For the love of ironstone…

Since junking season is in full force I wanted to share a way to clean up ironstone pieces that have those brown stains.  Recently I picked up an ironstone cake stand for $5 it was severely stained on top and had a little on the side. I knew I had cleaned a bowl, years ago so I wanted to try it again! The cake stand was in perfect condition other than the stains.

The secret to getting rid of the stains is hydrogen peroxide! You will need enough to cover your piece in a bucket or pan that your piece fits into. 

There’s nothing special about the peroxide, I got mine at the dollar store! Pour enough to completely submerge the piece then put a cover on the bucket or pan and let it soak for a couple days. After it has soaked set the piece in the sun for a few hours to completely dry out. You will be amazed at how well this works! I will say the stains aren’t completely gone but they are so faint no one would ever notice especially if there’s a cake sitting on itπŸ˜‰  


Can you believe the transformation πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ So, now when your out at a flea market or tag sale and see that ironstone piece with stains snatch it up and give this a try I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised! 

Urban Barn Pop Up Sale…

This past weekend I finally got to go to a pop up sale at place called Urban Barn. She has a sale two or three times a year and until this past Saturday I’ve not been able to get there. I went with a couple girlfriends from work and we started our day with Bloody Mary’s!


The sale wasn’t very big but there were several booths set up outside the barn offering all sorts of rusty, chippy, shabulous goodies! 



I couldn’t even get passed the first gentleman’s booth without grabbing up several pieces including feed sacks, metal gears and a cool blue pulley! The next booth had a lot of shabby chic pieces but had the perfect piece for a spot on my gallery wall. An old rusty scale! I’d been looking for something just like this!!


Doesn’t it look great on my wall?? πŸ˜€

We finally made it into the barn and it was filled with vignettes and tons of great pieces!


I could have spent a fortune in there but I kept my senses, despite they were offering sangria…


I only bought this sign in the barn. It hasn’t found a home yet, but I’m sure it will very soon! 


Like I said it wasn’t a huge sale but it was a nice morning to have a little girls outing close to home! Plus we got to bring home a few treasures to work into our homes!