Imagine my surprise when I was awakened early on Sunday morning (May 10th, Mother's Day), to the smell of eggs cooking, toast toasting and the sound of hushed giggles from the kitchen. Was I being served breakfast in bed (in my 5 yr olds pink canopy bed of course)? My eggs and toast were served on such a large, white, heavy, dairy-slab looking platter with the word 'MARGARINE' painted in large black letters on the rim. Could it be? YES!
I do have THE BEST hubby and daughter in the world.
This antique ironstone dairy slab (made in the 1800's by Higginbotham & Co) is now living happily on my dining room table since it's way too big and pretty for my quirky little kitchen. I am looking for a large glass cloche for it and am not sure what I'll place inside....any ideas?
This beautiful piece is responsible for causing me to fall deep into an interior design and home improvement obsession. The good news is at least I'm focusing on improving my own home now instead of wasting time drooling over other people's homes.
Here are a few pieces of ironstone that I've since acquired:
I'll leave you with this Ironstone mosaic of my collection of three. Do three things really constitute a 'collection'?