July 2, 2014


Among my keeps, there is a fun spoon collection.
Some of them came from places we traveled to, while others were found at local antique shops.
What got me interested in spoons, you ask?
On a trip to NYC in 1998, I fell in love with a small pewter spoon in Dean and Deluca.
The rest is history.
Infatuation had set in.

I loved the feel and the weight of these little spoons.
I ordered another one when I got home.
To the right is a spoon from the Hotel Del Coronado.
I fell in love with Coronado years ago.
The history of the Del is so interesting.

And here's a better view.
It's one of my favorites.

Some I loved just because of the pretty detail.

This spoon belongs to a set of twelve, dated as 1900-1940's.
The seller identified them as belonging to the Rebekah's- a fraternal order and service organization.

I liked the design.  They will be someone else's keep soon.

Directly under the little sugar tongs is a Match pewter spoon that I bought with a friend in Fredericksburg.
Every time I look at it, I remember how we ran away like Thelma and Louise.
It may be time to run again.
Let's go a little bit further this time!

This set of Christofle was found by Magoo at a French market.
(Yes, I do send my husband on errands when he travels.)
He did pretty well, hmmm?
These definitely blew my skirt up!

They are really gorgeous.

Not long ago, I was completely surprised by a gift from the heart.
Even more surprised that my words had stretched way across the country to Canada
 and meant something to a fellow blogger who I'd never met.
Words I wrote so long ago that have shaped my life in ways I would have never imagined.
Not many people have read that post- it was in the very beginning.
(You can read it HERE)

She had no idea that I collected spoons.
Yet here it is.

Thank you, Tuula.
This little spoon brought tears to my eyes and truly touched my heart.
It means the world to me.

And to Ray Ray...
Back at ya, beautiful girl.
When your teenaged life becomes a big drama filled mess,
just take a deep breath
put a foot on that crack in your driveway
and remember your own very wise words.
Nothing will happen.
Trust me on that.

Hanging out at:
Revi's Thrifty Life Thursday


  1. What a beautiful "keep!" And your nothing will happen spoon...LOVE THAT STORY! Is the big round ornamental spoon amazingly old? Weren't the very first spoons round like that? It is beautiful, and I wonder what all the ornamentation feels like against the lips...

  2. Love these! I am not much of a collector of anything, but when I rec'd silver spoons from Tiffany's for my first two sons, I had to run out and get a 3rd one for Joey. They are pretty cool, though. :)

  3. Out of the whole post, now I want to hop a plane and take off from Texas with you Thelma & Louise style.

  4. a lovely post and i can relate as i love spoons too. no idea why they appeal to me so much but they do . . . the shapes, the symbolism, the beautiful details . . . i could go on but . . . well, you already understand perfectly.


  5. I love this post and your spoon collection. Not long ago a friend of mine used some tiny silver ones for dessert and I was so intrigued by them and for my birthday this year another friend gave me 6 gold ones with art ...as in Mona Lisa...from her mother in law's estate...so thrilled. So...for me here goes a new rave.

  6. Very cool! Love your collection and that last spoon is very special! Happy 4th of July Tina-enjoy:@)

  7. Wonderful spoons! My mom used to collect them, too. I think my sister ended up "keeper of the spoons."

  8. I've never seen such pretty spoons! A great collection. I don't collect spoons.... but now you've got me thinking... great post Tina!

  9. It's funny how our collections start, isn't it? I love that you've got a memory or story behind each spoon you've gathered into your collection, Tina.

  10. you have some beautiful spoons. my mother collected them for a few years after she began traveling a bit. mostly the touristy ones, though.

  11. What a lovely spoon collection Tina. I'm so honoured that that my little spoon has become a part of it. It was a pleasure to make this spoon for you to let you know that the words Nothing Will Happen have helped me in many ways, many times. Even right now as I take a little much needed bloggy break. Thank you so much Tina, and Ray Ray too.

  12. When I was little, my German grandparents (mom's side) always left a pottery mug full of teaspoons on the table. The rest of the silver was in the drawer but the spoons were always 'out'. Perhaps that is what led me on my path - a spoon fan, just like you.

  13. Lovely keep...beautiful story! Thanks for making my day...this is a wonderful reminder of friendship, love, and kind words. The things that we send out into the world come back ten-fold. Have a lovely day!

  14. oh my gosh what a beautiful post, i just found you today, we have the same blogging friends, I was drawn in by the name of your blog, it is beautiful, I will enjoy following along!

  15. I've always wanted to visit Hotel Del! What a great collection of spoons, the detail is amazing. ~Ann
    Tarnished Royalty

  16. Mostly, I love the collection because all the spoons are so different and have a story to tell. Thanks for sharing. Found you at Revi's.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  17. Now why would this bring tears to MY eyes too?
    How incredibly thoughtful of Tuula
    I love all of your spoons - and seriously I've been looking for some ( no luck yet ) what a beautiful collection Tina - " nothing will happen "............

  18. What charming collection! I especially love hearing the story behind the sentiment! Blessings, Cecilia

  19. I love this blog. The collection display looks lovely. I have a few spoon display boards like this which I've been using for different things. I think this is a cute idea to put different sizes like this in it. Mind if I copy? :)

  20. such a charming collection, tina! i just love ray's perception of life, too:)

  21. I still think you should eat a bowl of Blue Bell every night with that fancy round spoon. Thanks for sharing at Revisionary Life Thrifty Life Thursday! :)

  22. I love spoons. Especially when they're buried in the ice cream carton. I HAD read the "nothing will happen" post and loved it. I read it again. Tuula's awesome, and what a great gift!!


  23. Spending some time reading the archives tonight. My mother-in-law collected spoons. I kept some to use for coffee spoons. They make me think of her daily. You've a fine collection! ;-)


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