Ironstone Pitcher and More Finds

Last week I showed you my motel chair and wooden file boxes I found at some sales.

That day was a fairly lucrative day and I finally got a chance to photograph some of the other finds.

This basket was $5.00. It came from an estate sale that was run by the family and the majority of the stuff in the sale was fairly old, so I’m going with the theory that the basket must be older also.

It has a great patina on the handle (patina = old hand grime) and someone had tried to keep it together by weaving wire along the top rim, but I think that gives it added charm.

The $5.00 also included this battenburg lace tablecloth that was in the basket. After I got it home and unfolded the tablecloth I noticed that someone had cut the tablecloth in half and was using it to make something with. Pillows maybe?

Once again, Pam doesn’t look at it before she buys it. That’s OK though, I was really only interested in the basket.

I found this English ironstone pitcher at a garage sale for $3.00. It is marked Burgess & Goddard and according to it was a company which was located in Longton, England and in business between 1840 and 1890.

If only I knew more about English pottery, I would know if this was the find of the century or not. Right now, I will settle with it being old and being ironstone.

I also found another Hull Pottery planter for $1.00. I am amassing quite a collection of these old planters. I may have to spring for a book on Hull Pottery as often as I am running across it.

And at the same estate sale that I bought the basket at, I bought a bag full of vintage Christmas deer and such for $10.00.

I didn’t notice this dog until I got home, but he appears to be celluloid. And pretty darn cute!

This Santa was another favorite. He’s only about 4 or 5 inches tall and the bag he’s carrying over his shoulder is open so you can put stuff in it (I know, I should have taken a photo of it). Does that make it a candy container, which is sort of the Holy Grail of vintage Christmas decor?

He’ll make a nice addition to my vintage Christmas collection I showed you in December HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.

Is it too early to start decorating for Christmas?

I’m partying this week at:

No Minimalist Here‘s Open House Party
Tales from Bloggeritaville‘s Thrifty Thursday

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  1. says

    If you say Christmas once more when it hasn’t even hit Spring here yet I am going to have to wash my screen with soapy water (because I can’t reach your mouth – or fingers).

    LOVE LOVE LOVE that Ironstone pitcher. That looks like a beauty to me~as does the old basket. I love it when something has been mended to make it wear longer. Nice post- xxoo Diana

  2. says

    I love the basket, it looks like it is really special. The pitcher, oh and table cloth, I do the same thing ,I get so excited and then don’t check something out! Christmas, if we were smart we wouldn’t wait until the last minute!


  3. says

    My mother would have run you over for those reindeer. She has a collection of them that come out faithfully each Christmas on her kitchen counter. Beautiful finds. You did well.

  4. says

    Okay i am really jealous now of that ironstone jug! I cannot believe how cheap it was!! OMG it would be like $60 here!!!!!!
    I’m living in the wrong place lol !
    No wonder why back home all the antique people make yearly trips to Ohio!
    Love the basket too!

  5. says

    You are on a roll! I love your finds, the pitcher looks like it is in great condition, I’m drooling over the deer (saw them in your first photo and my breath caught in my throat – so glad you gave us another photo to look at them up close – they. are. fabulous!!!!) and the dog is so cute.

    Oh, and NO it’s never to early to think Christmas!

  6. says

    Pam- great finds! Glad you don’t shop in my neighborhood! Love it all and the table cloth would make a great bathroom curtain!
    Love all your finds- you did good!
    Hugs- Tete

  7. says

    You picked up some great stuff! I love everything! The ironstone pitcher and the basket are my favorites. I think I’m going to get up early tomorrow and hit a neighborhood garage sale close to me. I read some of the items listed and it sounded good….we’ll see!

  8. says

    Great finds you have there. the basket is super cool. Do you have enough fabric for a runner of some sort? Maybe for a table that is against the wall.

    Have a great weekeend.


  9. says

    I don’t know about decorating for Christmas now, but it’s never too early to start collecting vintage Christams decor!!! Great finds….love the basket, pitcher and the Hull planter. I’ve picked up a couple of those myself…love the matte white.

  10. says

    Oh my, I’m going out with you next time. Yes, that Ironstone pitcher is a great find!! I’ve been looking for one, here. No Luck!! Never to late for Xmas. In fact, I have a brother right here! I purchased a deer 2 wks. ago at the Flea. Jingle, Jingle!!
    xxx Liz

  11. says

    Pam, I do not ever do this, so be gentle, you are my first. The dog is a St. Bernard. I have been a saint mama for 35 years. (Yup, I’m old.) If you should ever think about selling it, would you also think about how much I would love to buy it from you? I am only a few states over so shipping would not be prohibitive. And I am not saying now or even after this Christmas. Enjoy it a few years, and if you decide to rehome it, remember that when you posted it SOMEONE was interested.
    Thanks, Laura

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