Part of my collection of ironstone, oh I love it so!!
I really like plates and platters with staining on them.
I love the maker's mark on the bottom of the pieces almost as much as I like the pieces themselves.
I love my big ironstone bowls. They are great for so many things. I plan on putting some pumpkins in these very soon.
I even use ironstone in our bathroom to hold swabs, cotton balls and tooth brushes (it is one of my favorite pieces.)
Now, some of the best things I have ever come across are my Dundee Marmalade jars. They line my bar in my kitchen. And I have a few others scattered here and there.
Aren't they great? I think I have 14 now... one of them is a large one!
And, a fairly pricy habit is my mercury glass. The real, vintage mercury glass is very elusive (and expensive.) I have a few real vintage pieces. I kind of have a rule for my finds.... I will only buy the new stuff if it looks new... not too distressed. I think they try too hard distressing it. But, I will buy the old stuff in any condition that I can afford.
The matching vases in the back are from 1897 and have lost almost all of the silvering.
Here are some photos of my table that I have filled with my mercury glass. Part of me wants to burn the candles all the way down so that the wax is dripping all over everything. And, the tidy part keeps me from doing that.
And, also in my dining room, I have a small stash of vintage bottles. I really like the ones that are frosty blue.
And, here is a sampling of my milk glass
And, I can never come home without a vintage frame... they are all over the place. In our living room, I painted them all black.
And, the last thing that I can think that I have multiples of is hand mirrors. I actually don't pick these up anymore... I am satisfied with the way the arrangement looks.
Okay, now before you rush off to see the fabulous blogs that are joining in with their multiples, please sign up for my little giveaway.
It is a milk glass pedestal bowl. I have one that I love to fill with soaps, but it also looks adorable with lemons and limes.
You know the drill...become a follower of Vintage Junky, then leave me a comment. If you are already a follower, just leave me a comment so I know you would like to win. If you want to blog or tweet, just let me know and I will throw your name in twice. I will draw a winner on Thursday to be announced Friday.
Okay, now it is time to party....
If you'd like to join in.....
....here is how this works:
- Write a post showing us your multiples. In the post, link back to this party post so that everyone reading your blog can see what everyone else has brought to the party. Click on the title of this post and copy the address bar to link back here.
- Come to Vintage Junky and add your name and permalink to your multiples post to the list at the bottom of this post. To get the permalink, click on the title of your post for this party and copy the address in the address bar. The link you add should NOT be your blog's address ( ex: email@example.com) It will be much longer, like this ex: firstname.lastname@example.org/2009/09/title-post.html
- Make sure your link works. If you come back and your link has been deleted, just try again and make sure you are linking back to this Party Post and you leave the link for your Party Post. You can always email me or comment and I will help get you joined in!
I love the display of wall mirrors. This is something I do not collect so it is fun to see something different!ReplyDelete
oh my blessed goodness! i am in the midst of a coronary. and it's all your fault. i think the mercury glass was the final straw. love that ironstone, too, and what a fabulous idea to hang up vintage hand mirrors! maybe, if it wouldn't be too much of a burden, you could just give me your house and all those lovely things??? pretty please? ok, ok, i'll settle for that milk glass pedestal bowl!ReplyDelete
Your Ironstone is gorgeous, and I love that you use it everywhere! Beautiful things are meant to be used, not collect dust!ReplyDelete
OMG I am sooo loving the mirrors... I am a sucker for cream ironstone too! Thanks for stopping in to visit! Tootles, JannaReplyDelete
AH, MAAAAANNN! I forgot to collect everything and snap pics! Maybe, if I hurry, I can still make the deadline! ;)ReplyDelete
Thanks for hosting this fun party (I'm a follower)! I love all of your collections, but I have to say I think my favorite is the mercury glass!ReplyDelete
Jealous! I love your wall of frames! I'll be putting up my post tomorrow, but it'll pale in comparison to yours! :)ReplyDelete
I also added a little blurb about your giveaway in my post:ReplyDelete
Wow! You have some Fabulous collections!ReplyDelete
I am a follower :)
yea! the party started! i love your "collections"! the mirrors are sweet! you know i am a follower! and i might have to do a post!ReplyDelete
Hi there! I subscribed to your blog a few weeks ago through Google Reader.ReplyDelete
Seriously stunning collections. The hand mirrors and black frames in particular really caught my eye. Mind giving some insight into how you hung the mirrors?
