Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summer Whites in the Kitchen

If you know me,
you know I love 
white ironstone.
It is noooooo secret.

I am not alone 
in this addiction.

Take a look.

white ironstone

white hutch, white ironstone - calling my name
My friend Marcy's dining room over at

The set of Something's Gotta Give.

white ironstone


industrial island/white ironstone

My Heart's Song: White Ironstone...

And after pulling
all of these photos together,
I decided to gather
 some of the whites
in the cupboards
and reunite them
on the hutch this week.

deja vu ....

a Hoarders episode 
is coming to mind!

Somehow when all
these things are behind
closed doors it doesn't
seem like 
a big collection.

Yes, I can see now
I do have a problem~

(Note to self:  Stop buying white ironstone!)

Linking up with Marty



Our French Inspired Home said...

I also love, and have, many white pieces in the kitchen. It goes with everything and is a must.

Calypso In The Country said...

I was just gathering up all my white things recently too! I love all your pieces and if you think you have too many, send some my way!

Debra@CommonGround said...

Just gorgeous, you can never have too much ironstone!

Ricki Treleaven said...

So pretty, Alison. I love white ironstone, too. I have been featuring it in several of my mini paintings because I love how they reflect all kinds of colors.

LOL we were talking about Hoarders last night....

Ron said...

Love the white ironstone! I guess I'll start a new collection. Lol. Where do you find yours? xo

Pamela Gordon said...

I love your wonderful collection! I have 3 pieces. :( It is hard to find here and it's expensive so enjoy every piece you have! Hugs, Pamela

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh I love it all. Your hutch looks fabulous and your collection is stunning. Great display. Hugs, Marty

Paula said...

Utterly fabulous! I simply ADORE white ironstone, and your pieces look spectacular in your kitchen dresser (UK speak for hutch!)Love your inspiration pictures as well - I agree with Debra above - one can NEVER have too much ironstone - lol!
Best wishes from England,
Paula x

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

You have a super collection. I am working on mine. Ordered a large Homer Lauglin water pitcher from ebay and it arrived in pieces. The seller is going to refund me. It was poorly packaged. Guess she will learn to pack it much better.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Hoarders....collectors....a thin line....but hey, if you have to hoard..oops collect something it might as well be fantastic and beautiful. I think the white against the brown in the hutch and then the brown and cream check chair together...pure art!!

carolyn bradford said...

Oh, I think you would love my shop after seeing these beautiful pictures of the white ironstone! They were all gorgeous!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love white pieces, Alison! They just look so fresh and go with any color you may have in your hutch, shelves or bookcases. Your collection is quite impressive! I'm sure you are going to become one of those inspiration photos for someone.

Michele Smith said...

Beautiful collection! I have started collecting some as well, but have no where to display yet. I'll have to wait til we move to a larger home!

Have a beautiful week!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Alison, your hutch looks awesome with your ironstone display! I agree with Debra...there's no such thing as too much! You have an amazing collection! It's so pretty to see it all in one place!

Town and Country Gals said...

what a gorgeous collection of white ironstone! You know I'm lovin it!!

Garden, Home and Party said...

Anything less wouldn't be a collection! LOL. I like the way your hutch looks with the ironstone and the lamp, very pretty. I do love a good display.

Babs said...

Alison...oh-h-h I've always love white ironstone, even though I don't have a couple of pieces. Pitchers are some of my favorite pieces..oh and the tureens, too. Your collection is gorgeous and the alabaster lamp goes beautifully with it. I can see I need to get busy and expand my "collection".

Elizabeth and Gary said...

You are so funny! you are not a hoarder, just a collector. Your whites are beautiful! I enjoyed seeing them.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

andrea@townandprairie said...

A- you sure do know what makes our hearts go pitter patter! I love looking at those white dishes...but it's actually something I don't own anything of. I need to start my own collection, but I know I'll spend a fortune once I start b/c people collect boat-loads of these lovelies!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Your collection is wonderful, Alison...and looks beautiful in your hutch!

La Maison des Plaines said...

Hi! Alison,

What a stunning collection of white ironstone. White is so crisp & refreshing. Love them! I have a few pieces of ironstone with a melange of white milk glass(have a soft spot for that, lol).

Your images display the beauty white ironstone deserves. Fab! collection.

Have a sunny day!

Blessings & Hugs,

michele said...

ha! i have actually been going through mine this week and deciding if i want to list any of it at the shop. what a pain to ship this heavy stuff though. i am thinking i will once again mass it on shelves as i did years ago. it's very martha ya know.

love your collection!


