Sunday, August 17, 2008

Sunday Dishes: Meet The Stones

One of my favorite segment of the dish collection is the Ironstone, Amberstone, and Casualstone patterns. Ironstone was a restyled version of Fiesta that was sold for a few years before the line was discontinued completely. The Amberstone and Casualstone lines were grocery store promotions that were produced in Fiesta shapes. All were sold from the late '60s through the early '70s. We are a two-boat family. Here, my Turf Green and Antique old Ironstone sauce boats are pictured with Granada salt and pepper shakers in gold and green. I acquired a liking for the Granada pattern at the HLCCA conference last month, and have decided to incorporate it into the collection.

Cups and creamers.

Left to right: Casualstone covered sugar bowl in Antique Gold, Granada covered sugar bowl in green, Ironstone covered sugar bowl in Mango Red, Casualstone marmalade in Antique Gold, and Amberstone covered sugar bowl in brown. The Granada sugar bowl makes a nice stand-in until I find an Ironstone one in Turf Green.

From the outside in: Vegetable bowl in Turf Green, cereal bowl in Mango Red, and fruit bowl in Antique Gold.

Amberstone covered casserole that I bought at conference.


DS Mark said...

This is a good idea for a weekly post. Hope you don't mind if I steal it from you!!

Ms. Val said...

Help yourself, Mark. Craig and I use each others ideas all the time. You probably have a much larger dish collection to draw from anyway.