Anyhow, I'd love to be entered to win the pedestal bowl. Thanks!
I love your collections!ReplyDelete
I follow your blog, too!
Love all the collections, especially the black frames!ReplyDelete
I didn't have a chance to take pictures of all of my collections today, so I linked to my "favorite things" post from last week. All of the things pictured are one of "multiples." I, too, love ironstone and buy it any time I see it at a reasonable price. I was smiling when I saw your comment on the markings, because I said that very thing on my blog a couple of weeks ago! I love the markings and have some ideas up my sleeve on how to use them. Anyway, thanks for having this party. Great idea!ReplyDelete
I think we may be Kindred spirits , I love the mercury glass And all the ironstone. Thanks for entering me in your sweet giveaway - I'm off to become a follower. SueReplyDelete
I love your collections. The hand mirrors look great hanging on the wall...I have a small collection started and may have to steal your idea! Love the mercury glass and the frames....I have a huge collection of vintage frames and liked your wall display. Great stuff. I'm going to try and join tomorrow, unfortunately work is keeping me too busy!!!ReplyDelete
Sweet friend...I SO love you collections!! ;) I especially love the mirrors! :)ReplyDelete
love your living room!!! Love the pictures of the chairs, where did you get them? And yes, I would LOVE to win! :)ReplyDelete
I love love love your mercry glass collection. I've tried to bid on some pieces on Ebay but always get outbid :( It would be nice to win that milk glass bowl. It is adorable.ReplyDelete
I love your mercury glass collection. And your Ironstone is beautiful. I love it all. Thanks for hosting such a wonderful party.ReplyDelete
Great collections! I'm adoring the mirrors...I would like to do something similar up my staircase. Thanks for hosting such a fun party :o)ReplyDelete
Great party idea! I can't wait to see all of the collections. I found out really quick, I am a lover of Fleur-de-lis and tassels!ReplyDelete
I just came across your blog & LOVE IT!! I also love the milk glass pedastal bowl! You've got a new follower!!!ReplyDelete
Looove your ironstone and mercury glass beauties! This party is a GREAT idea, thanks!ReplyDelete
Loving all your pretty photos. Hope you are having a great week.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the add. I've added myself too. :-)ReplyDelete
Oh, PS .... I want that milk glass! I just passed one of those up the other day and regretted it later! :)ReplyDelete
Hello Michelle - oh my, I missed the boat on this fun party didn't I! What a great idea! I love your collections. Especially the mercury glass. I have started my own collection with an apothecary jar I found at an antique shop. I'm on the hunt for more and like you, as I can afford it! Thank you for sharing! Now I'm on to check out the other participants' goodies.ReplyDelete
Oh, and I would love be entered in your fabulous giveaway! I need that bowl. You already know I'm a happy follower!
Oh, I love your collections...I don't know where to start..your Dundee Marmalade pots are English/Scottish...I have some. My house is Victorian and they used to just throw anything that they didn't want or was broken, into the garden. I often find glass bottles or bits of china plates or broken ornaments when I'm digging in the garden.Also, I have found clay smoking pipes. If I'm lucky, I sometimes find a whole one.ReplyDelete
I love the mercury silver. I have new ones but not the vintage ones.Your collections are great. I have enjoyed seeing them. XXXX
I just found your blog. I missed the party, but got to look at all the goodies. I will be back. Blessings, MarthaReplyDelete
Hey, if I find one, you can have it. I'll look out for one for you. XXXXReplyDelete
i just blogged about the party! yea!!! another point for me! heehee!ReplyDelete
just found you today and loving your collections especially all the vintage frames painted black! i found you through scarlette scales blog and i also live in franklin!ReplyDelete
WOW, you have some really great collections!!! I have a thing for mercury glass as well, and I just recently started building an ironstone collection...so fun to see all of your gorgeous pieces!ReplyDelete
love all your collections! i just found your blog tonight, or i would have loved to join in the party! but i am a follower now. i would love to win the pedestal bowl. that is one collection i am wrking on!ReplyDelete
Oh I have lots of collections (but do not blog) and one of them is milk glass. I just love it! I've started following you and would love to win this piece to use in my dining room. Love all your other collections too and how you seem to use them in your everyday life.ReplyDelete
Your collections are AMAZING! The big ironstone bowls? AMAZING! and they way you have styled everything is really really wonderful.ReplyDelete