I’m posting today because the Apron Queen tagged me a couple of weeks ago and one of the options was to do a Vintage Thingies Thursday post. It’s taken me a while to get to it because the vintage thingy I had planned to write about requires ironing and—alas, it’s the story of my life—I could not find time to iron and take pictures and write.
But yesterday my mom gave me some of my grandmother’s old spoons—no ironing required! These ones are my favorites:
They’re about 4 inches long and each handle has the name of spoon’s flower written in what I assume is Dutch.
Here are the flowers:
There are also several assorted spoons and forks. The longest is about 6 inches.
One is a baby fork—I know this because it has the intended recipient's initials and birthdate engraved on the back.*
I’m guessing that the other fork might have been for something like pickles and that the spoons were for coffee or tea. There weren’t that many babies in the family. The three matching spoons (and two others not pictured here because they have a mysterious red substance stuck to them and need cleaning up) are stamped on the back with the year (1947), the manufacturer (Rogers Bros.) and the pattern name (Flair).
I’m not sure what I’ll do with them all. Maybe I’ll start having tea parties!
*If you are reading this, intended recipient, I will give it to you the next time I see you. I was going to send it to you along with your favorite meatloaf recipe and a message saying "Put a fork in it!" but I didn't want to trust it to the mail.