Sunday, April 6, 2014

The Beauty of Mismatched Spoons

Raising seven children has not made it easy to maintain a matched set of flatware. I recently noticed that my spoons have dwindled down in number, so I checked out our local thrift shop for some new additions. Although they aren't as charming as a silver vintage collection, I still think I hit the jackpot. 

 Didn't you know that matching stainless steel flatware is way overrated? Each of these spoons carries a history and is special in a different way.

Even if you prefer to have a matched set, there is still a place in everyone's flatware drawer for a "one of a kind." Perhaps you can use them instead of plasticware, or for eating drinking your morning coffee, or for eating dessert. When it comes down to it, you have to admit that some of the older flatware are downright simple and beautiful.


Anonymous said...

I think they look great!! I have the same tablecloth and I love it! I need a new one, alas mine is ripping :-) I have looked and looked if you know where they are still sold I would love to know.

Enjoy your blog.

Donna said...

Thank you. This is my second tablecloth like this. I got them both at JoAnn's Fabric.

obatpencegahkemandulan said...

Can I just say what a relief to find someone who actually knows what theyre talking about on the internet. You definitely know how to bring an issue to light and make it important. More people need to read this and understand this side of the story. I cant believe youre not more popular because you definitely have the gift. obat mandul

Donna said...

Thank you for your kind comment, but I don't always get everything right. I have found some of my views have changed over the years - even the ones I have held firmly to. When this has happened, I'll pull the blog posts that apply to that particular subject. For the most part, I have stopped posting on both my blogs. On occasion I will put a series out on Kindred Spirits Sisters, but I feel it's a finished work. There is plenty there to read. God bless you.

Anonymous said...

It is lovely to read that others feel the same as we do. Many of our silverware pieces have various stories as to how they came into our lives, what their purpose is and what they are best used for. We have found that having an eclectic set means you can have the best piece of silverware for the job and everyone can find one that they find easiest to use. :)

Donna said...

I like what you said about your silverware pieces having various stories as to how they came into your life. They sound like keepsakes. Perhaps that's the direction this should take. The thrift shop collection was great, but the flatware with sentimental meaning have greater value. Now if we can pry one piece of silverware out of the hands of all our family and friends, we would be set!