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May 17, 2010

~ White Ironstone and a GREAT Book~

Hello guys,  I wanted to share one of my favorite books with you today and show you my hutch that sits in my hallway with all my White Ironstone in it.... I get so many wonderful ideas from this book

All of these pieces of Ironstone I got from the thrift store or swap meet...I added paper to the back of the cabinet with double sided tape so I can remove it and change it outOf course it wouldn't say Gloria without a bust in it...Or a cloche's
With the doors closed and my all time favorite tassel that Melissa from "Heart and Home" send me just because she loves me ha ha!!
I hope you enjoyed seeing my little olden hutch with my White Ironstone....
I am linking this up to Marty's at "a Stroll Thur Life" Thanks Marty..I also am linking this up to White Wednesday at  "Faded Charm" I have had this post in my draft file since March when I redid the hutch ha ha!! Hey I'm old and slow lol!!
Thank you all for coming by and seeing me...Your the best...
Until next time from my mountain to yours,
Hugs and smiles, Gl♥ria


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Just gorgeous Gloria!
Beautiful hutch, beautiful ironstone and I love the backing! You feeling better my dear? Are you drinking your milk shakes? hehe. Take care and have a good week too.
Hugs, Cindy

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Gloria, I love your ironstone collection. I have a post on with my collection, too. Like minds think alike.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh Gloria, this is just wonderful. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all of your ironstone. Such beautiful pieces and the china cabinet is gorgeous. I love the way you have arranged your whites. Everything just draws your eye from one beautiful piece to the other. Thanks so much for joining the party. This is so pretty. Hugs, Marty

Angela said...

I'm so loving that paper. I did that too in my china cabinet. I used masking tape though,lol.

Rettabug said...

Hey, Sweet Lady,

Just heard from Phyllis @ Around the House that you've been under the weather. Bummer! I wasn't aware. Hoping you're well on the way to recovery by now.

Gentle Mega Hugs,

Lottie said...

Gloria, I LOVE the white ironstone! It looks beautiful in the old hutch! Thank you for sharing!


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Gloria, you have so many neat things, and I love all of your white ironstone in your hutch! It is just filled with fun things. And Melissa is so sweet to have gifted you with the swan tassel.

I always enjoy seeing what you're up to, and don't feel bad about having something from March. I just posted one from last year! LOL!

Love you...


Sheila :-)

Stacey said...

Gloria, your hutch looks great. I love the ironstone and the paper on the back. Beautiful!

Unknown said...

Awww, Gloria, I like all your ironstone! It's very pretty. White is so bright, clean and fresh looking. I like how you taped the paper on the back of your hutch so you could change it when/if you want. Good idea. Thanks for sharing the pretty pics!


Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Great collection...loving all the white. I like the paper in the background to set off the white and make it pop. Glad to hear you are feeling better.

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Gloria,
Let me be the "first" to tell you how much I love your white pottery and stoneware. Your cabinet is lovely with that toile backing.
I am just drooling over it all.


9405018--Pat said...

Gloria love your hutch and the ironstone..thanks for sharing...Pat H

Tricia said...

Oh, this is so lovely! The patterned paper really makes your pretty ironstone stand out. I'm going to sent a link to your post to my daughter, who just inherited a similar hutch and needs ideas for accessorizing it.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

How beautiful, Gloria! I love white ironstone and you have some lovely pieces! The soup tureens are my faovrites! Have a wonderful week, my friend!...hugs...Debbie

Anonymous said...

Hi Gloria! Oh, I love your china cabinet filled with your whites! Love how you've added the black and white paper to the backs. You have the prettiest pieces too!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kim said...

Hello Gloria!!! What a fabulous collection of ironstone! I love the backing on the cabinet and how it coordinates so nicely with your wallpaper. That is a stunning china cabinet! You have some amazing pieces for sure!
Have a wonderful week.

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Thank you for your comments on my kitchen. I am loving your ironware! I don't have any but am starting to enjoy it more and more! Love your soup tureens and birds especially! Great idea with the double sided tape in the back of the cabinet!

Needles Everywhere said...

I just got that book. I am trying to study it. Your hutch looks every bit as good as anything in that book, if not better. I haven't quite grasped it concept at this point.

Unknown said...

Great job on your hutch, I could sit and just look at your antiques for hours and never get tired of looking. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful creativity. From my water logged mountains to your mountain, have a good one my friend.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Gloria, that white ironstone looks so pretty with the black and white pattern behind it. At least you had something to post. I've kind of hit a brick wall about what to post! This china cabinet looks beautiful. laurie

Sonia said...


Your ironstone collection is amazing! I love all the different pieces and the soup tureens are my favorites! Your hutch is just gorgeous...I like the paper you added in the back for contrast..great idea!

Miss Bloomers

xinex said...

Beautiful hutch, Gloria! I like how you accessorized it with your gorgeous all white ironstone dishes....Christine

xinex said...

