Seventeen years ago, I received three white ironstone pitchers as wedding shower gifts and a collection was born. We bought an antique pitcher on our honeymoon, adding our style to the mix. Every addition since, has been an antique.
Even though I stopped adding to the collection years ago (really, how many pitchers does one need?) I still love the simple lines, variety of shapes and overall look. Plus, they're damn handy when one needs a vase.
There are others that aren't shown here...our house in the desert doesn't have the same display area as our former cottage.