White Ironstone and Green: A Simple Setting for Saint Patrick’s Day

On Saint Patrick's Day, we are all Irish for one day. Yes, there are green beers, green rivers, and silly green hats. Before the festivities, begin with a simple dinner. Everyone seems to have their favorite Irish Stew, Shepherds Pie,…

April Showers, Spring Flowers and Dandelion Bouquets

April Showers, Spring Flowers and Dandelion BouquetsAlready April. Spring. Since the last post describing the world as our marketplace, we have been a little overwhelmed with the response. Such an honor it is.  The wares produced here in the Ohio Valley…

Plain Old White Ironstone Bowls – Perfect for Chili

Plain Old White Ironstone Bowls – Perfect for ChiliA good chili bowl should hold chili. A better than good bowl for chili should not be too wide  – leave the wide bowl for cereal. A wide bowl holds the contents certainly…

Ohio River Pottery: H. R. Wyllie China Company

Ohio River Pottery: H. R. Wyllie China Company Recently, I found a very old semi porcelain platter in less than pristine condition. I noticed that the gold trim was very very worn, in fact absent in some areas yet, the glaze…

Ohio River Pottery: H. R. Wyllie China Company

Recently, I found a very old semi porcelain platter in less than pristine condition. I noticed that the gold trim was very very worn, in fact absent in some areas yet, the glaze was excellent,  no cracks and only slight…