Monday, 10 August 2009

Grandma's Souvenir Spoons

I came across a pretty project today that gave me an idea. Along with my Grandma's china, I also inherited her collection of souvenir spoons. I'm not really interested in souvenir spoons (especially the modern ones), but I wanted to display some of Grandma's vintage-ish spoons. The pretty display of ironstone started me thinking about my spoons. This is what I started with: my painted/crackled rosewood tray, and a sandwich bag full of Grandma's spoons. And, 10 minutes after reading the post, I was hanging this back on the wall: I used hot glue to attach about half of the spoons. I didn't want to overdo it with the spoons. I tried to pick spoons that had some significance. For example, the spoon below is actually just tiny spoon from the cutlery set my family used while growing up. I don't know how it ended up in Grandma's collection. And this spoon has a cross-stitched medallion of my grandma's initial. Her name, Kirstine, is JK's middle name.I think I rather like the effect!
Oh, and since today is Monday, you can see other before and afters at Susan's Met Monday post at Between Naps on the Porch.
I am honoured to receive an award from Katrina at My Mommy Life. It is the Honest Scrap award! I'm not sure exactly what it signifies, other than that someone likes me. But that's ok! Thanks Katrina for the award! I'm supposed to share 10 things about myself:
  1. I really, really missed my daughter this weekend when she was away with the grandparents.
  2. It is mine and KD's seventh anniversary today. People keep warning us about the seven-year-itch.
  3. It also would have been my parents' 30th anniversary, and is my grandparents' 53rd anniversary. We like to reuse dates, apparently.
  4. I don't like Braxton Hicks contractions.
  5. I skipped the first stage of labour in my last pregnancy...didn't feel a thing.
  6. I have an overactive imagination. It makes me a little paranoid sometimes!
  7. Or maybe I just watch too many crime shows like Law and Order, and CSI.
  8. I really, really need to wash the floor. Any volunteers? (Kidding!)
  9. I always have to fight my naturally lazy tendencies. It's getting difficult these days, when I have 25 pounds of extra excuse attached to me.
  10. I need to go take a nap right now.
I hope you enjoyed my list of random facts! I want to pass this award on to everyone who takes the time to comment on my posts. This whole thing wouldn't be half as interesting without comments!


  1. I like what you did with the spoons. Some of the best treasures may not be worth much, but they are priceless to you.

  2. Lovely way to display your grandmother's treasures. Nice job! and your list made me laugh, thanks!

  3. How pretty! What a clever idea! Love it!

    I'm all about lists too! lol


  4. That is such a cute way to display those spoons! I may have to borrow that to display some of my monogrammed silverware!


  5. What a great idea. Your display looks so fresh with the white tray.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~


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