Buttercream & Ironstone

I grew up eating on these plates...


Our meat served on these platters....
Mashed potatoes, corn and green beans in these serving bowls...

Soup was dished in these soup plates,,,

Until now...
I have never seen this collection of ironstone
all in one cabinet..
Only placed on the table...

When I decided to paint this china cabinet Buttercream...
Caromal Colours Reclaim Paint...

I imagined Mom's ironstone in it...

My grand-daughter and I took two totes to gingerly pack Mom's Ironstone...
So that...
It could be placed inside Miss Buttercream...

When Mom opened her own Corner China Cabinet...
My grand-daughter "Oooohed and Awwwwed"...
It was like her treasure chest at school...
They were G.G.'s treasures....

As I packed...
G.G.  told her story of the cupboard to my grand-daughter...
The story was an added treasure...
I wonder what story Miss Buttercream will tell...

Blessings, Becky



25 Responses to Buttercream & Ironstone

  1. That is gorgeous! I would love for you to share this (and any other house projects) at my “May House Par-tay” at http://www.cheapcraftymama.com!

  2. This is so pretty. There is nothing nicer than white dishes unless it is white dishes with a story. Thanks for sharing this week on BeColorful

  3. So very pretty! Love the buttercream paint and the story. Thanks for sharing.

  4. This is beautiful! I love it that you grew up eating off these lovely dishes and can still enjoy them!!! I’m your newest fan! Please stop by Bella Nest any time.

  5. Oh, that’s lovely! Thanks for sharing :)
    Greetings from Australia

  6. I love the design of the cabinet specially the colors. :)


  7. Becky, What a wonderful collection of ironstone. I learned to love and collect ironstone from my grandmother.
    Mary Alice

  8. sweeeet transformation!

    you might like my blog, and i’d love to have you hop over

    keep creating!


  9. What a beautiful cabinet, love all her curves. Loving the white dishes and they filled your life with food. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration over at Sunday’s Best!

  10. I love dishes with a story. The china cabinet looks beautiful in buttercream. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign’s Swing into Spring party.

  11. Cute. The paint color suits it well. Love the knobs!

  12. Can you believe it? I have an almost identical china hutch! Mine has three drawers in the lower center section instead of a door. I’ve been wanting to paint it for the last two years or so. Must get to it!

  13. Becky, that is gorgeous!! You did a fantastic job!

  14. Love the china cabinet with your family’s cherished memory dishes. I’m your newest follower on Linky and hope you visit my outdoor areas today and follow, too. Thanks, Helen

  15. How beyond gorgeous is that!! Thanx for sharing at THT! Love the color of your hutch!

  16. What a lovely memory and now they sit beautifully displayed in Mrs. butter cream, perfect! Thank you for sharing at the blog hop. Hugs P.S.I invite you to stop by and enter the May Days Giveaway and get your summer started with some great accessories.

  17. What a beautiful color. A perfect choice for ironstone!

  18. Looks beautiful…nice work! Happy Mother’s Day! :D Visiting from the hop and a new follower. Enjoy your day. Hope you get to visit, http://www.drinkyourgreensandminerals.com.

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  19. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.

    What a wonderful collection that looks even more amazing in your pretty china cabinet!

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  21. Love the story about the dishes, how lucky you are to have them all together, and you did a beautiful job on the finish! Thank you for sharing. -K

  22. Beautiful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  23. what a wonderful story, and a beautiful cabinet! :) Thanks for sharing.


  24. ohmygosh, this cabinet turned out fabulous, and even better that you get to house this wonderful collection of family ironstone!! just scrumptious!!

  25. Becky,

    Your buttercream hutch turned out great. I’ve been collecting white dishes for years as well, but your mom has a fantastic collection! They look wonderful displayed.

    I followed you over from the Thrifty Decor Chick linky party. I would love if you stopped by my blog.

    Thanks for sharing,

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