A peek inside my kitchen cutlery drawers…
all of the necessary cutlery and such.
If you haven’t already noticed I am a bit of a hoarder,
although I am rather systematic & specific in most things I choose to collect.
Let’s take a Look-See in my cutlery drawers, shall we?My mother’s wedding pattern
Pewter International Fairfield.
This is the fork I use for my Foodimentary symbol.Top drawer “A place for everything and everything in it’s place, I say!”
Lots of serving spoons & forks
Yes, chop sticks are serving pieces Ancestral pattern cutlery is a bit of an obsession of mine.
About 15 years ago I went to an estate sale and bought two boxes of “junk” cutlery.
After sifting through hundreds of aluminum
and plastic forks I realized the bottom of the boxes were filled with
bundles of something wrapped in 1940’s newspaper.
Those bundles turned out to be 16 place setting of Ancestral silver.
I have treasured them ever since.
I have hence learned that the pattern was rather popular in
the 20’s through the 40’s.
The pattern was advertised in magazines with
After 200 place settings of unmonogrammed
“T” said I might want to slow down
So occasionally I will come across a monogrammed set
Let’s see…I have
“T”, “F”, “J”, “B”, “S”, “H”, & “I” so far…
Wouldn’t it be neat to find “X” or “Z”?
“Be specific” right?