A timeless go-to for the tabletop, whiteware has the power to freshen even the dullest days of winter. Re-create this look with your own creamy blend of classic contemporary pieces, antique porcelain, vintage ironstone, and bespoke monogrammed linens.
Shoppers seeking to expand their whiteware collections can choose from an exquisite cache at Henhouse Antiques, a boutique in the quaint English Village neighborhood of Birmingham, Alabama, that specializes in European finds. Filled with superb stand-alone case pieces, as well as tabletop elements layered in visual and textural splendor, the shop offers curiosities from France, England, Italy, and Sweden.
Other accent pieces that mingle well with a colorless palette include a sterling-silver wine cooler, a clear-glass cake stand and a Mikasa wineglass, and Frances Palmer Pottery’s handmade Octagon plates and fluted Cache Pot.
The treasures at Henhouse Antiques include milky ironstone pitches and tureens, extraordinary porcelain creamware platters and bowls handcrafted with beaded rims and lacelike pierced borders, and lustrous oyster plates.
To learn more of this timeless whiteware collection, see “Palescapes,” on page 68 of January/February 2012 issue of Victoria.