Sunday, June 21, 2009

Ironstone and shelves

I ran in Goodwill the other day on my lunch break and happened on a wonderful find! An ironstone sugar & creamer! They were in beautiful shape and get this...$1.51 a piece! Can you believe that? Our GW has ugly dinnerware marked for WAY more than that! I was SHOCKED at the price. Of course I snatched them up as fast as I could.

These were perfect additions to all the other white pieces I have been picking up here and there for my new open shelves in my kitchen. I am in LOVE with the shelves that my FIL and husband built for me!

I just put some odd and ends on the shelves as they have not been fully painted but I couldn't wait to try them out!

We have slowly been remodeling our kitchen and so far I am LOVING the transformation. As I've mentioned before, we live in a small 70's brick ranch and have an itty bitty kitchen. Recently we tore out the cabinets that separated the kitchen from the dining area so we installed these shelves to help make up for some of the missing cabinet space.
I would do it again in a heartbeat!

~Victoria~

31 comments:

Blue Creek Home said...

You did great! I love the white sugar and creamer.
Rhonda

Kammy said...

Great buy, I would have swooped them up too ! I love my ironstone and I am amazed at all the different pieces...aren't the prices just wacky sometimes at the thrift store ??
Hugs ~ Kammy

ellen b said...

Hi Victoria! Love the shelves and love all the white goodies you put on them. The ironstone you found at Goodwill is very nice. Have a great week!

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

The perfect match!!!

kimmcl said...

I am SO loving the look of open shelving I've been seeing so much of lately. Such a clean look and so refreshing. If I hadn't just remodeled my kitchen, I would be doing that too. I love it!
Kim
Oh, and what a great deal on that Ironstone!!!!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oh, I love your open shelving, it looks fantastic & lucky you finding the ironstone pieces at such a great price. I hardly ever find anything at the thriftstores. You did good, love your white collection too.

Empty Nest Full Life said...

The shelves are beautiful and the creamer and sugar make a great addition. That is a bargain for GW. I saw 1 canning jar priced for 1.99 last week, and it wasn't old. Just a plain old canning jar. Jackie

Kathi said...

Great deal on the ironstone! "My" little thrift store has some once in a while too. It's so classic and looks perfect in your kitchen!

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

What a find! You really scored with those. Our GW often has overpriced dishware as well, I would have been giddy with your great deal. Your shelves are beautiful.
~Michelle

Amelia said...

Love that sugar and creamer...you did great in that dept.

Darlene said...

I LOVE your sugar and creamer. What a great price! Those open shelves are great and I love all the pretties you have on them.♥

Jennifer said...

Love the shelves .... they look wonderful with your goodies! I'm decorating some myself (hopefully sooner than later) and I hope they turn out as good as yours!!

Chanda said...

Love those white pieces! I've been hunting my thrifts for white pieces but no luck yet. Your shelves look great!

The Tattered Cottage said...

Great shelves and what a steal on the ironstone. Don't you just love when you find amazing deals?
Toni

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

The shelves look great! Love the little sugar and creamer ironstone!

Great finds!

Thanks for sharing!

Tina

Linda said...

I love what you did with the shelves, and the creamer & sugar were a steal! Linda

Jamie said...

What great finds! I love the shelves and everything that is on them!

Cindy said...

Lovelovelove the white shelves and the way your treasures are arranged on them.

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Great deal

The Stylish House said...

Victoria,
Your shelves look crisp and clean, but still warm and homey. What a great bargain finding the sugar and creamer at GW. I love thrift store shopping.
Cathy

Tausha said...

I am JEALOUS!! what a find. Ok, is it just me or is it odd that your gw prices thing with odd cents. like 1.51 Ours does not do that. Maybe I am not as cool as you. I am betting on that! :)

Deidra said...

The shelves are beautiful! And the sugar and creamer set have found a perfect home.

By the way...I now have tomato plants in my flower garden. =)

Marie said...

Love your fabulous ironstone! It all looks lovely together.

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Christina said...

You know I adore your shelves. They turned out so beautifully and all of your pieces just add to them perfectly. Amazing deal on the ironstone.

Holly said...

I love the ironstone, and the price is unheard of!
I received the scrapbook from your giveaway yesterday....Thank you!

Holly said...

I also have an award for you at my blog :)

Sarah Kate said...

How beautiful! Riddle me jealous! Your shelves look great!

foxxy said...

Those are some great pieces. You've got a nice display going.

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Wonderful finds--and what an amazing price! I don't understand the pricing format at stores like Goodwill and Value Village.

Come by and visit if you have a chance--I'm giving away giftcards to TJ Maxx and Marshalls.

~ Sarah

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

OMG! Those are beautiful! What a find! I picked up 4 little ironstone plates at Goodwill this week. I think because they're plain white they mark them less than if they had designs?

Manuela

Gretchen said...

What wonderful ironstone you found! You just never know what bargain you might find.

Gretchen