Ironstone makes you weird

So what is it about ironstone that makes “her” weird? I mean “she” brings this white dishware stuff home that has brown spots and chips, cracks and crazing and “she’s” so happy, I swear it wouldn’t hurt to tether “her” to the ground like the Goodyear blimp. I mean c’mon, if “she” floated off how would I ever get my snacks?!? All that would be lost, and over what?! Some ratty old dishes?!  And "she" pays money for this stuff!

Furthermore, would you believe that Dad is even in on it?! I’m not exaggerating – “she” has him trained to tell the difference between the new stuff and the appropriate sound of the sincerely older stuff. Swear on a tuna, it’s the truth. Poor guy. I don’t even think he realized what had happened before it was too late and he was committed with the knowledge.

"She’s" fallen to a new low though….there is a lady who keeps an eye out for “her” kind of stuff and just knew "she" would like this particular piece. It’s a pitcher. Check it out, last one on the bottom right.

It’s whiter than the others. And not exactly what I would call attractive. But that’s not what’s got my tail in a fluff.
It has a hole in it!!
Oh for meowing out loud! Don't you get weird on me, just because it is a heart shape.  It is still a hole!!!

“She” has never done this before. I think things are getting serious. I mean this thing won’t even hold milk!! At least the chip, crazed and brown plates and bowls will hold food nicely, but a pitcher with a HOLE?! What do you think - Should I turn the picker lady in for enabling “her” addictions? Anyone know the number for Ironstone Anonymous???


stefanie said...

so silly, I have bought things with holes and cracks..love them even more!!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Now THAT is some dreamy ironstone, holes and all!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Rowann said...

Tell Romeo that it is a HEART shaped mouse hole...KEEP a sharp eye out...YOU NEVER KNOW what might peep out ! Love it !

Jan LaFollette said...

It's not a hole.......it's character! You can't put a price on "character".

Deb said...

I love all of it. Deb

The Victorian Parlor said...

Oh my gosh I am laughing so hard right now! 'Scuse me I think I just laughed up a hair ball. My mom does the same thing! She brings home tons of dented old silver stuff or chippy old china. I agree-how much china does one person need! My dad keeps trying to reel her in but it doesn't work-I think she has trained him pretty well. Glad to know I'm not the only feline with a dish happy mom!

Purrs and Meows,


My name is PJ. said...

You swear on a tuna? I thought I would choke to death on my sip of coffee!!

Tell Her that I love her collection of pitchers and the way they are displayed. Perhaps She would like to be my picker?!

Happy Easter! Have a glorious weekend!!

Rustique Gal said...

Romeo, you are right, she's got it bad! I can't say I haven't done the same thing though! Have a fishy Easter!

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Hi Romeo, I love that you read my blog...I work my tail off and my paws are tired, love the collection, I think owners who collect are real special and we have to purrrrrtect them cause they catolected us.....meow

Lynn Richards said...

silly cat. you like to eat mice and you are complaining about a beautiful pitcher with a hole??!!

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Romeo, let her be...she's just like US!!!!! Loving the old, the stained, the cracked and forgotten....the true treasures in this life ~ hugs and love, Dawn

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Romeo, Romeo, you just don't get it, do you? That's OK...neither do most husbands. LOL Hope you had a wonderful Easter & that the Easter bunny brought you lots of goldfish nibbles!

Mom's ironstone collection is wonderful...holes or no holes.