Today, we are starting our Thrift Store Challenge again hosted by Tara, Stillettos and Shiplap and Emily, Le Cultivateur
This this is a creative set of bloggers who enjoy the hunt thrifting and I hope you visit each one using the links listed below.
I’m especially excited to share a couple of Ironstone thrifted finds with you today.
Not long after this pandemic started small businesses suffered rather quickly especially in NJ and NY. NJ has been especially hit hard so while on Instagram a shop I follow had two pieces that caught my eye immediately.
What Pieces Did I Find?
First, I found this very old ironstone double handled sugar bowl. I have been looking for a piece like this for a while.
After receiving the sugar bowl I did a bit of research and found information about the stamp on the bottom.
J.W. Pankhurst was a manufacturer of stone china and ironstone. They were located in Staffordshire, England.
Then Pankhurst took over the pottery of William Ridgway of Ridgway Potter it’s.
After reading further their pittery was from 185o to 1882 until its bankruptcy and subsequent sale to Johnson Brothers.
This is what makes Ironstone thrifted pieces and other thrifted pieces fun to find particularly when we research abd discover fun facts.
By the way, adding freshly cut Dahlia adds a pretty touch.
Second Piece Found
Later that afternoon I spotted this floral sugar bowl and contacted the store through DM. After I received information and the price I added this to my order.
I’m truly thrilled I brought these into our home and also helped a small business during this time.
Have you ventured out thrifting yet?
32 thoughts on “Ironstone Thrifted Finds”
I love that you researched the history of the ironstone – so interesting, and pretty!
So great that you are supporting local shops in your search for the perfect pieces. I love hearing the history behind things!
Cindy, I absolutely love all these ironstone finds! And, wow, those dahlias are gorgeous!!! What variety are they? I love them!
I’ll let you know the variety when I look on my order
I love the history too!
Cindy those ironstone treasures are lovely! I especially like finding out as much as I can about pieces I collect also. It makes it really come to life, I think. I’m loving those dahlias! Did you grow them or buy them? I would love to know the name of the variety if you grew them….
I grew them, first year. I’ll let you know the variety I have look for the paperwork
Thank you so much
Cindy what a beautiful piece of ironstone. I love that you know the history of the piece. Have a beautiful start to the new week. xoxo
Thanks sweet Kris, hooe your get together with the girls was a great time
I love your pieces and the history behind them is so cool too!
You got a couple of great pieces! No thrifting for me….
These were shipped to me from South Jersey to up to Northern Jersey
You found some really great pieces to add to your collection. How you have them styled is so pretty. Great touch with the flowers. So happy to see you enjoy thrift store shopping, I haven’t found anything lately, never know what you will find when you go in. Happy Monday!
Thanks Terrie, that’s what I love about thrifting. These were shipped to me. Still not safe for me.
Wow! These are stunning vintage pieces! Beautiful.
Cindy, you found some beautiful items! I’m particularly fond of the blue floral piece. We have been staying close to the house. However, I put my mask on and went to a local antique mall on Saturday. I was able to score some Majolica pieces at a great price. I was over the moon. It’s always fun to support a local business and find pretties at great prices! I hope you have a most beautiful week ahead! Take care!
I was lucky because the shol is south of us they shipped it. I have MS so I haven’t ventured out except for doctor appointments.
If I see things from our local thrift store my wonderful husband goes and gets it for me.
Great to find some Majolica
These are great finds! And I love how you supported small shops buying them too!
I have not ventured out to the thrift stores yet. There is way too much covid here in Georgia. I always love finding ironstone. You got some pretty new pieces. xo Laura
Mine were shipped from South Jersey to me in North Jersey. I’m not venturing out too much with my MS. As I said NJ was hit very hard with the virus. We still can’t do much
These pieces are gorgeous, Cindy! I’m so excited you spotted them. Treasure hunting is definitely one of the things I miss most about our lives pre-pandemic. Just being able to get out and about was a blessing. These pieces are all fantastic! Hugs, CoCo
I loved your ironstone treasures but also the forget me not sugar bowl! Gorgeous. I have been to our local GW twice. I take forever so wearing a mask for 2-3 hours leaves it damp! Went to 2 thrifts (a church and an animal rescue) and a library second hand bookstore several weeks ago and stocked up on treasures for my booth, stuff for sewing projects, and crafting. In Maine, mask wearing, hand washing, sanitizing, and social distancing is holding the cases down, thank God. But I’m still home a lot more than I used to be–safe and healthy.
Those are great finds! Isn’t it wonderful to get back to thrifting?!
Actually, I’ve only been to one thriftshop this whole time that many stores have been closed from Covid. I was trying to think if I found anything but I don’t think so… However, I have many wonderful treasures found thrifting in the past, including my fair maiden who graces many a post! <3 (That lady statue I have on the mantel in her pink tutu ruff right now.)
Enjoy your pretty sugar bowl and the Easter egg holder,
Ha, these were shipped. I haven’t gone anywhere except doctor appointments. I can’t wait for normalcy