Tuesday, November 4, 2014

A really great ironstone find!


Monday was a busy day of running errands.
Right next to the produce market I go to is a big, new Goodwill.
So, of course I popped in there for a quick look around.

For the first time ever at a thrift store, I found a real ironstone tureen.
Finding inexpensive ceramic tureens is common, 
but the difference between that and real ironstone is significant.
The minute I picked up the tureen it was very heavy so I knew it was ironstone,
then I turned it over and saw the marking.
It's also in perfect condition with no chips or cracks.


Can you believe that I walked out and left it?
I wanted to "think about it",  but decided to go back and buy it.
It was $12.99 and my research online has identical ones selling for $80 to almost $200!
My husband said I should sell it, but I'll enjoy it for a while first.


I am learning to do that, to enjoy my finds for a while, 
but to sell them or give them away if/when I tire of them.


In the meanwhile, I'm enjoying this find quite a bit.




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18 comments:

  1. It's a beauty! What a great find. :)

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    1. Stacey, I was pretty amazed to find it and for it to be in perfect condition was extra surprising.

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  2. Elizabeth, it is beautiful. I found a small Red Cliff creamer once. Would be thrilled to find a tureen. Great find!

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    1. Sarah, I sure was surprised to find it and for it to be in perfect condition was amazing!

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  3. Elizabeth,
    Now that was one heck of a deal! I found one a lot lie it last week for $6 but mine has a lot of cracks (I kept it and put it in my primitive hutch). Thanks for coming by to share at my party.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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    1. Thanks for being such a great hostess, Linda!

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  4. Oh that's beautiful! You must have really good thrift stores in your area. I never find things like that. Then again, I probably pass them up!

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    1. Come and see me sometime and we'll go thrifting together!

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  5. I love poking around in thrift stores. You never know what treasures you'll find... and yours was a lovely find!

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    1. It was a surprisingly lovely find! That's what I love about thrifting...those rare great finds!

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  6. You got a great deal! I love the style - it's perfect on your table. I need a good resource for selling things. I'm going to have a lot to sell one of these days. Need to simplify life and move things along.
    ~Adrienne~

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    1. I actually contacted a seller at Camas Antiques and she bought some other ironstone that I no longer wanted. I bet you could unload some of your treasures to one of the dealers in your town.

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  7. Gorgeous! I'm happy you found it and you're enjoying it :)

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  8. That is a great piece. I think it will be beautiful on your Thanksgiving table this year ;-). I love that you are a giver, its a gem to find someone with a heart like yours.

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  9. Beautiful, Elizabeth~~ My kind of pretty. :)

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