I quickly picked it up and flipped it over....Johnson Bros. Ironstone!
I'm flipping the bowl in every direction possible looking for the crack, the massive chip, the huge stain....NOTHING! Nothing? Am I missing something? How could this be? So I looked one more time....Nothing! So into the cart it went. My heart was racing. How is this still here? As I am putting it in the cart, my daughter says, "That's breakable mommy". My response: "YES it is....NO TOUCH!".
The pitcher they had paired with it is quite pretty, but not ironstone. It is Wyandotte by Ford China Co. They are not a matched set, but being sold as one. Oh well....who cares. Love it anyway and I had to have that bowl.
So are you ready to see my find?
So just when I thought it couldn't get any better than that! I round the corner and find a FABULOUS milk glass lamp that is COMPLETELY INTACT. Again, my stomach does a couple of flips and I am looking around to make sure no one is coming to steal my lamp. I have been looking for the perfect lamp for our bedroom and this one was coming home with me. I love milk glass and to find this all in one piece ....AMAZING!
To my mother-in-law....I have my own purple lamp now...Stay clear everyone!
Now to explain, for those of you that are wondering what the heck I am talking about. My mother-in-law has a beautiful lamp that sits in her living room, similar in style, but with purple glass and a hand painted floral shade with.... you guessed it, purple flowers. Everyone of us has heard "Don't break the purple lamp". I once had a dream it got broken. It was really a nightmare...but the good part is, in the dream, I was on the couch so it wasn't me that did it. Phew! Unfortunately in the dream...I didn't see who did it. What I do know...it wasn't me and that is all that matters.
So, Yes we did finally make it to JCP and we found some good things for Father's Day, but I can't post that now or Mr. T will know what we bought. So instead, I will share some new additions we added to the booth last weekend and a few new additions for this week.
|Fun, Summer, Chalkboard Entertaining Pieces. Made from galvanized tubs and painted with chalkboard paint. I will share how I did this in another post.|
|Faux terrariums and a faux potted fern|
|Tiered server made from a vintage china plate, platter and compote.|
|I really like this piece and want one of my own. I just need to find the right dishes that will blend with my current china.|
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY! to all you wonderful fathers out there! We love you and thanks for all you do. We don't say it enough.