Friday, July 19, 2013

Thrifting find

I don't know how old it is.  I only know that it is American ironstone, has the Red Cliff logo and is completely intact down to the perfect ladle.  It is about 13" high and the underplate is 13" wide from handle to handle.

There is some crazing on the underplate but other than that, it looks amazing.  I have seen these listed as high as $299.

I bought mine for $12 at a local thrift store.  It is the same one where I find most of the English ironstone I have been collecting for several years.  When I saw it on the shelf, I was stunned for just a second.  I quickly recovered, wrapped my arms around it and took it to the counter.

Giddy, I tell you.  Just giddy!!

Linking to these fabulous parties:  Open House Party and Home{work}Wednesday


Suzan Sweatman said...

Oh Suzan - that's the prettiest soup tureen I've ever seen - I have two of them because at one time I wanted to start a collection - but yours is the one I would most like to have - God is that beautiful!!!!!

Michelle said...

It's beautiful! I know that feeling you are talking about. It's a high no drugs could ever achieve. Have a great weekend!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Great find, Suzan! It's a really pretty tureen and I appreciate you sharing it at the Open House party.