NanaDiana said...

Well, better to buy ironstone than alcohol. See-there is ALWAYS a rationalization for everything! xo Diana

Designing Domesticity said...

So fresh and crisp for summer. I love it. Collect away - it clearly suits you! thanks for sharing, liz

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

WOW what a collection Alison, it looks beautiful displayed in your hutch!!

Rose L said...

What a collection!! I love the lace-edged cake dish.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

You have a bEAUTIFUL collection! I love it all gathered in your hutch. Such beautiful pieces. I don't have a collection....yet:) I never thought of having white dishes til I started blogging and saw everyone's collections.....and fell in love! XO, Pinky

Kelly said...

I love how they look in your hutch! You have a very nice collection.

Mary said...

Hi..I just joined your lovely blog., for now your newest one. I too love white pottery.. I love white on white designs too. I like color along with the best of 'm, and whites. Elegant. I'll invite you to come see me. Mary

Amy Chalmers said...

Alison the collection can never be too big!! It looks great in your hutch~love the other examples too.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Oh what a fun reunion! I think it's fabulous and you know what they can never be too thin or too rich or have too much ironstone. :o) I love it too and have some but I don't have a large display space like yours. Amazing how wonderful it looks all pulled together. Hope your summer is going well!

savvycityfarmer said...

for a split second I thought that was all yours!!!

hey sweertie, having a shed seminar here by invitation only

email me

Unknown said...

Okay, I have no idea how I found you but man am I glad I did! :) First off, just about all the pictures you have shared today I have 'pinned'! I redid my kitchen and did it all in white and gathered all my white stuff and like you could not believe how much I had! ;) Although most of mine consist of milk glass I am soon discovering an addiction to iron stone!

consider yourself followed my dear!

Terri~terrileeauthor said...

Your collection is beautiful and looks fabulous all together on your hutch. Great job.
What's not to love about white ironstone? I have my own little addiction. ha ha

Terri~terrileeauthor said...

Your collection is beautiful and looks fabulous all together on your hutch. Great job.
What's not to love about white ironstone? I have my own little addiction. ha ha

Anonymous said...

Wow, you've got me liking white ironstone now. & I don't have room for any more dishes.
Have a great day.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I have such ironstone love too! Beautiful images. I love to see how they can be arranged together!

renae said...

hi! I'm your newest member and my sister told me about you. She is Mary and I am me. I see we also have several common peeps between us. It makes perfect sense to be here and would you like to join me? I'd love to have you primarily because I also have an addiction to white stoneware! I loved when you said, do you think I should stop buying white stoneware? Your site is fabulous.

Ivy and Elephants said...

You don't have an addiction, just a great eye and wonderful luck!(How did you beat me to all those pitchers?!) I love all you pieces, they look amazing in mass. What are those gorgeous little spoons?!? Those are fabulous!Such a beautiful vignette.
We'd love to have you share this post at the link party.

Vintage Home said...

you don't need to stop buying..your displays are stunning and your ironstone fabulous! Whatever are those spoon/stirrer looking items in the one jug! I am very curious about them!

debra @ 5th and state said...

well this collection is yummy indeed!
i mix my emma bridgewater, off white with black lettering, with the ironstone and love it
grat examples allison
happy weekend!

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Oh for heaves sake! Would you leave some of this gorgeous stuff for the rest of us!?

Eclectically Vintage said...

They say the first step in overcoming an addiction is admitting the problem!! You're well on your way - but in this case, when your collection is so amazing, please don't stop!

renae said...

Awh, Alison, Thank you for being a group of awesome friends at my blog. We are going to have a great time. (hug)

Savannah Granny said...

Alison, You don't have a problem. You are simply rescuing these treasures from an undetermined fate.
I for appreciate your good will towards these beauties.
Seriously, you have a magnificent collection. I don't think I have ever seen those little stirry things. What are those called/used for?
Thanks for sharing your collection and all the inspiration pics.
Blessings, Ginger

Olive said...

No Problem. Beauty Only. Love it all and if you have the space use it.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Your Ironstone collection is magnificent...and so is your your friend's at Antique Chase....I am slowly collecting more ironstone to replace the china I have currently in my dining room hutch...You are inspiring me to make it happen quicker....Gorgeous hutch Alison!


Girl....I have a collection place to display though. Nothing I like better than white :) How nice it looks all together.