Welcome to the first day of the Silver Sunday blogparty, hosted by Beth over at Gypsy Fish Journal ! Beth had the fabulous idea that we show our silver treasures to have some bling in January.
It was over 12 years ago during a vacation in New England when I suddenly developed a taste for decorative and/or useful silver items. I visited a lot of antique shops at beautiful route 6A on Cape Cod and there seemed to be lovely silver objects everywhere and I was attracted not only to the shine but also to intersting patterns and sometimes amazing workmanship. One of the first things I bought was an olive spoon (3rd from above). It is so delicate and exquisitely crafted. The cute cream ladle on top and the sugar spoon underneath had been recent flea market finds for only $ 1.50 each. The whipped cream ladle on the bottom is used often when we have guests. I believe the spoon on the right side to be a petit fours server. On the detail picture you can see that it has a beautiful flower pattern.
I love scalloped shaped sugar spoons. When the handle is not so pretty they still can make a wonderful spoon pendant.
Although this sugar tong is lovely, I hardly use it because I just like "regular" sugar better than lump sugar.
I didn't even know that there was a thing like a sardine server before I bought this one
I believe the one on the top and the 3rd to be sardine servers too but I could be wrong.
Isn't that a lovely pattern?
Nibbling a corn-on-the-cob can look a little bit more elegant with those corn hoIders, don't you think? The caviar spoon underneath had been found by hubby on the flea market last year. The silvering had been rubbed off but I find it still very pretty with the mother of pearl fish head. I have a thing for salt spoons because they are so tiny and cute with a length of about 2.5".