I have an obsession. I'm a dishaholic. My drug, I mean dish of choice would have to be white ironstone. I love it! I want it! I need it! And boy did I get a fix last weekend. I hit the mother load.
As you probably know by now, I love to shop at thrift stores. I only go on Saturday morning otherwise you would be seeing me on that new TV show call Hoarders. Since I really don't want to be on TV for that, I keep my thrifting to a minimum.
Well I was at my local thrift store on Saturday when all of a sudden I heard a heavenly choir shouting "hosanna". A bright light ascended from the heavens & shown down on a box in the corner. So you know I had to look. And low and behold, what did my eyes see? Why a box full of white dishes. And not ordinary white dishes, but ironstone. Never mind they were made in Japan instead of England. They were ironstone.
The set came with 8 dinner plates, 7 salad plates, 8 saucers and 7 cups. No bowls. Boo hoo.
And what did I pay for my heavenly manna?
Why I paid $15.00!
That's 50 cents a piece. Such a deal.
Double obsession fix. Ironstone & cheap!
Some of the plates are chipped and some are crazing and even some are a little discolored (kind of like me). I call it character.
I already had 4 dinner plates exactly like this that I had picked up from various thrift stores over the years.
I also picked up some other white ironstone dishes over the past month that I forgot to take photos of. But only a plate or two or six. Nothing like getting almost a complete set at one time like this.
My hubby thinks I already had too many white dishes before buying these.
Can you really have too many white dishes?
I don't think so.
What do you think?
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