Beautiful hutch, Gloria! I like how you accessorized it with your gorgeous all white ironstone dishes....Christine

SmilingSally said...

I have ONE piece, Gloria. It's exactly like the covered tureen in the lower right corner.

Lori @ Dining Delight said...

That books like something I'd love to read! You must have learned a lot from it by the gorgeous display you've created in your hutch with your ironstone! Fabulous!


Melissa Miller said...

WOW! This is gorgeous Gloria! I really LOVE the fresh look of the all white together. Stunning job arranging it too. Look at that precious swan just keeping an eye on things. How sweet of you to mention me too. He looks just perfect hanging there. He gives it all an elegant touch. Love it! Thanks for showing us my friend!

I hope you are feeling better. I've thought of you and prayed.
Keep on resting up okay! ~Melissa :)

Karen said...

Oh love all the white! I have a few . . . and I even have one I got and it has no ladle. I guess it's OK cause I see one of yours doesn't have one too. sigh. Now I know it's OK. :)
And Melissa is just the sweetest - isn't she?
Hooker bars huh?
GIRL! :) You crack me up!
Hugs! karen

Imagery by Kimberly said...

Good Morning Gloria!!

Oh what a beautiful collection you have gathered and displayed so elegantly! I love it!

I hope you have a wonderful day.


A Hint of Home said...

I love all your white dishes in the dark cabinet.
I'm a big fan of toile.

Madeline's Album said...

Your collections of ironstone is very pretty. I love all the pieces. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Charity said...

How pretty! I have a cabinet like yours that was my grandmother's. I just love it!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Just back drooling again. You really do have the prettiest pieces. Thanks so much for linking up. Hugs, Marty

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Good morning my friend, time for a cup of coffee before heading off to work. Your post is "gorgeous"! I love all of your ironstone.. your sweet gift from Melissa is perfect there.. You always put a smile on my face when you come for a visit... we've got to set a time to visit on the phone.."soon"... love ya hugs ~lynne~

Sue said...

Gloria, I simply love all of that white ironstone. And against that backdrop of black/white- it looks simply lovely. I hope you're feeling better these days. hugs, Sue

Kathysue said...

Gloria, Gloria, I was soooo excited to see you over at my blog. Thank you for the visit!! I hope this is finding you feeling a little better. I know you have had a rough time lately. Take care of yourself. Love all the white ironstone. I think white is always perfection. I have always had white ironstone as my main every day dishes for 40yrs. You can't go wrong with white!! Thanks again for the visit, Happy Tuesday,Kathysue

Tootsie said...

hey mom!!! I love it! I have that book too and I love it ...it is inspiration from cover to cover!!!
I hope you are feeling better honey...I miss you!

Kimberly said...

Just lovely! You have great taste. I love the blanca look! Very clean, fresh, and timeless.

Carole Burant said...

Gloria, I don't think there is any space in your house that isn't beautifully decorated!! Love all of your white ironstone pieces. I've taped wallpaper to the back of my hutch as well, it really adds to the look doesn't it:-)

It's so good to be back to blogging and visiting, I've really missed all of you while I was busy redecorating my bedroom. Today I was outside painting the Crown Moulding so that will be ready to put up in a day or so. I'm getting the flooring put in this weekend so I'm really excited and anxious to have it all done. xoxo

PAT said...

Beautiful post, Gloria. I love white ironstone. I have that book. I need to take another look at it...it's been awhile.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sis...

Girl, what a sweet surprise!!! I didn't even know that you had a hutch in your hallway...it's gorgeous!!! Of course, could it get any better...then to be filled with all that glorious...creamy white ironstone? Hehe...I think not!!! Loved getting to look at all of these fabulous pieces that you've collected...ohhh, I have serious envy going on right now, Darlin'! wink!!! Love that pretty pitcher with the embossed fruit at the top of it...gorgeous!!! Girlfriend, I never thought to just use pretty paper and tape it to the back of the hutch! Sheesshh...I've been looking for that thick paper board stuff and a fabric that I liked...but this would be sooo much easier!!! And really easy to change out when you want to...what a great idea!!! Now I just need to look for pretty paper! Hehe! I love that black and white print...what is it? Wondering if you used wrapping paper? Anyway, it looks fabulous and sooo very pretty with the white ironstone! Ohhh yes, and what is that beautiful black and white toile that I'm seeing beside your hutch? Is it a drape or do you have wallpaper there? Oooh...I love it!!! Girlfriend, I just adore that beautiful white swan tassel that Melissa gifted you with...she's just the sweetest!!! It sure does look pretty on your hutch with the white ironstone! This really has been a treat to see, Darlin'...thank you for showing us!!!

Sis, I just read your note that you left on my tulips! Sooo good to hear from you! Honey, here lately...I don't know if I'm comin' or goin'...seriously! It's just been that busy and it doesn't look like it's going to settle down anytime soon! We're heading to Atwood this weekend, taking the kids too! I hope that I'm up to that! Then the following week, Russell is taking a week's worth of vacation. Not really any plans but I never get anything done when he's home...hehe!

