To all Gypsy Fish Sunday Silver readers. My appologies, but I put the wrong link on today. I already posted this. I meant to put this link
Collecting is an obsession for me, a compulsive behaviour, a habit. It is a reflection of me. I don't collect any item worth over $20.00. I like to group similar items together as they become more cohesive, not as junky. When you collect something, you are instantly drawn to it at a flea market and can zero on in it amongst hundreds of items. Your heart gets that flutter when you see it, and you swoop in and touch it, thereby laying claim to it as yours.
There's hardly an old knife, spoon or fork I can walk past without examining it more closely to see if the pattern is roses, or sunflowers, delicate scrolls or even, the best of all, if there are initials engraved on it. If it is engraved, I simply have to have it. I have to tuck it in my drawer until I find the perfect person with that same initial to present it to with a jar of homemade marmalade or jam.
This is my extra cutlery drawer. Not my everyday stuff, but the exuberantly mismatched drawer of vintage pieces that I bring out on special occasions. These are the delicate rose teaspoons, the Bakelite handled knives and the long barley- twist handled spoons. I could never pick a set of new silverware. The old just have a feel and look like no others.
Clockwise from top Left: 1. Steak Knives with Bakelite handles 2. Silver Mustard and Salt Spoons 3. Silver Spoons and more Spoons, some with engraved initials. 4. DinnerKnives with Embossed Roses-a pretty gift
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