Dinner is served: Vintage flatware on canvas

Vintage serving pieces and lids

It is no secret I like vintage items: my house runneth over. When I started collecting these old silver plate utensils, I had ideas to turn them into coat hooks or picture holders. Time passes…and passes. Then one day while looking for a new bathroom vanity, I noticed a piece of art hanging over the one in the illustration and an idea was born. Now I am not really sure why anyone would make a piece of art with gold spray painted knives, forks, and spoons and put it in the bathroom, but I still liked the idea. This piece is for over my kitchen sink. The two small lids are from an antique store back in my home town. They were in a lot of mismatched lids the dealer had bought and I dug through the box and scored some lovely finds–about a dozen of them. You will see why I added them as soon as the piece fully dries and I hang it!

Left to right:

  • Meat fork: Exquisite design, 1940, by Edward J. Conroy for Wm Rogers & Son
  • Gravy or soup ladle: Meadowbrook design, ca. 1936, Wm. A. Rogers
  • Jam, jelly, or marmalade spoon: Garland design; 1914, by Frederick E. Pretat for Star Rogers & Bro.
  • Sugar shell: Shell design, ca.1899-1905, Wm. H. Rogers of Plainfield
  • Ice cream spoon: Unmarked
  • Cheese spreading knife: not vintage, ca. 2002
  • Pickle or olive fork: Shell design, ca. 1899-1905, Wm. H. Rogers of Plainfield
  • Butter knife: Baronet aka Algonquin design, 1923, by Oneida Community
  • Ice cream spoon: Unmarked

Meanwhile, the sun is shining and I need to get to work! Thanks for stopping by!

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20 Responses to Dinner is served: Vintage flatware on canvas

  1. peggy says:

    You do have many vintage items. I am sure they all bring back good memories.

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    • Suzassippi says:

      They do. Most of them I can recall when and where I got them. Last evening I was cleaning out a drawer though, and kept finding things and asking “why did I keep this?” I am sorting through it today to make sure it is not something I can use in my current “reinventing Grandma Moses” phase.

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  2. Love your vintage pieces – especially the shell design. I think my mother had some Wm. H. Rodgers pieces but my sister got her old silver.

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    • Suzassippi says:

      I liked the shell design also. It was one of the early designs, with slight variations over time. I am not sure what happened to Mother’s silver plate. I don’t think my sister wanted it, so not sure where it ended up.


  3. Katie says:

    I love this! And those pieces are so pretty. šŸ™‚ I think a house without some cool vintage and antique stuff in it just isn’t a home.

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  4. I love these wonderful old pieces, the stories they could tell! And I love how you’ve put them together to make a new story!

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  5. Lovely! And, that fabric is the perfect background.

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  6. Oh, oh, we got rid of a pile of misc. flatware and tableware that relatives gave us because they thought we might remember the predecessors who ate with them 100 years ago. Hmm, maybe our relatives were clearing out their houses. I should have sent the pile to you.

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  7. Jessica says:

    I LOVE that you know the history!!!

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  8. I love your collection of silverware. Every piece looks artistic.

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