February 4, 2011
Recently, Eric Bradley, the editor of the Antique Trader, told us that English ironstone china is mighty fashionable these days! The popular color choice is white. This does not surprise me since my Aunt Panny collected ironstone china in white only "since it went with everything." she often told me.
Many English firms made ironstone china in the 1800s it was considered rather every day dishes. Meakin, Mason and Johnson Brothers are three famous names.
Scan garage sales and you might be able to find some ironstone for a song. The pieces are rather thick and are often marked.
Happy Birthday to Abraham Lincoln on February 12th. Hope you enjoyed my tale how the great Mr. Lincoln helped safeguard the home of George and Martha Washington, Mount Vernon, during the Civil War.
The Antique Trader has serialized
my latest book, Savvy Collecting. Also
I am doing an appraisal column for AT, called "Antique Loomisms" Hope you enjoy them. www.antiquetrader.com I owe it all to wonderful Eric Bradley.
As a native Chicagoan it breaks my heart that Marshall Field's no longer exists. Macy's is wonderful for New York City but Chicago wants the return of Marshall Fields. To read more: www.fieldsfanschicago.org
Remember to be chipper and keep antiquing!