Here in Minnesota I never have much luck finding ironstone in antique shops. If I do find some, it’s usually quite pricey … or it’s a chamber pot. So most of my ironstone pieces have come from garage sales or estate sales. One of the pieces I find most often is the gravy boat.
I wonder why that is? Do we eat more gravy in the mid-west than in other parts of the country?
Maybe it’s just because a gravy boat is so darn practical so there were lots of them.
Or perhaps it’s because a gravy boat is a less expensive piece than a covered casserole or other more elaborate pieces.
A gravy boat with a lid is handy for keeping your gravy warm.
When not in use you can add some rolled up book pages for display.
Or maybe a pretty silver ladle. I found this one in a local antique shop and it was only $4.
I hang some of my gravy boats on a rod behind the stove. I like that I can also see the marks on the bottoms.
How about you? Do you have a stash of pretty gravy boats to use on Thanksgiving?
Whether in a pretty gravy boat or not, I still say ‘please pass the gravy’.