Sunday, June 24, 2012

White Tureens

Hello everyone!

Let me first say THANK YOU for all the sweet and wonderful comments you left me about my home tour.  Y'all really know how to make a girl feel special!  I am so touched by all of your kind words.

Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend.  It has been steamy hot here!  Wish it would rain and cool down just a bit.  Feels like we're repeating our hot dry summer from last year.

Let's talk dishes...........
For years, I've collected white dishes.  Some are for using and others for decorating. 


 I've collected quite a few pitchers, but have only recently begun collecting tureens.

  I'm not picky.

They don't have to be ironstone.

They don't have to be from France.

They just have to be white.

However, if they are ironstone and from France ........ that's even better!



I love the different shapes I'm finding.

They make great plant holders too!


That curvy shape just makes me smile!

The other day, I stumbled upon another one that I just had to have. It has a different shape from the others I own.


Isn't it pretty? 

It had a pretty tray that it sits in too.  I love it so much that I placed in on my sideboard in my dining room.  It has a place of prominence now!  Ha!


I would love to find more to display on this wall hutch in there too.




When I go shopping, I keep my eyes open for them.  I wonder what new shapes I will find out there.

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~




28 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Your new tureen is great! What a wonderful shape it has.

Shelia said...

Hi Kelly! Love your white pieces and the new tureen is so pretty. I've never seen on like that with the little tray! :)
I saw your cute little face with the other Haven gals! You're a little doll.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Anne said...

Kelly,
Love your white collection.I too love white dishes,pitchers,bowls,cups anything white.Old,vintage or new does not matter as long as it is white :-)
((((Hugs))))
Anne

chateau chic said...

All your white dishes look so pretty displayed around your home. Tureens are beautiful with their different shapes and pretty lids. I like your idea of putting greenery in them.
Mary Alice

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

What a great idea to put a plant into a white tureen! I saw your picture with some of the other bloggers. Wish we could have met.

Deserae said...

What a big beauty your new tureen is....it looks gorgeous on your sideboard too!!! I only have a handful of tureens and never seem to come across the really large ones. What a lucky find :o)
~Des

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kelly, I love all of your white dishes. I saw a white tureen, last week, very similar to the first one that you showed. It was at Salvation Army for $12.99. Not sure if that was a good price or not.

Linda said...

Kelly you can't go wrong with white dishes. Love the shape of your soup tureen. Never thought of using them for planters. Hope you get rain soon.

Debbiedoo's said...

You have a gorgeous collection Kelly. Your home tour was amazing! You have a lot of fans out there.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Pretty collection, Kelly. You have just found a really special one. So pretty, and it is looking beautiful sitting on your sideboard..Happy Sunday..Judy

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I love the shape of your newest tureen. I've got one very nice old tureen and one from the local thrift store that's not bad.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Love your new tureen Kelly, I found all of mine at GW except one I found at a yardsale for $5.00...love them too!
Loved looking at your home on Debbiedoo's, so very nice!

bj said...

I like white dishes, too, Kelly. And, like you, they don't have to be ironstone but I sure like it. :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love tureens, too, Kelly. Mine also have to be white. I think they would make such a nice display on the top of kitchen cabinets, too. I saw a few at Goodwill a month or so ago; didn't get them. Of course, the next trip there they were gone. I love seeing them used to hold plants. The green with the white is just so classic looking to me. Yours are so pretty. I love the different shapes. Good luck to both of us in finding more! : )

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Kelly, I love all of our ironstone..you make me want to collect more....love, love the plant in the tureen!...and the new tureen looks great on the sideboard with those lamps that I love! Have a great day Kelly!

Poppy said...

Love how you displayed your white collection around your house, they look so pretty!The burlap wrapped plant inside that gorgeous tureen make me smile as well..looks beautiful on your counter.Thanks for inspiring! Have a wonderful week!~Poppy

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I don't have much white, but I have always loved the look of it massed together. I like the pine wall shelf you display it on...that looks amazing!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

every collection can become addicting! ...don't ask me how I know it! have fun shopping for more

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I'm not picky either when it comes to white dishes...my favorite tureen came from GW for $3.00! Your displays are wonderful. You definitely have an eye for symmetry which I so admire. Hope your week is lovely!

missy max said...

I used to have white dishes...So easy because you can always accent them with color...Love your collection..I'm sure you'll find more and more

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Kelly your new tureen is so pretty, I love it's shape!!

Budget Design Girl said...

I love the look of white dishes, and I have an ironstone collection bought exclusively at thrift stores.

It was so GREAT to meet you last week for dinner with the other fantastic bloggers headed to the Haven conference. What a fun evening!

Your house and dishes are so pretty!

Have a fabulous week!
xo-Lisa

Kelli said...

Love your white collection! The look so pretty around your beautiful home.
Happy Monday!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

It all looks so pretty, Kelly. I have one small ironstone soup tureen but I would love to find more.

Babs said...

Kelly, I'm a lover of white dishes, too. You have a really nice collection and your new tureen is gorgeous. It deserves a place of prominence. I'm headed back to your previous post as I missed your house tour. Keep collecting and enjoy. I'm now "collecting" white Haegar vases. I don't have a collection yet, but I'm working on it. LOL
Hugs,
Babs

Olive Cooper said...

Buy what you love is my mantra Kelly and you are doing that Kelly with these beauties. My SIL just sold a copy of a tureen from the Dupont mansion for next to nothing. I did not buy it because I am out of space but it was pretty.

Bonnie said...

Such an impressive collection.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I have this same kind of weakness, Kelly!! LOL! so many dishes... so little time.