Hello everyone out there in blogland! I am looking for some assistance in identifying a piece of ironstone I recently purchased. I haven't had any luck finding anything out about it! It's a shallow, round dish (kind of like a pie dish). It has "daily bread" embossed at the top with a wheat bundle in the center and 2 wheat sprigs around the edges. It is marked Ironstone China C.P. and has a saying in french that says: honi soit qui mal y pense (which means "shame upon him who thinks evil upon it")/ In addition, it says: Diev pet honi droit (which I have been unable to translate). At any rate, any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
My goods are located at The Olde Shoe Factory Antique Mall, where I also work part time. Not only do I work the front counter, I assist the owners with various displays throughout the 60,000 square foot historic building. It is so much fun! My dear friend who also owns the antique mall and I make a great team....we complement each other so well when we are pulling a look together. For example, I'm all about color coordination and unique design while she is incredibly creative and adventurous! Since she owns the place, she's not afraid to use nails, hang things from the ceiling, or try just about anything. Yesterday, we spent a couple hours together and created this fresh and vibrant display.....
Our inspiration began with the two massive corner cupboards with the cool green shelves. The cupboards sat there empty for a few days while we mulled ideas over in our heads. I kept thinking purple would look great against that green. So, we decided to give it a whirl.
She came up with the idea to use vintage aprons and pillowcases as chaircovers! So sweet! We found a couple vintage Anchor Hocking plates that were the perfect shade of green to set this cute little crackly drop leaf table.
Look at these shelves! Each shelf is cut in this intricate pattern. These sweet little plates fit right in!
Beautiful crystal prism lamps, pale green Fenton glass toothpicks, an old ironstone bowl, a milk glass compote, and some purple flowers finish off the sideboard. Originally, we thought about using a painted white buffet, but ended up liking the juxtaposition of this more elegant dark wood piece combined with the crackly table and painted cupboards.
We have done quite a few displays over time, but this one really felt good when we were finished. I think we were both a little giddy! After a long, cold winter, it was nice to create a look that is so fresh and vibrant. If you have a free minute, let me know what you think! As always, thanks for stopping by my blog!
I love letters! Imagine my excitement when I stumbled across this old Anagrams game! When opening the lid, I expected to see the typical black plastic squares with white letters, but my jaw dropped when a sea of sage green letters appeared!!! Maybe these are common?!? I don't know, but I had never seen them before. Needless to say, I think they are just awesome!
A salvaged cupboard door with fresh green paint and a chalkboard center - just $25
bunnies, spindles, ironstone and glass
isn't this victorian photo so sweet?
fresh grass in an old Ball jar topped with an egg
more ironstone, a cloche, some tarnished silver, pin frog, and chippy little chair
cool lime green picnic basket (some dishes still inside)
... and a cute little egg wreath!
Our weather has been fabulous! 60's, sunny and comfortable! After visiting with my mom and running her errands, I spent the afternoon filling my urns with yellow and white pansies. I just love digging in the dirt this time of year. The photos are a few items in my shop that might inspire you this spring. Happy days and light hearts to all!
LOL! Nice cobweb on the starfish! I must apologize....I'm only 4'11", so I can't reach to get that down without dragging out a ladder. I hadn't noticed it until I blew up this photo!! Oh well, my 6'2" hubby will have a little something to do tonight!
A bit of a splurge....$14 for a pair of plastic washer and dryer salt and pepper shakers. But, they were just too cute to pass up!
An enamel table top now used as a bulletin board! LOVE IT! The flowers are old enamel pins that I spray painted white and added magnets to the back.
S and P......my husband and I's first in initials. I keep picking up mismatched s & p shakers when I see them.
Purchased this old laundry cart at Springfield last year. It was so funny that day.....everywhere you turned, women were pushing these carts around. The dealer said she sold about 40 of them. Not only did I know it would look great in laundry room, but it was very handy that day as I loaded it with finds!
I got this crazy "chandelier" at Springfield too. It doesn't light up; it just looks cool!
When we bought our house 6 years ago, I was most excited about the bathrooms and laundry room. We came from a very small cottage that had the washer and dryer in the "dungeon". So, to have my laundry room right off the kitchen was such a luxury. Over the years, I have tried to create a look in this room, but just couldn't get it right. FINALLY, I am happy with everything in here. A few things french, a few things chippy, a few things laundry, and a few things funky. A mix of stuff I love.
Polly - a girl who loves vintage, wants to go to France, has an intense affinity for her family, gets giddy at auctions, and who has an obsession with vintage Shiny Brites.
Keely - Adoring wife and mother of two amazing beauties. Loves to laugh and soak up the sunshine. Passionate about all things antique and vintage. The look of an old barn makes me wild with wonder. Would always rather be on the beach and really wants to go to Greece.
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Where to find our wares
Our little Motley Junket booth shops are located at Heritage Square Antique Mall on the East side of Columbus, Ohio.
1865 Channingway Center Drive Columbus, OH 43232-2906 614.864.8722