How are you doing my sweet friend? Did you get my email from a couple of days ago? It was a "reply" from the Country Store photos that you sent me! Anyway, I sure do hope that you're beginning to feel better and that you're gaining some strength back! Let me know how you're doing, Sis!!! Love you sooo much, dear friend!!!


Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...


Good to see you!!

What a wonderful collection of ironstone!!

I love the paper in the hutch and that is such a great idea!! Now I have so many uses for that idea rolling through my head!!


Diann said...

Hi Gloria!

Oh ya just know that my eyes glazed over when I saw all your pretty white ironstone pieces! So beautiful...all of them!

And that tassle is GORGEOUS!!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Gloria, beautiful ironstone collection. I am collecting white ironstone, etc., too. I especially love the pitcher with the white design around the top. Linda

susan said...

It definitely says "Gloria"! Love the background--You have a great collection. The book looks like a good one--I need to write that title down! But I bet YOU could write a book!

bj said...

Wow, girl...you are just blowing me away with all this lovely ironstone. I LOVE your beautiful hutch...everything looks so pretty.
I am ready to go on a thrift-shopping spree and FIND MORE WHITES.
Hope you are feeling good tonight.
xo bj

Amanda at 32˙North said...

Hi Gloria,

You've got a great collection of ironstone and the black and white pattern behind it really sets it off nicely.


Linda@Coastal Charm said...

You have a beautiful collection of WHITE ironstone...thanks for sharing it with all of us at WW!


The Charm of Home said...

Your white ironstone is beautiful. Now a hutch in your hallway! Your hallways are much more interesting than my house! So pretty.:)

Allison Shops said...

What a beautiful collection. Love the birds. Dropping by from White Wednesday; Tailored Kitchen.


Maggie said...

Such a beautiful ironstone collection, Gloria. I'm glad I stopped by to see it.
Happy WW

Simply Debbie said...


Miss Mustard Seed said...

I love white ironstone and your collection looks great in your hutch. I think I have the same ribbed tureen. :)

Beverly said...

Gloria, it looks absolutely beautiful.

I've missed you. I have been so crazy busy at work. I hope you are feeling better.

Dandelion and Daisy said...

Thank you for visiting me today. I am so happy you introduced yourself, I love your blog. I love ironstone too and your display is so beautiful. It is nice to meet another "experienced" blogger/collector, hope you stop by again.....I'm going to become a follower.

All the best, Jan

awal.ny said...

I love the white ironstone, my favorite color too. Thanks for stopping over to see my white seats in the garden.

Olivia said...

Oh my sweetness I think I am in heaven with your pretty white ironstone! Your hutch is tdf and I love the black and white backing, very pretty.

Unknown said...

Love all your whites!! They look so pretty against that black and white background... Very Pretty.

I love the picture below of little Kyra. What a sweetie!


Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

I just LOVE all your gorgeous white ironstone and the black and white paper really accents them so prettily. Lovely.

Melly said...

Hi Gloria, I love your idea of the paper in the back of your cabinet it makes all your ironstone pieces really stand out that much more. You have such a great collection, aren't thrift stores and swap meets the best!? It was lovely to have you visit with me, thank you :)
Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Wow, but it's good to be back and to see you are posting. I took a sudden week leave of absence. I love your ironstone. I am so proud of the lovely tureen you sent me. I am going to copy you and do the back of that maple cabinet. Wish I had the nerve to paint it but it isn't really mine.
You have such a beautiful collection.
I take it you are beginning to feel better?? I hope so. Had us all in a tizzy here in blogland! :) We love you, Gloria!!

Lori said...

what a gorgeous collection of white for a white wednesday...thanks for sharing!!!

Nancy Rosalina said...

Hi Gloria, I just love all the white ironstone! I really need something to display mine in...mine sits in white cabinets with glass doors and it just doesn't show up all that great...yours looks wonderful! Thanks for telling us about that book...I'll have to look for that one!

On another note..."Gloria" might be coming up for sale soon....nothing for sure yet, but we might be moving to a much small home and I won't have room for her...I won't know for about another month for sure, but if you are interested send me a email at nancyrosalina@aol.com. Just thought I let you know first, since you've always loved that sofa! Nancy

paperbutterfly said...

Your display ios absolutely spectacular! Great idea to use the tape to hold the wallpaper up and be able to change it up. Note to self to remember this. Using a bell for a cloche, like that! Very creative. and that tassle, can't keep my eyes off it. All those touches make for a wonderful post. So honoured that you stopped in for tea and shared your ideas.
Wanda and I will look forward to seeing you soon.

Have a blessed week.

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Gloria....what a stunning collection you have!! I love the soup turenes,I am always on the hunt for those! So glad you came by,like a visit from an old friend,made my day! oxxo SEA

Faded Charm said...

So glad you could join in today and I'm loving all your beautiful white ironstone. Quite the collection you have.

Take care,