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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Classic Ironstone Pitchers



Everyone knows that pitchers are a staple of cottage or farmhouse style. The variety is endless. But I find myself drawn to a few classic examples.



Ironstone pitchers are the workhorses of the class of course. Once as common as the kitchen sink, many samples survive to retire to a life of luxury on a shelf or table, filled with flowers . . . or not.



Wouldn't it be nice if all of our modern kitchen or bath necessities could be made as beautifully?




Here are a few more delightful shapes and silhouettes of my favorite china accessory.



















































I had to throw in this lovely little English bee skep pitcher by Royal Winton. What would summer be like without a little whimsy?




























Our August days are turning out mild and lovely.
 I hope yours are too!
Ciao! for now!

Jacqueline


Join me for another White Wednesday at

Farmhouse Friday


39 comments:

The Pink Rose Cottage said...

You collection of ironstone pitchers is so lovely. Such understated beauty! Your vignettes are so inviting.

~Holly
www.thepinkrosecottage.com

Pamela Gordon said...

You have such a beautiful collection of ironstone pitchers! They are all a bit different and you have displayed them so many ways. Really nice! We had a beautiful sunny summer weekend and now 2 cloudy days. That's our summer this year :-)

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I have an addiction to pitchers I must admit and I am in love with the bee pitcher!

Patricia said...

Could you explain what makes it ironstone? I'm not familiar with what to look for when searching for it at the vintage markets. I really have no idea, but it's all so beautiful. Thanks.

Elna said...

Beautiful pictures. White is just so right.

Regards from Sweden

Autumn Cottage Life said...

Love the photos, so elegant. You can never have too many pitchers. Lovely ideas for displaying them too.
Debbie x

Jane said...

Just lovely. that is enough inspiration for me to dig mine out of the cupboards again. thanks, have a happy day. Jane x

White Whimsy said...

Love your pictures. I have a collection of white pitchers also. You just can not go wrong with white!

stefanie said...

oh I love all the photos...but really love those wire baskets with lace and white!!!!

BailiwickStudio said...

Collecting white pitchers is a fun thing to do! I have about 15 or so lined up on a high shelf. I just love them (and use them too)! ::Jill

Carol said...

The pitchers are gorgeous! What a wonderful White Wednesday!

Sarah said...

Your images are always inspiring, but the little bee hive pitcher is the best. Love the basket quilt too!

Cheryl said...

Hi Jacqueline,
I just love white ironstone and enjoyed scrolling through your fantastic photos. Thanks so much for sharing...
Cheryl at My Sister's Cottage

Vintage Gal said...

Your ironstone pitchers are absolutely marvelous ~ just lovely and so simple and beautiful ;-)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Jacqueline, I love all your ironstone pitchers. My collection is slowly growing. I got two great covered vegetable dishes a few weeks ago at really good prices. So good to put a face with the name now!!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Drool, drool, covet, sigh, drool! Interpretation: I just love this fabulous collection of white pictures. I LOVE them and collect them. YOur images are gorgeous... now I need to go shopping and look for a few more! ( It took me a few minutes to collect myself and find my words)
xo Yvonne

Lynn said...

Love your collection of white pitchers. All your photography is stunning, but my favorite is the second photo, I think, with the pitchers in the side cupboard, the beautiful cloth on the table, the yellow roses off to the side of the table and the lacy top of the chair just peeking out. Just a beautiful photo on so many levels. Blessings

Sizzle and Zoom said...

Wonderful collection! Beautifully displayed!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: What a wonderful post today. I love the tea cups. I would like to invite you to join us for Tea Cup Tuesday. I know the ladies would love to see these beautiful pieces. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Stunning shots! Love your tea cups. Everything looks so elegant here. The outdoor setting is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Toni said...

Beautiful collection of pitchers. I love the way you stated "living the life of luxury" - wonderfully put. I visiting from Savvy Southern Style.

Bloggymom said...

You have quite a beautiful collection of pitchers.

under spanish moss said...

We love ironstone pieces and have recently started collecting a few pieces. Love all of these!
Angela and Renee

Ironstone and Pine said...

Jacqueline, you know white ironstone pitchers are a BIG weakness of mine (scroll back on my blog to view my obsessive collection, it's almost embarrassing) You have a lovely collection, enjoyed it!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Jacqueline,
Such a pretty post! I love the white and aqua quilt!!its a beauty.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Patricia said...

Thanks for explaining a bit on the ironstone. I'll look for it next time I'm out to the antique market. I'm looking forward to finding my first piece.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Gorgeous photos of your lovely collections. I adore white china, pitchers and linens and have a growing collection too. I especially love the photo with the quilt and your beautiful white cupboard full of metal baskets and whites.

Beeutiful by Design said...

I think the pitcher I used in my sunflower posting is ironstone and while I was familiar with ironstone, I did not put two and two together until I read your post. All are beautiful! Jennifer

time worn interiors said...

I love those crusty pitchers! The crustier the better!
tot

Cottage and Broome said...

Love the pink set of dishes in the garden, pink and oh so pretty! Would you mine sharing the name of the pattern? I'd love to be on the look out for them. Thanks, Mom from Cottage and Broome, Laura

Gwendolyn said...

Beautiful white ware. That sweet little bee pitcher is darling!

Bella said...

Hi J,
Major dish lust here today!! So so many beauties!!! I am also drooing over your farmy cupboard.. Love seeing it!
Hugs,
Bella

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

I really love your collection...I'm still adding on to mine! ;)

XO's,
Jessie

Heaven's Walk said...

There's nothing more beautiful than thick, stout ironstone with lots of crazing on it! I especially love the photos of the pitchers in the wire baskets! So pretty! I'm always looking for more to fill my shelves! :)

xoxo laurie

raggygirlvintage said...

Love, love, love, especially in the wire baskets and the one with all the cracks. Any kind of white pitcher is irresistable to me, but ironstone, all the more treasured!
Tracey

Terry said...

A beautiful post. I collect the classic ironstone white pitchers. So much yumminess in this post.

A Cottage Muse said...

You have a fabulous collection!
My favorite photo is the one showing the wire baskets in the hutch! I have my Mom's old hutch and really want to paint it white. Now I know what I want to display on the shelves, thank you!!

Miss Gracie's House said...

I agree...I don't think I could decorate without my white pitchers...they are definitely one of my favorites! Nice collection and so prettily photographed!
Rene

Roselle said...

So lovely! I love all the vignettes!
Question I've been wondering...what makes it ironstone? I have some vintage pitchers and I'm wondering if they are true ironstone.
Visiting from White Wednesday (finally)
Roselle

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