I wouldn't say I am a collector of ironstone,
 but I love it and whenever I see it at thrift shops or garage sales, I scoop it up.

 It looks pretty sitting on open shelving and comes in handy for holidays or large dinner parties.
I've also displayed ironstone plates on the wall in our dining room.

Before I had this many pieces I would mix in inexpensive white dishes 
from places like the dollar store.

Many of my pieces are chipped, but I think that just adds to the character.

And I don't think I've ever paid more than $15 for a piece.
Like I said, I'm not a serious collector, I just like the look of the crackled glaze, 
and of course, the color.