For some time now I have been looking for those shops and gems in Northern NJ.  You know the ones where you can find pieces to add to your collections.  Ones that you can find ironstone, transferware and architectural pieces.

Well, I finally found one and many more that are no more than one hour away.  Insert happy face and some dancing.

The Majolica pitcher is one beauty I found at an antique market we stumbled upon and it was love at first sight.

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I didn’t plan on getting one but when I saw this I fell in love and the price was right.  It grabbed me because of the dishes on the bookshelf.

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I have had these for many years.  They were given to my mother one day from my grandmother.  My grandmother was a big antique person and I was told she knew her stuff.

For me, whether these are antique doesn’t matter much.  I have looked into them  and I am by no means a great researcher to be honest.  I will get more into some information I found in a moment.

An ironstone treasure I have had since after Christmas is below with another dish.

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This photo below shows a small footed sugar bowl I found on Etsy recently and I grabbed it for a few reasons.  First, I love footed pieces and they aren’t easy to always find.  Second, the price and shipping were fantastic and lastly with little cost I added to my collection of red trasferware.

I love the metal crowns sitting on top with their patina.  If you have been following Cloches and Lavender you know I love crowns.

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Doesn’t this look pretty with a touch of whimsy.  This is the reason I have had crowns in my posession for years.

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In the photo below is a tureen from the shop I referred to in the beginning of this post.  How much you may wonder?  $15.00 and I love it.  No chips, it has a bit of wear inside but that grabs me even more.

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This is the marking on the bottom but wasn’t the reason I made the purchase.  The lid is embossed with a scallop look which I adore and I also love the handle on the lid where it shows love of being used.

This photo has this adorable tiny crown made from vintage pink roses that were from old lamp parts.  A perfect little touch in my opinion to my cast iron urn.

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Antique French books I have shown before make a pretty combination don’t you think?

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I have a few of these peach plates too from the same collection.  When looking them up I found out they are St. Clement Majolica dessert dishes from France.  These dishes have different kinds of fruit motifs cherries shown above, grape, and raspberry.

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This is the stamp from one of the plates.

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Hope you enjoyed seeing my styling with many pretty pieces for the summer months.  I want to enjoy this until mid fall.  Finding a place and places to see things I love is so exciting for me.  Having pieces that were my mom’s even more.  She was a bright light.

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