsome Life 
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tea Cup Tuesday at Artful Affirmations
Your Cozy Home Party  at Cozy Home Scenes
Table Top Tuesday  at A Stroll Thru Life
Tuesday Cuppa Tea  at Antiques and Teacups
Tea in the Garden with Bernideen's Tea Time Blog
Heart and Home with Trish's Heart and Home
Teacup Thursday at Miss Spenser's Blog 
Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage  
White Wednesday  at Faded Charm


Antiques And Teacups said...

Very nice! I love white ironstone and the shape of this is so nice. Great vintage tea table!

Anonymous said...

I love your little hay bales with the cow creamer and cute teapot. What a buy to get more of it for $10.00! I saved Green Stamps too and got a few of the things I had when I was first married. Thanks for reminding me of them.

Beth said...

Sherry, You got a great deal on the ironstone. It pays to stay current on your thrift store visits! Love the little bales and your cow creamer. Adorable!

Olive said...

I remember my aunt saving Green Stamps. The teapot is charming.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Hi Sherry, I am so happy to see a touch of fall... I am so ready for it! The soft fall color of the hay looks gorgeous next to the ironstone!!!
Your's is the first touch of fall I have seen on the blogs! Wonderful!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Sherry, your hay bales and cow creamer as well as the cute teapot make a very cute tablescape! The hay bales are adorable but I'm not ready for Fall just yet. If Fall and Winter never came, I would be quite happy! Thank you for joining me for tea today and have a fabulous week.


Bookie said...

I have this tea pot and some of the dishes. I also have the taller coffee pot. All found at flea markets. It was fun to see yours. SO, SO hot here...summer is now wearing on folks....but weather forecast is for two more months at least of this three digit heat and drought. We long for rain and pumpkins here.

Pamela Gordon said...

Lucky you to find such beautiful china for such a great price! I'm not ready for fall yet though.

Terri said...

Hello Sherry,
Your setting today is so lovely. I know what you mean about thinking about fall already. My daughter returns to school soon and that always gets me thinking.
Your tea cup is fine. I love the white iron stone too. What fabulous deals you are getting!

Jonell w Harrison said...

OOOOOOOOOO no now you got me thinking about fall decorating-We all love it though-might as well start coming up w some plans and ideas..have fun ya'll!


Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

So pretty! Fall is calling to me, too, Sherry! Love your header!

Heirloom treasures said...

Such a classic set. I think your tiny bales are so cute. I've never seen them so small. xx

Snap said...

My mother and I pasted stamps and more stamps! I remember those days fondly. I love ironstone, but parted with mine in an effort to clean out -- keeping my Fiesta. Love your ironstone and Autumn is calling to me with its cooler weather! Happy Tea Day!

farmhouse-story said...

love your vignette, sherry:) i just bought my very first ironstone pieces last week. i was amazed how heavy they were!

Pura Vida said...

really a perfect pairing!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

The white ironstone will go with any theme and the little hay bales are the cutest thing for fall. I was thinking today while gardening, my plants are where they should be at the end of August, not July.

Jamie @ Domestically Vintage said...

I love your Ironstone set. Fall is my favorite time of year and I'm already thinking about it as well. Have a lovely week! ~ Jamie

Anonymous said...

for $10.00!! what a steal/deal! Would bank awards points today be the same as green stamps? :) I remember my Mom saving her books of stamps. HWW

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh what a super tea vignette. Love your ironstone, soooo pretty. Thanks for joining TTT.

Anonymous said...

How pretty, Sherry! I remember green stamps and gold bond stamps. My mother let me get things for my Hope Chest with them! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;) said...

I love tis teapot ! I can not beleive you only paid ten dollars for those dishes! I wish our Salvation Army was this good. Ours would charge ten dollars for one chipped tea cup!

Bernideen said...

I love but links! Great!