A Simple Ironstone Bowl

I collect antique and vintage ironstone.  I love its simplicity, versatility and its usefulness.  Whenever I visit flea markets, yard sales, thrift stores or travel, I always keep an eye out for it.  I used to see it frequently but now it’s a rare treat to find a piece.

On my recent visit to Paso Robles, I stopped in an antique mall downtown and found this lovely bowl.

I didn’t have a bowl like this in my collection and knew immediately it would be useful in a variety of applications.

My lemon tree is loaded with ripe lemons.


My camillias are in bloom.


I have a pile of Christmas cards that need a place to call home.


And tonight’s dinner calls for a simple green salad.

It will also be a great addition to my ironstone collection.