Friday, March 21, 2008

~* Flea Market Friday *~

Welcome to Flea Market Friday! I think there's another blog somewhere to link to ~ if I can find it I'll add it here later today. Please note: I have to take off for a few hours and will add more items this afternoon.

If you see something you like, just email me ( with your mailing address and I will get back to you on shipping charges.

I have several Ironstone pieces. Ironstone is so versatile. It looks great in a traditional setting, in a country or primitive kitchen, and especially in a cottage or shabby chic style home. You can't go wrong with Ironstone.

#1 ~ 3 plates / 2 saucers. The saucers are marked "J & G Meakin England", Classic White" and are 5 3/4" across. The cups are marked "J & G Meakin England" and are 3" tall. No chips or cracks, just very light crazing under the glaze. $7 plus shipping

#2 ~ 3 plates / saucers which are marked "Royal Ironstone China" & "Charles Meakin England". They measure 6 1/4" across. No chips or cracks, just a few pit marks. There is some discoloration in one of the saucers, seen in the photo below. I have read that ironstone can be bleached, though I have not tried it. According to antique pottery sources, this is a North Staffordshire pottery mark, which was used at the Burslem Works ca.1870-1882. Charles Meakin's company later went to the Eastwood Pottery, which then became part of his brothers' company, J & G Meakin in 1887. $5 plus shipping

#3 ~ This platter is a large 13 3/4" x 10 3/4". It is octagonal in shape and has a ribbed design around the edge. The stamp on the back reads "Real English Ironstone" "Wm Adams & Sons" "England". On the front, there is a hand painted morning glory. I don't know if this was something done in-house and was discarded or someone has painted it later. There is also a smudge of smokey blue near the ribbed design (lower left in photo). It has a little crack in the smudge, but looks to be under the glaze. Neither the morning glory nor the smudge will wash off. This is still a sweet piece for your vintage / shabby chic / cottage decor. Place a doily on it and serve cookies and tea, or flip it over and display on your wall with the lion and deer crest facing outward. $7 plus shipping


  1. Lana you'll find the other vendors at and there is a place to sign up so they can find you.
    I don't even have links but thanks for adding me to yours! Happy flea marketing :)

  2. Good day Lana,
    I'm just writing to say happy Easter to you. I hope that you enjoy your holiday with your family. Please stop by and have a peek after Easter I'll have some neat stuff to see. By the by I really like you etsy things, pretty. And jelouse am I about your feamarket goings, fun,fun.

  3. Lana, thanks for the tip about the flea market fridays and shabby in the city for providing the link...Have a Blessed Easter:)

  4. Hi Lana! Very lovely things!! Today was my first Flea Market Friday. Glad to have found your blog! Love the turkey post!!

    Happy Easter,

  5. blessings to you this Easter time. Hugs, Mica

  6. Greetings Lana, I just wanted to stop by and wish a most Joyous Easter to You and Yours.


    How's Mr. Tom.....he's not been invited "for" dinner has he???? :)

  7. Ironstone- love it.
    Hope your Easter was wonderful Lana.

  8. What a trip! And here I went and created my little Estate Sale when I might have joined an actual online flea market. Hmmmm.


  9. Where was I....I missed it! I'll have to make sure that I check back again on a Friday!

  10. Love ironstone. I have a couple pieces--love them.