Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Ironstone Pedestal Bowl

A quick post today to show you a couple of thrift store finds I purchased over the weekend.

I couldn't believe my eyes when saw this Alfred Meakin ironstone pedestal bowl sitting on the shelf at one of my local thrifts.
This is one of the largest ironstone pieces I've come across.
It measures almost 7" tall and 10.5" across the rim.

To give you a size perspective, here's a photo of it sitting where I took my picture.
I think the bowl is a keeper for awhile.

The cubby piece the bowl is sitting on is a thrift store find too.  
My plan for it is to add a beadboard backing, paint, add a metal label holder to each cubby space and then hang for a display piece.  Sounds like a good weekend project.

I'm linking this with Linda @ Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday.

Have a great day.


43 comments:

  1. That cubby is just what I've been looking for.
    Score!
    Now I'm looking forward to see the finished product.

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  2. The bowl is beautiful. I don't blame you for hanging on to it for awhile. I like the cubby piece, too. It will be great for display!

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  3. Wow, what a find. I know I couldn't get rid of that, it's a keeper for sure. Love that cubbie, too, it's going to look awesome when you put your magic touch on it - can't wait to see it. Hugs ~ Mary

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  4. love the bowl. you always amaze me with your vision for items like the cubby!

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  5. Wow, what a lovely bowl! I could totally see it used for some pretty Easter decoration with the pretty blue :)

    Love the cubbie too - I've got a similar shelf here, with my scrapbooking papers, homeschool baskets, my sewing machine & serger... and spare schoolbooks. Those cubbies are AMAZING for organizing!

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  6. Love, love, love the bowl!!! Great find... cubbies are a must have too!
    Have fun with it and be sure to share!
    Laurie

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  7. What a great find! I love that bowl...it's a great piece. Have fun with your cubbies, and be sure to let us see how you finish and fill 'em up!
    Blessings,
    Susie

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  8. Great bowl...beautiful blue. It's so perfect for Spring. Love the cubbies too. I wish my mind worked like yours. I would have passed that up. But now that you've shared your vision for it, I want to find one too!! : )

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  9. great find! i have one just like it, but it was not a thrift store find and not cheap. but i love it!

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  10. Nice bowl and I love that cubbyhole shelving....can't wait to see it painted and labeled...great finds!

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  11. That cubby piece would be perfect for my sewing/craft room, Jane! That is exactly the type of thing I've been keeping my eye out for! I need something not too tall, but can go wide, so it will fit under the wire shelves in that room.

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  12. Love your new bowl...what a great treasure you found! Can't wait to see your cubby transformed too!
    ~Des

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  13. Good finds Jane! I like the idea of the metal label holders on each cubby, that is going to look perfect. t.xoxoxo

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  14. nice! the bowl is sooooo....elegant! but then you go & share the shelf too (& mention beadboard!) I REALLY can't wait to see it all complete! xo

    www.NorthernCottage.net

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  15. I love BOTH of these Jane! What great finds! Adding the beadboard to the back is such a great idea!

    Lou Cinda

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  16. Jane,
    What a great find! Can't wait to see how you display it!
    dee dee

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  17. That's an adorable footed bowl and I love the color!

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  18. WOW... fabulous find. Looking forward to seeing the 'after' pics of the cubby too! :)

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  19. Wow, beautiful piece! Love your idea for the cubby, I'm sure it'll look wonderful when you are done.

    Have a fantastic week~

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  20. That bowl is beautiful! Wonderful find Jane. Oh you know I love some cubbies!! hugs, Linda

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  21. Great finds! I would thrilled had I seen these things at my local thrift shop. The bowl is just perfect. So happy for you.

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  22. Can't wait to see the finished product. I love your creative ideas....

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  23. What an awesome idea for the cubby...can't wait to see it!

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  24. SCORE! wow...love BOTH pieces! Your heart must have been beating the whole time? LOL! ;)

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  25. Love the bowl. I am a drooler over any white ironstone. oops, need to dry off the keyboard.

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  26. I like the shape of your new bowl and the cubbies sound like a fun project (especially the label holders)-enjoy:@)

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  27. OH my, Jane...that would be a keeper for me, too! What a find for a thrift store! Can't wait to see your cubby with the beadboard!

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  28. Both great finds, but oh my that bowl...be still my heart.

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  29. Hi Jane,
    That is one awesome find. It's so fun when you find something unexpected! Can't wait to see what you will create next. Sending you lots of love!
    xoxo
    Michelle

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  30. That cubby is great and the bowl,what a find..

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  31. Wow, that was a find!!! That's what keep us going to the thrifts! I would love to meet you in Orlando, but Oh Ya, I know how it goes!! They suck your brains out at those meetings!!

    Carol

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  32. OH MY! That ironstone pedestal bowl....just as well YOU found it. Had it been me, I might not be sitting here writing this comment. Would be in the hospital for heart palpatations ;) GREAT find!

    "Her" and Romeo (who wants to know if it's big enough for him to sleep in)

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  33. That cubby is going to be a great! Lucky you!

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  34. What a wonderful find, Jane. Love the size of this piece, and the cubby is going to be a great addition. You found some great things.

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  35. You did good! I love the unique piece of ironstone...I know you'll use it in a dozen different ways. Also, I can't wait to see the cubby after you've finished it...it will a wonderful display piece and I love the idea of the little metal label holders.
    Blessings!
    Geneva

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  36. I love the bowl. I would have bought it too. I am sure you will make the cubbies look great. Can't wait to see how it turns out.

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  37. Jane,
    Looks like you had an awesome thriftin' day...LOVE that huge bowl!!! Thank you for sharing it and that charming cubbie with us at Nifty Thrifty Tuesday.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  38. Jane can you share with me where. You get the metal label tags that you want to put on your cubby? I have a project that needs some. Only could find some that were about 3 dollars a piece.thanks really enjoy all your posts and projects! Megan

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  39. What a great find! And I love your ideas for the cubby!

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  40. "a good weekend project"
    That plan would take me weeks!

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  41. I just hit our local thrift store today (Wed. is "seniors" day...anyone over 55 gets 25% off). Well, ya would've thought it was Black Friday!! OMG...it was packed with folks looking for bargains! I didn't find anything wonderful today, but it was fun just getting out in this amazing weather and treasure hunting a bit! You scored big time with that bowl...and that cubby will make a perfect display piece!!

    dana

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